Effective November 15, 2011, CAS-MI announced that it is renamed EAG Coatings Solutions. This rebranding emphasizes the commitment to coatings product development and analytical problem solving, while also reflecting the company’s recent inclusion as one of Evans Analytical Group’s 20 worldwide laboratories. At EAG Coatings Solutions, clients benefit from a virtual research and development laboratory supporting new product development from concept to commercialization. This independent analytical laboratory also offers an array of problem solving services, including reverse engineering, contaminant identification, failure analysis and chemical analysis.
Initially established in 1943, the Detroit area facility has long been a trusted partner supplying both analytical and development services to large and small entrepreneurial companies in the paints and coatings industries. The company became CAS-MI Laboratories in 2004, and launched the CAS-MI Innovation Center in 2009 after moving to a new 11,000 sq. ft. facility in Ypsilanti, Mich. It was acquired by Evans Analytical Group (EAG) in April 2011. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Ca., EAG has an international network of laboratories, focused on all aspects of materials characterization and electronic testing, enabling customers to accelerate their R&D, deliver their products to the marketplace more quickly, and to provide third party independent verification of materials.
“EAG Coatings Solutions has successfully assisted entrepreneurs and international companies in product development for innovative paint and coating technologies for many years,” said Stephen Hall, vice president and general manager of EAG Coatings Solutions. “Our new name emphasizes both our development capabilities and our analytical support services.”
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