XIM Products, Inc. was founded in 1935 as a manufacturer of bonding primers and sealers. XIM is located in Westlake, Ohio, just west of Cleveland. Early XIM products had the characteristics of both a paint and an adhesive. One of the earliest XIM products was designed to bond to aluminum without pre-treating or etching. The product was called Flashbond®. The name XIM came from a filing formula on the test records. "XIM" which stood for X1000. The product and company were thereafter named XIM.
Today, XIM not only continues to offer these "Flash Bond®" products (Bonders), but also offers many primers, sealers, specialty coatings additives and surface preparation products. The Bonders are known for their fast drying and fantastic adhesion to all sorts of materials and surfaces. The XIM products are used by bother professional painters, contractors and Do-It-Yourselfers who know the quality and advantage of using XIM for their painting jobs.