Clariant has announced that its Masterbatches business unit opened its first project house in November as part of its innovation strategy.
The project house is a 400m2 facility in Pogliano, Italy, which will house chemists and technicians as well as equipment, such as extrusion machinery and analytical equipment. Its key objective is to pursue breakthrough concepts and solutions in Masterbatches products and processes. The project house represents an investment of approximately 2 million euro.
Through this initiative Clariant can co-locate industry know-how and connect teams of experts from around the world. The project house identifies strategic areas and brings together interdisciplinary, cross-functional teams of scientists, technologists, marketers, academics and suppliers to exchange expertise and explore emerging technologies and advanced concepts that can lead market innovation.
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