CRC Industries Inc. has acquired select assets of Harris International Laboratories Inc., including the Evapo-Rust brand of rust removal products, including rust treatment and non-acid rust removers.
“The acquisition of Evapo-Rust, a highly effective, premium brand of rust remover, bolsters CRC’s position as a global market leader in corrosion protection products for the automotive and industrial market segments. This builds on our commitment to offer best-in-class products that protect, preserve and maintain our customers’ assets with safe, effective and environmentally friendly rust removers,” says CRC President and CEO Perry Cozzone.
The Evapo-Rust brand consists of several rust and paint removal products including Evapo-Rust, Rust-Block, ThermoCure, Safr and Safe-Erase. These products are developed and produced in the U.S. and are sold in 48 countries and over 40,000 retail stores, according to an announcement.
The acquisition offers a synergistic fit to the CRC portfolio that builds on the company’s corrosion protection and coatings product category and commitment to deliver eco-friendly solutions for rust treatment and corrosion prevention, CRC says.
“We are excited to add the Evapo-Rust line of products to our current product portfolio with their high efficacy and environmentally preferable positioning. These products are non-toxic, biodegradable, VOC free, reusable and remove rust without scrubbing,” says Adam Selisker, CRC global vice president of research and development.
Harris International Laboratories is a privately held U.S.-owned company founded in 1997 and located in Springdale, Ark.