Philadelphia Laboratory, United States

Utilizing extensive formulation expertise and cutting-edge equipment capabilities to deliver innovative solutions and accelerate your development efforts. 

Since the opening of our first laboratory in the U.S. in 2018, we have continuously supported our customers and best-in-class principals. To better serve them we’ve continued to add technologists and expanded our capabilities allowing us to provide customized solutions and novel prototype concepts that align with their business needs.  Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this laboratory serves the decorative paints, industrial coatings, printing inks and adhesive markets for North America.

How we can support you

Our laboratory in Philadelphia is ready to collaborate with you, working with you every step of the way to help drive and evolve your formulations, whether you need help with early ingredient/prototype screening or assistance finalizing your targeted performance properties. Let us help with the heavy lifting!

Core competencies

  • Technical advice and formulation development
  • Guidance for product optimization
  • Troubleshooting assistance
  • Additive screening/selection testing
  • Application testing with quantitative results
  • Customer training

Key Equipment


  • Rheometer (Rheological Profiles) 
  • Optical Tensiometer (Surface Wetting/Contact Angle) 
  • Bubble Pressure Tensiometer (Dynamic Surface Tension)  
  • Spray Booth
  • Taber Abrasion



  • Adhesives
  • Decorative Coatings
  • Industrial Coatings
  • Printing Inks
  • Wood Coatings

We have supported formulation needs
for the following:

Our Team

Our multifaceted team of committed and passionate technical experts are here to support our partners in their product development, create formulations and find solutions.

Ayaz Khan

Technical Director Americas - Coatings & Construction


Holds a BSc. in Applied Chemistry and Diploma in Coatings Technology. Prior to joining IMCD in 2017, Ayaz spent 14 years in the paint industry as a research chemist and 24 in the coating additive industry as technical services and applications manager.  As an expert in decorative paints, coatings formulation and rheology he develops innovative projects in close cooperation with customers and principal suppliers.

Andrew Sibley

Chemist - Coatings & Construction NA


Holds a BSc. in Chemistry and Nanotechnology.   Andrew joined IMCD in 2019, bringing 10 years of experience as a chemist formulating industrial coatings and UV curable coatings for several global paint companies.

Colin Scull

Chemist - Coatings & Construction NA


Holds a BSEd. Chemistry.  Colin joined IMCD in 2021 after spending 8 years teaching chemistry and other physical and biological sciences; as well as 3 years in corrosion testing for infrastructure including reinforced concrete structures and post-tensioned bridges.

Would you like to have a closer look at our facilities and meet our experts? We would be delighted to welcome you and have a talk!

IMCD Philadelphia Laboratory
Coatings & Construction

Protecs Innovation Center
3700 Horizon Drive, Suite 140
King of Prussia, PA  19406


Phone: +1 610 715 5780


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