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APC Granted a Three-Year Certification of the ISO 9001:2008 Standard


Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) has been granted a three-year certification of the ISO 9001:2008 standard, by ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. The certification reads: ‘Manufacturer of engineered, innovative polymer based coatings and resins based on leading edge technology,’ according to the certificate.

The ABS QE’s ISO 9001 programme provides a foundation to enable companies to improve their business economics. Advanced Polymer Coatings is a leading supplier of high performance coatings based on a proprietary and polymer that resists a wide range of acids, alkalis, and caustics. The company’s well-known coating brands include MarineLine® and ChemLine®.

According to Don Keehan, APC Chairman, "ISO certification is recognised throughout the world as a commitment to continuous improvement in all areas of our operations. Achieving ISO certification clearly illustrates our continuing high standards to produce quality products for our customers throughout the world. We are very pleased to earn this distinction.”

Dina Kitral, APC Quality Supervisor, adds “The ISO process took us through eight quality management principles to guide us towards improved performance. These involved a focus on the customer, leadership within our organization, involving our people at all levels, managing our activities as a process, identifying, understanding and managing interrelated processes as a system to achieve objectives, working to continually improve our performance, using objective data to formulate effective decisions, and working closely with our suppliers to benefit all entities.”