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Int’l Paint Completes Devoe Lab Integration

Monday, September 14, 2009

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International Paint LLC has announced that the Devoe High Performance Coatings research and development laboratory in Strongsville, OH, has been fully vetted to meet all International Paint Protective Coatings worldwide technical standards. 

According to Strategic Integration Project Manager, Tanuj Agarwal, “A thorough analysis of the Strongsville laboratory was conducted in June to assess the lab’s technological capabilities, operational and administrative processes. Aligning the laboratory with International Paint’s worldwide technical standards will ensure that lab procedures, methods of testing, and reporting processes are consistent with all labs globally.”

Alignment of the Strongsville laboratory follows a strategic decision in January 2009 by parent company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) to integrate Devoe High Performance Coatings with Akzo’s International Paint Protective Coatings Americas business. The acquisition, said International, allows the company to offer a comprehensive line of protective coatings to the power, chemical, oil and gas, commercial, bridge, and water/wastewater industries in North America. The Strongsville laboratory is one of three protective coatings laboratories in the U.S., with the others in Houston, TX, and Berea, OH.

“Our technical teams are very enthusiastic about the integration because they see it as an unparalleled opportunity to maximize their resources and diverse technological expertise to deliver a new standard of performance-based, environmentally-focused products to protective coatings customers globally,” said Andrew Smith, Technical Manager Protective Coatings Americas.

To date, International Paint Protective Coatings has 131 technical personnel in laboratories across North America, Brazil, Europe, China, Asia, Australia, and the UK.

For more information about International Paint Protective Coatings, visit www.international-pc.com.

   

Tagged categories: AkzoNobel; Devoe; International Paint

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