Brenntag has opened a new Innovation Center at its site in Duisburg, Germany. It is the company’s first application center for the coatings, adhesives, and construction industries in Germany and its seventh in the entire EMEA region. The new Innovation Center will be used jointly by Brenntag and BCD Chemie, a Brenntag Group company. The company reports that customers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland can now benefit from formulation of new products and evaluation of new materials in a wide range of applications.

“Our technical experts know about the changing customer demands in today’s market and can offer individual solutions and promote new ideas that meet these demands,” said Christian Frimann, president for Material Science EMEA at Brenntag Specialties. “Strengthening our Innovation Center network brings us closer to our customers and shows our commitment to adding value to the raw materials we can supply.”

The Innovation Center in Duisburg reportedly offers a range of technical services, such as:

  • Performance testing of raw materials, finished paints, construction chemicals, and adhesives
  • Physical testing to industry- and customer-specific standards
  • Comparative testing of different materials in formulations
  • Formulation advice to customers to create tailor-made solutions

“Our Innovation Center will support our customers in their business with sustainability solutions in a changing world,” said Mike Dudjan, managing director of BCD Chemie. “The combination of our comprehensive supplier portfolio with a state-of-the-art Innovation Center enables us to further enhance our customer satisfaction. We help sustainable use of raw materials and improve product performance in various areas.”

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