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Crypton appoints new VP for R&D

by Apparel Resources

04-February-2016  |  2 mins read

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With an objective to further strengthen its research wing, Crypton Companies that owns Nanotex has appointed Michael Grigat as the new Vice-President of its Research and Development department.

The leading provider of performance fabrics in home furnishing and apparel sector has also promoted Hardy Sullivan to the post of Vice-President for the Market Development division. Both the appointment and promotion have been done considering the company’s commitment towards promoting excellence in research and growth.

Michael Grigat brings with him extensive knowledge of surface protective polymers and will help the company excel in the designated field. Prior to this, he was working at Rudolf-Venture Chemical as a Technical Director and was responsible for the market expansion of the company’s chemical product range in the US.

On his appointment, Craig Rubin, Chairman of Crypton, said, “Michael has extensive knowledge of surface protective polymers and we look forward to leveraging his know how to constantly improve upon our existing technology as well as create new performance platforms to offer our customers the most advanced products in the world.”

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In his new role, Grigat will look after all the aspects of chemical development and work closely with the suppliers to develop best in class performance. Grigat’s extensive industry knowledge will aid in developing new formulations that will help both Crypton and Nanotex.

Grigat has held senior positions at several major chemical companies including Clariant and Hoechst-Celanese. He has also several patents to his credit for treating textiles, carpets and floor coverings. He is an active member of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC).

Hardy Sullivan, the new VP, Market Development will work to identify and develop new markets and applications for all Crypton Technologies. He will also be responsible for advancing Crypton’s sustainability efforts.