Wanhua Chemical has opened an R&D Center in Barcelona to advance its footprint in Europe and globally, the company says the new center will allow for a quicker response to the requirements of downstream customers as well as bolster efforts in collaborative scientific research and innovation.

Barcelona is Wanhua’s second R&D center in Europe. The Gödöllő R&D Center in Hungry focuses on the polyurethane industry, while the Barcelona center will concentrate more on business collaborations within the fine chemicals and materials industries, such as coatings, adhesives, and engineering plastics.

“At Wanhua Chemical, we’ve always prioritized technological innovation as our core competency. The opening of Barcelona R&D center symbolizes our ongoing commitment to delivering high-quality products and meeting customer needs. We aspire to engage with the industry in a spirit of openness, collaborating to drive innovation and lead the way in sustainable development,” said Hua, executive vice president of Wanhua Chemical.