CARY, N.C. (May 19, 2011)—Lord Corp. has opened a 1,900-sq.-ft. technical center in Nagoya, Japan, to service key customers in the area and extend the firm's technological capabilities in the Asia/Pacific region.
The company will move its development staff in Kofu and Amagasaki, Japan, to the new center along with equipment, including physical/environmental testing and rubber processing machines.
Key areas of focus at the center, which is equipped with an explosion-proof room for chemical synthesis, include rubber-to-substrate bonding, high performance coating for elastomers, electronic materials and structural adhesives.
In addition to Lord's strong customer base in the area, the site was selected because Nagoya is the center of automotive technology in Japan and it's located near a strong pool of talent, the company said. The facility also offers convenient access to travel, it said.