MEDINA, OH -- RPM International Inc. acquired Morrells Woodfinishes Ltd., the United Kingdom's  RPM Acquires Morrells Woodfinishes Ltd., UK's Largest  largest manufacturer of high-performance wood finishes.

Manchester, UK-based Morrells, which has annual net sales of $33 million and employs 150, will remain a standalone operation within RPM2's Wood Finishes Group. 

Morrells high-performance wood coating systems includes proprietary wood stains, lacquers, colorants and adhesives for niche applications in the furniture, cabinetry, and building construction and restoration sectors. Specialty finishes provide protection from fire, weather and bacteria. Brands Xerofire, Induro and Omnia, plus professional application equipment under its Sprayshop brand. 

VLi is Morrell's Italian coatings division specializing in the production of polyurethane and polyester coatings including mirror-gloss and acrylic lacquer systems. Xerofire is a high-performance furniture grade lacquer system that will upgrade a non fire-rated timber substrate to BS476 Part 6 & 7 Class 0 and Class 1, and also achieve the top rating ( S B1 D0 ) in the European Fire Standard EN13501-1 on all wood substrates including veneered plywood.

clasolac2a range of quick drying, high build acid catalyst lacquers and paints that maintain substrate fire rating and meet the requirements of BS 476: Part 6: 1989 & Part 7: 1997 Class 1 & Class 0 Surfaces The range also meets the requirements of FIRA Standard 6250 Heavy/Severe use. Click here to view the clasolac product range.

INDURO is used in wooden floors with natural coloration, extreme resistance to wear and safety-first anti-bacterial properties with protection against E-coli, MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria and other harmful bacteria.

OMNIA A range of high performance waterborne joinery coatings using Morrells hybrid micro-porous technology, giving superb weather protection and a very smooth natural finish, suitable for application to doors, windows and timber cladding.

RPM International Inc. existing flooring coatings and specialty chemicals are sold under Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, Day-Glo, Dryvit and Euclid Chemical; consumer brands include Rust-Oleum, DAP, Zinsser, Varathane and Testors.

Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.