BASF has opened a new research lab in Wyandotte to help aid several industries serviced by the international chemical company.
A team of product developers, chemists and material scientists will work to discover new products for the American automotive, construction, sports and leisure industries through the thermoplastic polyurethanes lab.
“The new lab in Wyandotte is the latest strategic step toward an ever more global overall approach to research," Christian Fischer, president of BASF's advanced materials and systems research division, said in a written statement.
Fischer said the addition is "an excellent basis for expansion of the existing scientific network with universities and other research facilities in North America."
Wyandotte is BASF’s largest site for research and development in the Midwest.
“A closely interlinked system of research, development and applications engineering enables us to develop new products rapidly and in a highly focused manner," Karl-Rudolf Kurtz, a BASF senior vice president in charge of the polyurethane research in Wyandotte, said in a written statement. "It’s a concept for success that has proved its worth at other BASF sites and is now to be strengthened in Wyandotte."