ITW acquires Franklynn Industries Inc

ITW Performance Polymers, an Illinois Tool Works company, has acquired Franklynn Industries Inc, the Ohio-based manufacturer of Diamondkote and Aqualift environmentally safe mold release coatings.

Developed from research, these water-based coatings are used worldwide in the molding of rubber, EVA, composite, FRP, polyurethane, polyester, and thermoplastic parts. Odorless, nonflammable, quick-curing, and thermally stable, they replace high-VOC chemicals in the cleaning and coating of molds. Other Franklynn Industries products include anti-squeak, rustproofing, anti-graffiti, and weather-strip coatings; die cast lubes; anti-foaming agents; masonry sealers; and spray equipment.

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