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Avantor plans Taiwan materials lab with wafer fab, metrology tools in 100 cleanroom


February 11, 2011 -- Avantor Performance Materials, Inc. (formerly Mallinckrodt Baker, Inc.) plans to open an electronics applications laboratory in Taiwan during the second quarter of 2011. The new laboratory will be used to conduct customer demonstrations, perform process of record (POR) development and support Avantor's global electronics technologies development.

Avantor is opening the Asia-based electronics laboratory to support global customers more quickly with access to advanced wafer processing and metrology tools. Customers will now be able to use Avantorís state-of-the-art equipment to test chemistries and materials in a class 100 clean room fab environment, rather than disrupting operations by taking their own production equipment off-line for testing purposes.

"As customers implement our performance chemistries into their processes, they can test and make refinements on Avantor's laboratory tools and transfer those processes back to their fabs, without ever having to interrupt their workflow," said Director of Marketing, Electronic Materials, John Bubel.

Additionally, Bubel noted that Avantor will test newly developed formulas on its full wafer equipment to support its own performance chemistries, and materials research and development.

"We are designating space for research and development, and production of small volume sample materials to better meet the needs of our global customers," he added.

Avantor currently has applications or research and development laboratories in the United States, Korea and the Netherlands.

Avantor Performance Materials, formerly Mallinckrodt Baker, manufactures and markets high-performance chemistries and materials under J.T.Baker and Macron Chemicals (formerly Mallinckrodt Chemicals) designations. These products are used in electronics and photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing; biotechnology and pharmaceutical production; and in research, academic and quality control laboratories. For additional information please visit www.avantormaterials.com.

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