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Developing and Improving Products, Solving Problems, Finding Answers, and Verifying Product Performance...these are just some of the ways CRGI can help your company be more effective!


  • Product development and improvement
    • CRGI can create starting point formulations or modify and improve existing formulations to improve performance and / or reduce costs
  • Product prototype evaluation
    • Independently verify your newest products before you launch them and create marketing programs with teeth using solid data you can rely on
  • Raw material screenings
    • Save time AND money searching for alternate or replacement raw materials
    • On-going evaluations of novel new raw materials by CRGI staff keep you informed on the latest technologies
  • Product benchmarking versus regional and national brand competitors
    • Give your sales teams the tools they need to promote the advantages and superiority of your brand
  • Color Science
    • From instrumentation to color matching, databases, formula books, colorant studies, dispersion and more!
    • Laboratory and Point of Sale applications
  • Education
    • CRGI University is your source for training:
      • Paint 101 - The Basics of Paint Formulation & Testing (ideal for new Chemists & Technicians)
      • Test Method Training and Certification
      • Color Science
      • Advanced Formulation Techniques

Additional Member-Only Services:

  • Member Problems & Answers Forum Online
    • Get answers to your toughest problems from those who have dealt with them successfully!
  • The GREEN WISE┬« certification program
    • CRGI Registered Trademark for environmentally friendly low VOC performance certified coatings
  • Members-only Project Archive Search
    • Search through years of CRGI projects
    • Help your formulators be more effective and increase speed to market
  • Collaboration with Members
    • CRGI Conferences provide multiple opportunities each year to interface with your peers at other member companies...at multiple levels: Management, Technical, Manufacturing, and Marketing/Product Management
    • CRGI Members consistently say this is the single biggest benefit of their membership!

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