IFS Coatings announced that its Polychem powder coatings brand has been awarded a Certificate of Material Excellence by Material Connexion and accepted into Material Connexion’s library of innovative materials. Now part of the largest collection of advanced, innovative and sustainable materials and processes in the world, the Polychem collections were subjected to strict assessment by a panel of world class materials experts in order to be accepted into the Material Connexion Library. The archive features more than 7,000 cutting-edge materials and Polychem features as an interior coating. Glynn Mason, Polychem President, commented: “We are delighted to be included in such a prestigious materials library and are pleased that our color capability, flexibility and industry leading turn-around times have been recognized. Our vast array of colors and special effects are really catching the attention of both the design professionals who covet them and the coating professionals who spray them, and this award underlines that.” The Polychem brand has created exciting powder finishes for many years. Polychem specializes in flexible batch sizes and extremely quick lead times and its color library is second to none. There are over 6000 existing colors, and color matching and custom color creation are at the heart of Polychem’s expertise. This, as well as flexible batch sizes (5lbs upwards) and matching-to-production lead times of 5 – 7 days ensured that Polychem earned its place in the Materials Connexion Library.