Chromaflo Expands R&D for Thermoset Composites

Ashtabula, Ohio, USA –  Chromaflo Technologies, one of the leading independent global suppliers of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions, is very pleased to announce two new positions to support the Thermoset Composites market at its Ashtabula, Ohio facility.

Paul Rettinger has accepted the position of Technology Manager, Thermosets Americas. In his new role as Technology Manager, Rettinger will be responsible for exploring and developing new generation product technologies for Chromaflo’s thermoset plastic business.

Rettinger has been employed at Chromaflo since January 1994. He led development of key proprietary technologies currently sold in the coatings and thermoset markets. His technical prowess and proven experience will continue to be a valuable resource. He has held various positions as well throughout the years including Research Scientist and QAS Manager.

Cheryl Ludwig has accepted the position of Thermoset Product Development Scientist. She will assist Paul in leading the organization in the development and exploration of new technologies.

Ludwig has been employed at Chromaflo since June 2004; she joined Chromaflo after years of experience in the SMC market. As Chromaflo’s Thermoset Product Development Specialist, Ludwig focused on the optimization of thickener products and processes as well as developing and introducing new thickener technologies to the market. Her experience with the intricacies of SMC compounding and knowledge of Chromaflo’s technologies will be instrumental in her new role.

“We are excited about this new technology team within Chromaflo and look forward to their new ideas and potential market break-through technologies” says Brij Mohal, Managing Director VP – Americas of Chromaflo Technologies.

About Chromaflo Technologies: Chromaflo Technologies is a leading independent global supplier of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions, serving customers in architectural and industrial coatings as well as the thermoset composites market. Headquartered in Ashtabula, Ohio, U.S., Chromaflo has production facilities in the U.S., Canada, The Netherlands, Finland, Australia, China and South Africa. Sales and technical support is also provided throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia, China, India and Southeast Asia. Commitment to excellence is driven by three core values: quality, speed and service. Chromaflo Technologies retains the following quality and environmental certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS-18001 in Europe and Asia.

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