Advanced Materials – Greenville Area Development Corporation

From its textile beginnings in the early 20th century until today, Greenville County continues to demonstrate that it is the right place to develop and produce all classes of advanced materials.  In fact, the region has gained an even greater awareness as a carbon fiber production center with the 2016 announcements of Toray in Spartanburg and Teijin in Greenwood Counties — complementing an earlier expansion of the Cytec plant in Greenville.

It’s proven that our innovative workforce, significant research facilities and a thriving community of entrepreneurs support an ever growing cluster of advanced materials companies. Let us show you that Greenville can be your next location for success.

Clemson University Advanced Materials Laboratory (AMRL)

The Clemson University Advanced Materials Laboratory is an innovative campus and Technology Park located 30 minutes from Greenville. Anchored by a 111,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art research laboratory containing laser and chemical laboratories, clean rooms, and instrumentation facilities, the Center continues to be a major catalyst for collaboration in the private and public sector, most notably by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and NASA around fibers, films, ceramic technology, plastics, optics, advanced composites technology and nanomaterials development.

Clemson University’s Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films (CAEFF)

CAEFF provides an integrated research and education environment for the systems-oriented study of fibers and films. To control structure in polymeric fibers and films, industries need a complete science base, computational models that integrate molecular information with continuum or microscopic-level models, and advanced visualization tools, as well as a new generation of engineers and scientists with experimental, modeling, and visualization expertise. This center promotes the transformation from trial-and-error development to computer-based design of fibers and films.

Clemson University’s Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET)

This Advanced Materials Center performs R&D on glass, plastics, and ceramic optical materials leading to next generation devices for optical fiber, sensing, defense, and automotive applications.

Ceramic Technology




Cytec Engineered Materials Case Study

“Greenville County offers a number of benefits – a pool of highly-skilled talent and close proximity to in-depth training offered by South Carolina’s Technical College System,” commented Bill Wood, President of Cytec Aerospace Materials. “With the recent location of several aerospace manufacturers in the area, Greenville County is attracting the best and brightest from aerospace. Cytec is proud to be a part of the business community.” — Cytec Engineered Materials

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