The new laboratory facilities recently announced by Symphony Environmental Technologies were officially opened last week by the Mayor of Borehamwood during the company’s international distributors’ conference.
The new facilities were designed to integrate the company’s R&D and testing facilities under one roof and are among the most up-to-date in the industry.
They will be used to increase Symphony’s capabilities in molecular spectroscopy (which analyses the elemental contents of plastic); to run artificial ageing tests which calculate the effects of sunlight and heat on degradation and to produce trial samples of additive to ensure consistency of quality, especially for the bespoke work needed for special applications. .
They will also provide more efficient facilities for advanced research into ‘smart’ plastics across Symphony’s three main areas of expertise: controlled-life technology which converts plastic into a biodegradable material, healthcare plastics (using anti-microbial/ bacterial and anti-mosquito/insecticide additives) and anti-counterfeiting systems to protect branded packaging.
“We invest in scientific and technical excellence,” says Michael Laurier, Symphony’s CEO, “and we believe we are not only the market leader in ‘smart’ plastics, but also the technical leader in this very specialised sector.”
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