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Profile: RPM International Inc (RPM.N)

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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. The Company operates through two segments, which include industrial segment and consumer segment. The Company's 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, 2015, the Company's subsidiaries marketed products in approximately 170 countries and territories and operated manufacturing facilities in approximately 116 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.

Industrial Segment

The Company's industrial segment products are sold throughout North America. Its 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. The Company's product lines and brand names include Tremco Group, tremco illbruck Group, RPM Performance Coatings Group, RPM2-Industrial Group and SPHC Group.

Tremco Group includes waterproofing, coatings and institutional roofing systems used in building protection, maintenance and weatherproofing applications marketed under its Tremco, Republic and Vulkem 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. Tremco illbruck Group also includes 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; solutions for the manufacturing industry under its Pactan brand name, and exterior building insulation and coatings solutions under its FEMA brand name.

RPM Performance Coatings Group include 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 Liquid Elements, Expanko, Fritztile and Flowcrete brand names; industrial and commercial tile systems marketed under its Lock-Tile and Ecoloc 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, and 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. RPM Performance Coatings Group also includes 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.

RPM2-Industrial Group includes fluorescent colorants and pigments marketed under its Radiant and Dane Color brand names; waterproofing and flooring products marketed under its RPM Belgium brand names; waterproofing and concrete repair products marketed under its Vandex brand name, and shellac-based-specialty coatings for industrial and pharmaceutical uses, edible glazes and food coatings marketed under its Mantrose-Haeuser and NatureSeal brand names. RPM2-Industrial Group also includes insulated building cladding materials (Exterior Insulating and Finishing Systems (EIFS)) marketed in the United Kingdom and Canada under the Dryvit brand name; fire and water damage restoration products marketed under the Dri-Eaz, Microban, Unsmoke and Odorx brand names, and professional carpet cleaning and disinfecting products marketed under the Sapphire and Chemspec brand names.

SPHC Group includes fluorescent colorants and pigments marketed under its Day-Glo brand name; 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, and insulated building cladding materials (EIFS) marketed in the United States and Poland under the Dryvit brand name. SPHC Group also includes wood furniture finishes and touch-up products marketed under its CCI, Mohawk, Chemical Coatings, Behlen, Westfield Coatings 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.

Consumer Segment

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 Company's consumer segment's manufacturing and distribution operations are located primarily in North America, along with a few locations in Europe, Australia and South Africa. 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. Its product lines and brand names include Rust-Oleum Group, DAP Group and RPM2-Consumer Group.

Rust-Oleum Group includes a line of coating products to protect and decorate a range of surfaces for the DIY and professional markets, which are sold under 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.

DAP Group includes a line of caulks, sealants, adhesives, insulating foam, spackling, glazing and other general patch and repair products for home improvement and construction. These products are marketed through a range of DAP branded products, including 33, 53, 1012, 4000, 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. RPM2-Consumer Group includes nail care enamels, coating components and related products for the personal care industry.

The Company competes with Akzo Nobel, Ferro, H.B. Fuller, Masco, PPG, Sherwin-Williams and Valspar.

Company Address

RPM International Inc

2628 Pearl Rd
P O Box 777
MEDINA   OH   44258
P: +1330.2735090
F: +1302.6365454

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