MERCK CHEMICALS LTD. CARRIES OUT WORLD LEADING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AT ITS TECHNICAL CENTRE IN CHILWORTH, SOUTHAMPTON. THEY SPECIALISE IN THE FIELDS OF LIQUID CRYSTAL MATERIALS FOR FLAT-PANEL DISPLAYS, PRINTABLE ELECTRONIC MATERIALS FOR TRANSISTORS AND PHOTOVOLTAIC MOBILE ENERGY AND MATERIALS FOR NEW GENERATION FLEXIBLE, PRINTABLE DISPLAYS.
The original Technical Centre at Chilworth was completed in 2000, forming part of the initial masterplan at the Science Park. The concept for the centre was for a facility that exceeded the requirements of the time, ensuring high standards of safety, environmental performance and future flexibility. In 2009 the centre was extended, providing additional laboratories, offices, and technical facilities. AHR has continued to provide their expertise in adapting the facility to the changing needs and requirements of its users and research requirements, while maintaining the ethos of the original building as a world class research and development centre.