PHILADELPHIA—Great Lakes Solutions, a business unit of Chemtura Corp., has completed construction of a global center for flame retardant research and development, and applications development in Connecticut.
Located at the Nudenberg-Wheeler Technology Research Campus in Naugatuck, Conn., the laboratories house state-of-the-art equipment used for organic synthesis, flame retardant testing, physical property testing, chemical analysis and process development.
They reinforce Great Lakes' commitment to fire safety, the development of innovative new products, and customer collaboration and support, according to the company.
Great Lakes said the custom-built facility was designed not only for efficiency, with close alignment of interaction between synthesis and applications scientists, but also for collaboration between the firm's chemists and engineers and those of Philadelphia-headquartered Chemtura's Petroleum Additives and Urethanes businesses, both of which are located on the Naugatuck R&D campus.
Naugatuck is the Chemtura's primary R&D location globally, said Dave Sikora, the company's global director of technology.