DKSH opens speciality chemicals lab in the Philippines

DKSH’s Performance Materials business unit has opened an innovation centre in Canlubang Laguna, the Philippines, to focus on the development of new concepts, high-performance products, formulations and technologies for the paints, inks and construction industries.

The fully-equipped innovation centre will enable DKSH’s highly qualified technologists to provide market and stability testing, product demonstration, product and cost improvement, troubleshooting and hands-on technical training.

DKSH’s Performance Materials department now operates a total of 27 strategically-located innovation centres worldwide.

The new facility joins a total of seven DKSH innovation centres worldwide, dedicated to the speciality chemicals industry.

In line with DKSH’s commitment to quality assurance and compliance, the new facilities are fully controlled and adhere to the strictest international standards, including SHE (safety, health and environmental) compliance.

Dr. Richard Martorano, Global Technical Director Paints & Coatings, DKSH, commented: "We are very pleased to inaugurate our new innovation centre in the Philippines and provide one-to-one technical support to our business partners.

“By providing innovation services to our significant customer base in the country, we will create and capitalise on next level solutions for paints, inks and construction products.”