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BASF & TCI Enter Agreement to Market Cathoguard® Electrocoat Technology

Published on 2016-06-21. Author : SpecialChem

ELLAVILLE, Ga. -- TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM International, and BASF have entered into an agreement that allows TCI to sell the BASF CathoGuard® electrocoat technology to specified TCI market segments.

Fig. 1: BASF & TCI Enter Agreement to Market Cathoguard® Electrocoat Technology

Strategic alliance


According to Jack Bostock, TCI vice president of sales and marketing, this alliance builds on TCI’s commitment to market differentiation. “Pairing the CathoGuard technology series with our premium powder coatings is a win-win for customers looking for performance,” said Bostock. “By delivering an innovative solution that meets global standards, we will make a significant difference for our customers’ production lines, helping them increase throughput while reducing costs.”

The BASF CathoGuard coating combines several unique performance qualities for parts that are more difficult to paint efficiently, including those with multiple angles and crevices. CathoGuard improves the application process as well as coverage and corrosion edge protection while lowering total material costs by nearly 20 percent.

TCI market segments with access to this technology through the new alliance include off-road and heavy equipment, general finishing, office furniture, and appliance. CathoGuard will also be available to custom coaters that supply major subassemblies and modular components for the automotive market.

“We’re very pleased that TCI can deliver our innovative product line more broadly to their customers,” said Thaddeus Lepkowski, BASF tier metals market manager. “The chemistry in our CathoGuard coating achieves a flawless coat on hard-to-paint parts found in many of TCI’s markets where finish quality and durability are critical.”

About TCI Powder Coatings

For over 25 years, TCI has been manufacturing coatings, dedicating itself to developing superior thermoset powders and providing unparalleled service to their customers.

About BASF

BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Its portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

About RPM

RPM International Inc., owns subsidiaries that are one of the world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials, and related services in both industrial and consumer markets. RPM’s industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings, and specialty chemicals. Industrial brands include Stonhard, Tremco, Illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, Universal Sealants, and Euclid. Professionals, do-it-yourselfers, and hobbyists use RPM’s consumer products. Consumer brands include Zinsser, Rust-Oleum, DAP, Varathane, and Testors.

Source: RPM
 

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