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October 21, 2013

Protech Chemicals Ltd of Montreal, Canada has reached an agreement with NPA Coatings, a subsidiary of Nippon Paints Japan, to acquire the Seibert powder coatings business. Protech will continue the manufacturing operations in Cleveland, Ohio. The deal is expected to close by mid-November 2013.

David Ades, Managing Director of Protech, noted: “The acquisition of NPA’s powder business allows us to expand into new markets, particularly the automotive sector in which NPA is a leader. We are committed to maintaining the well-earned reputation that NPA has built over the past twenty years.”

November 29, 2012


The Protech/Oxyplast Group of Montreal, Canada is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to purchase the thermoplastic powder and liquid coatings businesses of the Thermoclad Company of Erie, Pennsylvania.  Thermoclad is a global leader in the production and marketing of PVC powder coatings for fabricated metals such as fencing and dishwasher racks. The company also develops environmentally safe paints as well as other thermoplastics such as nylon and co-polyesters.  

David Ades, Managing Director of Protech said: “Thermoclad’s leading position in thermoplastics and especially PVC powder coatings will add a new dimension to our growing powder business. We are excited about the opportunities and synergies which will be generated.” Martin Renkis, chairman of the Thermoclad Company and son of founder Alan Renkis said “Thermoclad has a 50 year history in protective coatings as well as valuable relationships we expect Protech will benefit from. My father immigrated from Latvia after World War II and came to Erie as a young man. From his start as a local paperboy to becoming a leader in the Erie business community, Dad always had a strong sense of pride in his work, especially in the ground-breaking technologies Thermoclad developed. Our family is pleased to see another successful family-run company like Protech continue Thermoclad’s tradition of innovation and keep our dedicated employees here in Erie.”  

Protech will maintain Thermoclad’s liquid and powder manufacturing operations in Erie, PA. The transaction is expected to close in mid-December 2012.


September 17, 2012.

The Protech/Oxyplast Group of Montreal, Canada is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to purchase the powder coating business and manufacturing assets of Innotek Powder Coatings of Big Spring Texas. Innotek is a well-recognized name within the powder coatings industry specializing in high performance thermoplastic powder coatings. David Ades, Managing Director of Protech said: “Innotek’s leading thermoplastic technology is a great addition to our global business. It is complementary to our extensive thermoset powder coatings product range.” Protech fully expects to benefit from the excellent business relationships and the unique thermoplastic technology that Innotek has developed over the years. Protech will integrate the Innotek’s manufacturing operations into its own organization.
Thermoplastic Powder Coatings

November 23, 2011 - Protech-Oxyplast: Qualicoat approval for a low bake powder coating


PROTECH-OXYPLAST
– Qualicoat approved for its innovative low bake powder coating

OXYPLAST BELGIUM NV, the Belgian part of the Canadian Protech - Oxyplast Group, is the first powder coating producer to have succeeded in achieving the Qualicoat label (P-1030 PE40) for its low-curing and degassing powder coating, under the brand name Ag-Kote. Never before,
a Qualicoat approval has been granted for this type of energy friendly technology that actually cures at 150°C.

Ag-Kote was launched in 2009 following demand from industry for energy saving technology and increases in efficiency. Since its launch, this powder has won several innovation prizes and experienced unparalleled success.

The Qualicoat approval is a significant next step in this success story.


This architectural quality label confirms that Ag-Kote can now be approved for the coating of aluminum profiles.


Protech - Oxyplast is convinced that the trend to continually use lower curing coatings is here to stay. Ag-Kote proves that this doesn’t have to be detrimental to the quality of these innovative and energy friendly powder coatings.

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April 16, 2009

The Protech/Oxyplast Group of Montreal, Canada is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to purchase the North American powder coating business and assets of Govesan Manufacturing Inc of York, Pennsylvania. The transaction is expected to close by the end of April, 2009.

Govesan Manufacturing Inc, an affiliate of Govesan S.A.U. of Madrid, Spain, is a well recognized name within the powder coatings industry and has been providing a quality product and excellent service to its clients for many years.  Protech fully expects to benefit from the excellent business relationships that Govesan has developed over the years with its customers.  Protech will integrate the Govesan powder manufacturing operations into its own organization.  Current customers of Govesan will continue to be able to obtain the products they are currently purchasing and, as well, will now have access to Protech’s worldwide network of products and technology
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July 11, 2008


The Protech/Oxyplast Group of Montreal, Canada is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to purchase the powder coating business and all the assets of Enviro-Powder Ccompany of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Enviro-Powder Company is a well recognized name within the powder coatings industry and has been providing a quality product and excellent service to its clients for many years.  Protech fully expects to benefit from the excellent business relationships that Enviro-Powder has developed over the years with its customers.  Protech will integrate the Enviro-Powder manufacturing operations into its own organization.  Current customers of Enviro-Powder will continue to be able to obtain the products they are currently purchasing and as well, will now have access to Protech’s worldwide network of products and technology
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July 1, 2008

The Protech/Oxyplast Group of Montreal, Canada is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to purchase the powder coatings business of Atomized Powder Coatings LLC of Terre Haute, Indiana.  Protech will integrate the Atomized manufacturing operations into its own organization.  Current customers of Atomized Powder Coating will continue to be able to obtain the products they are presently purchasing and as well, will now have access to Protech’s worldwide network of products and technology
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Protech is excited and proud to introduce three new specialty lines of powder coatings.  X-Graf is a line of coatings that allows the easy clean-up of graffiti. Curvecoat permits coated pieces to be post -bended without cracking, splitting or chipping.  And the Z-Series is Protech’s line of super-durable powder coatings.  More information on these products may be obtained by simply clicking on the product icon.

Protech is pleased to unveil its new color chart. This fold out chart represents our stock items that are always available. The new color can be found on the website simply by clicking on the color chart button. Please note that you can also easily access the previous color chart on the website.

Protech has completed the expansion of its QC and R & D laboratories at its head office location in Montreal.  These state-of-the-art labs have been furnished with the newest of equipment including apparatus for testing which previously had to be out sourced.  The refurnished labs will allow Protechs technical team even more opportunity to develop new products and applications.

Protech is expected to move into its new facility in Fairfield, New Jersey by the beginning of September 2007.  All necessary permits have been obtained and equipment will be moved in immediately.

Protech and Alcatel/Lucent have extended their existing supply agreement.  Under terms of the agreement, Protech remains the exclusive suppler of powder coatings to Alcatel/Lucent and their suppliers and sub-contractors.