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Corbion opens advanced R&D and applications laboratory

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Corbion has officially opened an advanced R&D and applications laboratory in Gorinchem, the Netherlands.

New R&D and applications laboratory in Gorinchem. Source: Corbion

New R&D and applications laboratory in Gorinchem. Source: Corbion

The new facility will be pivotal to Corbion’s continued delivery of food ingredient and biochemical products and services to customers across the globe.

Home to over 150 technical specialists

Home to over 150 technical specialists, the laboratory focuses on the conception and development of new biobased products, comprehensive application development work and testing and trials. State-of-the-art equipment and a highly experienced team now enable Corbion to offer customers more collaborative NPD services, faster development times and exhaustive testing and trialling under conditions that mimic their specific manufacturing environments.

With an unprecedented range of production and analytical equipment in a purpose-built 3500 square metre facility, Corbion can now innovate faster, manufacture flexibly for rapid sample provision or testing and dramatically boost its efficiency and responsiveness to customers.

 Development of biochemical solutions

In addition to its work in the food industry, Corbion’s new research center is tasked with the development of biochemical solutions that improve the sustainability and performance of industrial products such as coatings and adhesives. Customers will benefit from first rate pilot plant and scale-up facilities and extensive analytical equipment. Developments in the area of adhesives include "Puralact B3", which can be incorporated into polymers to produce safe, high performance, fully compostable, hot melt adhesives for cases and cartons.

Commenting on the opening, Boudewijn van Nuland, VP Marketing at Corbion, says: "This new R&D applications laboratory is a prime example of Corbion’s ongoing commitment to and investment in the development of world-leading solutions and services. With over 80 years in biobased products, this exciting news shows we remain at the forefront of the industry. The laboratory’s state-of-the-art equipment and extensive tasting and microbiology capabilities position us to deliver an even higher level of customer-driven innovation and value over the coming years.”

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