Dow Brazil has announced plans for a new Technology and Market Development Center for Polyurethanes and Formulated Systems in the city of Jundiaí, near São Paulo. With investments of $2 million and the official opening scheduled for January 2011, the lab extends over a 1,200 m2 area and will provide a number of services, including chemical and physical chemical analyses, equipment to simulate production of PU applications, characterization of physical properties, and sample preparation for customers.

“The new technology center will be focused on the development of customized polyurethane solutions and formulations for our customers,” said Marco Fay, director of Formulated Systems, Dow Brazil. “In addition to state-of-the-art machinery, the center will count on a technical team of skilled professionals engaged in market and technological trends. It is important to highlight that the center will be able to simulate the production of foams, a process to be followed up by Dow’s customers with a view to expediting the development of new solutions.”

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