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RPM Expands its Business by Acquiring Specialty Polymer Coatings

Published on 2016-09-14. Author : SpecialChem

EDINA, Ohio -- RPM has announced that it has acquired Specialty Polymer Coatings, Inc. (SPC), a Canadian manufacturer of high-performance coatings for the global oil and gas pipeline market with annual net sales of approximately USD 26 million. It will operate as a free-standing business within the RPM Performance Coatings Group and report through the Carboline Company.

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RPM Expands its Business by Acquiring Specialty Polymer Coatings

Expansion in Oil and Gas Pipeline Market


"We already have a strong position in the U.S. oil and gas energy market through our Carboline business. The acquisition of SPC complements that position by providing a proven, tenured technology with strong brand recognition for the pipeline industry. We intend to accelerate SPC's growth by leveraging Carboline's large global sales force," stated Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and CEO.

"In keeping with our reputation as the best home for entrepreneurial businesses in our industry, several members of the current senior leadership under the founder, Bob Alliston, will continue to manage the business as part of RPM.", he continued

Specialty Polymer Coatings’ Product Line


The product line is comprised of 100-percent solids epoxy and urethane coatings and no volatile organic compounds. They are specified and sold for the maintenance and construction of

  • Steel Pipes
  • Railway Cars
  • Tank Linings
  • Steel Structures 
  • Marine Applications

Headquartered near Vancouver, in Langley, British Columbia, SPC also has a manufacturing facility in Brantford, Ontario, and an office and warehouse in Angleton, Texas.

About Specialty Polymer Coatings

Specialty Polymer Coatings, Inc. is one of the leading formulators, manufacturers and distributors of "state of the art" 100% solids (no VOC's) liquid epoxy and polyurethane coatings.

The Company has a broad line of coating systems which are utilized extensively in the pipeline industry, on railway cars, lining for tanks and sewage digesters, on steel structures, as well as marine docks and ship applications.

About RPM

RPM International Inc. owns subsidiaries that deal in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services across three segments. RPM's industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and other construction chemicals. Industrial companies include Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, RPM Belgium, and Euclid Chemical. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include Rust-Oleum, DAP, Zinsser, Varathane and Testors. RPM's specialty products include industrial cleaners, colorants, exterior finishes, specialty OEM coatings, edible coatings, restoration services equipment and specialty glazes for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Specialty segment companies include Day-Glo, Dryvit, RPM Wood Finishes, Mantrose-Haeuser, Legend Brands, Kop-Coat, and TCI. 

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Source: RPM
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