Gelcoats, Resins, Coatings, and Dispersions

Serving the Composite Industries of America

Advance Coatings Co. located at 42 Depot Road, Westminster, MA, celebrated its 70th year in business in 2009. Founder Russell Phillips Cook started making furniture coatings in his basement in Fitchburg, MA in the 1930's. He moved production to Westminster, MA and in 1939 he incorporated. Over the years, the company broadened its product line. Cosmoline, which was used as a rust preventer, was in large demand in WWII as America shipped all kinds of military equipment and firearms to Europe and the South Pacific. Nitrocellulose based coatings were used on paper and metal. Paper plates and wall coverings, as well as metal cans were just some of the end products. Rubber based adhesives were also produced and a plasticizer for nylon which was used to make toothbrush bristles soft. In the 1950's, the Company started to produce a new product line which was polyester and fiberglass resins. This is the main product of the company today. Advance Coatings Co. makes many resin types such as isophthalic, orthophthalic, DCPD and fire retardant chemical resistant low hap. It also makes a gelcoat line and the dispersions which go along with them. About Us...