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JAN 2013

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& N e W NoteWortHy New glass Abrasive Available Harsco Metals & Minerals announced Black Beauty Glass, a new abrasive product for the surface preparation industry. The product will be available across the northeastern United States and accessible from multiple locations. Harsco's abrasives are processed from rec ycled post-consu mer g lass t hat results in optimum quality and performance. The product joins the original coal slag and iron silicate abrasives, sold under Black Beaut y and Black Beauty Iron brands. The Original Black Beauty brand has been a mainstay of Harsco's production for nearly 80 years. For more information, contact: Harsco Metals & Minerals, (717) 506-4658, www.harscominerals.com. Reader Inquiry # 3292 S en d i nfo rmat i on and ph ot os (t ran spare ncie s, pri nt s or 500k JP G di g i ta l fi le s at 300dpi ) t o E di t o r, C oati ng s Pro Ma g azine, 4501 Mi ss io n Bay Dr. St e . 2G, San Di eg o , CA 92109 or by e -mai l wi th att ach men t s to ne ws@ fou rpo in tp ub .c om. ABAA evaluated Closed-Cell Foam L a p o l l a I n du s t r i e s i s pl e a s e d t o announce the launch of its new Air Barrier Association of A merica (ABA A) eva luated closed-cel l foa m – FOAM-LOK AB 2000. ABAA is an advocate for the air barrier industry with members that include manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, architects, engineers, contractors, researchers, testing and audit agencies, consultants, and building owners. FOAM-LOK AB contributes to the building envelope by providing the best R-Values, durabilit y, comfor t, sustainabilit y, and air quality. With the increased awareness on energy savings due to rising energy costs, ABAA contributes to Lapolla's v ision to create a more sustainable energ y-eff icient living environment. For more i n for mat ion, contac t: La Pol la Industries, (281) 219-410 0, www.lapolla.com. Reader Inquiry # 3293 vrsim enhances simspray with New Features VRSim announces new feature updates for its virtual reality training systems SimSpray and SimSpray Industrial. The New graco sprayer provides ratio Assurance for Fireproofing Coatings When it comes to protecting structural steel from high-temperature hydrocarbon fires, it is essential that passive fire protection (PFP) materials are applied properly and on-ratio. The new Graco XM PFP PluralComponent Sprayer, built specifically for epoxy intumescent coatings, offers data reporting technology so users can confirm that coatings are sprayed on-ratio, at parameters set by the material manufacturer. "The Graco XM PFP is easy to use, and is designed with high-performance heaters and temperature controls to updates will be provided at no cost to current customers. New practice parts include a car bumper and motorcycle fender and, for industrial customers, a backhoe bucket and half barrel. The enhanced user interface is now easier to navigate so users can move more freely between pages, and the improved scoring system features more accurate calculations and better graphs. "We are excited to see these new features in action," says Matthew Wallace, CEO & President of VRSim. "Our customers should love them. We made the system easier to use while keeping it just as engaging." For more information, contact: VRSim, (860) 893-0080, www.vrsim.com. Reader Inquiry # 3294 spray the toughest epoxy intumescent materials," said Graco's Eric Rennerfeldt, Product Marketing Manager, Protective Coatings Equipment. "The system will also automatically shut down if off-ratio conditions occur." "Ratio checking for epoxy intumescents is important and often times, documentation is required," added Rennerfeldt. With the system's control technology and USB port, the mix ratio data is available for download, as well as other historical spraying data including fluid temperatures, spray pressure and total flow output. For more information contact: Graco,(612) 623-6290 www.graco.com. Reader Inquiry # 3309 January 2013 g www.coatingspromag.com 87

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