Brenntag Specialties Opens Center for Material Science in France

Innovation and Application Facility Dedicated to Circular Economy and Renewable Energy

27.09.2023 - Brenntag announces the opening of its new Material Science Innovation & Application Center in Lille, France. The center is located in the Arteparc, the first business park in the region based entirely on circular economy and renewable energies.

The facility will focus on research and development for CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers) & construction applications. Brenntag will provide customers and suppliers with concepts and prototype developments, customized formulation support, technical solutions and stability studies for a broad range of applications. Lille was chosen for the new Innovation & Application Center as it is close to many suppliers and customers in the CASE & Construction industry.

“The opening of the Lille Center is a further step to execute Brenntag’s ‘Strategy to Win’ by building capabilities and offering innovative services to the regional and global CASE & Construction industries. Brenntag Specialties acts as an important link between our customers and suppliers to bring innovation closer to the marketplace. The new center is a great addition to the strong network of now already 17 CASE and Construction Innovation & Application Centres globally and 7 in the EMEA region,” said Christian Frimann, President Material Science Brenntag Specialties EMEA.

The Innovation & Application Center in Lille is the latest addition to Brenntag Specialties' global network of industry-focused centers that share best practices, knowledge and insights and provide value-added services to customers and business partners.

“Lille is an ideal location for our Innovation & Application Center, given its thriving ecosystem of R&D partners, technology providers and talent,” said Richard Hobson, Innovations & Applications Director CASE & Construction Brenntag Specialties EMEA. “The work we do here will result in state-of-the-art sustainable solutions for the CASE and Construction industry.”


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