Our application laboratories are a significant part of the service that we want to offer across our business network worldwide. Having laboratories for Cosmetics, Coatings, Rubber, Pharmacy and Water treatment in France, UK, Netherlands, Italy, Turkey and China gives us the flexibility to respond quickly to local demands. This can include helping our customers in developing innovative applications while at the same time supporting our manufacturers in a deeper understanding of the properties of their raw materials and how they can work synergistically together.
The important investments we made in our 9 state-of-the art laboratories show our full commitment to significantly expand our presence to the various markets in which we operate while driving growth in areas where our principals have low direct access.
Another added value of our laboratories is that they can also develop, under Safic-Alcan brand name, specific products on niche segments that are complementary to those of our principals.