TCI Powder Coatings, which produces thermoset powders, has changed its name to plain TCI, and has adopted a new, pyramid-style logo.This, the company says, reflects the way in which it is expanding its coatings portfolio.The company has been part of RPM, which owns over 800 brands in a wide variety of markets since 1996.  “Our new brand positioning represents our new customer-centric market approach that leverages our relationships with fellow RPM companies to meet specific needs with a broad portfolio of products and coatings resources,” said Jack Bostock, vice-president of TCI. “RPM has enabled us to bring a full complement of technologies to strengthen ties with large, internationally recognized companies while continuing to provide dedicated service and technical support to smaller powder coating customers.” TCI is making a major investment in its Ellaville powder manufacturing facility. This will increase capacity, reduce lead-times and improve yields.  The company has also announced plans for a new powder coating facility and innovation center in the greater Charlotte area. This is scheduled to be operational in 2020. Further, TCI has been granted an exclusive rights agreement to sell BASF’s CathoGuard, a cathodic epoxy electrodeposition coating, in the general finishing segment. This will enable TCI to bundle powder and liquid coatings with electrocoat and provide greater options in OEM finishing.