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Acrymax Traffic Deck System

July 23rd, 2019

Acrymax is well known for our roof coatings, but this unique project showcases the use of our AF-135 wall coatings and our Traffic Deck System.

Completed by R. N DeMeck Roof Management Services, Inc. at at an outdoor casino deck in Northeastern PA, Acrymax coatings were utilized to waterproof and improve the aesthetics of the grandstands.

Our traffic deck systems can be used for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic and are typically installed on either concrete or plywood decks.

Acrymax to hold University of Kynar Event in June

April 22nd, 2019

Acrymax is scheduled to hold an event in conjunction with Arkema, Inc. in early June 2019 to highlight Acrymax’s products based on Arkema’s Kynar Aquatec® resin technology.

Details for the event are as follows:

  • Morning of June 4th
  • Philadelphia Marriott West (Conshohocken, PA)
  • 2 AIA LU (2 HSW and 1 SD)
  • Panel discussion with high performance coatings experts
  • Lunch and breakfast included

Registration for the event can be made here – https://ark.ma/uofkynar-acrymax. Enrollment is limited.

We hope that you will join us to learn more about Kynar® PVDF technology from the world leader in fluoropolymer science, Arkema Inc. This training session will offer you the knowledge you need to properly specify superior performance coatings for architectural components.

Acrymax is a licensed manufacturer of fluoropolymer coatings formulated with the newest water-based, field-applied PVDF technology, Kynar Aquatec® resin.

Acrymax will spotlight specific applications and discuss the importance of effective project specifications including specifying the proper coating for the specific project, preparation methods, application conditions, and applicator qualifications.

Acrymax Adds Representation in Ohio

March 30th, 2019

Acrymax is excited to announce the addition of representation for the state of Ohio.

With decades of experience in the roofing and waterproofing business, Robert Jonas of Building Envelope Technologies will add to the already deep experience level at Acrymax.

Please see the following Rob’s full contact information:

Robert S. Jonas
Building Envelope Technologies
President

10200 Luman Lane
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087

(O) 440-590-2816
(F) 440-482-5813

www.building-envelope-technologies.com
rsjonas@building-envelope-technologies.com

USDA Kingville, TX restored using AF-4400 & AF-5500

January 17th, 2019

This project was completed in 2018 at a USDA facility in Kingsville, TX using the AF-4400 for the roofing applications and AF-5500 for the metal wall panels.

These products provide the ultimate performance in roof coating and paint technology as they are formulated with Kynar Aquatec® PVDF resins.

The roofs received our ARS-3-M15 system (base coating with AF-130BC and finish coating with AF-130) prior to be coated with the AF-4400, while the walls were primed with PC-125 and top coated with AF-5500.The additional flexibility built in to the AF-4400 makes it better for top coating elastomeric coatings like AF-130, while the increased hardness in the AF-5500 makes it a better wall coating.

The owner selected these products because they “needed something that could withstand the punishing summer sun and the constant salt that is in the air”. Additionally, they don’t receive budgets for repainting building very often so the long term performance of this product will assist them greatly.

The applicator – AMG Construction Company, Inc. – thought that the products were easy to work with because of their waterborne properties, but beyond the products, “the support received exceeded our expectations from customer service, technical assistance to product delivery.”

New Year, New Acrymax….

January 10th, 2019

Well new Acrymax building – same great company!

The steel arrived last week for the addition to our manufacturing plant.

Located on the western edge of Media, PA, Acrymax manufactures in a building originally constructed in 1914 and we’ve been operated at this location since 1958. After 60 years, we were due for some upgrades! This new space gives increases our capacity and will allow us to expand our ability to bring the very best paints and coatings on the market to more people and businesses.

Historic Preservation with AF-4400

October 5th, 2018

Completed in 2014 by Highclimbers Company, the waterproofing and preservation of the smoke stacks at the re-purposed Baltimore Power Plant is a testament to Acrymax & Preservation Products (www.preservationproducts.com) commitment to historic preservation.

The stacks were waterproofed used AF-315 and POLY-1 fabric, protected from corrosion using PC-535, and provided an exceptionally durable finish coat based on AF-4400.

AF-4400 is a field applied fluoropolymer coating based on Kynar Aquatec resin.

A great article was written about this project by CoatingsPro Magazine in 2017 - https://coatingspromag.epubxp.com/i/766770-jan-2017/86?

Kynar Aquatec® is a registered trademark belonging to Arkema Inc.

Fort McHenry Rodman Cannon Restoration

November 22nd, 2017

In fall 2016, the National Park Service undertook the restoration and painting of the Rodney Cannons at Fort McHenry. These cannons were cleaned back to bare metal via a high pressure water jetting process and received a robust Acrymax coating system designed for corrosion control and color retention.

