Clariant Masterbatches Canada has expanded laboratory capabilities at its Delta, British Columbia, plant and added two new sales representatives to serve the region. The company has installed a new high-torque lab extruder at the Delta location. "This extrusion line is a perfect complement to the two production-scale extrusion lines installed last year, and will provide our customers with enhanced color matching and masterbatch development capabilities," says Gavriluta. "When it comes to providing our customers with quick response, having a local site on the West Coast gives us a distinct advantage over other suppliers." Clariant Masterbatches include REMAFIN® olefinic masterbatches and compounds; RENOL® masterbatches and compounds based on engineering resins, styrenics and PVC; CESA® additive masterbatches; HYDROCEROL® chemical foaming and nucleating agents; OMNICOLOR® universal color masterbatches.