Cloverdale Paint Opens R&D Facility


Cloverdale Paint Inc. has opened a coatings research & development laboratory in Surrey, B.C. The research facility is charged with the development of new liquid coating technologies for the company. Its main emphasis will be in waterborne and low volatile organic compound (VOC) technologies.  The 7,200-square foot addition to the existing solvent-based and OEM product development laboratory will provide the necessary space for research chemists to conduct development work, the company reported.

Per Cloverdale Paint, the new space includes an application laboratory in which chemists, sales and marketing staff, along with customers, can experience and provide feedback on existing and new coatings technologies. The new space also reportedly provides a safe environment and well-designed work stations, along with separate raw material storage areas and a scale-up mixing room.

“This creative environment for chemists, technicians, and specialists will foster the development of innovative products well into the future,” said Tom Snider, vice president of Research & Development at Cloverdale Paint.