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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.

Historic Philadelphia School Saved by Recycled Content

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 – eric@acrymax.com

Please see the following gallery for pictures of the project.

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………

 

 


 
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