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The River Bear


Polyurea shores up “Brazos Bear” double-decker sternwheeler to continue its journey down the river By SPI Polyurea  The Brazos Bear (formerly known as The Spirit of the Rivers), a brightly painted green and yellow recently re-constructed 70-foot double-decker sternwheeler, with its roaring bear proudly displayed on the side, paddles its way up and down the Brazos River, drawing interest along ...

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Durable Patented Polyurea Liner Creates New Markets

Robotically Applied Polyurea Significantly Improves Quality Of Traditional Field Applied Geotextile Liners Unlike field spraying, application of polyurea in a controlled environment using automated robots assures a consistent mil thickness to meet job specs, improves performance quality, and rapidly increases speed of installation. For coating contractors, the use of geotextile liners sprayed with polyurea has shown tremendous promise for applications ...

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Spray Foam in Canada: Editorial Contributions by Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC)


National Research Council of Canada’s Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) Ensures Code Compliance for Non-Standardized Products By Bruno Di Lenardo, Evaluation Officer, Canadian Construction Materials Centre Editor’s Note: In response to questions generated by the Editorial Spotlight  “No Shortcuts to Safety” in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue, we offer the following information by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC). The Canadian ...

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Leakproof: A Polyurea Installation

Global Coat installed a polyurea liner to Louisiana town's water tank

A polyurea installation repairs structural damage of a steel water tank located in a small Louisiana town. BY JUAN SAGARBARRÍA While Pollock, Louisiana might not resonate with folks from nearby or outlying states as much as the characteristic jazz music and Cajun-inspired cuisine of New Orleans or the famed bayous around the eastern banks of the Mississippi River around Baton ...

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Spray Foam and Intumescent Coatings

No shortcuts to safety with Flameseal intumescent coatings

No Shortcuts to Safety Why Canadian SPF contractors should use thermal barrier products that are tested under the industry standard. If there is an exact factor that distinguishes Canada’s SPF industry, that factor is safety codes. The National Building Code of Canada (NBC), published by NRC and developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, delineates specific stringent ...

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Coatings Saves the Subs


Coatings Technology Preserves Amusement Park History By Jen Kramer The year was 1958 and the first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, traveled below the polar ice cap. The following year, a popular amusement park debuted a submarine voyage “to the bottom of the sea,” complete with a vessel named after the famed Nautilus, in honor of that technological and patriotic ...

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Polyurea On The Strip: A Safe Bet

Vegas Coating Application New Yor, New York

The reflection pool at New York, New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV receives a challenging restoration. By Jen Kramer The Statue of Liberty. The Chrysler Building. The Empire State’s famed spire. Tourists stare in amazement as New York’s landmarks rise above them, yellow cabs whizzing past, and waves of heat blasting in from the surrounding desert. Surrounding ...

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Insulating the Chocolate Factory

Bissingers' Spray Polyurethane Foam Application

By Jen Kramer Have you ever heard the cliché, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”? Well, for the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) contractors involved in this commercial air barrier project, it was both who they knew, as well as what they knew that made all the difference. In this case, when it came to saving a historic ...

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Mixed Nuts: A Polyurea and Silicone Roofing System Halts Leaks at a New York-based Nut Butter Factory

A polyurea and silicone roofing system halts leaks at a New Yorkbased nut butter factory

A polyurea and silicone roofing system halts leaks at a New York-based nut butter factory By Juan Sagarbarria The production of high-quality nut butter is a lengthy and intricate process that involves different stages. From dry roasting the peanuts, cashews, or almonds; to cooling and blanching; to grinding them up; to processing; and to storing the product before its packaged ...

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Firestop Systems: How They Can Compliment Spray Foam Businesses


By Juan Sagarbarria In recent years, there has been an increased growth for firestop systems in the construction sector due mainly to increases in fire inspections. If installed properly, these materials can effectively obstruct the passage of fire, smoke, or toxic gasses from one-side of a fire-rated assembly to another by shoring up gaps created by penetrations. That is why ...

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