Protective and marine coatings giant International Paint has been named the exclusive distributor of Polibrid Coatings’ solventless elastomeric polyurethane coatings products in the United States and Caribbean.
The distribution agreement, announced Tuesday (March 13) at NACE 2012 in Salt Lake City, expands both International Paint’s portfolio of protective coatings and linings and its exclusive regional reach in the Americas.
Polibrid Coatings Inc.
|Based in Brownsville, TX, Polibrid is a global provider of solventless elastomeric polyurethane coating and lining systems for critical structures and equipment.|
Polibrid’s products were formerly distributed by Carboline.
“We are delighted to have this unique opportunity to partner with a company that leads the industry in polyurethane technology,” said Chris Tiernay, International Paint’s Vice President of Protective Coatings, North America.
“The versatility of Polibrid’s products will bring value to a number of industries, and the U.S. water and wastewater market segment will be the first to benefit from this new relationship.”
Since 1982, Polibrid Coatings has been a global specialty manufacturer of solventless elastomeric polyurethane technology used in a wide range of severe service applications.
The company’s flagship product, Polibrid 705, a natural elastomer, is the basis for many of the company’s coating and lining systems for tanks, pipelines, penstocks, structural steel and other applications.
The Polibrid 705 lining system is widely used in the water and wastewater market to protect concrete and steel surfaces from the effects of hydrogen sulfide and microbiologically induced corrosion (MIC).
“We are very proud of our global reputation for unique, high-quality coatings and lining products,” said Polibrid president George Ramirez.
“We believe our expertise in elastomeric polyurethane technology, and International Paint’s position in high-performance protective coatings specifications here in the U.S., brings a robust protection solution to a wide variety of industrial applications.”
International Paint, an AkzoNobel company, provides protective coatings technologies for the water and wastewater, oil, gas, chemical processing, power, pulp and paper, rail, steel structure, mining and marine industries.