March 24, Ottawa, ON: The paint and coatings industry continues to supply critical products in support of historic challenges brought on by the current pandemic. “Our members represent 85 percent of the paint and coatings volume in Canada and they will do all they can to support the health and welfare of their many customers at all levels of society,” commented Gary LeRoux, President and CEO of CPCA. The coatings industry supports a number of commercial sectors that require critical product formulations to maintain the ongoing operations of their businesses and thereby support critical operations of their customers, in turn.
The Association applauds both the Ontario and Quebec governments in their understanding of the critical role of supply chains and the importance of materials provided by the paint and coatings industry included in the list of ‘essential services.’ Anti-bacterial and easily cleaned coatings are used in hospitals, senior care centres and other key contact points to help prevent and control bacteria and associated illnesses.
Other examples of the critical and essential products supplied by the paint and coatings industry for the benefit of other industries and the public at large include:
In the coming weeks and months, the paint and coatings industry will pay special attention to all the requirements related to current pandemic challenges and where they can seek out new functional coatings and other approaches that will help society now and into the future.