Profile: RPM International Inc (RPM.N)
28 Apr 2017
RPM International Inc., incorporated on July 29, 2002, through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets and sells various specialty chemical product lines, including specialty paints, protective coatings, roofing systems, sealants and adhesives, focusing on the maintenance of industrial, specialty and consumer markets. The Company operates through three segments: the industrial reportable segment (industrial segment), the specialty reportable segment (specialty segment) and the consumer reportable segment (consumer segment). Its family of products includes those marketed under brand names, such as API, Carboline, CAVE, DAP, Day-Glo, Dri-Eaz, Dryvit, Euclid, EUCO, Fibergrate, Flecto, Flowcrete, Grupo PV, Hummervoll, illbruck, Mohawk, Rust-Oleum, Stonhard, TCI, Toxement, Tremco, Tuf-Strand, Universal Sealants, Viapol, Watco and Zinsser. As of May 31, 2016, its subsidiaries marketed products in approximately 164 countries and territories, and operated manufacturing facilities in approximately 120 locations in the United States, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
The Company's industrial segment (Tremco Group, tremco illbruck Group, and RPM Performance Coatings Group) includes maintenance and protection products for roofing and waterproofing systems, flooring, passive fire protection, corrosion control and other construction chemicals. The Company's industrial product lines are sold directly to contractors, distributors and end-users, such as owners of industrial manufacturing facilities, public institutions and other commercial customers. Tremco Group offers waterproofing, coatings and institutional roofing systems used in building protection, maintenance and weatherproofing applications marketed under its Tremco, AlphaGuard, PowerPly, TremPly, TremLock, Vulkem and TREMproof brand names; sealants, air barriers, tapes and foams that seal and insulate joints in various construction assemblies and glazing assemblies marketed under its Tremco, Dymonic, ExoAir and Spectrem brand names; new residential home weatherization systems marketed under its TUFF-N-DRI, Watchdog Waterproofing and Enviro-Dri brand names, and specialized roofing and building maintenance and related services marketed by its Weatherproofing Technologies subsidiary.
The tremco illbruck Group provides sealing and bonding solutions for windows, facades, interiors and exteriors under its illbruck brand name; flooring, waterproofing and in-plant glazing solutions under its Tremco brand name; solutions for passive fire protection under its Nullifire and Firetherm brand names, and solutions for the manufacturing industry under its Pactan brand name. The RPM Performance Coatings Group offers polymer flooring systems for industrial, institutional and commercial facilities, as well as offshore and marine structures and cruise, ferry and navy ships marketed under its Stonhard, Flowcrete, Hummervoll and API brand names; commercial, decorative flooring for architectural and design applications under the Flowcrete, Liquid Elements, Expanko, and Fritztile brand names; fiberglass reinforced plastic gratings and shapes used for industrial platforms, staircases and walkways marketed under its Fibergrate, Chemgrate, Corgrate and Safe-T-Span brand names; heavy-duty corrosion-control coatings, containment linings, fireproofing and soundproofing products and heat and cryogenic insulation products for a range of industrial infrastructure applications marketed under its Carboline, Nullifire, Grupo PV, A/D Fire, Thermo-Lag, Plasite and Perlifoc brand names; rolled asphalt roofing materials, waterproofing products, chemical admixtures and industrial epoxy flooring systems marketed under its Viapol and Betumat brand names; concrete and masonry admixtures, concrete fibers, curing and sealing compounds, structural grouts, epoxy adhesives, floor hardeners and toppings, joint fillers, industrial and architectural coatings, decorative color/stains/stamps, and a selection of restoration materials marketed under the Euclid, CAVE, Toxement, Viapol, Dural, Euco, Eucon, Fiberstrand, Increte, Plastol, Sentinel, Speed Crete and Tuf-Strand brand names, and specialty construction products, including bridge expansion joints, bridge deck and parking deck membranes, curb and channel drains, highway markings, protective coatings and concrete repair marketed under its Universal Sealants, BridgeCare, StructureCare, Pitchmastic, Nufins, Visul, EnviroKerb, EnviroChannel, EnviroDeck, EnviroGrate and Epoplex brand names.
