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New European Research Center for Interlayer Films for Laminated Glass in the Netherlands
Jul 13, 2017


SEKISUI S-LEC B.V. (Head office: Roermond, Netherlands; President: Yoshio Aoshima, hereinafter called "SEKISUI S-LEC B.V."), which manufactures and sells interlayer films for laminated glass as a 100% subsidiary of SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (President: Teiji Koge; hereinafter called "Sekisui Chemical") opened its European Research Center at the Brightlands Chemelot open innovation campus in Sittard-Geleen, where SEKISUI S-LEC B.V. has a factory for interlayer film raw materials resin, on June 14. 

Interlayer films for laminated glass are used in vehicles and buildings. General interlayer films function to prevent spatter and penetration when the glass is broken, and to cuts UV rays, etc., but Sekisui Chemical has poured its efforts into the development and sale of high-performance interlayer film with special added functions such as noise prevention, heat prevention, decoration, and heads-up displays, etc. As a result, our products are currently used worldwide, mostly in vehicles.

Car windshield image

Car windshield image

In Europe, there is a tendency to actively introduce cutting-edge on-board products in the automobile market, and technological innovations are also progressing in the field of self-driving vehicles. Further, the need for building materials with better design ability is also a strong area in the construction field. Hence, SEKISUI S-LEC B.V. has strengthened its links and melding with industry, government, and academia in the Netherlands, which is a particularly open innovation cutting-edge country, to establish its European Research Center to develop and promote new high-performance interlayer films from the EU to the world. A summary of the center is described below.

<Summary of the SEKISUI S-LEC B.V. European Research Center>


In the Brightlands Chemelot Open Innovation Campus, Sittard-Geleen
(Photo on the below: Overall view of the campus)

  ・Nature of business:

The research and planning of cutting-edge technology and new products for interlayer films for laminated glass for vehicles and buildings

Summary of the SEKISUI S-LEC B.V. European Research Center

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