International Coatings – Industrial Compounder?

November 5, 2009 at 12:53 am 2 comments

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Steve Kahane, President of International Coatings

Most of our customers encounter us at Print-related Tradeshows or come to our textile screen print seminars, but few know that we also have an Industrial Plastic Compounding division.   “Huh?” ” You do what?” are usually some of the responses we get from our screen print customers when we mention our Industrial capacity and capabilities.  So here is International Coatings’ President, Steve Kahane, to explain more of what our Industrial division does:

“When you think of International Coatings products, you are most likely thinking about our screen print inks.  What many people don’t realize is that a significant part of our business is tied to custom industrial compounding.  We’ve been developing specialty plastics and adhesive compounds for over 50 years now. 

We don’t make the end products.  So we don’t mold plastic or produce plastic parts.  We provide the material to the molders, coaters or other manufacturers for them to create their end products.  They provide us the specifications and we develop the materials they need to make their unique products.

Our industrial plastic compounds have been used over the years for a wide variety of applications.  In the 1960’s and 70’s we provided Mattel with paint-type coatings for the Barbie dolls.  You’ve seen our material in movies – we compounded the plastic for the Star Wars helmets.  We provided the Disney Corporation for many years with specialty plastics for their Imagineering Department.  That’s the group that produces many of the specialty characters and life-like robots at the Disney parks.  For many years, we provided the adhesive for Van’s shoes. And for you Legoland buffs, we provided plastic coatings for the fake trees. 

Today, we continue to formulate a wide range of specialty plastics and serve a cross-section of industry.  We produce material for the military and aerospace industries, medical appliances, filters (pool, spa, drinking water, automotive), sports and exercise equipment, replica food, auto parts, marine equipment and toys.

So the next time you’re at McDonald’s and you see what looks like real Cinnamon Rolls on display, think of us!  We formulated the plastic used to make the roll and the glaze.”


Replica Slice Of Chocolate Cake

Replica Cinnamon Roll

Replica foods courtesy of Fax Foods (


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kumlama  |  July 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Hi there, I desire to subscribe for this website to
    obtain newest updates, therefore where can i do it please assist.

    • 2. International Coatings  |  July 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      our blog is currently geared towards our textile ink products only. We do not have a blog for our Industrial products.


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