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Roof Coating Manufacturers Association: New Member & Summer Meeting

July 15th, 2015

Acrymax Technologies, Inc. joined the Roof Coating Manufactures Association (RCMA) in early 2015. RCMA is the national trade association representing manufactures and suppliers of roof coatings. Additional information regarding the organization can be found on the RCMA website – http://www.roofcoatings.org/.

The RCMA held its Summer Meeting on July 13th – 15th in Washington, DC. Acrymax Technologies, Inc. was represented by Eric Bennung. The summer meeting agenda for the 1st two days of the meeting included sessions covering items from the recent Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI) and RCMA merger to the Energy Star Program to new regulations. On the 15th, RCMA members traveled to Capitol Hill for meetings with our congressional representatives.

Updated Products Designations for Preservation Products, Inc.

May 8th, 2015

 

Attention Valued Acrymax Customers

Preservation Products, Inc. was started in the early 1990’s to offer Acrymax protective coatings to the historic preservation market.. At that time, we felt it was appropriate to have separate product designations for the coating products we were offering to this unique market. The designations we used were HP-1000 for our standard elastomeric coating, HP-5000 for our high strength finish coating, & HP-7000 for our rust inhibitive primer.

With new regulations on product labeling and documentation going into effect in 2015  we are eliminating the HP-1000, HP-5000, & HP-5000 designations and will be using the same designations used by Acrymax Technologies Inc. the manufacturer of Acrymax coatings. The products will continue to be the same superior quality products you have come to expect from Preservation Products, only the designations will change.  Additionally, we will also be opening up our product offerings to include a variety of other products from Acrymax Technologies that are useful in protecting historic and vintage structures.

From this point forward

  •  HP-1000 will be known and labeled by its Acrymax product designation AF-130
  •  HP-5000 will be known and labeled by its Acrymax product designation AF-130XT
  • HP-7000 will be known and labeled by its Acrymax product designation PC-125

 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on these updates.

DVGBC’s 2015 Sustainable Symposium at Temple University

March 20th, 2015

Acrymax was in attendance at the DVGBC’s 2015 Sustainable Symposium held at Temple University.  The Delaware Value Green Building Council brought together industry, academic and government leaders who came out in droves to show that sustainability is a priority.

Here at Acrymax, we have been manufacturing white coatings for energy-efficiency since the 1950′s. That’s before the words “Cool Roof” entered our vernacular!  We are also very excited about our recycled content containing coatings, AF-130RBC, AF-130R and AF-130RXT. Each of these coatings contain over 40% recycled content and assist in meeting green procurement requirements.

International Roofing Expo

February 12th, 2015

We will be attending the International Roofing Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana in two weeks.

While it will be short stay, we’ll be having several business meetings with roofing contractors, visiting the Expo Hall to see what’s new in the roofing industry, and meeting suppliers of our such as Arkema, Inc. and Dow Chemical.

One event which we’ll be specifically attending is a new resin debut from Dow Chemical. This new acrylic roof coating resin from Dow Construction Chemicals is designed using a novel, cross-linking technology. This new development is supposed to increase the performance under conditions with standing or ponded water. More to follow on this product after we attend the event.

Acrymax Holiday Schedule 2014

December 23rd, 2014

In observance of the Christmas & New Year’s Holidays, Acrymax Technologies, Inc. will be closed started with the middle of the business day on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014, and we will re-open on Monday, January 5th, 2014.

During the closing period management will be available to respond to voice mail and emails.

Please feel free to leave any message and we will do our best to respond promptly.

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

In the event of an emergency, please call 610.389.2116 or 610.357.4355.

Oh, say does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave…………

September 18th, 2014

Last week Acrymax exhibited at the Construction Specifications Institute’s Construct 2014 Expo in Baltimore, MD.  Expos such as this allow Acrymax to tell our story and meet people who can benefit from our high-performance coating systems. We enjoyed meeting with many interested and interesting specifiers, architects, and building owners.

Acrymax & Fort McHenry

Construct 2014 wasn’t the only event going on in Baltimore last week. Our National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, turned 200 years old on Sept. 14th 2014 and a variety of celebrations took place from the Inner-Harbor to Fort McHenry itself.  It was because of Fort McHenry and the War of 1812 that the words of Francis Scott Key would ultimately become so well known.