The primer of the system was PC-125 Rust Inhibitive Direct-to-Metal primer, the intermediate coat was PC-535 Rust Inhibitive DTM Elastomeric Coating, and then system was finished with two coat of AF-4400 Field Applied Fluoropolymer Coating.

Check out pictures of the project taken a year after install – the finish still looks excellent and will for years to come.

 

New Acrymax Engineer: Elizabeth Green

March 9th, 2017

Elizabeth Green just recently started working at Acrymax as a Production & Quality Engineer.

She loves being outdoors, playing sports, and spending time with friends and family.  However, it wasn’t these hobbies that brought her here to Acrymax.  Elizabeth has a passion for engineering as well.

She graduated from Rowan University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, a BioEngineering Specialiization, and an Honors Concentration.

Prior to graduating, she interned in Summer 2015 and Winter 2016 in the Work and Process Management department at South Jersey Industries.  During her time at South Jersey Industries, Elizabeth was able to perform financial analyses, track and analyze yearly damages, and create a quality analysis/compliance inspection database to identify process improvement areas.  In addition to those daily tasks, she also assisted in Six Sigma initiatives to decrease damages and helped to implement new training modules.

After graduating, in Fall 2016, Elizabeth interned in Colorado for Engineering Ministries International (a non-profit Christian organization comprised of engineers, architects, and designers that donate their skills to the developing world).  Through this organization, she was able to travel to Haiti to survey, test, and analyze existing site, water, and drainage conditions, as well as participate during in-country design and architectural meetings.  Upon returning to the United States, she and her team were able to complete a master-plan of the existing site and proposed future site.  In December 2016, Elizabeth’s team handed a completed report and detailed drawings for a multi-purpose community center to the ministry in which they had partnered with called Nou Hope.

As much as she misses the mountains, she is excited to be back on the East Coast and joining the Acrymax team.  Elizabeth can’t wait to work in a small team again, learn more about the paint and coatings industry, and put her chemical engineering knowledge to good use at an awesome company!

 

Elizabeth Green Head Shot

Volunteering in N. Philly: What’s cooler than being cool… White Coatings!

July 21st, 2016

While some might want to shout “Ice Cold”, members of the Roof Coating Manufacturers’ Association (RCMA), the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA), and several students from the University of Pennsylvania voiced their support for cooling roof top temperatures with coatings this past Monday.

Participating in a program called EnergyFit Philadelphia, these organizations and their members did more than use their voices. They visited the 1200 block of W. Seltzer Street in North Philadelphia and under supervision of a professional roofing crew installed coatings to about 20 homes. Volunteering his time, Eric Bennung, Vice President of Acrymax Technologies, was in attendance for this event.

Acrymax Technologies, Inc. was one of several RCMA organizations that donated coatings to the ECA for this program. Acrymax also offered guidance to the ECA in terms of the type of roof coating system and products utilized to provide the homeowner with the best long term option given the restraints of the EnergyFit project.

“Acrymax Is proud to donate to this great program in both time and materials,” said Bennung. “Programs like this not only gets the word out about the positive effects of white roof coatings in general, but they also genuinely help out specific homeowners make ends meet more effectively by saving them valuable money that would have otherwise spent on energy bills.

 

Southern Travels

February 26th, 2016

Last week our Vice President, Eric Bennung, traveled to Florida to attend the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association (RCMA) annual meeting and attend the International Roofing Expo (IRE) both held in Orlando, FL.

At the RCMA meetings, a new board was elected and the industry discussed regulatory concerns as well as current and potential future credits for use of reflective coating systems. There are many regional and energy company rebate programs currently available so be sure to consult Acrymax to ensure you are able to take advantage of available incentive and rebate programs for cool reflective coatings!

At the IRE, raw material suppliers and product manufactures showcased cutting edge products for the roofing industry – this ranged from shingles to coatings and from safety to raw materials. Of specific interest was the presentation by raw material suppliers of hybrid acrylic urethane technology for roof coatings. This may be something Acrymax adds to our line of coating in the near future.

From Orlando, Eric traveled to south Florida for some field evaluation of Acrymax coatings projects as well as other meetings. These projects involved use of Acrymax field-applied fluoropolymer coatings. One specific application was on walls in bright blue color. The project is currently under evaluation by the building owner, but the field evaluation is going well. They are most interested in excellent color retention – hence the selection of the fluoropolymer coatings. Their biggest challenge will be surface preparation of the existing surface for acceptance of a coating system.

On Friday February 19th, Eric continued on to the Bahamas, specifically Nassau. At the British Colonial Hilton hotel, he provided a lunch & learn presentation to 25+ Architects on the use of flexible protective coatings in a sustainable building envelope. The presentation was extremely well received with many questions asked. Eric also visited the job site of a project being completed with Acrymax coatings a short distance away from the downtown of Nassau. This concrete roof is receiving an Acrymax ARS-1-C50XT system.


 
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