Tinted Adhesive Enhancement to Alumaguard® All-Weather

Since its introduction, Alumaguard® All-Weather has been widely accepted for its ease of use in cold weather applications and sales continue to grow as more and more end users become aware of its benefits.

With that in mind we will introduce a product improvement in the first quarter of 2017 which is designed to improve our manufacturing reliability and also offer the end user assurance that the final product has an adequate adhesive layer.

As you know the current product is constructed with a metalized polyester film coated with clear acrylic adhesive and a clear polyester release liner. So when you view the side of the product that adheres to the substrate, you see a shiny foil surface. You cannot see the clear acrylic adhesive or the clear polyester release liner. Beginning in the early first quarter, we will be tinting the adhesive a pink color so that when you view the underside of the membrane, it will appear pink.

Tinting the adhesive will in no way change the performance of the adhesive but it will help minimize manufacturing errors and it will provide the end user assurance that the membrane has the proper adhesive coating if the pink color appears uniform and consistent throughout.

We intend to use all of our existing raw materials before switching to the tinted adhesive and expect the transition to begin in mid-to late January 2017.

Thank you for your support of Alumaguard® products. [Read more…]

Polyguard Introduces PolyPhen™ Insulation

PolyPhen™ Insulation by PolyguardMarch 2, 2016 ENNIS, TX – Patrick Dunn, Vice President of the Mechanical Products Division of Polyguard Products, is pleased to announce the introduction of PolyPhen™ Insulation into the Mechanical Insulation market.

PolyPhen has an excellent K value (.15k) and a 0,0 rating on ASTM E84; the base 2.5# closed cell foam density insulation will be orange in color.

The product will be available for shipping in March of 2016.

“Polyguard is continually looking to strengthen our commitment to the mechanical insulation industry with viable, innovative insulation products for our industry,” Dunn said.

The insulation will be available in four densities to fulfill all insulation and hanger location requirements.

For more information on PolyPhen, contact Patrick Dunn at pjd@polyguard.com. [Read More]

Mechanical Division Launches New Website

January 6, 2016 ENNIS, TX – Polyguard Products Inc.’s Mechanical Division announced the launch of a new website – www.polyguard.com/mechanical.

The new site is complete with product listings, news and information, videos and other tools visitors can use to find information on the variety of cutting-edge products created by Polyguard.

“We’re excited about modernizing our website while also making it more user-friendly,” Vice President of Mechanical Products Patrick Dunn said. “As we continue to add products, this site will continue to expand while maintaining its clean look and we are committed to providing as much information to our customers and potential customers as possible.”

Some features of the new site include:

  • Easy-to-find videos, literature and descriptions of our product offerings
  • A user-friendly search tool
  • Mobile and desktop viewing capabilities
  • Current news regarding our Mechanical Division

Founded in 1953, Polyguard Products specializes in products which protect surfaces and structures from moisture, water, or other undesired substances. Polyguard is an industry leader in the production of self-adhesive protective membranes for engineering and construction. Polyguard is also a 100% employee-owned company with 23 consecutive years of sales growth. [Read More]

Polyguard Releases Next Generation of Insulrap Products

September 3, 2015   ENNIS, TX – Polyguard Products, Inc. Vice President of Mechanical Products Patrick Dunn announces the release of the next generation of Insulrap products to the market.

“We have upgraded the entire line of Insulrap products, leading the way to the next generation of flexible asphalt and butyl membranes; the upgrades include achieving zero perm on all membranes, and by embedding scrim on the SJ products, we have also achieved enhanced lap adhesion on all Insulrap products,” Dunn said.

Products included in the launch are: Insulrap JB (white), Insulrap 30-NG-Smooth (now white), Insulrap 30-SJ-NG, Insulrap 50-SJ-NG (now black), Insulrap 50-NG-Smooth (now black) and Insulrap 125-NG-No Torch (black).

