Synthesis laboratory aims to build links and innovate
An organometallic custom synthesis company seeking to build relationships with users of its products in printed electronics has relocated to Wilton Centre.
Multivalent Laboratories, which has 30 years’ experience and heritage in high purity inorganic synthesis, has moved into office and laboratory space in T4.
The company was recently acquired by IG Catalysts which has links to research labs at Cavendish Laboratories based at Cambridge University.
Multivalent director, Christine Bowman, explained that IG Catalyst’s other business interests in the North East and the proximity of many of Multivalent’s customers prompted the decision to be based at Wilton Centre.
“To date the products have been sold exclusively to the Chemical Catalogue companies so, although in many cases we are the only producer globally, Multivalent’s brand and product recognition have been unknown.
“Under our new ownership, the strategy is to expand technical collaboration with the end users and instigate scale-up beyond the 30Kg limitations of the past,” she explained.
“By communicating with customers our aim is to innovate and improve the products we offer.”
The other focus of Multivalent’s work is in the emerging area of printed electronics, where the company manufactures precursors for the electronic industry especially for thin-film transistor (TFT) and flexible electronics.
Christine added: “This is an area with huge potential and we are very excited about the developments we are working on.”
With the offices now established, a recruitment drive is underway to fill vacancies in research chemist posts amongst others.