Allnex to expand its contribution to sustainability by investing 12 million euros in a new R&D center

  • Investment supports allnex’s commitment to the development of the next generation of sustainable polymers for the coatings industry
  • State-of-the-art Research and Development center located in Werndorf, Austria
  • Reactor upgrades increasing capability for new waterborne technologies

Allnex, the global leader in sustainable and innovative resins for industrial coatings, announces the construction of a new state-of-the-art R&D center in Werndorf, Austria and a significant manufacturing investment in waterborne technologies. This project is an important part of allnex’s strategic plan to lead the industry in the development of sustainable, environmentally friendly resins and respond to the challenges of evolving trends.

The €12 million investment will be made into a new, state-of-the-art Research and Development center, which will be located directly on the production site in Werndorf, Austria and the modernization and expansion of production facilities for the manufacture of next generation waterborne products.

R&D is of strategic importance to allnex and the establishment of product development in proximity of production will enable us to translate innovations into products even faster,” says Goetz Pelikan, Managing Director of Allnex Austria GmbH.

The main focus of the new R&D center will be the development of new low-VOC, waterborne and VOC-compliant resins and additives for the global coatings markets. It is also an investment into digitalization, as the latest automated, high throughput synthesis and application equipment will be installed. This equipment will increase the overall effectiveness of the laboratory and increase speed to market of new, sustainable solutions. This investment will allow allnex to push innovation and product development to new heights.

“Delivering industry-targeted, sustainable solutions that advance our customer’s portfolio’s and meet future needs to improve the planet and our customers’ business, is our clear objective. This new and highly sophisticated research center coupled with waterborne factory upgrades, will reduce our time to market with sustainable, differentiated products and it supports us to maintain our leadership position,” says Ruben Mannien, Executive Vice President – LRA.

Construction of a new R&D center in Werndorf, Austria will begin in October 2021 and is scheduled for completion in Q3 2022.

Source: allnex


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