The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business has announced an extensive upgrade to its Textile Coatings Center of Excellence in Gastonia, NC. This facility, which focuses on research and development of coatings technologies for textile and nonwoven substrates, is dedicated to formulating and testing innovative coating technologies for an array of technical textile applications.
The new Center of Excellence is a state of the art textile coating product development and applications testing facility, according to the company. “By upgrading our capabilities, we continue our longstanding commitment to the textiles industry,” said Bob Bonner, technical manager.
“This investment expands our ability to deliver a wide range of textile coating and testing services for customers, including flame retardancy, abrasion resistance, water repellency, chemical resistance, and stretch-restriction capability.”
“Our textiles team in Gastonia is focused on providing an outstanding experience for customers through technical service,” commented Ted Parigian, sales manager, textile coatings. “They're constantly developing new technologies, and these upgrades will enhance our ongoing ability to deliver winning solutions.”
Lubrizol investments in global Center of Excellences aim to ensure the ability for highly skilled technical experts to collaborate with customers and each other in labs with modern equipment to efficiently deliver advanced coating technologies to customers. “Reducing our response time to customers is a key business goal,” explained Lee Young, technical director. “When we can bring the right, differentiated products to customers and meet their time requirements in the process, then we are a critical part of their success and profitability.”
Lubrizol is a market-driven innovator of specialty chemicals for today's challenges in the paints and coatings, printing and packaging, paper and textiles, plastics and composites, and digital print markets. The company is a partner with extensive experience in surface protection, dispersion, adhesion, and barrier properties.
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