Brenntag Specialties has recently announced the opening of operations of its new Personal Care Innovation & Application Center in Lille, France, located in the heart of Arteparc, the first business park in the metropolitan area fully based on circular economy and renewable energies.

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Dedicated Brenntag experts will provide customers and suppliers with concepts and prototype development, customized formulation support, technical solutions and stability studies for a broad range of applications. Brenntag Specialties chose Lille for the new Innovation & Application Center due to its proximity to many suppliers and customers in the Personal Care industry in the region.

The Innovation & Application Center in Lille is the latest member of Brenntag Specialties’ global network of industry-focused centers that share best practices, knowledge and insights and deliver value added services to our business partners.

“The opening of the Lille Center is a further step to execute Brenntag’s ‘Strategy to Win’ by building capabilities and offering innovative services to the regional and global Personal Care industry. Brenntag Specialties acts as an important link with our customers and suppliers to bring innovation closer to the marketplace. The new center is a great addition to the strong network of now already 18 Personal Care / HI&I Innovation & Application Centres globally and four in the EMEA region,” stated Michael Wilkop, President Personal Care / HI&I Brenntag Specialties EMEA.

At Arteparc Lille, all buildings have the Effinergie+ label and are designed according to the principles of high environmental quality, whether in the choice of materials, the design of the structure, its compactness, its orientation, the characteristics of the exterior joinery, as well as the technical equipment. All roofs are equipped with self-consumption photovoltaic solar power panels, rainwater is managed by on-site infiltration via road tanks and rainwater recovery tanks, supercharger terminals are available and powered by 100% renewable energy.


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