Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing


November 16, 2022


Protech Group

Peintures Prolux Inc., of the Protech Group, recently acquired the liquid coatings business of Anjou, Que.-based Evotech Peintures Industrielles.

Evotech is a liquid coatings manufacturer with a flagship production factory based in Cornwall, Ont. The company also has two service centres located in Quebec City and Mississauga, Ont. All manufacturing equipment and offices will continue to operate under the Protech Group brand.

“We look forward to welcoming the talented employees at Evotech to the Protech Group family upon the close of the transaction,” said David Ades, president, Protech Group. “This acquisition brings us additional strengths in waterborne and solvent liquid coatings technology and formulations, new relationships with multi-national and local customers, and additional presence with strategically located manufacturing and service sites.”

Since 1965, Evotech formulations, notably marketed under the Acrythane brand, have been refined for optimal performance in the windows and doors industry, as well as commercial vehicles and heavy equipment industries.

Originally founded in 1976 as a manufacturer focused thermoset powder coatings, the Protech Group has progressively expanded its coating solutions through various technologies including thermoplastics and specialty materials. The company strives to be an all-encompassing coatings provider to meet the most stringent customer and industry requirements.

Acquisitions are a continuing part of growth and success within the Protech Group. Over the past two years, the Protech Group has acquired a total of six businesses including this most recent the acquisition of Evotech. The other businesses include the thermoset powder coatings businesses of ACG Industries, Gondecourt, France, Lynx Thermoset Coating Ltd., Calgary, Alta., the specialty materials business of Dyvex Industries, Carbondale, Pa., as well as the liquid paints businesses of Excalibur Paints & Coatings Ltd., Wichita Falls, Texas, and Winslow Browning Inc., Liberty, Ind.

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CFCM TeknaGun 400

Carlisle Fluid Technologies’ DeVilbiss TEKNA spray gun was recently featured on an episode of Detroit Muscle on Power Nation TV to bring a 1973 AMC Javelin back to life. Featuring a high finish quality and operator ergonomics, The TEKNA gun’s high transfer efficiency provides materials savings for solvent or waterbase paints.

The spray gun technology, which has been used in automotive refinishing processes for many years, is designed to spray all types of materials and comes with high efficiency or HVLP air caps that produce large spray patterns with even material distribution.


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New Bacharach Sling Psychrometer

CFCM slingpsychrometer 400Paul N. Gardner USA, global distributors, producers, and designers of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries, has introduced a new offering: The compact, portable Sling Psychrometer.

As an easy way to measure relative humidity levels quickly, this uniquely compact Bacharach Sling Psychrometer accurately determines per cent relative humidity without the necessity of consulting complex tables. There is no need to wet the wick each time a reading is taken, and it contains a slide rule calculator which correlates wet and dry bulb thermometer indications for direct reading of relative humidity. When not in use, the thermometer case telescopes into the handle for protection.

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