Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has extended its research and development capabilities at its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Housed at the new Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Innovation Center, the facility is a critical element in the business area’s global R&D network.
Substantial investment in the Innovation Center has seen usable space for R&D increased by 50%, to around 3,000 square meters, including a 300 square meter showroom area dedicated to the department and demonstrating R&D and product innovation capabilities.
The new Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Innovation Center in Stuttgart will host laboratories with the latest analytical equipment and measurement centers, next to innovation and prototype facilities, as well as a major test area with a fully equipped tool room and a materials laboratory. The capabilities will range from standard mechanical testing to material analytics, including Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA), Digital Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, to a highly advanced high-resolution Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with an Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX).
According to Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, these capabilities support material and product development efforts, fundamental research of sealing designs and interactions in sealing systems, as well as root cause and failure analysis in production and from the field.