Univar Solutions Inc. recently announced the opening of its latest Solution Center. Located in Essen, Germany, the center serves as the flagship facility for Europe and as one of the company’s center points for a global hub-and-spoke model of innovation. With a focus on sustainability, collaboration, and development, the facility houses experts in product formulation, benchmark prototyping, product performance testing and efficacy, product analysis, shelf-life testing, and more. The team of chemists, scientists, and technical leaders will support advancements and help drive demand in the Beauty & Personal Care; Homecare & Industrial Cleaning; Pharmaceutical Ingredients; and Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomers and Rubber & Plastic Additives businesses.

“This latest Solution Center will help our customers solve problems, develop more sustainable solutions and bring new and better products to market, faster,” said Nick Powell, president, global ingredients and specialties, and president, EMEA & APAC, for Univar Solutions. “The depth and breadth of available ingredients and specialty chemicals from our broad supplier base further support customers as they work to more quickly respond to regulatory changes, drive innovation, advance trends and meet consumer demand.”

Near one of the company’s largest operations in Europe, the Solution Center consists of 700 sq m (7,500+ sq ft), including laboratories, a pilot plant, meeting rooms, and offices. The expertise, innovation and capabilities unique to this Solution Center will serve customer projects end-to-end, from concept and development to application testing, launch, and distribution.

For more information, visit www.univarsolutions.com/solution-centers.