Chem-Trend sets up R&D lab in Maisach, Germany
Chem-Trend, leader in development, manufacturing, and marketing of high-performance release agents, purging compounds, and other process chemical specialties, has set up an advanced research and development laboratory space in Maisach, Germany. The new lab space joins Chem-Trend’s network of laboratories across the globe, enhancing its research capabilities.
Chem-Trend’s parent company, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities (FCS), has invested roughly €40 million ($45.5 million) into the expansive new facility – spanning almost 10 acres. Various parts of the facility will be used by FCS’s Chem-Trend, Klüber Lubrication, and OKS business units. The integrated space includes areas for research and development, warehousing, training, dining, and administrative services. This major investment primarily aims to amplify excellent service, enhance technical support, and advance development capabilities for its customers over the long term.
Chem-Trend’s advanced technology centre includes new equipment and dedicated laboratory space for its Thermoplastics, Polyurethane, and Wood Composite R and D teams. The centre combines a future-oriented layout with maximum flexibility to address future growth and industry shifts. The expanded lab space — especially the new test field for product development, evaluation, and demonstration — is key to delivering elevated service to customers, with a special focus on Europe-based OEMs.
“Chem-Trend’s R and D teams will benefit from additional lab space, yet the greatest value lies in the cooperative layout of the new laboratories, offices, and test fields. The development lab is designed to foster easy communication and development synergies, and to provide cross-functional support,” commented Devanir Moraes, president and CEO, Chem-Trend. “With these newly optimised R and D capabilities in Maisach, we are well positioned to accelerate our speed to market in Europe and keep our customers one step ahead.”
This latest investment continues a movement for both Chem-Trend and FCS: enhancing laboratory spaces, development, testing equipment, and increasing R and D personnel around the world. These updates allow Chem-Trend to develop the latest testing methodologies to create breakthrough technologies for its customers. Chem-Trend is focused on helping its customers become more productive, more efficient, safer, more sustainable, and more prepared for what’s to come. Through a global supply chain, customers have access to Chem-Trend’s discoveries worldwide, with regional teams ready to customise solutions for their specific needs. (SV)
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