A Legacy of Performance

Elastomeric materials are used for countless applications in our daily lives. In fact it is hard to imagine a world without elastomers.

It was in 1839 that Charles Goodyear became the first American to discover the “vulcanization” process for rubber. He patented the process 5 years later. The vulcanization of rubber revolutionized the rubber industry and helped fuel the industrial revolution. The uses and applications for rubber and elastomers have expanded ever since. Goodyear said of rubber that “there is probably no other inert substance which so excites the mind.” The possibilities are endless.

Fast forward to 1951. After serving in the Navy during World War II and then graduating from The University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Chemical Engineering, Karl Bennung founded our company. Intrigued by the emerging technology of synthetic rubbers such as Neoprene and Hypalon® he decided to specialize in elastomeric coatings and materials. At the same time he made an unwavering commitment to quality that became the foundation upon which our company has been built.

Originally named Chemical Coatings & Engineering Co., Inc. our company has built a reputation for quality coatings and related elastomeric products backed by exceptional service and support. The integrity and dedication of our people over the past 6 decades has enabled us to become highly respected in the coatings industry. In 1994 our company was renamed Acrymax Technologies. Our firm has since evolved to become a leader in high performance waterborne coatings based on state-of-the-art acrylic technology.

Acrymax Technologies Inc. has been formulating and marketing protective solutions for our customers since 1951. The ensuing decades have seen many changes in the coatings industry. Advances in polymer technology have improved coating performance and the environmental movement has driven the development of environmentally responsible waterborne coatings. We currently serve the construction, aerospace, marine, and industrial coatings markets and provide waterborne coating solutions for a wide range of challenging applications.  

We listen to and collaborate with our customers to engineer coating solutions that fulfill their needs and exceed their expectations.  Our products enjoy a reputation for high quality and exceptional performance. The experience we have gained in over half a century in business lets our customers rest assured that they will get knowledgeable advice and coating solutions that work.

Specializing in elastomeric coatings and materials we have supplied standard and customized coating formulations to meet many unique performance requirements including:

  • Fluid-applied elastomeric roof systems for countless commercial, industrial, residential and historic structures
  • Weatherproofing materials for masonry walls
  • A protective coating used on the solid fuel booster rockets of NASA’s Space Shuttle.
  • Neoprene rubber coatings for marine applications
  • A vibration damping material for NORAD at Cheyenne Mountain.
  • Protective coatings used on military weapon systems including the HARM missile
  • Adhesives used for lining a 150-acre phosphate mining evaporation pond in Utah
  • Fluoropolymer sealants used on the Trident Nuclear Submarines
  • Protective coatings for use on the Minuteman rockets
  • Cool Roof Systems


Whether you’re restoring an historic building with a protective roof coating, waterproofing a new or existing roof, repairing roof leaks, or working on something completely different, Acrymax will work with you to find the best solution. We offer fluid applied cool roofing systems, reflective and ENERGY STAR™ roofing systems, concrete coatings, routine roof maintenance products, moisture and thermal protection, cold process roofing, metal roof coatings, coatings for corrosion control, industrial coatings, specialty formulations,  and countless other solutions, all with a promise to back up our products with unparalleled service.

Coatings designed with Integrity

Acrymax may have a global reach, but it has always had a local focus . Based just outside Philadelphia, we are close enough to major shipping hubs to put Acrymax products in the hands of the world, and especially the northeastern United States.

After serving in the Navy and then earning a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Karl Bennung founded Chemical Coatings & Engineering Company Inc. in 1951. From the outset the firm has specialized in elastomeric materials based on synthetic polymers. Now known as Acrymax Technologies, Inc. we continue the tradition of providing superior quality coating products, high performance solutions, and unparalleled technical support to clients locally, nationally, and internationally