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ADVANCED POLYMER COATINGS COMPLETES FACILITY EXPANSION; GEARS UP PRODUCTION CAPABILITY

Advanced Polymer Coatings (Avon, Ohio, USA), new plant facility expansion has increased its plant capacity four-fold from previous levels.

 

AVON, OHIO, June 26, 2007 – Advanced Polymer Coatings (Avon, Ohio, USA), provider of the well-known high-performance coatings MarineLine®, and ChemLine®, has completed a new plant facility expansion at its Avon, Ohio facilities.

The addition to the company’s existing manufacturing operations has more than doubled the previous manufacturing space and now allows the company to increase production of these specialty coatings to meet growing worldwide demand. With the expansion, plant capacity has now quadrupled from its previous levels.

According to Mr. Donald Keehan, Chairman of Advanced Polymer Coatings, “MarineLine® is specified for coating cargo tanks of chemical tankers. The coating has seen a dramatic increase in usage due to its excellent performance characteristics compared to other cargo coatings and stainless steel. This year there are already 121 ships contracted to receive the MarineLine® coating, with an additional 101 ships now booked in 2008, and 55 more ships booked for 2009, so this plant expansion comes at just the right time for our continuing growth.

“Other Advanced Polymer Coatings products formulated specifically for markets that require protective corrosion-resistance include ChemLine® for railcars, ISO tankers, chemical storage tanks, processing equipment, and concrete protection, for power-generating utilities. We are now well positioned to accommodate the needs of all these important markets,” Mr. Keehan adds.