The Least Technologically Advanced Product We Offer

By Kendall Smith, Induron Power Market Manager

Nowadays, you can’t get used to one gadget before another one comes along that’s better, smaller or cheaper. Technology changes the products we use almost daily, and once you’ve committed to something – say, a laptop or iPod – it’s only a matter of time before what you’ve selected is obsolete.

That’s why Induron’s Induraguard 9200 is my favorite product we sell. Not because it’s technologically advanced, but because it’s technologically UNadvanced! Let me explain…

The technology that makes up the “backbone” of Induraguard 9200 was developed in the late 1950s, and has remained the same ever since. Sure, the technology is ancient by most product standards, such as polysiloxanes, 100% SBV epoxies, or fluorourethanes, but to me, that shows what an amazing product it is. None of those other coatings I mentioned even existed when this tower paint was invented. It has stood the test of time. Of course, I also may be a little biased, because my father-in-law played a key role in its original development.

Induraguard 9200 being applied

Induraguard 9200 is used to coat aged, galvanized electrical transmission towers and poles, and its benefits can’t be overstated:

  • It doesn’t require sandblasting before application – you can clean the area to be painted with just a wire brush (which saves time and money)
  • You only need one coat, which will last 25+ years
  • It performs well in every climate
  • It’s chloride tolerant
  • It’s a single component, so there’s no mixing
  • It drastically reduces the costs of cleaning, surface preparation, containment, hazardous waste generation and clean-up
  • It has the lowest cost-per-square-foot of any coating system

But the biggest benefit of Induraguard 9200 is that there are no surprises. This is the same technology that’s been used since the late 1950s, so we know how it’s going to perform on any project in any environment. Our sales reps have decades of experience in selling it, so you know you’re getting some good ol’ fashioned “Know How” as well as a top-of-the-line product.

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