FMC opens technical center in Singapore to serve Asian customers; facility includes advanced food laboratory for FMC BioPolymer business

Philadelphia , March 14, 2012 (press release) – FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) recently opened its new Singapore Technical Center in Singapore Science Park 2. The facility, which features a state-of-the-art food laboratory, will serve the technology and formulation needs of FMC’s growing food and beverage customers in Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia.

“Our biopolymer food ingredient technologies are among the most sophisticated and widely used in the industry, but what truly sets us apart is FMC’s technical collaboration and formulation capabilities that we offer to all of our customers,” said Mary T. Clarke, general manager, Food Ingredients, FMC BioPolymer. “Our new Singapore Technical Center brings our premier service model to Southeast Asia customers who want to develop their products faster and more efficiently.”

According to Stewart Campbell, Asia Pacific commercial director for FMC BioPolymer's Food Ingredients, "Combining an exceptionally strong technical selling team with an advanced food laboratory has been a winning formula for our business and our customers in China. We're now pleased to be able to offer that same level of service and in-market support in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Australia and throughout Southeast Asia, from a laboratory in the premier R&D location for the food ingredients industry in the region."

FMC BioPolymer is a world leader in the food and pharmaceutical functional ingredients markets. The business's natural carrageenan extracts and alginates are used by global customers to thicken, stabilize, and improve the texture of dairy, meats, bakery and convenience foods. For half a century, the company's Avicel® brand of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) has been the trusted industry leader for its outstanding functionality and consistency in pharmaceutical oral dosage tablets. Through the November 2011 acquisition of Southpole BioGroup, FMC BioPolymer has added natural colors and nutritionals to its product range, expanding its foot print in the food sensory and functional ingredients markets.

FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. With sales in 2011 of approximately $3.4 billion, the company employs approximately 5,000 people throughout the world and operates its businesses in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals. For more information, visit

Source: FMC Corporation

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