MONTREAL - The Protech/Oxyplast Group of Montreal, Canada, has purchased Trimite Powders Inc. of Spartanburg. South Carolina. Trimite Powders, a well-recognized name within the powder coatings industry, had been providing products and service to its clients for many years. Expecting to benefit from the business relationships that Trimite has developed over the years with its customers, Protech will maintain Trimite's powder manufacturing operations in Spartanburg. Trimite's customers will continue to be able to obtain the products they are have been purchasing and will now have access to Protech's worldwide network of products and technology. Trimite was an affiliate of Trimite UK and of Weilburger Coatings.

The Protech/Oxyplast Group is one of the world's largest manufacturers and marketers of powder coatings. With operations in six countries and licensees worldwide, Protech produces a large range of stock items as well as specialty coatings for the global market.