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Specialty Sealants Manufacturer Opens Innovation Center to Accelerate Customer Solutions

Specialty sealants and coating manufacturer RPM International, Inc. has opened a new Innovation Center of Excellence in Greensboro, North Carolina. RPM is home to leading sealant brands including Tremco, DAP, Kwik Seal, and SEAL-KRETE among others. The 60,000-square-foot facility marks the first shared research and development center for RPM companies. It is designed to foster partnership and harness collective expertise among RPM companies to accelerate innovation for their customers. The facility represents a continuation of the increased collaboration that has been developed through MAP 2025 initiatives.

The company reports that their Innovation Center of Excellence is home to many of the industry’s most brilliant chemists and technical minds and is strategically located near institutions that produce top talent. Features include liquid and powder application labs, resin and analytical labs, a sample production area, and a formulation lab, among other resources. It will also serve as a destination for onsite customer training and application trials.

Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and CEO stated, “RPM companies have long been known as innovation leaders in the markets they serve. The Innovation Center of Excellence builds upon this legacy by allowing these companies to leverage their collective strengths to deliver solutions more quickly and efficiently than they could do on their own.”


Source: RPM International, Inc.