DuPont Launches R&D Facility Devoted to Coatings Science

Will focus on products to support auto collision industry, along with liquids and powder industrial finishes.

DuPont recently opened a new research and development facility dedicated to coatings science at the companys R&D headquarters in Experimental Station in Wilmington, Del.

The new Coatings Technology Center (CTC) will focus on products that support the automotive collision industry, along with a range of liquid and powder industrial finishes.

Innovation is essential to the continued growth of our coatings businesses, said John McCool, president of DuPont Performance Coatings. This investment in research and development clearly demonstrates our commitment to growing our global coatings businesses.

According to Lewis Manring, vice president of global technology for DuPont Performance Coatings, the new facilitys proximity to the companys R&D center will create a global center for scientific research and advanced development.

This facility will operate unlike any previous DuPont coatings laboratory, with a strong focus on inclusive innovation, says Manring. The result will be a collaborative and efficient team focused on providing our customers with the finest coatings in the world and the technical support they need to use those products productively and profitably.

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