Innospec breaks ground on new technology center
Specialty chemicals company Innospec, based in Englewood, Colorado, U.S.A., broke ground on its new Performance Chemicals technology center which will be adjacent to its existing Performance Chemicals manufacturing site in Salisbury, North Carolina, U.S.A., on May 12.
The 20,000 sq. ft, state-of-the-art facility includes 10 laboratories which will support its global R&D, new product development and technical service activities with its customers in the personal care, home care, agrochemicals, industrial and metal extraction markets. In anticipation of the completion and opening of the research facility, Innospec has already begun to expand its technical team with key additions in agrochemicals, home care and personal care.
“This facility is representative of our continued investment in new products and technologies that will help our customers meet their long-term sustainability objectives. This new center will extend our capabilities, across all of our Performance Chemicals end-markets both regionally and globally, to deliver the collaboration and innovation that our customers have come to rely upon,” said Bruce McDonald, president of Innospec Performance Chemicals.
“We are designing this technology center to meet the needs of today and drive innovation toward the future. This space will be bright, highly functional and will encourage collaboration across all our technical teams. We are very excited to have this new and expanded laboratory space to support our commitment to best-in-class chemistry and customer technical service,” said Steve O’Connor, director of Technology of Innospec Performance Chemicals.