Polyguard’s Insulrap products are used on insulated piping in refrigeration, cryogenic and chemical processing applications. The product is proven in the market, having been applied on millions of square feet of insulated pipe for over 20 years with an excellent rate of success.

Founded in 1953, Polyguard Products specializes in products which protect surfaces and structures from moisture, water, or other undesired substances. Polyguard is an industry leader in the production of self-adhesive protective coatings for engineering and construction. Polyguard is also a 100% employee-owned ESOP with 22 consecutive years of sales growth. [Read more]

Alumaguard® Lite White featured in Refrigerated & Frozen Foods

June 17, 2015
Alumaguard® Lite White Flexible Cladding Membrane for Indoor Use

Alumaguard® Lite WhitePolyguard Products, Ennis, Texas, released Alumaguard® Lite White, a peel-and-stick membrane designed to be used indoors for mechanical rooms, food production areas, on pipe systems and ductwork where a true zero perm vapor barrier is preferred or other indoor applications where a glossy white appearance is desired. This solution can also be used outdoors to weather-proof exterior insulated ductwork, piping or other insulated tanks, vessels and equipment.

The easy-to-apply membrane meets ASTM 84 25/50 smoke and flame requirements. For outdoor application, it provides enhanced resistance to a broad range of chemical exposures and can be applied in temperatures as low as 10°F. [Read More…]

Alumaguard® Lite White Data Sheet

Introducing Alumaguard® Lite White

June 16, 2015
Polyguard’s Mechanical division introduces another product to the Alumaguard® family

Alumaguard® Lite White primarily for indoor use

ENNIS, TX – Polyguard Products’ Mechanical Division has announced the release of its newest product,
Alumaguard® Lite White, to its family of flexible cladding membranes.

Alumaguard® Lite White

Alumaguard® Lite White

Alumaguard Lite White is a peel‐and‐stick membrane primarily designed to be used indoors for mechanical rooms, food production areas or other indoor applications where a glossy white appearance is desired, and outdoors to weather‐proof exterior insulated ductwork, piping or other insulated tanks, vessels and equipment. It can also be used indoors on pipe systems and ductwork where a true zero perm vapor barrier is preferred. The easy‐to‐apply membrane meets ASTM 84 25/50 smoke and flame requirements. For outdoor application, it provides enhanced resistance to a broad range of chemical exposures and can be applied in temperatures as low as 10°F.

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[Data Sheet]

Feb. 1, 2015 New Hire: Raj Patel Mechanical Technical Sales

Mechanical - Raj PatelFebruary 1, 2015
New Hire: Raj Patel – Technical Sales – Mechanical Products

ENNIS, TX – Patrick Dunn, vice president of Polyguard Products’ Mechanical Division, announced today the addition of Raj Patel to the company as a technical sales manager.

Raj comes to Polyguard with 30 years of experience with Dow Chemical in hydrocarbons, plastic and chemical sales. He spent the last 20 years in the building industry, including the fabrication industry for cold and chilled process applications. Raj also has experience with oil and gas explorations and production experience with BP, Exxon Mobil and Chemical, and petroleum plant design with Fluor engineers. Mechanical – Raj Patel New Hire 2-1-15

Dec. 2014 – Insulation Outlook – “Corrosion Under Insulation: Differences In Gel Technologies” by Nate Brink

Insulation Outlook Cover 12-14December, 2014
Insulation Outlook Publication
“Corrosion Under Insulation: Differences In Gel Technology” by: Nate Brink

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) of steel operating equipment and piping is a significant issue in the ammonia refrigeration, chilled water, chemical, and petroleum industries. A systems approach to CUI includes the correct material selection and design of the jacketing, insulation, and coating. This approach will help prevent CUI, but many corrosion engineers would agree that electrolytes will eventually find their way into even the best system. Selecting the right coating is extremely important, as the CUI coating is the last line of defense for keeping the electrolyte from the metal surface, which would cause corrosion.  [Read More…]