12 June 2013 14:09 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Ecolab has expanded its research, development and engineering centre at Campinas in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state, the US-based water and energy technologies and specialty chemicals firm said on Wednesday.
The expansion doubles the size of the facility to 1,300 square metres.
Ecolab’s Campinas centre has laboratories for the development of processes and products to increase the efficiency and sustainability of oil and gas operations.
It also has facilities to research new industrial water applications for the pulp and paper, mining, sugar and brewing industries, and for the development of new cleaning and sanitising, and food and beverage processing solutions, the company said.
"The expansion of the Campinas research centre is part of Ecolab's strategy to keep pace with the strong growth of our business in Brazil and throughout Latin America," said Jim White, Ecolab senior vice president and president, Latin America.
Ecolab's recent merger with Nalco, as well as the acquisition of Champion Technologies and two local companies significantly increased its footprint in Brazil, it added.
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