The Company's specialty segment (Specialty Products Group) includes industrial cleaners, restoration services equipment, colorants, exterior finishes, edible coatings and other specialty original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings. The Company's specialty segment products are sold throughout North America and a few international locations, primarily in Europe. Its specialty product lines are sold directly to contractors, distributors and end-users, such as industrial manufacturing facilities, public institutions and other commercial customers. The specialty segment includes product lines and brand names, such as fluorescent colorants and pigments marketed under its Day-Glo, Radiant and Dane Color brand names; shellac-based-specialty coatings for industrial and pharmaceutical uses, edible glazes, food coatings and ingredients marketed under its Mantrose-Haeuser, NatureSeal and Holton Foods brand names; highly insulated building cladding materials (Exterior Insulating and Finishing Systems, EIFS) marketed in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Poland under the Dryvit brand name; fire and water damage restoration products marketed under the Dri-Eaz, Unsmoke and Odorx brand names; professional carpet cleaning and disinfecting products marketed under the Sapphire and Chemspec brand names; fuel additives marketed under its Valvtect brand name; wood treatments marketed under its Kop-Coat and Tru-Core brand names; pleasure marine coatings marketed under its Pettit, Woolsey and Z-Spar brand names; wood furniture finishes and touch-up products marketed under its CCI, Mohawk, Chemical Coatings, Behlen, Westfield Coatings, Finishworks and Morrells brand names, and a range of products for specialized applications, including powder coatings for exterior and interior applications marketed under its TCI brand name.
The Company's consumer segment manufactures and markets professional use and do-it-yourself (DIY) products for a range of consumer applications, including home improvement and personal leisure activities. The consumer segment (Rust-Oleum Group, DAP Group and SPG-Consumer Group) includes rust-preventative, special purpose and decorative paints, caulks, sealants, primers, nail enamels, cement and woodcare coatings and other branded consumer products. Its consumer segment's manufacturing and distribution operations are located primarily in North America, along with a few locations in Europe, Australia, South Africa and South America. DAP Group offers a line of caulks, sealants, adhesives, insulating foam, spackling, glazing, and other general patch and repair products for home improvement and construction marketed through an assortment of DAP branded products, such as 7000, Alex, Alex Fast Dry, Alex Plus, Alex Ultra, Alex Flex, Fast Patch, Beats The Nail, Blend-Stick, Blockade, Butyl-Flex, Caulk-Be-Gone, Crack Shot, Custom-Patch, DAP 3.0, DAP CAP, DAPtex, DryDex, Dynaflex 230, Dynagrip, Elastopatch, Fast 'N Final, FastPatch, Kwik Foam, Kwik Seal, Kwik Seal Plus, Mono, Patch Stick, Patch-N-Paint, Plastic Wood, Presto Patch, Quick Plug, Rely-On, Seal 'N Peel, SIDE Winder, Silicone Plus, Simple Seal, SMARTBOND, StrongStik, Weldwood and Phenoseal. SPG-Consumer Group offers nail care enamel polish and coating components for the personal care industry.
Rust-Oleum Group offers a line of coating products to protect and decorate a range of surfaces for the DIY and professional markets, which are sold under several Rust-Oleum brand names, including Stops Rust, American Accents, Painter's Touch, Specialty, Professional, Universal, Varathane, NeverWet, Watco, Epoxy Shield, Restore, Rock Solid, Spraymate, Krud Kutter, Zinsser, XIM, Industrial Choice, Labor Saver, Road Warrior, Sierra Performance, Hard Hat, Mathys, CombiColor, Noxyde, Blackfriar, HiChem and MultiSpec. In addition, Rust-Oleum branded products in Canada are marketed under the Rust-Oleum, Tremclad, Varathane and Zinsser brand names; a line of specialty products targeted to solve problems for the paint contractor and the DIYer for applications that include surface preparation, mold and mildew prevention, wallpaper removal and application, and waterproofing, under its Zinsser, B-I-N, Bulls Eye 1-2-3, Cover-Stain, DIF, FastPrime, Sealcoat, Jomax, Gardz, Perma White, Shieldz, Watertite, Okon, Parks, Papertiger and Walworks brand names; deck and fence restoration products under its Wolman brand name; metallic and faux finish coatings marketed under its Modern Masters brand name; exterior wood deck and concrete restoration systems, and flooring finishes marketed under its Restore and RockSolid brand names, and an assortment of other products, including hobby paints and cements marketed under its Testors brand name. Consumer segment products are sold directly to mass merchandisers, home improvement centers, hardware stores, paint stores, craft shops, cosmetic companies and to other smaller customers through distributors.
The Company competes with Akzo Nobel, Ferro, GCP Applied Technologies, H.B. Fuller, Masco, PPG, Sherwin-Williams and Valspar.
RPM International Inc
2628 Pearl Rd
PO Box 777
MEDINA OH 44258-0777
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