South Carolina was once known primarily as a textile state. While the textile industry is still strong, the manufacturing of advanced materials—including more advanced textiles—has shifted the state's economy into high gear. From plastics and optics to photonics and composite materials, South Carolina now supplies the world's manufacturers with the items needed to make some of the industry's most complex products. Innovative polymer and advanced composites research facilities and an exceptional workforce allow the Palmetto State to support an increasingly significant cluster of advanced materials companies.
Why is SC Just Right for Advanced Materials?
Akihiro Nikkaku, president of Toray Industries
"South Carolina offers Toray Industries an ideal location for our next North American manufacturing facility. Here, we will have proximity to major customers, both in the US and in Latin American markets."