Fort McHenry is a coastal star-shaped fort situated in a position to defend the City of Baltimore and its Inner Harbor. It was constructed between 1799 and 1802. During the Battle of Baltimore from September 13-14, 1814 the valiant defense of the fort inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the “Star Spangled Banner” and write his storied words about a young nation’s flag, but more importantly its people. Key’s poem and borrowed melody did not become our Nation’s anthem officially until Congress passed a resolution in 1931, which President Hoover signed into law that same year.

Fast forward to 2013, and the National Park Service at Fort McHenry along with the Historic Preservation Training Center from Frederick, MD decided to preserve and protect the metal roofing on the fort with a coating system.  Preservation Products, Inc. supplied the Acrymax coatings for this project. The National Park Service opted to use Acrymax  elastomeric coatings which contain recycled content. These coatings are formulated with over 40% recycled content allowing the National Park Service to not only achieve its goal of preservation of the standing seam metal roofs of the fort, but do so in an environmentally conscious manner.

It is fitting that our coatings were chosen for use at Fort McHenry. A fortification such as Fort McHenry by definition “defends”, and Acrymax does this as well. Acrymax high performance coatings are formulated to provide the very best defense of your building from the damaging effects of the weather. Acrymax has also been used on Fort Sumter, Fort Mackinac, and Fort William Henry among others. When you need the best defense, you need Acrymax………

 

 

Quality Assurance Spot Assessments of Ongoing Cleaning and Painting Projects

March 27th, 2014

Spot QA Assessments of Ongoing Cleaning and Painting Projects

Unfortunately, spot assessments of coatings are usually given the backseat to other “priorities” in a project. This can be a bad thing given the importance of coatings to the overall project. A recent Durability and Design webinar highlighted the importance of spot assessments to the success of a project.

The webinar explains which areas to spot check, the importance of test patches, and why application checks are vital to project success.

The full webinar presentation can be accessed here.

Coating Applications Outside Recommended Thickness

March 24th, 2014

A recent article in the February 2014 issue of Journal of Protective Coatings & Lines had several great tips regarding application of coatings and mil thickness recommendation. The article was titiled “Applying Coatings outside of the Recommend Thickness Range” . More information can be found in the full article.

This article dealt with both Wet Film Thickness (WFT) during application and Dry Film Thickness (DFT) after the coating has cured.

Insufficient Coating Thickness can lead to poor hiding, pinpoint corrosion, and cracked or brittle coatings

Excessive Coating Thickness can lead to sagging or running, cracking or de-lamination, wrinkling, increased dry time and improper curing.

Acrymax Supplier Wins ACS Award For Chemical Innovation

March 3rd, 2014

Arkema, Inc. has won the American Chemical Society’s 2014 National Award for Team Innovation. It was awarded this honor for its developed of the Kynar Aquatec® emulsion technology.

Acrymax utilizes these resins to manufacture field-applied and factory-applied waterborne fluoropolymer finish coatings. These coatings are highly durable and weatherable while still meeting low VOC requirements.

Additional information this prestigious award can be found in the following SpecialChem article.

Roller Application Tips

February 18th, 2014

The following are tips for painting with rollers. Some of these tips are common sense while others are bit more technical

Roller Type

  • Flat finish paints are best applied with a polyester fabric.
  • Enamels and gloss paints use a woven or lambskin fabric.
  • The core of the roller cover must be able to keep its round shape and not absorb water or solvent.
  • The thickness of the nap will vary from ⅛ in. up to 1½ in.
  • Thicker naps on rougher surfaces make it possible to deposit coating material into deep recesses.

Application Technique

  • Before using the roller, rub the dry roller cover briskly to raise the nap.
  • Fill the coating container tray about half full. Load the roller uniformly by rolling it into the coating, then back and forth on the tray ramp.
  • Before you use a new roller, roll it out completely on newspapers or cardboard. This conditions the fibers and works out air bubbles.
  • For large jobs, a half-filled, five-gallon bucket with a bucket spreader screen can be used. You can precondition the roller on the spreader screen.

While these tips are good, remember to consult the manufacturer for recommendations on application equipment. For specific information on Acrymax coatings, please see ATB-102, which can be found on our technical support web page – http://www.acrymax.com/tech-support.html.

These types are summarized from the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings article. Additional information and the article in its full version can be found on Paint Square.com

http://www.paintsquare.com/archive/?fuseaction=view&articleid=5097

 


 
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