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JAN 2009

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independently tested by SQAQMD and approved as exceeding the newly devel- oped VOC standards. The Heatshedder primer/Firesafe paint system is the only non-intumescent fire retardant coating to be approved, claims TPR2. For more information contact: TPR2, 756-8772, (203) Reader Inquiry # 4032 KILZ Named No. 1 In Brand Equity Among Paint Coatings Brands Masterchem Brands, maker of the KILZ line of premium primers and KILZ Casual Colors paints, announces that the KILZ brand was ranked No. 1 in brand equity among paint coatings brands surveyed in the 2008 EquiTrend brand research study conducted by Harris Interactive. Overall, the KILZ brand ranked 26 in brand equity among the 1,170 brands evaluated. Behind only the KILZ brand, KILZ Casual Colors ranked second in brand equity among paint coatings brands in the study. For more information contact: Masterchem, (866) 774-6371, Reader Inquiry # 4033 Krylon Products Group and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Krylon Products Group announces their participation in helping a Toledo, Ohio family chosen to be featured on an episode of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." The Cleveland, Ohio-based company donated paint supplies that will be used for both the interior and exterior of the house. Krylon Products Group offers a comprehensive line of commer- cial products to meet the specific and dynamic application needs of the indus- trial and contractor end-user market. Under its Krylon Industrial, Sprayon, Tri-Flow White Lightning, and Rubberset brand names, the company manufactures and supplies premium paints, applicators, lubricants, electronic cleaners, degreasers, adhesives, and caulks for use in numer- ous industries. For more information contact: Krylon Products, (800) 777-2966, Reader Inquiry # 4034 Sto Coatings Now Meet California Low VOC Standards Sto Corp., a manufacturer of cladding, coating, and restoration systems, has announced that the majority of its coatings line of building products has been adjusted to meet the new low volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations that went into effect in Southern California on July 1. "While our coatings have always met Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, the VOC level will now meet the most stringent requirement in the United States, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1113," states Jeff Turner, the Project Manager at Sto Corp. For more informa- tion contact: Sto Corp., (800) 221-2379, Reader Inquiry # 4035 DENSO To Build New Test Facility DENSO Corporation announces that it will build a new test facility at its Zenmyo Plant located in Nishio, Aichi, Japan. This plant will be designed specifically for testing common rail systems — fuel injection systems for diesel vehicles. Construction is scheduled to start in May 2009 and be completed in March 2010. The new facility is set to begin operations in April 2010. Currently, all tests and evalu- ations of common rail systems in Japan are conducted at DENSO headquarters in Kariya, Aichi, Japan. DENSO will continue common rail design and development testing at its headquarters, but will be able to conduct performance evaluations and durability tests at the new testing facility at the Zenmyo Plant, which produces common rail systems. For more information contact: Denso Corporation, (248) 372-8266, CP Reader Inquiry # 4036 Write in Reader Inquiry #152 January 2009 J 13

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