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NOV 2015

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10 NOVEMBER 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Flame Control Coatings 60-60A Requires No Primer for Open-Cell SPF Flame Control Coatings, the manufac- turer of Flame Control 60-60A, announced today that the unique properties of 60-60A allow the coating to be applied directly to open-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF). Tim Lockhart, marketing manager of Flame Control Coatings, stated, "60-60A was formulated to be the easiest to use thermal barrier coating on the market. 60-60A is the only single-com- ponent thermal barrier coating that can be applied on open-cell insulation in a single coat, without the use of a primer. For applicators, time is money, and 60-60A will save them a lot of it." Flame Control Coatings has success- fully passed a number of full-scale National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 286 Termal Barrier Tests on diferent brands of spray polyurethane foam. Lockhart stated, "We continue to prove the capabilities of 60-60A through full-scale NFPA 286 testing. It's no secret why 60-60A is becoming the preferred thermal barrier coating for contractors, applicators, architects, fre marshals, and local code ofcials across the country." Located in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Flame Control Coatings has manufactured fre-retardant and heat-resistant coatings for more than 40 years. For more information, contact: Flame Control Coatings, www.famecontrol.com/thermalbarrier Reader Inquiry #4528 Hy-Brid Lifts Partners With Star Rentals to Expand Presence in Pacific Northwest Custom Equipment, Inc. announced that Seattle-based Star Rentals will carry its line of HB-1230 Hy-Brid Lifts. Tis gives customers greater access to low-level scissor lifts with 18-foot (5.5 m) working heights for a wide range of indoor applications, including electrical, drywall, and heating, venti- lation, and air conditioning (HVAC) installations. Star Rentals rents, sells, and services Hy-Brid Lifts in 18 locations in Washington and Oregon. "We work with manufactur- ers that we can consider business partners, and Custom Equipment is a company that we are pleased to build a long and committed relationship with," said Bob Kendall, president of Star Rentals. "Custom Equipment is a frst-class company that stands behind their products, as well as provides a standard of excellence in the industry. W hat really drew us to Hy-Brid Lifts is the zero-turn radius," Kendall said. "It's a unique feature that provides better maneuverability than standard scissor lifts, and Custom Equipment was an industry leader in developing it." Custom Equipment's Hy-Brid Lifts pair well with Star Rentals' customer-focused business. "Star Rentals has exceptional customer service, and they ofer expertise and follow-through on every transaction, which makes us great partners," said Dan Schneider, Custom Equipment's North American sales manager. "I feel the team at Star Rentals will represent our Hy-Brid Lifts well, and we look forward to supporting Star Rentals and its customers with our quality service and wide range of products." For more information, contact: Custom Equipment, (262) 644-1300, www.hybridlifts.com Reader Inquiry #4529 Metal Construction Association Embarks on Three New Research Projects Te Metal Construction Association (MCA) has announced that it is taking on three new research projects, which were topics at the association's summer Hempel Launches New Global Brand Identity After delivering record sales and net proft in 2014, Hempel has further cause for celebration: It launched a new brand identity to mark its drive to ofer complete coating solutions for customers. Hempel's new logo, known as the Helix, symbolizes the dynamic layers and motion of mixing coatings, whilst also being indicative of the global, connected company Hempel has become. Overall, the new identity has been designed to afrm Hempel's position as an innovative, progressive partner in coating solutions. Te move to integrate all of Hempel's visual communications into one consistent style is further evidence of the company's strategy to work and feel as one Hempel, ofering customers trusted solutions that deliver the highest level of performance and efciency. Hempel Group President and CEO Pierre-Yves Jullien cites growing demand from customers for more integrated coating solutions as a major trigger behind the work. "Te past 10 years have represented a trans- formation period, and the nature of our business has changed dramatically," he says. "Te world in which we work has become more connected, and so we have pushed to consistently create value for customers by aligning our solutions and expertise across industries and regions. Tis is crucial if we are to continue to secure trust and loyalty and drive greater efciencies in the way we work." For more information, contact: Hempel, www.hempel.com Reader Inquiry #4527 Industry Briefs

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