AB Specialty Silicones Completes R&D Facility Expansion

AB Specialty Silicones has completed a renovation and expansion of its R&D and QA location in Waukegan, Ill., reportedly tripling the area. According to the company, the additional laboratory facilities and equipment have increased technical capabilities for product analysis and performance matching that will enhance product development, performance testing, and technical service.

The lab expansion also includes an intermediary scale-up area equipped with pilot reactors used to bring new products from the lab to the marketplace. AB Specialty Silicones stated that these improvements combined with an increase in manufacturing and storage completed earlier in 2018 support the company’s growth and commitment to put customers first with product innovation, US-based manufacturing, and warehousing allowing for shorter lead times.

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