Oxiteno expands its investments in the U.S. with a new R&D laboratory

Posted On: September 13, 2016
R&D laboratory
The R&D lab is the output of a partnership between Oxiteno and the University of Southern Mississippi (USM)

Oxiteno an investment in a new Research & Development (R&D) laboratory in the United States. The R&D lab is the output of a partnership between Oxiteno and the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and will be located in The Garden, the University’s 521-acre innovation and commercialization park. The Lab is a great example of Oxiteno’s commitment to international markets and USM’s commitment to innovation.

The laboratory will begin operating on mid-September, focusing on research and development of products to serve the U.S. market in the agriculture, paints and coatings, personal care, home care, and oil and gas segments. “Being close to our clients will allow the Company to serve them better. We will now be able to provide samples and develop products locally, reducing the time required for these activities.”, explains João Parolin, Chief Executive Officer, Oxiteno.

“Oxiteno will be the largest commercial laboratory tenant in The Accelerator. The presence of such a prestigious and innovative company will certainly help spotlight the depth of capabilities and resources we have to offer at USM.  We are looking forward to a productive partnership and the international attention Oxiteno will help bring to The Accelerator”, says Robbie Ingram, Manager, The University of Southern Mississippi Innovation and Commercialization Accelerator.

The University of Southern Mississippi is an excellent fit as a partner for Oxiteno, particularly because of the research performed there and the availability of cutting-edge technology and state of the art equipment.

“Opening this lab represents a new chapter for Oxiteno in the US but also as a global organization. It will allow us to do more things, and to do them faster. Exciting times for all of us”, celebrates Parolin.

About Oxiteno

Oxiteno is the leader in the manufacture of surfactants and specialty chemicals and develops innovative and sustainable solutions for the Personal Care, Home Care and I&I, Paints & Coatings, Oil & Gas, and Agrochemicals markets. The Company is present in nine countries across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and has 12 industrial units located in Brazil, the United States, Mexico, Uruguay, and Venezuela, in addition to commercial offices in Argentina, Belgium, China and Colombia. Further information is found at www.oxiteno.com.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, Southern Miss students have collected seven Goldwater Scholarships, three Truman Scholarships, and 16 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. www.usm.edu.