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4. Dec 2018 | Raw materials

Hempel opens new R&D Centre of Excellence in Barcelona

Coatings manufacturer Hempel officially opened its new competence center in Barcelona, Spain, at the end of November.

Hempel's new R&D Centre of Excellence in Barcelona started operations at the beginning of December. Source: Hempel.

The centre’s focus will be on the research and development of coating products within the field of passive fire protection in which Hempel is determined to gain market share during the next few years. State-of-the-art research and development conducted by experts using the latest technology – this is what Hempel is now opening the doors to as the Centre of Excellence is inaugurated. The new Centre of Excellence is strategically located just outside Barcelona in Spain, as Hempel has a long and successful history in the region.

Development of the PFB field on a global scale

However, the activities and results carried out here will have a global reach. "We are determined to develop the coatings industry within the PFP field on a global scale,” says Group Vice President and COO Lars Petersson. "PFP coatings are an important part of our growth strategy.” The employees will form a strong technical organisation, which consists of highly skilled technicians, applicators, fire testers, and scientists.

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