Carboline Company: Setting Benchmarks in the Coating Industry
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Carboline Company: Setting Benchmarks in the Coating Industry

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Chris Tiernay, President, Carboline CompanyChris Tiernay, President
Industrial coating constitutes a large market which caters to the needs of multiple industries per year. The demand of these industrial coatings from numerous markets is a significant factor that is fueling coating additives sales, and an increasing focus on the quality is driving demand for them in manufacturing processes. Aligned with this trend, adopting effective manufacturing coating processes and marketing strategies can help enterprises stay ahead of the curve. As one of the global leaders, Carboline Company is considered the standard of quality high-performing coatings, linings, and fireproofing products.

Carboline offers a comprehensive line of problem-solving technologies which includes water-based, 100 percent solids, and VOC-compliant formulations. These are backed with extensive testing and multiple case histories in various markets such as Bridge and Highway, Oil and Gas Midstream, Commercial and Architectural, Commercial Marine, Petrochemical, Fireproofing, Power, Food and Beverage, Pulp and Paper, Rail, and Water and Wastewater. Carboline has an extensive line of coatings that provide cost-effective alternatives for protecting and finishing OEM products, tanks, and equipment; the technology enables faster recoat times which dramatically speeds the painting and curing process. In the Oil and Gas industry, where owners and operators are under continuous pressure to reduce capital costs while meeting robust regulatory requirements, Carboline offers proven high-performance coatings, linings, and fireproofing products that can stand the most severe environments. The company’s reputation is built on its offerings of high performance and ultra-durable maintenance coatings that fulfill the demand of the metal and mining sector.

Carboline claims that their focus on performance and their broad range of services and market experience in a multitude of industrial and commercial markets are what that sets them apart from their competitors.

We are thrilled to add these well-respected brands to our portfolio. It is a great strategic fit for Carboline, and we look forward to leveraging the synergies between our brands to serve our customers’ needs better

Carboline announced the acquisition of the Strathmore and American Coatings product lines. Strathmore is a producer of high-performance coatings with its primary focus at the rail industry. Strathmore acquired the American Coatings brand in 2014 which contributed quality interior and exterior coatings to industrial manufacturers, contractors, and floor coating applicators. The Strathmore offerings will compliment Carboline’s portfolio of high-performance coatings, linings and fireproofing products. “We are thrilled to add these well-respected brands to our portfolio. It is a great strategic fit for Carboline, and we look forward to leveraging the synergies between our brands to serve our customers’ needs better,” said Chris Tiernay, President of Carboline.

Carboline has more than 20 manufacturing units around the globe, and their world-class services enable them to supply products globally to meet consumer requirements. They have a strong commitment to the protective coatings industry and play an active role in professional organizations that aim at corrosion control, fire protection, and water transmission. They offer solutions to their clients that best fit their project or application needs. This approach has proven to be beneficial for Carboline and helped them to gain the trust of global customers who rely on high-quality coatings, fireproofing products, and linings. The company also strives hard to provide a corporate environment wherein employees can achieve success and have the opportunity to grow on a personal and professional level. Carboline has expertise in the field of industry coating for over 70 years now and has combined innovative product development with technical knowledge and experience to cater to superior protective coating solutions to the organizations around the world.