Founded in 1986, Dura Coat has developed a leadership position in the market via its singular focus on overcoming customer challenges through innovation. Well-known Dura Coat brands include Durapon™, Ceranamel™ and the XT series of specialty coatings. Dura Coat’s innovative product lines have been formulated to suit a variety of building construction needs, general industrial applications, and treatment of aluminum extrusions. Dura Coat takes great pride in its strong environmental initiatives which it achieves through sound manufacturing practices and with products that have eliminated or reduced hazardous air pollutants. Its products are market-leading Cool Roof, Energy Star and LEED 29 compliant. Dura Coat operates two state-of-the-art coatings manufacturing plants in Riverside, California and Huntsville, Alabama.
“This is an exciting milestone in the evolution of both Axalta and Dura Coat,” explained Axalta Chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver. “Dura Coat’s market-leading technology, strong company values, and commitment to customers are extremely well-aligned with Axalta’s priorities. With this partnership, we look forward to offering our combined customer base an even broader range of solutions to meet their requirements with the most innovative coil coating products and colors in the marketplace today.”
Axalta is already familiar with the marketplace for the types of coil sheets which benefit from Dura Coat products. Axalta has offerings complementary to those served by Dura Coat, including leading global brands Alesta® and Abcite® powder coatings, AquaEC™ electrocoat products, and Imron® Industrial coatings which each provide customers in the construction, architectural, and general industrial sectors with durable coatings formulated to protect, increase productivity, and add beauty.
“All of us at Dura Coat are excited about the opportunity to become a part of the Axalta family,” explained Dr. Myung K. Hong, founder, President and Chairman of Dura Coat. “Axalta’s customer focus and global footprint will help open more doors for our products, and will enable us to build on the successful legacy of Dura Coat. The strong commitment to technology that we share will enable us to continue to deliver innovative products and offer them to an ever expanding customer base.”