MEDINA, OH -- RPM International Inc. announced that its Rust-Oleum Group has acquired HiChem Paint Technologies Pty. Ltd., a leading Australian manufacturer of automotive aftermarket coatings, as well as specialty coatings for industrial applications and home maintenance. Based in Hallam, Australia, HiChem has annual sales of approximately $23 million. 

HiChem manufactures and markets a wide range of vehicle repair, general industrial and home maintenance coatings and products for both do-it-yourselfers and professionals sold under the Motospray and HiChem brands. HiChem will continue to be led by its existing management team, including founder and former owner Ivan Moldovan.