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Cytec joins IMAST research consortium

News International-French

2 May 2011

The Engineered Materials business of Cytec Industries Inc. has joined IMAST, a Technology cluster located in Italy - as unveiled on the 29th of April, 2011. IMAST enables collaboration between researchers and engineers of member companies and universities to develop polymer and composite material solutions. Through participation, Cytec will help direct innovation and advance industry knowledge of composite materials and processes.

The goal of IMAST is to enhance the research capabilities and competitiveness of Campania and southern Italy. By teaming with global corporations and academic institutions IMAST develops novel technologies and local talent and expertise in the area of advanced materials.  Professor Gino Nicolais, President of IMAST said, '' Cytec's entry into the structure is an important international recognition for IMAST and strengthens the system by completing the composites value chain.'' 


Participation in the consortium supports Cytec's innovation and growth strategies. "Cytec's decision to join IMAST highlights our desire to partner with top technology providers around the world to drive innovation," said Carmelo Lo Faro, Engineered Materials Vice President of Technology. "IMAST represents an excellent example of collaboration between industry and research institutions and our participation will support our technology and talent acquisition roadmaps." 


As a full member of this consortium Cytec will help direct collaborative projects related to product development and applications engineering research focused on advanced composites materials and structures.  IMAST has many members across industry and academia including The Boeing Company, Alenia Aeronautica , MBDA, the Fiat Research Centre and the University of Naples. Additional information about IMAST is available at



About Cytec Engineered Materials
Cytec Engineered Materials is a global provider of technologically advanced materials that make it possible for designers and engineers for aerospace, high-performance industrial and other extreme-demand environments to anticipate their time, performance and quality requirements. Cytec Engineered Materials is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., U.S.A and has operations, R&D and technical service facilities throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia.



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