NEW YORK - Sidney B. Levinson, retired president of DL Labs and a noted authority on coatings test methods, died March 4. He was 92.

Mr. Levinson started his career in the coatings industry in 1936 after graduating from the City College of New York with a degree in chemical engineering. He joined DL Labs in 1948 and remained with the company for 35 years.

He was well-known and widely respected in the industry, and was the first individual who did not work for a coatings-manufacturing company to be elected president of the New York Society for Coatings Technology. He was a member and chairman of numerous society committees, including the Technical Committee, and was the author of technical papers presented at annual meetings of the Federation of Societies For Coatings Technology.

Mr Levinson received the FSCT's highest honor, the George B. Heckel award, in 1958, and was the recipient of virtually every award that the New York Society gives to its members, including the PaVaC Award, the society's highest honor, and the Roy B. Kienle award for technical contributions.

Mr. Levinson is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a son and daughter; and several grandchildren.