Materials Performance

JUN 2019

Materials Performance is the world's most widely circulated magazine dedicated to corrosion prevention and control. MP provides information about the latest corrosion control technologies and practical applications for every industry and environment.

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10 JUNE 2019 W W W.MATERIALSPERFORMANCE.COM COMPANY NEWS Anue Water Technologies Chosen as Odor Control Distributor Photo courtesy of Anue Water Technologies. Anue Water Technologies (Tucker, Geor- gia, USA) was selected as the exclusive distributor of Pi2 Technologies' Geo- Membrane products for the entire United States, Canada, and the Caribbean region. The water technologies company describes itself as the leading manufac- turer of high-efficiency ozone and oxygen generation and related systems for the elimination of odor, corrosion, and fat, oil, equipment, while greatly reducing labor touch and U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (Washing- ton, DC, USA) risks. AZZ Acquires Powder Coating, Electroplating Firm AZZ, Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas, USA), a global provider of metal coating services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment, and highly engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial markets, has acquired all the assets and outstanding shares of privately held K2 Partners, Inc. (Tampa, Florida, USA). K2 provides pow- der coating and electroplating services to customers in the U.S. Midwest and South- east regions from locations in Texas and Florida. Through the acquisition, the company gains the powder coating operations of Centrix Powder Coating in Tampa, as well as the powder coating and electroplating operations of Cimcon Finishing in Gar- land, Texas, USA. Going forward, the facil- ity in Tampa will operate as AZZ Powder Coating–Tampa, while the location in Gar- land will operate as AZZ Powder Coating and Plating–Garland. The acquisition increases the company's metal coatings network of plants to 44 sites in the United States and Canada. St. Paul Foundry Unveils Corrosion Resistance Database St. Paul Foundry (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA), a manufacturer of brass, bronze, and aluminum cast components, has launched a new online corrosion-resistance data- base for copper-based castings. This online tool enables casting designers to identify and compare over 3,500 combina- tions of alloys and corrosive chemicals. While many casting designers recognize the value of brass and bronze castings for highly corrosive applications, they may not know which alloy is right for their par- ticular project, explains James Hartigan, engineering manager. But with the Found- ry's online database, they can "quickly and grease (FOG) in municipal and indus- trial wastewater systems. The technology consists of high-strength membranes fit- ted with pockets that contain replaceable filter media, custom engineered to fit each application and ensure broad-spectrum odor control. The products can be used in practically any application, including headworks, tanks, sludge pits, open channels, vessels, manhole covers, truck bays, vertical vents, and fugitive emissions from vent covers. The technology was commercialized in 2011 and is currently being used in 11 countries by major companies and munic- ipalities. This includes use in industrial, municipal, and food and beverage applica- tions, with available case histories from each segment, according to company offi- cials. The filters are designed to remove all odors, including those from difficult sul- fides and ammonia. The system eliminates the need for costly chemicals or scrubber Tnemec Acquires ProPolymer Coatings Architectural and industrial coat- ings manufacturer Tnemec Com- pany, Inc. (Kansas City, Missouri, USA) recently announced the acquisition of coatings company ProPolymer Coatings (St. Louis, Missouri, USA). Through this acqui- sition, the manufacturer is able to access the acquired company's line of tank linings, exterior coatings, and containment products. "We believe in the quality of ProPolymer Coatings, and we look forward to offering their innovative technology to new and current custom- ers," says Chase Bean, president of the manufacturer. Bean adds that the products will strengthen the company's line of protective coatings and linings, while the manufacturer's resources and knowledge base will add value to the ProPolymer customer experience. Formulated to withstand chemical attack, the company's coatings are com- monly used on steel and concrete substrates in various industry-specific plants across the United States. Products offered include high-performance vinyl ester linings, secondary containment products for industrial processing, poly- mer concrete materials for thermal shock and chemical resistance, and high- build, surface-tolerant epoxy coatings. The products will now be produced at Tnemec's Kansas City facilities. Photo courtesy of Tnemec.

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