Industrial Copolymers, a Lancashire, UK-based manufacturer of high-performance resins and polymers for the coatings, adhesives and sealants industries, has announced it will trade under the name Incorez effective April 1, 2009.

“The Industrial Copolymers name has served the company well over the years, but it was felt that the time had come to revamp the image into one that better suits the company’s strategic objectives,” said Charles Lynch, sales & marketing director for Incorez. “We are a modern, progressive, global chemical company that prides itself on offering innovative custom-made solutions to the marketplace, and we wanted our image to reflect this.”

Since 1986, the Incorez product range has been exported across the world and includes oxazolidines, waterborne epoxy curing agents and waterborne polyurethane dispersions. The company was previously owned by the Iotech Group and has a sister company, Incorez Corp., in the U.S. In January 2009, Sika assumed ownership of the entire Iotech Group, which includes both Incorez companies.