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Chem-Trend Expands Research And Development Unit In Howell, Michigan

Chem-Trend, a global leader in the development, production and marketing of high-performance release agents, purging compounds and other ancillary molding products, will expand its R&D facilities at the global headquarters in Howell, Michigan.

According to company officials expansion is necessary “to allow for continued growth of its research and development activities and increased capabilities to provide customer support. Chem-Trend’s research and development facilities will expand by approximately 50 percent with the project at its existing campus in Howell, which is home to both the company’s global and North American regional headquarters.”

“Chem-Trend differentiates itself through developing innovative technology backed by uncompromised customer service, and this expansion reconfirms our commitment to continue delivering advanced product technologies that address the evolving needs of our customers,” said Devanir Moraes, President/CEO, Chem-Trend. “As we look to the future, we are focused on increasing Chem-Trend's already industry leading level of R&D and technical support capabilities.”

The expansion is planned to accommodate additional world-class R&D facilities that include an applied research laboratory, an analytical laboratory featuring advanced chemical analysis equipment and state-of-the-art industry-dedicated laboratories that, in close collaboration with the company’s additional R&D laboratories around the globe, develop innovative technologies and deliver technical service to Chem-Trend’s worldwide customer base in the die casting, polyurethane, rubber, composites, tire, thermoplastics and wood composite industry segments.

Chem-Trend is working closely with local, county and state economic development officials on the initiative, officials said. Completion of the project is targeted for mid-2017.

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