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14 JANUARY 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM State-of-the-Art Glass Processing Facility Opens Strategic Materials, Inc., North America's largest glass recycler, announced the expansion of its North American manufacturing footprint by opening a new, state-of-the-art glass processing plant in Delavan, Wisconsin. Recycled glass, or cullet, is used primarily for container glass and fiberglass manufacturing, resulting in up to 30 percent energy savings and a reduction in CO 2 emissions, according to the company, which adds that the new facility was built in response to the state's need to increase glass recycling. e 125,000 sq. ft. (11,612.9 m 2 ) facil- ity sits on 15 acres (60,702.8 m 2 ), and it began production in early November 2017. e Delavan location will replace the company's East Troy, Wisconsin, facility and will retain nearly all exist- ing employees. For more information, contact: Strategic Materials, (844) 256-8985, www.strategicmaterials.com Induron Protective Coatings Marks 70 Years Induron Protective Coatings recently celebrated 70 years in business in Birmingham, Alabama, with a special ceremony at its plant with Mayor William Bell and others in attendance. Founded in Birmingham in 1947 under the name e Industrial Paint Manufacturing Company Inc., Induron has evolved into a protective coatings business that has grown to include sales associates across the United States as well as an ever-expanding product line. e company first manufactured rust-inhibitive primers for steel fabrica- tors and later expanded into industrial primers and finishes. In 2013, Induron announced a $1.2-million expansion at its Birmingham plant, which allowed for a 50 percent increase in produc- tion square footage and a 150 percent increase in capacity. For more informa- tion, contact: Induron, (800) 324-9584, www.induron.com PVC-Coated Fittings UL 1203 Listed Plasti-Bond has enhanced its line of polyvinyl chloride (PVC)-coated conduit, fittings, and accessories to provide customers with corrosion-re- sistant solutions for hazardous areas. e company's sealing fitting, conduit union, GUA outlet box, and explo- sion-proof conduit (EC) series flexible coupling product lines are now verified for safety through UL 1203 listings, which represents the safety standard for explosion-proof and dust-igni- tion-proof electrical equipment for use in hazardous locations. All listed PVC-coated hazardous location fittings are also equipped with the Enhanced UL Certification Mark on their label. is mark provides streamlined access to the UL Smart Marks Hub, which offers important compliance data, product information, and proper installation instructions via smart devices. For more information, contact: Plasti-Bond, (903) 843-5591, www.plastibond.com Price Increase for North American Industrial Coatings PPG announced that it has raised prices an average of 6 percent on all of its industrial coatings technologies in North America. e change is effective November 1, 2017, or as permissible by contract, and applies to all industrial coatings end-use segments. Significant increases in both raw material and labor costs resulted in the need for price adjustments, according to Kevin Braun, PPG's vice president for its Americas industrial coatings business. "W hile PPG continues to look for ways to respond to cost increases through more efficient operations, cost-con- trol measures have not sufficiently offset rapidly rising costs in the supply chain," Braun said. For more informa- tion, contact: PPG, (412) 434-3082, www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com Dur-A-Flex Offers LEED v4 Compliant Products Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufac- turer of commercial, industrial, and institutional resinous floor and wall systems, is now providing sustain- ability information for its products that comply with the requirements of U.S. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Material and Resources credits. Available for Dur-A-Flex's Poly-Crete, Accelera, Hybri-Flex, and Epoxy product lines, the environmental product declarations (EPDs) were devel- oped utilizing the results of product life-cycle assessments. Information included in each EPD includes the product's impact on global warming, ozone depletion, acidification of land and waste, water pollution, photochem- ical ozone creation, depletion of abiotic resources, and the product's carbon footprint. For more information, contact: Dur-A-Flex, (877) 251-5418, www.dur-a-flex.com Building Envelope Association Appoints New CEO RCI, Inc., an international nonprofit association comprised of building envelope consultants who special- ize in roofing, water proofing, and exterior wall specification and design, announced the appointment of Lionel Industry Briefs

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