International Paint LLC has announced that the Devoe High Performance Coatings research and development laboratory has been vetted to meet worldwide technical standards.
Paint LLC has announced that the Devoe High Performance Coatings research and
development laboratory located in Strongsville,
OH, has been fully vetted to meet
all International Paint Protective Coatings worldwide technical standards.
analysis of the Strongsville
laboratory was conducted in June to assess the lab’s technological
capabilities, operational and administrative processes,” said Tanuj Agarwal,
Strategic Integration project manager. “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
the Strongsville laboratory follows a strategic
decision in January 2009 by parent company AkzoNobel to integrate Devoe High
Performance Coatings with their International Paint Protective Coatings
Americas business in order to deliver a comprehensive protective coatings offer
to customers in the power, chemical, oil and gas, commercial, bridge, and
water/wastewater market segments throughout North America.
The Strongsville laboratory is one of three
protective coatings laboratories in the U.S.,
including Houston, TX,
and Berea, OH.
development is a core element of business success,” said Andrew Smith,
technical manager, Protective Coatings Americas. “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.”
International Paint Protective Coatings has 131 technical personnel in
laboratories across North America, Brazil,
Europe, China, Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom.