By: John Anspach, Induron Technical Director
To ensure AquaClean’s performance matches its user-friendly and good-looking finish, many important design traits are formulated into the coating system.
First, AquaClean is formulated to be compliant to the OTC (Ozone Transport Commission) standard for low VOC content. Complying with OTC allows us to sell AquaClean in most U.S. markets. Continue reading AquaClean: The Chemistry Behind the Product
By: Davies Hood, Induron CEO
Like most marketplaces, the industrial coating market becomes more and more competitive each day. Consequently, this competition cultivates an omnipresent sense of “We need to build a better mousetrap.” At Induron, our Research and Development Department is challenged with this exact task. With the help of our suppliers and partners, who consistently bring us the latest and greatest chemical technology, we are equipped with the necessary tools for innovation. Continue reading AquaClean: User-Friendly, Good-Looking and Long-Lasting
By: Tex Enoch, Induron Sales Representative
Recently, the Villanova Wildcats defeated the University of North Carolina Tarheels to win the NCAA National Championship as an undersized, scrappy, disciplined and determined unit.
Growing up in Philadelphia, I played my share of basketball. I also grew up watching the Big Five play and loved every minute of it. LaSalle, St. Joe’s, Temple, Penn and Villanova all had their shot playing the big guys from across the country. These games were especially fun to watch. Though I opted to go to college in D.C., I continued to keep track of the national successes of these teams. Continue reading How Induron is like the National Champions in College Basketball
By: Russell Hicks, Induron Sales Representative
Recently, Induron provided materials to help Sardis Water Authority with a much-needed facelift. For nine years, the water and sewage utilities company located in Clayton, Oklahoma had two finish filters working double duty, and they were beginning to show signs of wear and tear.
Sardis Water had two major problems. First, a new and larger clarifier needed to be built so that the two existing clarifiers could be converted into finish filters. Second, the water system needed a coating solution that could meet several demands. Sardis Water Authority needed the filter back in service quickly due to water usage demands. Additionally, the Sardis Water’s new coating system needed to be applied in a single coat while offering excellent abrasion resistance.
Greg Vaughn of Vaughn Engineering turned to Induron for a solution, and we delivered. Our solution was PermaClean 100 Ceramic Epoxy applied to 10.0 to 15.0 Mils DFT. This product offers absolute minimal undercutting, unrivaled Film Build (NSF approved up to 50 Mils DFT), ultra-low permeability and a non-ablative surface.
Because of PermaClean 100’s fast cure time (72 hours), Vaughn Engineering was able to proceed with rebuilding the aeration filters and returning Sardis Water Authority to service. In the end, Sardis Water Authority received much-needed maintenance on its water filtration system while maintaining its customers’ water demands.
Induron is proud to be the newest Associate Member of the Georgia Mining Association, and we look forward to supporting the mining industry in the state of Georgia. Carl Moye, our Sales Representative for the state of Georgia, has devoted more than 15 years to the mining industry and will continue to support the industry through his involvement with GMA. Before joining Induron’s team, Carl worked in a purchasing role in the Georgia mining industry. He’s also has been on the Georgia Mining Association’s Membership Committee for five years. Continue reading Induron Sales Representative Joins the Georgia Mining Association
By: Ben Rowland, Induron Sales Representative
In its January 2016 issue, Water and Wastes Digest featured Induron’s premium 100% Solids Ceramic Epoxy, PermaClean 100. Specifically, the article highlighted the use of this high-build, NSF Approved Ceramic Epoxy as the standardized potable water tank liner for the Aqua Pennsylvania system, which is one of the leading water suppliers in the United States. The publication was so impressed by the reference photo we provided for the product that they chose to use as the issue’s cover photo. Continue reading Induron’s PermaClean 100 Ceramic Epoxy: Protecting the Top Water/Utility Systems in the U.S.
By George Shannon, Induron Sales Representative
I have three sons chasing their dreams in three distinctly different careers. When they were younger, we discussed how they should never give up, never quit and always be ready to adapt to any changes that came their way.
Life is a series of stages. You start each stage as a beginner and end each as an achiever. For example, as a freshman in high school, you’re a beginner, but as a senior you’re an achiever. The same sequence occurs in the business world. Nobody starts their career as a CEO. Your career develops through a series of learning experiences. Continue reading The Good Old Days, Part Two
By: Tex Enoch, Induron Sales Representative
Living in this increasingly litigious world, we sometimes forget (or are too young to remember) what it was like in the days when everything didn’t have to be notarized or written in triplicate.
Early in my career, which currently spans about 45 years, I was required to visit a job site and certify that the blasted areas of the exterior surface of a water tank were cleared to be primed and that the previously-primed areas had the required film thickness stated in the specifications. Continue reading The Good Old Days, Part One
By Davies Hood, Induron President
When it comes to potable water storage tanks, the Aqua Pennsylvania 10-million-gal Sproul Road ground storage tank in Philadelphia is about as big as they come. At 225 ft across and 40 ft high, this tank is critical to the Aqua Pennsylvania system. During the beginning of budget year 2014, the company determined that the massive tank needed to be recoated inside and out in order to be effectively maintained. Continue reading A Large Undertaking
By Kent Kuehl, Induron Sales Representative
Legendary NFL Coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Mental toughness is essential to success.” Mental toughness, which refers to an individual’s ability to persevere through difficult circumstances and emerge without losing confidence, plays a significant role in achieving one’s goals in health, business and life.
For 69 years, Induron Protective Coatings’ customers have relied on and developed a high level of trust in Induron’s products and employees serving their industry. As individuals, we strive to be the best at what we do on a daily basis. We also realize that without the help, trust and support of others, we may fall short of our own personal goals. Continue reading Trust and Teamwork