Coatex and Arkema Emulsion Systems have announced the opening of a new Asia Pacific coatings application laboratory in Changshu, China. This new facility will provide technical support to coatings customers in the region.

Both businesses are part of the Arkema group; Arkema Emulsion Systems focuses on latex binders, while Coatex is dedicated to water-based rheology additives. They share a common vision of the business based on sustainable growth, innovation and responsiveness to customer needs.

“Innovation sparkles from listening to our customers’ needs and understanding the specificities of each market,” said François Court, head of Marketing for Coatex. “This new application lab in Changshu will bring us closer to our Asia Pacific coatings customers and enable us to develop sustainable solutions tailor-made for them.”

“We are very excited to be returning to the Asia Pacific market, and this new laboratory reflects our commitment to our Asia Pacific coatings customers,” said Eric Kaiser, Global Marketing director for Arkema Emulsion Systems.

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