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Newly – Formulated Ace Paints Earns High Marks from Independent Paint Testing Laboratory

Published on 2005-06-09. Author : SpecialChem

Ace Paint received the highest overall ranking among several leading national brands in a recent study by DL Laboratories, Inc., a leading independent testing and consulting laboratory specializing in providing services to the coatings, sealants and waterproofing industries.

The competitive study ranked Ace's newly-formulated Royal Interior Paint number one in four paint finish categories - flat, eggshell, satin and semi-gloss - based on an aggregate number of points scored on a group of tests when compared to certain brands manufactured by Behr, Benjamin Moore, Dutch Boy, Glidden and Valspar. All paints for this study were submitted blindly and with no identification.

The rankings as determined by DL Labs were established by the aggregate number of points scored on a group of tests specified for both wet and dry paint properties. The study adhered to standard industry test methods set by ASTM International (American Society of Testing and Materials).

"These study results support the fact that Ace Paint is a leading paint manufacturer in the industry and showcase our commitment to high quality and innovative paint products," said Dick Bristol, director of the Ace Paint Division. "We are proud to receive such high marks from one of the largest and most respected independent protective coatings testing organizations in the country."

Ace's premium line of Royal Interior Paint includes an extensive selection of colors from which to choose, offers one-coat coverage and is backed by a lifetime warranty.

Ace Paint, the 12th largest paint manufacturer in the United States and a division of Ace Hardware Corp., services Ace retailers domestically and internationally, and has exclusively manufactured more than 1,000 products out of two locations in Matteson and Chicago Heights, Ill. Combined, the two plants have an annual production capacity of 20 million gallons.

DL Laboratories, Inc., has been providing services to the coatings, caulks, sealants and waterproofing industries for more than 70 years. The organization was established in 1932 to meet the industries' need for a competent, unbiased, independent laboratory that could provide relevant, meaningful and reliable information on the use and performance of raw materials and finished products. DL Labs is accredited by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP - Lab Code 100252-0) in the fields of Paints and Related Coatings and Materials and Building Seals and Sealants.

Ace Hardware Corp. is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry. Annual retail sales for Ace's 4,700 independently-owned hardware, home center and lumber and building materials locations top $13 billion. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace currently operates 15 distribution centers in the United States and its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states and 70 countries.

Source: Ace Hardware Corp

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