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UBE Opens a New Research & Development Center in Spain

Published on 2016-11-01. Author : SpecialChem

UBE Eternacoll® polycarbonate diols

UBE has opened a new Research & Development center in their chemical site in Castelló de la Plana (Spain). In the 2000 m2 new laboratories, more than 30 technicians will work in synthesizing and characterizing new products, offering technical support to customers and also running new pilot plants facilities.

R&D Center for Technological Solutions

UBE has recently increased the investment in R&D, devoting more than 1% of total sales. The main innovation activities are focused on the synthesis of new polycarbonate diols, polyamides and other high performance intermediates, as well as the development of new applications for food packaging, automotive, coatings, elastomers, adhesives & sealants, among others.

This new R&D center will reinforce the cooperation with customers, technical institutes and universities to innovate and develop industrial and technological solutions, sustainable and more environmentally friendly due to lower resources consumption. UBE will strengthen the technical assistance to customers in Europe, America, Middle East and Africa.

Eternacoll® Polycarbonate Polyols

With this new facility, UBE will continue the expansion of Eternacoll® Polycarbonate polyols. UBE Eternacoll® is a large platform of solutions offering customizable possibilities to Polyurethane materials as well as superior and long-term retention of performance (thermal stability, oil resistance, hydrolytic stability, weatherability and chemical resistance).

ETERNACOLL® polycarbonate diols is the excellent polyol for manufacturing high performance polyurethanes, because they provide an improved durability to polyurethanes thanks to maximize chemical, oxidation and hydrolytic stability, and mechanical resistance. Thus, this superior durability enables to retain the original polyurethane properties in extreme and hash conditions overtime, and reduce the overall maintenance costs.

About UBE

UBE Corporation Europe S.A. is the wholly owned subsidiary of UBE Industries, Ltd. for Europe and Latin America. Headquartered in Castellon (Spain) and with offices in Madrid, Düsseldorf, and México City, it manufactures and distributes caprolactam, polyamides, fertilizers and fine chemical products. The drive for product and manufacturing technology innovation and a commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility are key management principles of the company.

UBE Industries, Ltd., founded in 1897, is a chemical company based in Ube, Japan and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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Source: UBE
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