CRC Industries Acquires Evapo-Rust Brand

Apr 13, 2021

CRC Industries, a manufacturer of specialty products and formulations for maintenance and repair professionals, has acquired select assets of Harris International Laboratories, including the Evapo-Rust brand of rust removal products, the company announced.

The announcement was made by CRC Industries President and CEO Perry Cozzone, who noted, “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.”

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. Evapo-Rust products are used by the US military and industrial companies to safely remove rust from metallic components. The brand was previously named a winner of R&D Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Inventions of the Year’ award.

Adam Selisker, CRC Industries global vice president of research and development, added, “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.”

Harris International Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held US-owned company founded in 1997 and located in Springdale, Arkansas.