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Surfachem has opened a new technical laboratory within the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre at The University of Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK.

The laboratory has been opened as part of Surfachem’s continuing growth and in response to both customers’ and suppliers’ requirements for increased technical support.

The laboratory will become a focal point for the development of new formulations and applications incorporating the latest ingredients and technologies.

Surfachem will also use the facility as a key technical interface for existing and new customers and suppliers, offering them formulation assistance and troubleshooting.

The laboratory is close to the company’s existing distribution centre in Elland, Yorkshire, UK.

Dr Richard Smith, Managing Director “We are very pleased to be able to offer our customers and suppliers additional services from a world class facility. In addition, our being located within the Centre and the University opens up opportunities for the innovation of new products and services for our partners”.

Surfachem is also investing in new staff for the facility who will join its existing Technical team.

Fakhara Jones, Technical Director said: “We are thrilled with the new facility and are expanding our team to further develop our extensive personal care offering and enhance our technical support for both customers and suppliers. The synergies which this will create with our existing technical staff out in the field will enable us to bring new formulations and ideas straight to our customer base”.

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