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Scott Bader opens new laboratory in France

Scott Bader (UK) announced opening of the  new purpose-built £2m R&D facility in Amiens, France to support the development of new advanced composite materials for key markets including land transport, renewables and e-mobility.

The product development centre in Amiens will allow dedicated resource to focus on the exploration of innovative compositions to support the transition to more sustainable materials for customers. Also featuring in-house testing facilities, the laboratory will enable much closer collaboration with customers in key markets.

“This new research and development facility will allow us to develop more sustainable materials for our strategic markets and customers globally. Amiens has long been a flagship site for the introduction of new complex formulated products. It is also pleasing to see the site making major steps from a sustainability perspective. Registered to ISO 14001, it is a leader in the journey towards the Group’s 2036 vision” says Scott Bader’s CEO, Kevin Matthews.

The facility is focused on reducing embodied carbon – using wood instead of steel where possible and choosing low-carbon concrete for certain elements. Demolition materials were also used to create the platform for the paving and recycled glazing was used in parts of the structure.