The coatings and composites unit of Lonza opened its new plastics laboratory at the Lonza Innovation and Technology Center in Alpharetta, GA on Nov. 28, the Swiss lifesciences and chemicals firm announced in a press release.
“This new lab expands our ability to bring to market new solutions that will meet our customers’ demands for durable and sustainable products,” said David Doles, head of the firm’s Materials Performance and Protection unit, in a statement.
Lonza’s new lab gives the company the ability to characterize the physical, thermal, and other aspects of plastics and develop new ways to use additives and antimicrobials in processing.
The facility will research new value-added products and formulations for the plastic additives market, Lonza said.
Several other Lonza teams are located in Alpharetta, GA, including Marine Paint & Coatings and Water Treatment.