Hexion build new technology centre in Germany

Hexion to build new technology centre in Germany

9:29 AM, 17th December 2016
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COLUMBUS, US: Hexion Inc plans to build a new European technology centre in Kamp-Lintfort, Germany. The new facility will consolidate activities from many research and development (R&D) facilities located in nearby Duisburg.

The facility will be located at the Dieprahm Technology Park and includes an existing 1,400 square meter (15,000 square feet) building housing office and warehouse space, adjacent to which will be built a 1,600-square meter (17,200 square feet) new laboratory facility.

The new facility will house research and development activities including the Transportation Research and Application Center (TRAC), which develops technology solutions to enable growth of composites for the automotive industry. The Kamp-Lintfort facility will also increase Hexion’s process technology research and improve formulation development capabilities for coatings, civil engineering, aerospace composites and electrical casting applications.

This new facility will complement Hexion’s high-tech lab dedicated to wind energy applications in Esslingen Germany, which is housed within a high-capacity speciality epoxy resin blending facility.

Modifications to the existing building and initial construction of the new facility are expected to begin immediately. The company plans to complete the project in mid-2018.

“The new facility in Kamp-Lintfort will add additional capacity, increase opportunities for innovation, and stimulate growth. By consolidating activities that had been decentralised, we will be able to better leverage diverse skill sets across multiple businesses and industry segments on behalf of our global customers,” said Craig Morrison, chairman, president and CEO.

 “We are looking forward to moving into a new research and development facility so that we can further support novel developments in strategic technologies, such as composites and water-borne coatings, and continue to foster an innovative culture,” said Jody Bevilaqua, chief operating officer.

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