TCI Powder Coatings Provides Innovation for Jeep's 75th Anniversary


Ellaville, GA



This year, the Jeep brand achieved an important milestone: its 75th anniversary. To commemorate this landmark, the Jeep marketing team rolled out Anniversary Special Edition models of several vehicles. Exclusive details included distinct vehicle colors and trim packages on the 2016 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited fleet. The specialized bronze-colored trim package along with off-road bumpers are now painted and protected with TCI Powder Coatings.



Flex-N-Gate, a leading manufacturer of large stamped metal and welded components, is a Tier 1 supplier for the automotive industry and provides the bumper used on the Rubicon Jeep in conjunction with Powder Cote II, a leading powder coating finisher that applies the bumper coating.



TCI Powder Coatings collaborated with Chrysler to develop a coating that would meet manufacturing process demands of Flex-N-Gate and Powder Cote II as well as styling expectations. The metallic coating they created was so successful and received such positive feedback that Chrysler’s styling team expanded the use of the color to the tow hitch in the trim package. The metallic bumper also captured the attention of the broader Chrysler styling team and was ultimately extended as an option for the higher-end Jeep Sahara and Wrangler anniversary edition models.



About Flex-N-Gate: Leading manufacturer and supplier of metal components, assemblies, and plastic parts for the automotive industry. For more information, visit www.flex-n-gate.com.



About Powder Cote II: A full-service powder and electrocoating finisher with complete in-house capabilities supporting the automotive (Tier I and Tier II) and general industrial marketplace. Learn more at www.powdercoteii.com.



About TCI Powder Coatings: For over 25 years, TCI has been manufacturing powder coatings, dedicating itself to developing superior thermoset powders and providing unparalleled service to their customers. For more information, visit www.tcipowder.com.



About RPM: RPM International Inc., (NYSE: RPM), a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials, and related services in both industrial and consumer markets. RPM’s industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings, and specialty chemicals. Industrial brands include Stonhard, Tremco, Illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, Universal Sealants, and Euclid. Professionals, do-it-yourselfers, and hobbyists use RPM’s consumer products. Consumer brands include Zinsser, Rust-Oleum, DAP, Varathane, and Testors. Additional details can be found at www.rpminc.com and by following RPM on Twitter at @RPMintl.



Contact:

Dave Severson

614-359-5532

dseverson@tcipowder.com

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