Brenntag North America, Inc., part of the Brenntag Group, a specialist in chemical and ingredients distribution, announced the opening of its new Coatings & Construction Technology & Innovation Center in Allentown, PA, USA.
With over 20 years of experience in the industry, the new centre is headed by Robert Souerwine, Technical Director of Coatings & Construction: “Our move from the original North Wales location to Brenntag’s Innovation Hub in Allentown allowed us to redesign and utilise a larger, more efficient space, with state-of-the-art equipment. Our new technical capabilities will significantly improve our design and testing of coatings and construction applications and help our customers to create unique solutions to fit the rapidly changing market trends.”
According to the company, the centre is run by an experienced team of industry experts and chemists and will support customers in the USA and Canada. It is fully equipped to handle the industry’s latest formulation challenges and new application development in the adhesives, coatings, construction, elastomers, and sealants market segments. In addition, it will provide raw material evaluations, product performance testing, and physical, subjective, and visual testing. The centre is the latest addition to Brenntag North America’s Technology & Innovation Hub, which also includes centres for the Food & Nutrition, Personal Care, and Home Care industries.
Steven Terwindt, Chief Operating Officer, Brenntag North America said: “We are committed to invest in our technical and innovative capabilities to solidify our North American Specialties leadership position and drive strong growth with our strategic supplier partners. This new, state-of-the-art Coatings & Construction Technology & Innovation Center will offer our valued customers improved formulation expertise, technical solutions, and service excellence.”
“Our expanded applications capabilities will significantly bolster the service level of our dedicated North American Coatings & Construction sales team which consists of technical commercial experts,” said Ted Davlantes, Vice President, Coatings & Construction, Brenntag North America. “We want to continue to be the complete solutions provider and partner of choice for our valued customers when it comes to connecting them with the various chemistries of our suppliers.”