Located on Syrgis Performance Initiators’ manufacturing site in Helena, Arkansas, the new lab will provide support for the company’s global manufacturing operations as well as its global customers.

The 2500 ft2 lab includes a separate remote-controlled reactor facility which will allow research and development of new organic peroxides.

“We are committed to making the investments to implement our strategy and accelerate our innovation programme,” says Andy Harris, Syrgis CEO. “The new laboratory and reactor facility will provide Syrgis and our customers with additional tools to further differentiate ourselves in the organic peroxides marketplace. Technology leadership and application expertise are key strengths of each Syrgis company. Dr Kevin Guigley, Technology Manager Organic Peroxides, will lead this facility as a key component of our strategy to continuously improve our technology position across the corporation.”

Syrgis Performance Initiators produces methyl ethyl ketone peroxides (MEKP) at Helena as well as Köpmanholmen, Sweden. The company also manufactures benzoyl peroxide (BPO) at its Arkansas facility. These organic peroxides are used to initiate the curing reactions of various composite polymer systems.