Evonik opens Applied Technology Center in Brazil
Germany’s Evonik Industries AG, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, has opened an Applied Technology Center (ATC) in Brazil.
The Applied Technology Center was designed to support the development of modern, innovative and essential solutions for a more sustainable future.
The completion of the investment in a modern building, which combines eight state-of-the-art laboratories, two pilot plants, and all the necessary infrastructure to support industries in their developments, strengthens Evonik’s strong commitment to its clients and partners across the Central & South America region.
The official opening ceremony of the new Applied Technology Center, located in Americana, in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, took place on March 7, in a symbolic event due to the current health and safety restrictions. But the transfer of the laboratories that were located in other buildings to the ATC and the final adjustments to begin operations, began in December last year.
“The works started at the end of 2020 and were completed successfully on schedule, in spite of the challenges of the market. We remain committed to providing the best experience to our clients and developing innovative solutions that allow for a better future for all,” says Elias Lacerda, president of Evonik for the Central & South America region.
Strategic markets and collaborative environment
The application laboratories are aimed at industries in several strategic markets for Evonik, such as agriculture, construction, crosslinkers, personal care & home care, pharmaceuticals, animal nutrition, polyurethanes, and paints, in addition to two pilot plans catering to the animal nutrition and polyurethanes segments.
With modern equipment, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and highly qualified technical staff, the center will provide services like development, enhancement and reproduction of formulations, varied performance tests, physical-chemical analyses, customized projects, simulation of industrial-scale production processes, technical reports etc.
The space is also intended for training and qualification and for the presentation of novelties and concepts that can inspire future developments. In a total area of approximately 2,300 sqm, the new structure has an auditorium, reception, meeting rooms, and co-working and coexistence spaces to promote the exchange of knowledge and allow for a greater synergy between the areas of operation.