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Cytec Joins IMAST Research Consortium

12 May 2011

Cytec’s Engineered Materials business has joined IMAST, an Italian technology cluster that enables collaboration between researchers and engineers to develop polymer and composite material solutions.

The goal of IMAST is to enhance the research capabilities and competitiveness of Campania and southern Italy.

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.''

""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.