Singapore, 10 April 2012 – ST Kinetics and Singapore’s Republic Polytechnic (RP) today launched
the Advanced Composite Engineering Lab (ACEL), a laboratory specialising in composite material
science research and production, and possibly a first in Southeast Asia specialising in natural fibre
Kick-started by a S$3m investment from ST Kinetics, ACEL will house specially customised
equipment and facilities for the advancement of composite material research. Located in RP, ACEL
will be dedicated to the research and production of composite materials that incorporate natural fibre,
such as silk, as a component material.