Master Painters Institute (MPI) has launched its “Starting Point” program for paint raw materials suppliers. Under the new program, MPI will invite paint raw materials suppliers to submit wet samples of their starting point (guide) formulas that feature their new or strategic materials.
“We believe this program could make it easier for our listing paint manufacturers to adopt new technologies to meet MPI performance standards,” said Barry Law, president of MPI. We think this program could save paint suppliers valuable time and resources in their work. And that will help them get new products to market faster, and speed up acceptance at the end-user level. There’s potential here to move the whole industry forward more quickly to higher performance and environmentally-friendly technology.”
According to MPI, the program is ideally suited for suppliers of resins, additives, solvents, or non-color pigments who target commercial/architectural coatings applications.