"Essentially, we have increased our lab footprint by 50% for our formulations and applications," comments Lee Young, Lubrizol global formulations and applications manager. "This allows us to continue building on the technical capabilities that our customers count on from us - which includes the development and formulation of coatings solutions that bring differentiated performance to meet our customers' wide-ranging requirements."
Continued Lubrizol investments in global Centers of Excellence ensure the ability for highly skilled technical experts to collaborate in labs with modern equipment to efficiently deliver advanced coating technologies to customers. "Reducing our response time to customers is also a key business goal," continues Young. "When we can bring the right, differentiated products to customers and meet their time requirements in the process, through the effective collaboration of our technical experts, then we are a critical part of their success and profitability."
At the Blackley Center of Excellence, technical experts, technical product managers, sales and marketing teams, as well as senior business managers are all available to address customer needs with leading-edge solutions from Lubrizol's Solsperse and Solplus polymeric dispersant, Carboset, Hycar and Carbosperse resin, and Lanco surface modifier product lines. The lab expansion also includes the purchase of new equipment with a timeframe of completion targeted for July 2015.