Industrial Finishes & Systems Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive exclusive national distribution agreement with Hybrid Coating Technologies (HCT) for several of HCT’s coating formulations. HCT has developed Green Polyurethane, the first-ever modified hybrid polyurethane (currently used in coatings and paint) manufactured without the use of toxic isocyanates throughout the entire production process.
The result is True Green Poly, a substitute for conventional polyurethane and epoxies that is hundreds of times less toxic, has superior properties and may provide up to 30 to 60 percent reduced application costs. True Green Poly featuring Green Polyurethane is the first and only commercially-available zero isocyanate hybrid polyurethane coating.
The product emits such low odor that it can be applied in environments that make conventional toxic, isocyanate-based polyurethane coatings difficult to use, such as hospitals and schools. True Green Poly is perfect for new construction as well as recondition projects with “green” considerations or seeking LEED certification. True Green Poly provides an appealing choice for a wide range of projects due to its ease of application, exceptional durability, and competitive costs.
Recently, Green Polyurethane was the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in cooperation with the American Chemical Society. The award program, supported by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, recognizes “landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists in the field of green chemistry.”
According to Industrial Finishes & Systems Chairman and CEO, Stuart Barr, “We’re excited to have the opportunity to bring this much-needed product to market. This is truly a game-changer. In today’s world, eliminating harmful VOCs and isocyanates is an increasingly important focus. HCT’s chemistry allows us to bring products to market that eliminate isocyanates while providing a superior finish andeasy application.”
“Industrial Finishes has a strong management team with a vision toward the future of coatings. They also have a highly motivated sales team with a record of success. We believe this will be an exceptional partnership and are excited about the product launch,” said Joseph Kristul, president and CEO of HCT.
Since 1958, Industrial Finishes & Systems Inc. has remained one of the nation’s leading distributors of paint, equipment and supplies. Headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, the company serves customers in the automotive, recreational vehicle, aerospace, military, marine and industrial/panel markets through a nationwide network of more than 20 distribution centers. For more information, visit www.industrialfinishes.com or call 800-531-1305.
Hybrid Coating Technologies (HCT) is a San Francisco-based innovator focused on improving the quality and safety of foams, coatings and adhesives for industrial and commercial customers around the world. They are the exclusive licensee of Green Polyurethane foam, coatings and adhesives — the world’s first-ever patent protected polyurethane-based foam, coatings and adhesive products that eliminate toxic isocyanates from the entire production process (licensed by Nanotech Industries Inc.) and the 2015 recipient of the Presidential Green Chemistry Award. For more information, visit www.hybridcoatingtech.com.