WAUKEGAN, IL — AB Specialty Silicones has completed a significant renovation and expansion of its research and development and quality assurance facility, tripling the available space. Additional laboratory facilities and equipment have increased technical capabilities for product analysis and performance matching, which will enhance product development, performance testing and technical service.

The lab expansion also includes an intermediary scale-up area equipped with pilot reactors used to bring new products from the lab to the marketplace. These improvements, combined with an increase in manufacturing and storage completed earlier in 2018, all support AB Specialty Silicones’ growth and commitment to put customers first with product innovation, U.S.-based manufacturing and warehousing, allowing for shorter lead times.

AB Specialty Silicones is a manufacturer and distributor of specialty silicone chemical raw materials.