Atotech (Rock Hill, SC) will assume worldwide sales and distribution responsibilities for Kolene Corp.'s Recover product line. The new agreement applies to the Recover 5000 series of low-temperature chemical formulations developed by Kolene for removing paint and other organic coatings from high-value parts and assemblies.
"Atotech, with its 40 service and technical centers around the world and its proven capabilities in metals finishing technologies, is the ideal partner for expanding into other world markets," says Roger L. Shoemaker, president and CEO of Kolene.
According to the companies, the arrangement will have no impact on the contract paint-removal service currently operated at Kolene's Detroit facility. Kolene will continue to directly serve existing Recover customers in North America while providing custom-engineered process equipment for use with Recover chemical products sold by Atotech.