Polyguard Unrolls Latest Innovation: RD-6® UVO Overcoat

ENNIS, TX

With forward thinking at its core, Polyguard Products has announced the introduction of RD-6® UVO overcoat. This is a single component, low VOC UV resistant, water-based liquid coating that is highly resistant to the damaging effects of harmful UV light rays.

This new overcoat is used to protect Polyguard’s highly effective and popular RD-6® anti-corrosion coating from UV rays when it’s used for above ground pipeline field joint girth welds, valves, fittings, and FBE coated pipe. Polyguard conducted in-depth research and saw that direct exposure to sunlight could result in degradation of the RD-6 product. The result was adding this new product to ensure maximum stability.

This is an environmentally friendly, moisture resistant product that has excellent adhesion characteristics resulting in fast touch, drying and cure times. Although designed for RD-6 the RD-6 UVO overcoat can be applied over multiple coating types such as FBE or other epoxies.

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 self-adhesive protective coatings for engineering and construction. Polyguard is also a 100% employee-owned ESOP with 25 consecutive years of sales growth.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact JC Cody at 214-515-5000 or email at JCody@polyguard.com. [link to Press Release]

Polyguard Records 25th Consecutive Year of Sales Growth

ENNIS, TX – Polyguard Products Inc. announced this week that 2017 marked its 25th consecutive year of top line sales growth for the company.

“This streak rivals any that I know in the business world,” President Shawn Eastham said. “This is a credit to our diversity, the quality of our manufacturing practices and, most importantly, the employee owners who take so much pride in the work they do every day.”

Polyguard’s streak began in 1992 and has withstood the financial ups and downs of the various markets Polyguard serves, including several nationwide recessions. The leadership in place at Polyguard credits this to several factors that make Polyguard a unique company, highlighted in the company tagline: Employee Owned. Innovation Based. Expect More.

“Employee owners, historically, take a greater sense of pride in what they do, more responsibility for the overall health of the company, and there’s a system of checks and balances that keeps everyone working for the good of the entire company,” CEO John Muncaster, who has been the head of the company since the mid-1980s.

As a result of these increased sales, Polyguard more than doubled its manufacturing capabilities by moving the majority of its manufacturing facility to Corsicana, Texas to keep up with demand.

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.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tre Bischof at 214-515-5000 or email at Tbischof@polyguardproducts.com.

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Polyguard Earns 1st Place in National Video Contest

ENNIS, TX – The National Center for Employee Ownership announced Polyguard Products Inc. was the winner of its inaugural video contest earlier this month at its annual conference in Denver. The purpose of the video contest, open to all Employee Stock Ownership Plan companies throughout the nation, was to highlight the benefits of employee ownership and focus on the culture behind what makes those companies so unique.

“We’re proud of our culture of employee ownership and it’s great to be recognized by our peers as a first-rate ESOP Company,” said President Shawn Eastham, who was in attendance for the announcement. “We pride ourselves in hiring the best of the best, and this further exemplifies the talent level of our employee owners.”

Polyguard employee owners Cecilio Acosta and Emily Abrams were the directors on this year’s video project which can be found on YouTube by searching Polyguard as well as on the www.polyguard.com website.

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 self-adhesive protective coatings for engineering and construction. Polyguard is also a 100% employee-owned ESOP with 24 consecutive years of sales growth.

The NCEO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership and research organization with over 3,000 members that was founded in 1981 to provide most objective and reliable information possible on employee ownership.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tre Bischof at 214-515-5000 or email at Tbischof@polyguard.com. [Read more...]

“Expansion Against Headwings” | World Pipelines

16 March 2017 – “Expansion Against Headwings” | World Pipelines

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Polyguard has purchased a new facility in the town of Corsicana, Texas that more than doubles the manufacturing capabilities.

The global oil and gas industry is currently experiencing leaner times due to depressed pricing. In spite of this challenging macro-economic environment, Polyguard Products Inc. has announced that at the end of its most recent fiscal year it has completed 24 years of unbroken sales expansion. This means since 1992 total sales have always exceeded the prior year’s sales. To accommodate this growth, Polyguard purchased a new facility in the town of Corsicana, Texas (close to the existing facilities in Ennis, Texas) that more than doubles the manufacturing capabilities. This facility will open in the middle of 2017 and represents a significant capital investment.

