15 May 2018
15 May 2018
HK Research has announced a strategic cooperation agreement with Scott Bader under which the companies plan to explore mutual interests in various markets, technologies and manufacturing areas to further strengthen their respective positions in the US and European gel-coat markets.
“HK Research Corporation is pleased to work with a company that has an innovative and outstanding reputation in the world polymer market place,” says Richard Higgins, HK Research's President.
“Scott Bader is delighted to be able to cooperate with a company so focused on customer service, innovation and quality as HK Research,” states Jean-Claude Pierre, CEO of Scott Bader. “I am convinced that this new relationship will soon bear fruits to bring new innovative solutions to the gel-coat markets our companies serve or target.”
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