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MAY 2018

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COATINGSPRO MAY 2018 81 Next-Generation Thermal Imaging Android Smartphone FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that Bullitt Group, a manufacturer of rugge- dized smartphones, has embedded FLIR's Lepton thermal microcamera into the new Cat S61. Cat Phones' most advanced Android smartphone, the Cat S61 joins the "ermal by FLIR" program — created to fuel thermal innovation. Equipped with Lepton, the industry's smallest, lightest, and lowest-cost thermal imaging camera core, this smartphone enables users to see in total darkness and visualize heat invisible to the naked eye. "FLIR's technology has played a crucial role in bringing thermal imaging to a variety of professionals, enhancing the capabilities and awareness of construction workers and anyone requiring a device built to survive the elements," said CEO James Cannon. For more information, contact: FLIR, (503) 498-3547, www.flir.com Lightweight, Compact Plural Component Spray Gun e compact, economical, and light- weight AP-3 Air Purge gun is the newest product from Polyurethane Machinery Corp. (PMC). Weighing only 2.4 lb. (1.1 kg), it is one of the lightest and smallest plural component spray guns on the market today. e AP-3 — described as easy to maneuver, assemble, and disassemble — requires fewer parts than many competitive air purge guns, with a short trigger stroke to reduce operator fatigue. is is especially useful in high-triggering applications, such as residential insulation. e short stroke also allows precise detail shots. Meanwhile, the gun also has check valves for maximum crossover protection and an advanced design for pattern development and mixing. For more information, contact: PMC, (732) 415-4400, www.polymac-usa.com Marine Fouling Prevention Solution AkzoNobel is developing a fouling prevention technology using ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UV-LED) for the hulls of ships and boats. e pioneering solution, which uses technology from Royal Philips, will be applied to under- water surfaces to eliminate fouling growth. By combining AkzoNobel's surface protection and adhesion know-how with Royal Philips' capabili- ties and intellectual property in UV-LED lighting and electronics, the companies are developing an economical solution for underwater fouling prevention. e innovation will integrate UV light-emit- ting diodes in a protective coating scheme, allowing for the UV light to be emitted from the coating surface. In turn, this provides total prevention of New Products & Services Re ad e r In q ui r y at co ati n g sp ro m a g.co m /i n q0518

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