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Hexion builds new European technology center in Germany

Friday, 30 December 2016

Hexion Inc. plans to build a new European technology center in Kamp-Lintfort, Germany. The facility will consolidate activities from several research and development facilities located in nearby Duisburg.

Craig Morrison, Chairman, President and CEO. Source: Hexion

Craig Morrison, Chairman, President and CEO. Source: Hexion

The facility will be located at the Dieprahm Technology Park and includes an existing 1,400 square meter building housing office and warehouse space, adjacent to which will be built a 1,600 square meter new laboratory facility.

Facility will stimulate growth

"The new facility will add additional capacity, increase opportunities for innovation, and stimulate growth,” said Craig Morrison, Chairman, President and CEO. "By consolidating activities that had been decentralised, we will be able to better leverage diverse skill sets across multiple businesses and industry segments on behalf of our global customers. We have a strong track record of partnering with our customers and the new technology center will further accelerate our ability to collaborate with customers on new product development initiatives.”

Improving formulation developments

The new facility will house research and development activities including the Transportation Research and Application Center (TRAC), which develops technology solutions to enable growth of composites for the automotive industry. The Kamp-Lintfort facility will also increase Hexion’s process technology research and improve formulation development capabilities for coatings, civil engineering, aerospace composites and electrical casting applications. This new facility will complement Hexion’s high-tech lab dedicated to wind energy applications in Esslingen Germany, which is housed within a high-capacity specialty epoxy resin blending facility.

Novel developments in water-borne coatings

"We are looking forward to moving into a new research and development facility so that we can further support novel developments in strategic technologies, such as composites and water-borne coatings, and continue to foster an innovative culture,” said Jody Bevilaqua, Chief Operating Officer.

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