CAS-MI Announces Alliance with Chemical Dynamics LLC (9/1/09)
September 1, 2009
CAS-MI Laboratories has announced an alliance with Chemical Dynamics
LLC. CAS-MI Laboratories, an independent laboratory and product
formulation facility, has announced an alliance with Chemical Dynamics LLC, a
coatings consulting firm that also specializes in formulation development.
Chemical Dynamics’ Ronald J. Lewarchik brings over 35 years of research and
development experience in formulating and testing of a variety of industrial,
automotive, and UV-cure coatings to the business arrangement. His special
expertise includes the development of low-VOC-content coatings, low-temperature
cure coatings and ultra-durable compositions, as well as thin, conventional,
and thick film corrosion-resistant primers.
"With the launch of our new CAS-MI Innovation
Center, we can utilize
Ron's vast industry experience in such market applications as automotive, coil
coatings, aerospace, appliances, packaging, building and more," said David
W. Riggs, PE, president of CAS-MI Laboratories. "Our analytical and testing
capabilities will be an added asset to Chemical Dynamics' consulting
Lewarchik has been awarded numerous grants for developing
energy-saving and environmentally friendly coatings products. In addition to
his role as president of Chemical Dynamics LLC, he is also an adjunct research
professor at Eastern
Lewarchik has been awarded 34 U.S.
patents and has published widely in both academic and trade journals. In
addition, he is the recipient of three prestigious R&D 100 awards in global
competition for the development of innovative coating technologies.
"The resource base, personnel and equipment of CAS-MI
creates an excellent synergy with Chemical Dynamics," said Lewarchik.
"Together we can provide coatings characterization to the scale-up and
manufacturing of new coatings technology."
CAS-MI Laboratories, along with the CAS-MI Innovation
entrepreneurs and established corporations create new paints, coatings,
adhesives, sealants, and other specially formulated products. Since 1943,
CAS-MI has helped companies with formulation development and troubleshooting. The
company recently moved into a new 11,000-square-foot facility, allowing for
expansion of both its analytical and chemical formulation services.