PARSIPPANY, NJ − Sun Chemical Advanced Materials, Parsippany, NJ, and its parent company, the DIC Corp., have opened a new European Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) Technical Center in Karlstein, Germany. The new laboratory, an extension of Sun Chemical’s Eurolab, enables the DIC Group to provide enhanced and more localized expert technical support to its European and American customers of DIC.PPS, an industry-leading compound developed by the DIC Corp.

The European PPS Technical Center represents a €2.7 million investment and further strengthens the DIC Group’s global supply and technical service network for DIC.PPS compounds. As the European and the American PPS markets continue to grow, this new facility will provide the additional capability to cater to the increased demand for production and technical support.

DIC.PPS provides automotive, electronic and appliance components with outstanding resistance to heat and chemicals. An inherently non-flammable compound, DIC.PPS also eliminates the need for flame retardants. This unique combination of properties enables engineers to realize significant cost savings and produce technologically superior components.