October 20, 2017
Industrial Physics, a leader in package and product integrity test instrumentation and services, has purchased Sheen Instruments Ltd.*, a manufacturer of lab equipment to test and inspect surface and adhesion properties of paint and coatings. Sheen-branded products are now part of Industrial Physics’ Inks & Coatings segment, which, along with C&W Specialist Equipment Ltd. and Fibro System products, offers a complete portfolio of solutions to customers requiring paint, coatings and surface analysis testing.
“We are very excited to add Sheen Instruments to the Industrial Physics portfolio,” said Remco Wever, president of Inks & Coatings. “We view the testing of paint, inks and coatings as an attractive adjacency and complement to our current instrumentation offering.”
“Industrial Physics is a wonderful home for Sheen, and we couldn’t be happier to be joining its family of brands,” said Mark Arnold, General Manager of Sheen Instruments Ltd. “All of Industrial Physics is devoted to providing advanced equipment to help customers achieve high quality standards. We believe Industrial Physics will help support Sheen’s strong position in the market.”
About Sheen Instruments Ltd.
Sheen Instruments is a leading manufacturer and supplier of quality inspection and testing instruments used in industries including paint, coatings, automotive, decorative and many others. Formed in 1947, the company is celebrating its 70th anniversary. With distributors in more than 40 countries, Sheen is an internationally recognized brand with a worldwide customer base.
About Industrial Physics
Industrial Physics, a leader in package and product integrity test equipment, is trusted by millions of customers worldwide to meet rigid quality, safety and regulatory requirements. Its family of brands includes leading technologies used by manufacturers in the following industries: food and beverage; pharmaceutical; medical device; electronics; automotive and aerospace; pulp, paper and packaging; plastics and polymers; construction and civil engineering; inks, paints and coatings; and films, adhesives and flexible packaging. Industrial Physics is a portfolio company of Union Park Capital, a private-equity firm that specializes in industrial technology investments.
Chanel Benoit for Industrial Physics
*In 2018, Sheen Instruments Ltd. merged with TQC B.V. to create TQC Sheen. The merged entity remains a part of the Industrial Physics Inks & Coatings segment.