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Fostering future innovators: celebrating our Co-op Students’ contributions

We recently said goodbye to our fantastic Co-op students, Julia Suljak and James Kay.  They’ve been working as junior R&D Technicians our R&D lab for the last four months, gaining valuable industry experience. Both are from the University of Waterloo, Julia is pursuing her BASc in Chemical Engineering, and James is working towards a BSc…


GBIE opens new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for the production of SLIP-COAT waterbased coatings for automotive weatherseals

  PRESS RELEASE: Wednesday 16 November 2022, Windsor, Ontario – Leading Canadian coatings manufacturer GBIE has announced the opening of an additional new production facility for its SLIP-COAT waterbased, Abrasion Resistant Coatings (ARC) for automotive weatherstrip sealing systems. The new 64,000 sq ft facility, located in Windsor, Ontario, is a completely new build that has…


When a coating fails, coating function is lost

When we develop our SLIP-COAT coatings for automotive weatherseals, there are two interfaces that need to be considered. OEMs are most concerned about the coating to mating surface interface that we call ‘the perceived value interface.’ This is where the coated weatherstrip meets either glass, painted metal, other coated seals, smooth and textured PU, leather…