Cold Spring Technology (CST) was founded in 2002 to provide coating and materials development skills to both large and small companies in need of formulation capability. Since initial CST founding the company has approached all projects with a high level of concern for the environment. This has led to our focus on water based chemistries and 100% solids UV curable systems whenever possible. The lead research team at CST brings over 50 years experience in coating and coated products to our customers.

What We Do:

We develop custom formulated coatings for many diverse applications. Working closely with our customers and their specific applications allows CST to rapidly move from raw material selection to prototype development. Once prototype formulations are approved, CST works closely with our customers in partnership during scale up. Years of experience in scaling up products and in running manufacturing operations has allowed us to develop the understanding that the process and product can never be treated separately.

Product Formulation - Development - Processing

Our focus is the development of custom formulated coatings, materials and inks for many diverse applications. Our extensive experience in both R&D and roll to roll coating manufacturing allows us to develop new products with final processing considerations incorporated at the raw material selection stage of a project.

The CST team has successfully scaled up numerous coated product formulations over the years using a wide variety of coating technologies.

Materials Experience

CST has deep experience in a wide variety of polymer systems, pigmented coatings, UV and EB cured coatings, inorganic coatings and water based dispersions. This experience provides the ability to rapidly move from raw material selection to prototype development and scale up.


Richard S. Himmelwright, Ph.D.


President of Cold Spring Technology, Inc., Dr. Himmelwright is a well known industrial scientist and innovator. He is the author or co-author of over 30 patents. Dr. Himmelwright has held many senior positions in R&D, new business development and manufacturing with Polaroid Corporation, James River Graphics and Rexam. Prior to founding Cold Spring Technology, Inc. in 2001 he was Senior Vice President of Technology with Rexam. He received his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Additional Team Members


Cold Spring Technology utilizes the skills of several outstanding scientists on a part time basis as dictated by project needs. In addition, Cold Spring Technology has several technicians and support personnel to utilize as needed.