02 Nov 2012 Press Release

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the European Centre for Dispersion Technologies (EZD)

The groundbreaking ceremony for the newly founded European Centre for Dispersion Technologies (EZD) is going to take place in Selb on November 13, 2012. In the course of this ceremony the EZD and the opportunities for cooperation for industrial enterprises will be presented during an informational session in the town hall.

The EZD, which will be built and operated by the company Kunststoff-Zentrum SKZ in close cooperation with some industrial enterprises in the administrative district of Wunsiedel, is an interdisciplinary center for research and technology transfer. This center is going to offer the essential research work in the field of production of dispersions together with the services relevant to the industry. During the next five years this project will be funded with an amount of 5.2 million Euros by the State of Bavaria.

The company NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik acted as one of the creative forces for this new center. NETZSCH offers optimized machines and plants for the wetting, mixing, grinding, dispersing and de-aeration of the most different types of dispersions and disposes of the process technology know-how. For being able to produce stable dispersions it is inevitable to chemically harmonize the individual components. If the client does not possess the required know-how, he will need a competent and independent partner. Having an interdisciplinary working competence center in striking distance will speed up customer-specific problem solving and bring about advantages in the international competition.