Huntsman Inaugurated a New Innovation Centre in Belgium

Date: 17/06/2024
Categories: Corporate
The ribbon-cutting ceremony during the inauguration of the new innovation centre of Huntsman in Tienen

In the new hub, Huntsman will be able to perform the entire product innovation journey.

On Thursday 13th June 2024, Huntsman Corporation has officially inaugurated its new 11,000 m2 innovation centre in Tienen (Belgium), reinforcing its research and development capabilities and strengthening its commitment towards the local clients in the region.

The facility includes an analytical laboratory, two machine halls and fully equipped and automated product testing plants, allowing the company to perform the entire product innovation journey – from the initial design of projects and formulation of materials at lab scale through to the manufacture of novel systems and samples ready for trial. Moreover, the new hub will host over 100 scientists from the Polyurethanes and Performance Products divisions who will support the application of Huntsman technologies for coatings, adhesives and sealants.

“Today marks a significant milestone as we officially open the doors to our new European innovation centre, a facility dedicated to creativity, collaboration and progress. We already have a rich legacy of innovation in Belgium. This centre reflects our continuing commitment to exploring new ideas and turning imaginative concepts into practical solutions that can make a positive impact in the world,” has stated Peter Huntsman, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company.

The inauguration event and the ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by several clients, business partners and suppliers, as well as by the mayor of Tienen. The participants were shown the new premises and witnessed a live demonstration.

“Fitted with the very latest equipment and staffed by some of the best scientists in the world, our Tienen site is a place where innovation can thrive and where we can find new meaningful ways for our chemistries to address the sustainability challenges of tomorrow,” has added Tony Hankins, the president of the Polyurethanes business line at Huntsman.

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