The industry's leading coating technology expert.

HK Research was founded by Richard and Jan Higgins in 1980 to fill a niche in the FRP and Cultured Marble industries. A gel coat that would perform at the next level was needed. The first ever 100% NPG® Isophthalic gel coats, like our HydroShield®, were an instant success.

In 1995 we opened our new fully-automated plant in Hickory, North Carolina, the only one of its kind in the world. With our climate-controlled raw material storage, HK can accomplish an amazing 40,000 lbs. throughput per hour â€" 320,000 lbs. per shift.

Working from a central Control Room, HK production managers pump raw... (more)