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Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Unilin offers a higher-quality thin board product for lamination of slideout end walls and other recreation vehicle applications distributed exclusively in cut-to-size sheets by Industrial Finishes.

Industrial Finishes pioneered thin board for use in RVs and has an unprecedented history and knowledge of its use in the market.

Take advantage of this knowledge and dedication to service. Contact us today for a quote and a sample of A2 board.

  • A2 Board is HDF (High Density Fiberboard)
  • A2 is moisture resistant
  • A2 Board dimensions:
    Thickness– 2.8mm (+/- .20mm)
    Length– +/- 3mm per 1,000mm of length
    Width– +/- 3mm per 1,000mm of width
  • Palletized: 200 pieces each
  • Tolerance: +/- .006” (.15mm)
  • Lead times: In stock in Elkhart and North Carolina
  • New sizes—2 weeks




Monday, April 18th, 2016

We’re very pleased to announce the acquisition of Sunrise Automotive Paint in Rancho Cordova, California.

Rancho Cordova joins Industrial Finishes & Systems, Inc. locations in Napa and Woodland, strengthening the company’s footprint in the Northern California region. The location in Rancho Cordova will continue to operate at 3590 Sunrise Boulevard #6. They may be reached by phone at (916) 635-8831. The location will continue as Sunrise Automotive Paint for the immediate future with plans to transition to the Industrial Finishes name over the next 60-90 days.

Following the acquisition, Industrial Finishes & Systems, Inc. will have 24 distribution centers nationwide. Operating continuously since 1958, Industrial Finishes & Systems, Inc. is a family-owned business supplying the automotive OEMs and collision repair centers, the recreation vehicle industry, aerospace and military clients, and the industrial/commercial markets.

Additionally, Industrial Finishes & Systems, Inc. has hired George Szuh as a Regional Sales Manager in Northern California. Previously, Szuh represented paint and specialty chemical manufacturer, AkzoNobel. He has extensive experience in the collision repair industry as a body shop owner and manager throughout Northern California.

Industrial Finishes & Systems Automotive General Manager, Peter DeLuca, commented, “We’re very excited to add Sunrise Automotive Paints to our family. This acquisition adds to our commitment in Northern California, and the highly-experienced employees in Rancho Cordova have the same work ethic and customer focus as our other Industrial Finishes locations. We have also added additional leadership and sales experience to the market with the addition George Szuh.”

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PPG Increases Low-VOC Primer Offerings in DELFLEET ESSENTIAL Paint System

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, April 12, 2016 – The commercial coatings group of PPG’s automotive refinish business has added two low-volatile organic compound (low-VOC) epoxy primers to the DELFLEET ESSENTIAL® commercial paint system. The new primers, ESU481 2.1 Epoxy Primer – White and ESU482 2.1 Epoxy Primer – Black, are variations of ESU480, the popular gray 2.1 Epoxy Primer PPG introduced in summer 2015. The only difference is the primer color.

Like ESU480, ESU481 and ESU482 offer exceptional versatility and help improve collision center productivity. Each primer is compatible with Delfleet Essential basecoats and single-stage topcoats. Using advanced PPG technology, ESU481 and ESU482 also display superior adhesion and corrosion-resistance qualities. The primers are also exceptionally flexible and suitable for use with a broad range of substrates such as aluminum, cold-rolled steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel, galvaneal, fiber glass and enamel surfaces.

ESU481 and ESU482 are thin-film epoxy primers in white and black, respectively, that lay down easily with no sanding required. Both offer fast recoat time and quick-drying capability that calls for as little as 30 minutes before topcoating. They can be applied in a 4-to-1 mix ratio and have a four-hour potlife. In addition, their low 2.1 VOC level makes them compliant for all regions of the U.S. and Canada.

“ESU481 and ESU482 are excellent multiuse commercial primers, perfect for collision centers that want to improve throughput and overall productivity,” said J.J. Wirth, PPG brand manager, fleet segments. “PPG customers that value quality and efficiency—as well as color choice—will want to look at these new additions to our Delfleet Essential brand.”

The PPG commercial coatings group offers a full range of coatings technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, such as polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG commercial coatings products are marketed under brand names such as the DELFLEET® Evolution, Delfleet Essential Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT® lines.

For more about ESU481 and ESU482 Epoxy Primers and other PPG commercial coatings products, contact Industrial Finishes by phone, 800.531.1305, or email


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