CINCINNATI – ATRP Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of Pilot Chemical Co. headquartered in Pittsburgh, is now Pilot Polymer Technologies Inc. (PPT). The new name better reflects PPT's broadening proprietary technologies in important chemical markets.

"Our name change shows Pilot Chemical's commitment to growth and innovation in the specialty polymer market," said Patrick McCarthy, President of Pilot Polymer Technologies. "It is great to be part of a company with the leadership, vision and resources to support such an entrepreneurial initiative."

Pilot Chemical acquired the Pittsburgh-based ATRP Solutions in July 2017 to expand its footprint in the oil field chemicals, lubricant additives, and paints and coatings markets.

"The new name better aligns ATRP Solutions with the Pilot brand and demonstrates Pilot Chemical's confidence in Pilot Polymer Technologies to develop products and build its business," said Pamela Butcher, President and CEO of Pilot Chemical.

PPT's lab and team of research scientists will remain in Pittsburgh.