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JAN 2019

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COATINGSPRO JANUARY 2019 17 18-V LXT Sub-Compact was named "Overall Winner" for giving customers maximum power in a more compact size. "With Sub-Compact, Makita created a new class in cordless by combining the handling of a 12-V tool with the perfor- mance and compatibility of an 18-V tool," said Ken Hefley, executive vice president of marketing. "Sub-Compact gives users a total solution with smaller, lighter tools for work overhead or in tight spaces but with the broad compat- ibility of the 18-V battery that powers over 200 LXT cordless solutions." For more information, contact: Makita, (714) 522-8088, www.makitatools.com Covestro Named 3M Polymer Supplier of the Year Materials provider Covestro received a 2018 3M Supplier of the Year Award. Only 16 of 3M's more than 100,000 suppliers earned this recognition, and Covestro was the only polymer company. Covestro's raw materials for coatings and adhesives are found in a wide range of 3M's polyurethane coating and adhesive applications, while its polycarbonates are utilized in 3M's traffic safety products. Suppliers were recognized for embracing compli- ance, ethics, safety, sustainability, and world-class operations, while focusing on customers, growth, and innovation. Covestro was specifically commended for its efforts to ensure the reliable supply of raw materials despite challenging conditions, including a tight market and Hurricane Harvey, which affected Covestro's operations in Baytown and Channelview, Texas. For more information, contact: Covestro, (412) 413-5430, www.covestro.com Demilec Claims 2018 Polyurethane Innovation Award e Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced Demilec (USA) Inc. as its 2018 Polyurethane Innovation Award winner. Demilec's honor was announced during the 2018 Polyurethanes Technical Conference. "CPI's Innovation Award is a top honor in the polyurethanes industry," said Lee Salamone, senior director. Demilec's winning entry was Heatlok HFO, described as delivering a zero ODP (ozone depletion potential), ultra-low GWP (global warming potential), and high renewable/recyclable closed-cell foam for the insulation industry. e winner stated that Heatlok HFO High Lift provides breakthrough alternatives for residential builders and Heatlok HFO Pro creates an air barrier, vapor retarder, water barrier, and thermal insulation at 1 inch (2.5 cm), ideal for commercial buildings. For more infor- mation, contact: ACC, (202) 249-7000, www.americanchemistry.com CP News From Around the Coatings Industry 800-457-4056 www.hyload.com HYLOAD · 5020 Enterprise Parkway · Seville, OH 44273 Re ad e r In qui r y at co ati n g sp ro m a g.co m /i n q0119

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