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Univar to Open Adhesive Lab to Provide Enhanced Formulation Support

Published on 2016-02-12. Author : SpecialChem

LONDON, U.K. -- Univar, a global chemical distributor and provider of value-added services, announced the opening of a new laboratory that will service the coatings and adhesives industry. The laboratory, which is due to open in mid-February 2016 at Univar’ existing facility in Cusago, Italy, will enhance Univar’s ability to provide technical, application, and formulation support to customers and producers in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.

Fig. 1: Univar

The new laboratory will be staffed by Univar’s experts in coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) who will be focused on providing a variety of services to customers, including:
- Analytical and applied research
- Chemical and product performance
- Support on technical questions

"This is an important step in expanding our focused service model for the CASE industry in the region,” said Maurizio Poletti, Industry Director, CASE, Univar EMEA. “With highly qualified industry expertise and dedicated facilities, we are committed to actively participating in our CASE customers’ and suppliers’ R&D projects, and helping to drive value throughout the entire process – from concept to commercialization.”

Univar’s dedicated team of technical, regulatory and commercial experts have the expertise to offer tailored solutions that help manufacturers in the CASE industry reduce cost and complexity from the supply chain and sustain innovation. In addition, the CASE technical team brings a wealth of experience in research and development, as well as paint and coatings formulation and testing over a wide range of technologies and applications including:
- Decorative coatings
- Wood coatings
- Protective coatings
- Construction chemicals
- Inks
- Overprint varnishes

About Univar Inc.

Founded in 1924, Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is a global distributor of specialty and basic chemicals from more than 8,000 producers worldwide. Univar operates more than 700 distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, supported by a global network of sales and technical professionals. With a broad portfolio of products and value-added services, and deep technical and market expertise, Univar delivers the tailored solutions customers need through one of the most extensive chemical distribution networks in the world.

Source: Univar

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