CAS-MI Laboratories Launches Innovation Center

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CAS-MI Laboratories announces the establishment of the CAS-MI Innovation Center, an incubator for new industrial and consumer formulated products, including paints, coatings, plastics, adhesives and more.

CAS-MI Laboratories announces the establishment of the CAS-MI Innovation Center, an incubator for new industrial and consumer formulated products, including paints, coatings, plastics, adhesives and more.

The scientists at this independent facility can take a new or existing idea and develop formulations all the way through production, creating bench-top batches for testing and scale-up. The Innovation Center staff may also assist with certifications, environmental standards, as well as help manage toll production. The purpose of the center is to help companies turn their ideas and dreams into real products in the marketplace.

"We can be a product development and testing partner," says Stephen C. Hall, Technical Director, CAS-MI Innovation Center. "Knowing that the lab is no substitute for real world conditions, we can also create different versions of a product for beta testing, application support and market research."

An example of CAS-MI's product development services is Idea Paint, http://www.ideapaint.com. The CAS-MI Innovation Center helped formulate this start-up's high-performance dry-erase coating, coordinated supply chain management, toll production and beta testing. The resulting product received top awards at NeoCon 2008, and is currently available through IdeaPaint.com and MDC Wallcoverings.

"The center's affiliation with CAS-MI Laboratories ensures our clients have access to the resources of a full service analytical laboratory," says G. Fred Willard, Ph.D., Vice President-Technology, CAS-MI Laboratories. "If problems occur, our clients can rely on CAS-MI to provide quick, reliable answers."

For more information about the CAS-MI Innovation Center, call Stephen C. Hall, Technical Director at 810.844.6061 or email shall@cas-mi.com

About CAS-MI Laboratories:
CAS-MI Laboratories solves problems for the paints, coatings and polymer industries by providing independent product testing and chemical analysis. Troubleshooting services include deformulation (reverse engineering), contaminant identification, failure analysis and materials testing. The CAS-MI Innovation Center offers formulation services, scale-up assistance, regulation support, toll production and beta testing. CAS-MI Laboratories specializes in litigation support and consulting, with expert witness services for issues involving paints, coatings, polymers, plastics, coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers and more. For more information visit http://www.cas-mi.com.

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