HORGEN, Switzerland – Dow Europe GmbH (Dow) has announced enhanced formulation and testing capabilities at the Performance Plastics Innovation Center at Dow’s European headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland.

Responding to extensive growth in the use of elastomers for adhesives and flexible membranes, Dow has invested in new lab-scale equipment at the center, which will help accelerate technical developments in these key market segments. Among the new lab capabilities is the installation of a hot-melt adhesive coating and lamination unit and a direct extrusion line for flexible membranes.

“The Performance Plastics Innovation Center will now house some of the industry’s most advanced testing facilities for our products in adhesive and flexible membranes,” said Pierre Burelli, EMEA Commercial Director, Dow Elastomers. “We see our lab as an extension of our customers’ technical capabilities. We have the ability to develop and test products simultaneously with them, and, in some cases, we can offer our lab to customers who may not have these testing capabilities in-house.”