Chem-Trend, a manufacturer of release agents, purging compounds and other ancillary molding products, plans to expand R&D facilities at its global headquarters in Howell, Michigan, USA.

The company says that this will ‘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% at the facility in Howell, which is the site of to both the company's global and North American regional headquarters. The expansion plans include an applied research laboratory, an analytical laboratory featuring chemical analysis equipment and laboratories focused on products for the die casting, polyurethane, rubber, composites, tire, thermoplastics and wood composite industries.

Completion of the project is targeted for mid-2017.

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