WARREN, MI – Ecology Coatings Inc. has added and upgraded testing and application development equipment in its Akron, Ohio-based laboratory and has hired additional industry sales and product development personnel. The expansion is in response to customer interest in Ecology's products and growth in the UV-curable coatings marketplace.

Newly purchased test and measurement equipment will accelerate product development and testing of the company's high-performance, UV-curable coatings for target markets that include labeling and packaging. For example, the ability to rapidly evaluate new coatings on paper or polymer film label stock materials in simulated press conditions is critical to the success of sales activities targeting the prime label and packaging markets. Customers require data simulating their production conditions for the curing speed, coating viscosity, coat weight and the resistance of the coating to water, solvents and abrasion. With timely information, time to market will be greatly enhanced.