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Celanese Opens Center in Houston

March 11, 2008

Reinforces commitment to North American market.

Celanese has opened a Houston Technology Center (HTC) for the emulsion polymers and polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) businesses. The 31,200-square-foot facility, which will house both the research &D development and technical services groups, includes both analytical and application testing laboratories for a wide range of industrial and consumer end-use products. The HTC is the newest addition to the businesses’ technology network with additional locations in Frankfurt, Germany, and Shanghai, China. The HTC is also a result of the revitalization of the businesses’ technology group which was announced last year.

Alongside various business leaders, Doug Madden, executive vice president of Celanese, explained during his opening ceremony address that technological advancements are vital components in the success of the company.  “Our investment in the Houston Technology Center underscores the impact that technology and innovation have on our business and emphasizes our continued commitment to our North American customers and the global markets they serve. Celanese invested in this state-of-the-art facility, and in the professionals who work here, to fulfill our goal of supplying high-performance products and innovative solutions to North America,” Mr. Madden said.

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