WESTSBURY, England (Nov. 19, 2007) — Avon Rubber P.L.C. has established a rubber consultancy company named ARTIS, for Avon Rubber Technology Innovation and Science, using the knowledge and expertise of its materials development center in Westbury.
The move follows Avon's recent decision to sell its mixing plant in that city.
ARTIS will provide material testing, research and development, training, legislative support including expert witness capability, offering cost effective expertise, the company said. The new firm will help Avon with many of its programs, including the Joint Service General Purpose mask, designed to equip the U.S. military.
ARTIS also will develop specific product test methods or equipment and conduct accelerated lifetime prediction studies to determine how long products will last in service, Avon said.