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Acrymax Adds Representation in Ohio

Saturday, 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

10200 Luman Lane
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087

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

New Year, New Acrymax….

Thursday, 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 Philadelphia School Saved by Recycled Content

Friday, January 29th, 2016

In the Fall of 2015, the Horace Furness High School received an Acrymax HP-1 Fully Reinforced Coating System that preserved its existing standing seam and flat seam metal roofs. This is a fluid applied coating system that provides a 45 mil fully reinforced elastomeric membrane system. The primary components in this system were Acrymax’s Elastomeric Coatings w/ Recycled Content.

Upon completion, the Horace Furness High school received a water tight roof that will be easy to maintain in the future. We were able to assist in saving this historic roof while providing the school district with tremendous cost savings over alternatives all while using recycled content products to do it – What is more sustainable than that!!

The coating work was completed by Sioutis Coating Enterprise as a sub-contractor for Ganter Contractors, Inc. The specification was written by Vitetta with consultation work from Steve McLaughlin Roofing Consultant

Horace Howard Furness High School is a secondary school part of the School District of Philadelphia. It is located in South Philadelphia at 1900 S. Third St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was originally built in 1914 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Horace Furness Junior High School in 1986.

If you would like to hear more about the specification and details about this project, please reach out to Eric Bennung –

Please see the following gallery for pictures of the project.

Snow? What snow? We’re Open for Business!

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Although it took about 15 min to clean off the truck this AM and about the same time to shovel my way into the building, Acrymax Technologies is open for business.

Just like our high performance elastomeric coatings, our company is not slowed down because of a little (or a lot of) snow!

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Acrymax Holiday Schedule

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

In observance of the Christmas & New Year’s Holidays, Acrymax Technologies, Inc. will be closed started with the end of the business day on Friday, December 20th, 2013, and we will re-open on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014.

We wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday season.

Greenbuild 2013 Today

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Acrymax Technologies is excited to be exhibiting at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia!

Greenbuild Exhibitor - Acrymax

We hope to see you Wednesday and Thursday at the Expo.

We are exhibiting on the 500 mile Pavilion in booth 2404.

Lunch & Learns with Acrymax

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Acrymax Lunch & Learn

Acrymax Lunch & Learn

This was  a very successful event where we introduced these two contractors to Acrymax coatings systems and solutions. The educational program was facilitated by reviewing case histories, new products, and answering an abundance of questions.

Acrymax offers these types of Lunch  & Learn Seminars on a periodic basis for building owners, contractors and specifiers. Architects who are interested in continuing educations will be interested to know Acrymax is approved to provide AIA/CES Learning Units. For a description of Acrymax’s AIA/CES program, please see the following link –

See you Later: Marketing Assistant Departs Acrymax

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

This is my last day at Acrymax. I am Rachel Bennung and have been working as the marketing assistant with Acrymax since early December. I have been the one responsible for all the “exciting” blogs over the last several months. I hope you enjoyed reading them!

This isn’t the first time I have worked for Acrymax. I previously worked for Acrymax during high school and then again last year for my college internship. After working several other jobs, I came back in December with the roll of marketing assistant. Each time I have worked here I have learned something new about the business. Being a marketing assistant, I was able to see firsthand how and if my marketing initiatives including direct mail, e-mail newsletters, and the blog have worked. I also enjoyed working the NMFT tradeshow in Baltimore.

It has been interesting to learn from my father, Scott Bennung, the president of Acrymax what it takes to run a successful small business. It is cool to think that I am part of the 3rd generation involved in the business that my grandfather started in 1951. While I am moving on, the 3rd generation will be well represented by my brother Eric who is Vice President of the company.

On a final note, my father and brother insisted that I couldn’t leave for my next job until I made a batch of coating. So yesterday off to the lab I went. Under their close supervision, I made a small batch of paint. It was pretty cool to see how a quality coating is put together.

I will take all my experience from Acrymax and apply it to all my ventures in life. Next stop, teaching sailing on the Jersey shore.

So for now I say goodbye to Acrymax, but you never know I might be back! Maybe marketing and selling our great products in the Caribbean.

LEED Recommended For All General Services Administration Buildings

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Early this month, the Green Building Advisory Committee, officially recommended that all General Services Administration (GSA) buildings use the LEED green building certification system. The Green Building Advisory Committee was established by GSA in 2011. The reason for this recommendation is to measure the buildings efficiency. The committee also communicated that LEED should be the primary way to show how agency buildings use energy and water and that LEED standards are the best way to help meet the Energy Independence and Security Act.

Roger Platt, senior vice president of Global Policy & Law, USGBC said, “GSA has been a leader in energy and sustainability, and we are thrilled to see the leaders in the public and private sectors continue to recommend LEED as the best choice for GSA to maintain its leadership status while improving sustainability, reducing energy and saving money for its buildings.”

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) recently did a study that found LEED certified building use 25 percent less energy than the national average and cost 19 percent less to operate. Click here to learn more about LEED.

Acrymax is a member of the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC). We offer products that help achieve LEED points. Products include solar reflective coatings and coatings that contain recycled content. Acrymax will be exhibiting at the Greenbuild Expo in Philadelphia November 20-22.

Click here to read the press release: GSA’s Green Building Advisory Committee Recommends LEED For All GSA Buildings on Facilities Management.

Elastomeric Coatings on Commercial Structures

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

The Dow Chemical Company which is a supplier of Acrymax wrote a recent article in Durability and Design. The article is titled Elastomeric Acrylic Coatings for use on Commercial Structures. The article discusses why you should use elastomeric coatings for roof coatings, exterior insulation and finishing systems, and exterior wall coatings for concrete and masonry surfaces on commercial architecture.

Elastomeric coatings have unique properties that make them a great choice where elongation and flexibility are needed.

The article breaks down elastomeric acrylic coatings uses in three ways:

  • Elastomeric roof coatings
  • Exterior insulation and finishing systems (EIFS)
  • Elastomeric acrylic wall coatings

Elastomeric Roof Coatings
There are two important reasons for acrylic roof coating. First, it protects the roof from all the elements of weather. Second, with a finish color of white a “cool roof” is created which helps fight the urban heat island effect. A cool roof  keeps the building from having excessive heat buildup and makes the roof energy efficient. Some elastomeric coatings become dirty and they lose their reflectivity as they age. So you should select an elastomeric roof coating that will be dirt-resistance. Acrymax would be a great choice in this avenue!

Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems
Elastomeric acrylic polymers are sometimes used in EIFS finish coats more specifically flexible-textured finish coats. The benefit to using flexible-textured coats is that the polymer is very soft which offers better crack-bridging properties. The crack-bridging properties and good elongation of elastomeric acrylics help to maintain the continuous membrane even with movement.

Elastomeric Acrylic Wall Coatings
Concrete and masonry surfaces are very susceptible to surface cracking, but using elastomeric acrylic wall coatings can help this. Elastomeric acrylic wall coatings possess a hydrophobic nature and can be applied in thick films which offer good barrier properties. These coatings can be used to bridge hairline cracks, but you must use a thick enough film.

Elastomeric acrylic coatings have many benefits and properties that make them a great choice for these applications on commercial structures. Click here read the full article and see the tests they performed.

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