Zinsser are world known for the comprehansive range of paints and coatings to deal with and protect surfaces from damp, mold and mildew.
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The following is a potted history of the Zinsser company brand – based upon information available from www.zinsseruk.com
ZINSSER Co., Inc.
Innovation. Quality. Problem solving. ZINSSER was founded on these principles in 1849 and has remained true to its original charter for more than 150 years. In its long history, ZINSSER has established itself as a company that develops and markets unique, problem-solving products that address the needs of professional painting and wallcovering contractors.
From the introduction of shellac to the US market in the mid-1800s to the development of a full line of high-performance primers, wallcovering products and coatings for the long-term prevention of mould and mildew, ZINSSER has been on the cutting edge of innovation, creating new products – and new product categories – to meet the needs of contractors and exceed their expectations for quality and performance.
The company has been responsible for many industry “firsts” — B-I-N, the first shellac-base primer-sealer; Bulls Eye 1-2-3, the first water-base universal primer; DIF®, the first commercial solution for wallcovering removal and PERMA-WHITE®, the first mould & mildew-proof* paint. During the past few years, ZINSSER has developed a number of new products — AllCoat Water Base Multi Surface Primer Finish, AllCoat Solvent Base Multi Surface Primer Stain Killer Finish, GARDZ® High Performance Sealer, Bulls Eye® , High Hide Cover Stain® Primer-Sealer, SealCoat® Universal Sanding Sealer, WATERTITE® Mould & Mildew-Proof Waterproofing Paint, COVERS UP® Stain Sealing Ceiling Paint and more – reflecting its ongoing commitment to innovation.
Over the years, the name ZINSSER has become synonymous with quality. Products are manufactured in ISO 9001-certified facilities, ensuring consistent, first-class quality. Its dedication to quality extends to all areas of its business including its commitment to professional education. ZINSSER representatives provide ongoing training at Pro Shows and through Product Knowledge Seminars year round. The company has also demonstrated its commitment to industry quality through ongoing support of organizations like the PDCA and its chapters.
Problem solving products
Zinsser has earned a reputation as a company that listens to contactors and develops new products – or adds features to existing products — to meet their changing needs.
That’s why ZINSSER has expanded its primer technology to include new high-performance, low VOC primer-sealers; leads the industry in the development of products that improve wallpaper hanging and removal; and is constantly researching and developing new products for the long-term prevention of mould & mildew.
In 2008, ZINSSER will continue its commitment to professional contractors with the introduction of several new products that meet “real world” challenges. The company also will remain true to the traditions of innovation and quality established by its founder, William Zinsser: to develop problem-solving products that contractors can depend on.
The History of ZINSSER
In 1849, William Zinsser immigrated from Germany to New York and set up the United State’s first shellac beaching plant on Manhattan’s west side. He founded his new company, William Zinsser & Co., Inc., on the principals of quality and innovation. The company has remained true to these principals for over 150 years.
Zinsser’s commitment to quality was evident early on. In 1853, Zinsser’s first shellac product, White French Varnish, received a First Premium Award at the International Exhibit in Philadelphia. The company’s solutions of shellac in alcohol – Bulls Eye Shellac – quickly became popular as the first quick-drying clear wood finishes in the country. “Bulls Eye” and “Zinsser” became synonymous with “top quality”.
Zinsser also earned industry recognition as a product innovator, creating new products – and new product categories – to meet the needs of professionals and do-it-yourselfers. The company’s many “firsts” include B-I-N, the first shellac-base primer sealer; Bulls Eye 1-2-3®, the first water-base universal primer; DIF®, the first commercial solution for wallcovering removal; SHIELDZ™, the first wallcovering primer; and PERMA-WHITE®, the first mould & mildew-proof paint.
Zinsser remained a family business until 1986 when it was acquired by RPM, Inc. Operating as a subsidiary of RPM, the company continued to grow. Zinsser’s growth was also fueled by a number of key acquisitions, including Wolman Wood Care Products (1994), Zehrung (1997), Modern Masters (2001) WalWorks (2002), Parks Corp. (2002) and OKON (2005). In 2005, Zinsser joined forces with Rust-Oleum Corporation to form the Rust-Oleum/Zinsser Group, a powerhouse of consumer, professional and industrial speciality paint and coatings brands.
Today, Zinsser manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of high-performance primers, wallcovering installation and removal products, wood finishes, concrete and masonry products, decorative finishes and products for the long-term prevention of mould and mildew. Products are manufactured in ISO 9001-certified facilities to ensure consistent, first-class quality. The company also remains committed to innovation and new product development to meet and exceed the needs of customers and end users.”
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