ERJ staff report (DS)
Cary, North Carolina -- Lord Corp. will host an opening ceremony for its new Asia Pacific Technology Center on 24 May.
The new centre, in Nagoya, in Japan's Aichi Province, is a two-story 1,900-square-meter facility that will house office, meeting, laboratory and testing space. According to Hirokazu Omoto, Vice President, Technology, Lord Asia Pacific, the Nagoya location was selected because it is the centre of automotive technology in Japan, enables Lord to easily serve many of its key customers that are located in the area.
Lord will move its development staff from Kofu and Amagasaki to the new Center, as well as equipment including major physical/environmental testing and rubber processing machines. The new Center is equipped with an explosion-proof room for chemical synthesis. Key areas of focus include rubber-to-substrate bonding, high performance coating for elastomers, electronic materials and structural adhesives.
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Press release from Lord Corp