HAMBURG, Germany — Chemical distributor Biesterfeld is expanding its laboratory capacities in Hamburg, Germany, with the opening of the Biesterfeld Lab and Innovation Centre. Covering a total area of 800 square meters the premises will be used for application-related laboratory activities. These include the development of formulations, carrying out of product tests, and customer-specific project work. The Biesterfeld Group also has regional laboratories in Norway, Turkey and Poland.

An existing laboratory in Hamburg has been integrated into the new application laboratory to make the new Biesterfeld Lab and Innovation Centre. The facility also contains a conference room and a modern presentation and meeting area, which can be used for product launches and technical training sessions.

"In our application laboratories, we develop tailored solutions to cater for the needs of our customers. An innovative formulation, for example, can be made market-ready through the addition of additives from our wide-ranging portfolio and thus support marketing work," said Dr. Lisa Nahrwold, Laboratory Manager at Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. "Alongside individual project work in accordance with customer requirements, the laboratory will be used to screen new raw materials from our partners and to conduct comparative studies. Comprehensive regulatory consulting rounds off our range of services."

"We can also draw on even more extensive resources by working together with external laboratories and institutes," added Peter Wilkes, Managing Director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. "Our technology-based laboratory work constitutes a valuable service for our customers and provides customer-specific solutions. I am therefore delighted that we are also able to offer sufficient space in our Hamburg application laboratory for an interactive exchange of ideas with our suppliers and customers."