“For over five years we’ve been using Chemical Dynamics professional expertise to guide us with our challenging technical needs for several key strategic automotive aftermarket applications. These innovations have helped our customers solve problems as well as enable our company to experience continued growth in sales and profitability. Their work is first rate and cost effective.”
Chemical Dynamics developed an innovative new coating for aggressive automotive environments:
Some portions of the automobile must be coated with paint that offers a variety of unique long life performance attributes including resistance to harsh chemicals such as fuels, oils and hydraulic fluid, and also offer resistance to stone chipping, road salts and moisture in a variety of forms. Lastly, such coatings must also be conductive so the build-up of static electricity does not cause volatile materials to ignite.
Since there was no such coating on the market, especially a water born coating, Chemical Dynamics developed and patented this coating for use on fuel filler tubes, fuel lines and other components of cars requiring these properties. This technology named Infinicoat was one of a handful of PACE Award finalists among several hundred contestants in recognition of the value and innovation that this product brought to the automotive industry. Infinicoat is currently used on multiple domestic model cars.
Over the course of Ron Lewarchik’s career, he has been awarded 3 R&D 100 Awards.
While Director of Industrial Research at Desoto Inc., Ron and his development teams were awarded two R&D 100 awards in global competition for distinguished achievement in the development of innovative products. He was responsible for the development groups in appliance, electrocoat, paper, automotive, aerospace, packaging, and coil coating. While at Desoto, he was also awarded several patents for novel developments in UV Cure, water borne, high solids, and low cure chemistries for metal and plastic substrates.
As Vice President of Industrial Research & Technology at Morton International, Ron was the recipient of another R&D 100 award for a new coil coating technology and multiple patents in water borne, high solids and high performance polyester, silicone polyester and acrylic resins and coatings made from these resins.