EXTON, PA – AGC Chemicals Americas, a supplier of fluoropolymer resins, compounds, fluoroelastomers, and specialty chemicals and materials, has invested more than $1 million to enhance its technical center in Exton, Pennsylvania. The upgrades fortify AGCCA’s commitment to providing technical solutions and research and development (R&D) services to customers around the world.

Renovated areas include laboratories for LUMIFLON™ fluoropolymer resins, AsahiGuard® water and oil repellents, analytical testing, physical testing, and microscopy. Other laboratories received new equipment. A conference room was added to facilitate collaboration with customers when developing solutions to their chemical application or formulation challenges.

“The improvements to our technical center are an investment in our commitment to finding the best and most efficient fluorochemical solutions for our customers,” said Bill Lillis, Vice President or Fluoropolymers. “We’re excited to have our team of experts working in a scientifically advanced setting when conducting research, testing and analysis.”

AGCCA’s technology center provides application and product development, technical support, physical and analytical testing, environmental studies, material ID, and color analysis. In addition to LUMIFLON and AsahiGuard, the technical center supports Fluon® Melt processable fluoropolymer resins and compounds; Fluon Filled PTFE compounds, PTFE resins and micropowders; AFLAS® fluoroelastomers; and AsahiKlin® fluorinated solvents and polyols for polyurethanes.

AGCCA is offering tours of the new facility so that customers, prospective customers, and members of the scientific and local community can see the laboratories and equipment operating in real time. For more information, contact Kristin Carlin at kristin.carlin@us.agc.com.