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ICF Industries Inc. and GigaCrete Inc. sign strategic distribution agreement for new CannaBlock products

As part of this strategic distribution agreement, GigaCrete has agreed to white label and manufacture its  high-performance coatings, energy-efficient wall systems and advanced security building systems that are purchased by ICF Industries under ICF’s “CannaBlock” brand name. PlasterMax™ is a versatile abuse-resistant interior veneer plaster for architectural and industrial applications requiring extreme abrasion and water resistance.

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Sto Corp. releases Environmental Product Declarations

Sto Corp. released a wide-ranging lineup of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) today. The EPDs span 12 systems and cover a total of 27 different products.  “We are proud to take a leading role in the EIFS, stucco and air barrier segments by being one of the first manufacturers to make this information available,” said Kevin Schroeder, Senior Technical Service Representative. “It really speaks to Sto’s commitment to help create a more sustainable and resilient built environment.”

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Sherwin-Williams plans to build new global headquarters in downtown Cleveland

Preliminary plans call for Sherwin-Williams to invest a minimum of $600 million to build both facilities. The planned new global headquarters would be in downtown Cleveland just west of Public Square between Saint Clair Avenue and Superior Avenue and would be approximately 1,000,000 square feet. The planned new R&D center would be in Brecksville, conveniently located off I-77 at Miller Road and Brecksville Road. The R&D center would serve as the corporate anchor for a new mixed-use development project and would be approximately 500,000 square feet.

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Decorative coatings market worth $82.4 billion by 2024

According to the MarketsandMarkets™ decorative coatings market report, there is growing interest in wood effects and high demand for specialty finishes such as anodic imitation special effects, metallic effects, and smooth, low glow gloss finishes. Hence, the demand for powder coating is high in the architecture industry.

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PPG announces leadership appointments

PPG recently announced executive appointments including Kevin Braun, current vice president, industrial coatings, Americas, who will become vice president, global industrial coatings, and Andrew Carroll, current global technical director, industrial coatings, who will become vice president, industrial coatings, Americas.

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SSPC releases four new, three revised standards in December

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced December 18 the release of four new and three revised technical standards, including the new standard “SSPC-PA 19, Standard for Visual Evaluation of Pinholes in a Concrete or Masonry Coating” and the revised “SSPC-Paint 20, Zinc-Rich Coating Inorganic and Organic.”

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Polyglass opens new liquid applied membrane facility in Phoenix

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. has opened a new 62,000-square-foot facility in Phoenix dedicated to manufacturing roof coatings and primers. The plant features automated computer-controlled ingredient delivery and recipe control equipment to increase accuracy and repeatability between batches. “The automated recipe control leads to unsurpassed precision and accuracy between batches,” said Jeffery Umberger, director of manufacturing. “We see this as a great beginning and just the start of what we hope to accomplish at the new facility — with even more modern automated equipment that can expand production.”

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Linetec’s Jon Close promoted to president, Rick Marshall to retire

Jon Close has been promoted to president of Linetec; succeeding Rick Marshall who will retire at the end of the company’s fiscal year. During his nearly 24 years as Linetec’s president, Marshall helped guide Linetec to becoming the nation’s leading architectural finisher. Marshall and Close have worked together at Linetec for 16 years.

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Today’s color trends and how experts predict them

“Today’s color trends and how experts predict them” by Kiki Redhead, CMG, Global Color & Trend Manager, Sherwin-Williams DesignHouse, discusses color trends for architectural metal coatings, including the science behind these trends, the color possibilities now available to architects and designers, and the future of color forecasting.

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With biomimicry, nature’s best ideas cover high-performance, green buildings

In this article, Amanda Poole, Associate Product Manager, Coatings at Sto Corp., discusses new façade coatings technology that draws from nature to improve performance related to a number of key sustainability measures. “At its core, biomimicry looks to nature for design inspiration, uncovering innovative and sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating time-tested patterns and strategies in biological processes. A significant area of study for sustainable building design and operations has been the successful application of biomimetic micro technologies in finish materials, sealants and coatings.”

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

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