Brenntag Cleaning, a leading chemical distributor to the Home Care and Industrial & Institutional industries, announces the opening of its new detergent application laboratory in Barcelona, Spain. The new facility is situated at the Material Science Cluster of the University of Barcelona and offers lab services to Brenntag’s business partners throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). It is equipped with state-of-the-art technology allowing performance tests of a wide range of products as well as the formulation development of cleaning products.
“Our team of highly experienced R&D and lab managers is focused on new concepts and ideas for all categories of cleaning formulations from reducing the raw material costs to improving the performance of the products”, says Patrizia Lopez, R&D Manager EMEA Cleaning at Brenntag, who will oversee the new facility with her team. With the dedicated applications lab, Brenntag is able to better and faster react to rapidly changing market trends and demands that come with increasing technical and regulatory requirements and end consumers being more sensitive about the products and formulation they use.
Franz Fischer, Marketing Manager EMEA Cleaning at Brenntag, said “With our Functional Solutions we add value by developing new product formulations for and together with customers using the broad range of specialty ingredients in our product portfolio. Customers appreciate that Brenntag can speed up the process for new product launches by having access to an application lab and experienced technical staff in close proximity to their markets.”