Member Services 

Coatings manufacturers require specialized technology and business tools to stay competitive in an ever changing marketplace. Here are some of those tools provided by CRGI:

  • A full array of paint testing in our ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. See our scope of accreditation!

  • The GREEN WISE® certification program for testing and certifying member products according to environmentally responsible standards. This includes a royalty-free license to use the GREEN WISE mark on labels and marketing copy.

  • Cooperative R&D projects on raw material evaluations, worldwide product benchmarking (often more that 100 products are evaluated), and paint formulation optimization. All members receive these reports.

  • Private project work for members, including paint testing (only the member submitting the project receives the report)

  • A secure members-only website with online problem solving, a searchable archives, and an international raw materials technical database

  • Face-to-face information sharing through
    • Technical Directors Meetings twice per year, with roundtable discussions on pre-announced topics
    • Manufacturing Conferences every 2-3 years, which include an in-depth tour of a member’s plant
    • Sales and Marketing Conferences every 2-3 years
    • Board of Directors Meetings where the CEOs and General Managers meet once per year to share best business practices.

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