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IMCD Coatings Collaborates with French Laboratory BioPreserV & Expands Coatings Lab in Cologne

Published on 2013-07-10. Author : SpecialChem

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands -- IMCD Group has announced two significant developments for its Coatings Business Group; a 50% expansion of its Coatings laboratory in Cologne and its new collaboration with French laboratory BioPreserV. These have been the latest steps in realizing IMCD Group's aim to provide the best possible service for its external partners and to train and further develop its people internally.

On speaking about this new laboratory expansion in Cologne, Dr. Sami Valkama, Technical Manager IMCD Coatings, commented: "This will allow us to focus more on decorative coatings and construction applications in the future and will also provide the opportunity to enhance our technical support for customers and suppliers through the recruitment of further resource."

In addition to this expansion, Dr. Valkama was also pleased to announce a new collaboration with BioPreserV in Grasse, Southern France. This laboratory will be primarily dedicated to the French market and will cover architectural and industrial coatings with a special focus on coating additives and microbiological studies. On top of the four already existing technical centers, this cooperation reinforces the technical competence of IMCD and the company's dedication to bring value to its products. Dr. Sami Valkama adds: "This collaboration is a great opportunity for IMCD to strengthen its customer relationships by helping them to formulate their products and by engaging in analytical research. It also helps to reinforce principal partnerships as IMCD is able to manage part of their technical service and provide them with feedback on potential business developments."

This combination of extensive market knowledge and continually improving technical expertise ensures that IMCD is a valued partner in the complex and innovative coatings business. With its fourteen laboratories in four market sectors and three regions, IMCD Group continues with a strong commitment to technical support and development.

About IMCD Group

With a passion for excellence, extensive industry knowledge and a commitment to creating value through expertise, IMCD is one of the market-leaders in the sales, marketing and distribution of specialty chemicals and food ingredients. Its dedicated local experts provide market-focused solutions across Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific, with business units offering a range of comprehensive product portfolios, including innovative formulations that embrace industry trends.

Currently turning over €1.4 billion, IMCD has built a dedicated team of 1250 technical and commercial experts that work in close partnership to tailor best in class solutions for customers and producers across 39 countries.

Source: IMCD Group

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