TCI Powder Coatings Announces New Product Development Laboratory

TCI Powder Coatings opens its new product development laboratory in Americus, Georgia.

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TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., announces the opening of its new product development laboratory in Americus, Georgia. Planning for the lab started in the Spring of 2016 with the official opening taking place in January of 2017.

The primary functions of the lab include developing innovative products, improving current technologies, and producing rapid color matches. Other lab features include analytical work, corrosion testing, environmental research and testing, manufacturing, and customer support.

Color matching equipment and software combined with an upgraded database of improved pigments provide for unparalleled color matching capabilities and quick turn-around times, the company says. A styling room is available for critical color matching/styling work and spaces designed for customer collaboration and employee training are included. The lab also has FTIR and DSC capabilities.

Those working within the lab include product formulators and chemists, segment technology leaders, color matching specialists, and analytical chemists.

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