Fort Worth Research Center

Fort Worth Research Center
4825 N. Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76106
(817) 626-3711

Leszek Nikiel, PhD

  • Built in June, 1972
  • Employs 14 people (3 PhD's)
  • Performs basic research of rubber chemistry
  • Carbon black and polymer science
  • Conducts product testing
  • Integral part of SRCE's Quality Assurance Program


  • Develop a basic understanding of carbon black and how it interacts with elastomers to improve end-use performance.
  • Develop new grades of carbon black.
  • Provide timely and effective quality control testing.
  • Develop improved test methods to more accurately guide the production process and predict end-use performance.
  • Seek process improvements to enhance yield, quality and economics.