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Arkema Opens New Development and Application Laboratory in Brazil


Arkema has opened a new development and application laboratory at its Araçariguama plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil dedicated to the Arkema Coating Resins and Coatex businesses. Arkema Coating Resins is a business unit of Arkema; Coatex is a subsidiary of Arkema Group.

The new facility will focus on innovation and technical customer support across several market segments, including coatings, adhesives, construction, textiles, mineral processing, paper and graphic arts.

“We’re very confident that we’ll be able to provide an efficient technical service to both our current and new customers using the resources of our new lab,” Neide Jiuliani, R&D manager for the business units, explained.

Arkema has invested approximately $2.5 million to construct and equip the new lab, which opened on April 23.