Specialty chemicals company Lanxess plans to open a new applications development and technical services laboratory for polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) in Latina, Italy. The new lab will operate as a standalone facility dedicated to PUDs as part of the company’s existing urethane systems lab.

Lanxess says that the new lab will cover glass fiber sizing, coatings and adhesives applications in leather and textile finishing, and plastic, glass and metal substrates coatings. 

‘There is a growing demand from customers for VOC (volatile organic compounds) free and lower carbon footprint materials,’ said Dr Markus Eckert, Head of Lanxess’s urethane systems. ‘Moreover, the increasing regulatory pressure upon restricted chemicals, stimulates the applied research in water based technologies.’

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