23. APV Engineered Coatings

Akron, OH



Chairman/CEO: David Venarge

Coatings Sales: $31 million

APV Engineered Coatings is a developer and manufacturer of innovative coating products. Founded in 1878, the company originally produced wood varnishes and enamels, most notably a unique and faster-drying black enamel for the Ford Motor Co.’s Model T.

Today, APV is a solutions provider for some of the world’s top-producing manufacturers, with distribution in 26 countries. APV’s expertise in R&D, the commercialization of high-performance water- and solvent-based technologies, and contract manufacturing under private label is unparalleled. The company’s innovative solutions have been integrated into unique applications in a variety of industries, such as aerospace, industrial fabrics and textiles, tire and rubber goods, high-performance building products, and many others. A licensee of Arkema Inc. in the use of Kynar® emulsion technology, APV has been developing and commercializing high-performance PVDF resin-based coatings for field and factory applications for more than a decade. APV’s top brands include: NeverFade®, Vynguard®, Kapguard®, and Walkway®.

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