COLUMBUS, OH - Ernie Green Industries (EGI) has partnered with The Powder Coating Research Group (PCR) to form a new joint venture, Matrix Powder Coatings. Located in a facility on the west side of Columbus, OH, Matrix Powder Coatings produces and supplies unique custom powder coating technology.

The combined strength of PCR’s research and testing laboratory, along with EGI’s resources and experience in manufacturing creates a solid business strategy and partnership.

PCR was established in 2007 by Kevin Biller who has held various positions within the powder coating industry including: 15 years at Glidden Paint Co., President of Wabash Powder Coating in Terre Haute, IN; and his own consulting firm, Biller Technical Resources Ltd. Biller has four U.S. patents in powder coating technology and has delivered numerous papers and written many articles on powder coating.

Established in 1981, EGI manufactures high-quality products and provides value-added services. The company offers a disciplined research and development, design, engineering, and manufacturing production process. Industries served include automotive, medical, energy and life sciences, as well as consumer and industrial. The company’s core competencies focus on injection molding, coating, chrome plating, assembly, and packaging technologies supported by a robust R&D and program management teams.

Matrix Powder Coatings will open for business September 16, 2014, and will specialize in low-temperature and UV-curable powders for non-traditional substrates, high heat resistant coatings, dead mattes, and powders for extreme environments.