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A Polyurea Application Bolsters the Concrete Surfaces of Two Wastewater Tanks By Juan Sagarbarria Water treatment tanks provide the important function of storing wastewater and turning it into clean water that can subsequently be used for a number of different purposes. This recycling process is a vital example of how we can repurpose our resources for the greater good. However, ...

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Certifying Excellence, Fostering Compliance

Certifying Excellence, Fostering Compliance

By RYAN SPENCER If you apply spray foam insulation, particularly in commercial applications, a day may come when you get a phone call, and the person on the other end will be a code official or fire marshal. Chances are, they’ll be looking for details about a project you did months or years ago–are you confident you’ll be prepared to ...

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Thermal and Ignition Barrier Coatings: Annoying Inconvenience or Profit Opportunity?

Fire protective coatings have undoubtedly aided the SPF industry’s growth, as many of the jobs available today weren’t practical before coatings–in many instances, you couldn’t competitively bid them. However, there have been growing pains as the industry has grown and the use of coatings has expanded. Specifically, it has been somewhat of a challenge to generate industry-wide compliance with building ...

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Learning First-Hand

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Getting Started in the Coatings Industry By Ryan Spencer In any business, and particularly in the construction industry, entering new territory is never easy. It’s an outright risk, albeit a necessary one, should a company hope to prevail in a competitive market. Diversification can be a key strategy to differentiate one contracting company from its competition. For roofing contractors, diversifying ...

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Protected Waters: Contractors are Utilizing Polyurea as an Effective Waterproofing Material

It stops water in its tracks.” –– That seems to be the main consensus of contractors that specialize in protective coatings when they address the prowess of polyurea. Polyurea’s seamless water barrier properties are an important component for polyurea’s preeminent track record in secondary containment, roofing, or tank liner applications. Not only can polyurea prevent leaking or infiltration, polyurea can ...

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Angle of Reflection: A Cool-Roof Coating Rehabs Award-Winning Architecture

After it was built in 1969, Sonoma State’s old University Commons, where the cafeteria was located, earned an award for “superlative achievement in total design” from the International Design Award Program due to its use of natural light that illuminated the interior space. The distinctive 14,000 sq.ft. building, now home to Sonoma State’s Wine Institute, and its trademark pyramidal steel-based ...

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Defensive Formation: Polyurea Protects Rio’S Maracanã Stadium for The 2014 FIFA World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One of the most highly anticipated sporting events in the world, it will bring the city unprecedented global visibility. In preparation for the games, the city established a consortium that would prepare the Maracanã Stadium and viewing areas for the increase in volume and global attention. The ...

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A Towering Task: A Standpipe Water Tank in the University of Albany is Restored with Multiple Coating Applications

At the University at Albany, N.Y., a 320,000-gallon standpipe water tank is hiding in plain sight underneath a landmark carillon and an advanced fluoropolymer coating system from Tnemec. “It’s a gorgeous water tank,” explained Carl Bye of Performance Coatings New York, Inc. “I’ve worked in the area for more than three decades and have never seen a sculptured steel standpipe ...

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Cooling Coat: United Thermal Systems utilized Gaco Western’s EPDM Roof Restoration Coating System to Significantly Decrease Gym Roof ‘s Temperatures

Making a roof waterproof while giving it a high insulation R-value is an attainable goal when spray polyurethane foam is applied. However, when there are monetary constraints due to strict budgets clients adhere to, contractors must find alternative methods to produce the closest, if not the same, results possible to what an SPF roofing application can provide. Such was the ...

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A New Fleet: Polyurethane Machinery Corp. Provides a Navy Ship Builder With MIL-SPEC Proportioning Machines

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It’s common to hear the term “high-performance coating” tossed around, with the discourse typically revolving around roof coatings that can survive excessive weathering and sun damage, and containment linings robust enough to withstand corrosive chemicals. However, rarely do you hear of coatings designed to withstand pressures greater than 25 times that of Earth’s atmosphere; or single-digit temperatures, Celsius; or the ...

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