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Atotech Announces Agreement with Kolene

Carolina Headlines - Bioscience

ROCK HILL, SC Atotech USA announced today it will assume worldwide sales and distribution responsibilities for Kolene Corporation's Recover® product line. The new agreement applies to the Recover 5000 series of low-temperature chemical formulations developed by Kolene® for removing paint and other organic coatings from high-value parts and assemblies.

"We introduced Recover 5000 in North America in 2003 through our direct sales team operating from Detroit. Atotech, with its 40 service and technical centers around the world and its proven capabilities in metals finishing technologies, is the ideal partner for expanding into other world markets," Roger L. Shoemaker, President and CEO of Kolene said. "This new arrangement has no impact on the contract paint-removal service utilizing Recover products now operated at our Detroit facility," he explained. Mr. Shoemaker also noted that Kolene will continue to directly serve existing Recover customers in North America while providing custom-engineered process equipment for use with Recover chemical products sold by Atotech.

About Kolene

Founded in 1939, Kolene Corporation pioneered molten salt compositions for cleaning and treating metal surfaces. Through its facilities in Detroit and its international licensees – Parker Corporation (Japan) and Durferrit GmbH (Germany) the Company provides molten salt bath technology, technical support, and process know-how to metalworking and metal-producing companies throughout the world.

About Atotech

Atotech USA is a subsidiary of TOTAL, the world's fifth largest oil and gas company. As a leading global supplier to the general metal finishing industry, Atotech is dedicated to offering complete, high-quality, dependable finishing systems. Its Paint Support Technologies (PST) represent the latest in sustainable, environmentally responsible solutions for paint facilities around the globe.

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