H.B. Fuller Construction Products has opened a research and development center in Aurora, Ill. The facility features new equipment and updated and expanded lab space that further enhances the capabilities of the company’s research and development efforts.
The new center, formerly based in Palatine, Ill., was relocated to H.B. Fuller Construction Products headquarters in Aurora to allow for improved collaboration with various departments of the company.
“The new facility will allow the research and development team to work more closely with sales, marketing, operations and other departments,” says Greg Schad, technical director for H.B. Fuller Construction Products. “Working in tandem with these departments, the R&D team will better understand our customer’s needs, allowing us to better serve them.”
Designed to meet the needs for formulating advanced technology materials, including water-based, reactive and cement chemistries, the center is equipped with state-of-the-art climate controls to meet the constant temperature and humidity requirements for industry specifications, such as ANSI A118 and ISO 13007.
In addition, H.B. Fuller Construction Products has invested in new and upgraded testing equipment to perform the most demanding test methods for the construction industry. The facility also features expanded lab floor space, allowing H.B. Fuller Construction Products to add new R&D resources for their growing market presence.