TekniPlex enhances global innovation centre in Ohio

Serving as hub for materials science research and development, the facility features state-of-the-art labs, rapid prototyping capabilities, and ideation rooms

TekniPlex has modernised its global innovation centre in Holland, Ohio. The improvements further enhance the centre’s ability to serve as a hub for materials science research and development through sophisticated labs, rapid prototyping capabilities, and collaboration spaces.

TekniPlex’s global innovation centre focuses on the development of new materials science platforms for a variety of everyday items, including packaging solutions for healthcare, food and beverage, personal care, and household products. The facility also strives to be a centre for learning: for example, TekniPlex recently hosted students from the Toledo Technology Academy of Engineering for an in-depth tour relevant to their coursework. Students met with professionals from a variety of disciplines and enjoyed demonstrations of manufacturing equipment, bringing abstract science into the real world of modern product packaging and protection.

“We’re committed to making this facility a world-class innovation centre for our global materials science teams, customers, and surrounding community,” said Oscar Martin, senior vice-president of global innovation for TekniPlex. “Continuing to invest in this hub for ideas and breakthroughs allows TekniPlex to remain at the forefront of materials science. This includes consumer products such as food & beverage and personal care products — where our solutions enhance customer experiences — as well as healthcare, where our overarching goal is always improving patient outcomes.”