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.