Chris Hren

Chris Hren
Chris Hren is the Marketing Manager for Aexcel Corporation. After graduating Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law with a focus on corporate and environmental law, Chris joined Aexcel to work with customers to offer solutions to their coatings manufacturing challenges. In his spare time, he enjoys Cleveland sports, traveling, and spending time with his friends and family.
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Industrial Coating Suppliers: Key Considerations

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 10:26:38 AM by Chris Hren


Industrial coatings are used to provide protection or improve specific properties on a substrate.  For example, coatings may be used to enhance conductivity, durability, or flame resistance among other attributes.

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Coatings Failure Analysis: Causes and Process Improvements

Posted on Oct 2, 2019 9:25:36 AM by Chris Hren


After investing significant capital into facilities and/or equipment, most business owners commit themselves to preserving their investments. Applying the right protective coating can have a considerable effect on the longevity of the facilities and equipment. However, choosing the right coating requires a critical analysis of the challenges and hazards presented by the substrate’s end use environment and ensuring the coating’s formulation is designed to address these problem areas.

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A Guide to Metal Coatings

Posted on Aug 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM by Chris Hren


Coatings protect metal components and objects from damage like corrosion. Metal parts can be vulnerable to a variety of corrosion types, such as:

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Understanding the Different Types of Industrial Coatings

Posted on May 15, 2019 4:46:08 PM by Chris Hren


Industrial coatings appear all around us. They protect a diverse array of products from corrosion and decay, with applications ranging from: 

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OEM Coating Surface Preparation Mistakes And How To Fix Them

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 3:18:32 PM by Chris Hren


Any experienced painter will tell you never to paint a dirty surface. The same is true for OEM paint lines. All well-run paint lines begin with sufficient surface preparation. Improper pretreatment will set any line up for failure regardless of applicator experienced or the quality of the coating. Over the 50 years we've been formulating and manufacturing paint, we've come across more than a handful of paint issues that were ultimately traced back to surface preparation.

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How Much Do Industrial Coatings Cost?

Posted on Aug 10, 2018 4:29:21 PM by Chris Hren


There’s nothing more frustrating to supply chain managers and purchasing agents than not knowing how much something costs. With that in mind, here are some factors that contribute to the cost of an industrial coating and the effects they ultimately have on price.

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Parking Lot Maintenance Checklist by Season

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 9:34:06 AM by Chris Hren


Asphalt parking lots are designed to last between 20 and 40 years, but a well-designed preventative parking lot maintenance program can extend your lot well beyond its life expectancy.

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When to Use an Industrial Coatings Custom Formulation I Aexcel

Posted on Jan 9, 2018 9:09:47 AM by Chris Hren


Many OEM paint line operators shy away from using an industrial coatings custom formulation because they associate them with additional expenses. Sometimes, however, a business can’t afford not to use a custom formulated coating on their paint line.

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How to Choose the Right Asphalt Sealcoat I Aexcel

Posted on Dec 27, 2017 10:10:45 AM by Chris Hren


Adding an asphalt sealcoat to your pavement preservation plan will help prolong the life of your asphalt. With dozens of sealcoat products out there, choosing the right sealer for your parking lot or driveway can be difficult. While weighing your options, consider the following factors:

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Is Working with a Toll Paint Producer Really More Expensive?

Posted on Dec 11, 2017 7:57:00 AM by Chris Hren


When facing capacity constraints or dealing with unfamiliar paint chemistries, paint manufacturers often consider utilizing a toll paint producer.

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