Polyguard’s headquarters will remain open in Ennis while a majority of its manufacturing will be moved to Corsicana with no projected slowdowns in product during the move. Many of the processes will be improved and an increase in efficiency is expected, with an eye on further growth in the future, made possible by revenue growth and a new, larger home for the manufacturing facility. The proximity of Ennis to Corsicana (less than 25 miles south of Ennis on Interstate 45), means all current employees will remain with the company during the transition.Polyguard believes that innovation and differentiation are crucial elements to the company’s nearly quarter century of uninterrupted expansion. Likewise, staff motivation and being diversified across multiple industry sectors, such as building products and mechanical insulation, among others, is important. As a 100% Employee Stock Owned company, almost all employees are stake holders in the overall success. But certainly, constant expansion is a strong statement about the caliber of the products that Polyguard produces and the relationship Polyguard has with its customers. Not to mention their longevity in markets and the loyalty displayed by Polyguard customers, for which the company is grateful: as growth can be simply defined as keeping the existing customers you have while acquiring more every year.For those potential customers amongst the readers of this article, Polyguard would like to emphasise the company’s focus on differentiation. Sometimes in the minds of someone unfamiliar with the benefits of a Polyguard product, the fact the product is different is viewed negatively. But firstly, in any graduate business school they teach one of the fundamental keys to being successful is the ability to differentiate your products or services from the competition. So if someone accustomed to standardisation sees something is different, the first instinct can be to disregard it as “non-compliant” or negative in any case. But the root of innovation is to improve on existing designs or otherwise design a better, more efficient, or more effective way to achieve an objective or function. So by criticizing something as “non-standardised” or different often one could be missing the whole point of progress in technology. In fact, it is the company’s opinion the solutions offered by Polyguard represent creative and innovative approaches to the challenges faced by the industries Polyguard services.Polyguard recognises sometimes the solutions it offers are not “one size fits all”, but perhaps the financial results of Polyguard demonstrate the repeated success and market confidence in their products. Polyguard has expressed how the company feels honoured to get such consistent positive market feedback in the form of expanded sales every year without interruption for almost a quarter century. This validates that the global markets do want companies that innovate and differentiate themselves from the mass market pack. So if you are a potential user of one of the products Polyguard manufactures, make contact and see which products could be of use to you. It is safe to say time has proven them successful.Read more: https://www.worldpipelines.com/special-reports/16032017/expansion-against-headwings/

Polyguard Records 24th Consecutive Year of Sales Growth

ENNIS, TX – Polyguard Products Inc. announced that 2016 will mark its 24th consecutive year of top line sales growth for the company.

“Polyguard’s 24-year string of top line sales growth increases was certainly not a goal,” CEO John Muncaster said. “It started in 1992, and at that point Polyguard was just trying to survive the early 1990s recession and the fire which has destroyed our plant, lab, and offices two years before.”

“We don’t know of any firm who can match this 24-year string of consecutive sales growth. As to ‘why’, the answer is clear to us. Polyguard’s tagline is ‘innovation based…. employee owned…. expect more’. Our constant stream of innovative products, and our ‘above and beyond’ employee owners, are the reasons for the constant growth.”

Muncaster said Polyguard is looking forward to hitting a landmark by increasing sales yet again in 2017.

“A string of increases in sales growth may not have been a Polyguard goal in 1992, but it is a goal in 2017, because a 2017 increase will give us a full quarter century of consecutive sales growth.”

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. [Read More…]

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World Pipelines – Coatings & Corrosion 2015

Cathodic disbondment or self-healing?World Pipelines – Coatings & Corrosion 2015 – Cathodic Disbondment or self-healing? Nathan Muncaster, Polyguard Products, USA, and Luc Perrad, Expartech, Belgium, discuss cathodic disbondment testing and its importance within the industry. By definition, cathodic disbondment is the loss of adhesion between a coating and its metal substrate, due to cathodic chemical reactions that take place in the interface of steel and coating. In cathodic protection system, current passing through the metal frees hydrogen gas and oxidative molecules like chlorine and hypochlorite-ions, causing coating disbondment. This current passes only through the metal exposed to the electrolyte where the coating is in default. The current flow amount depends on the size of the coating fault. If the size of the fault increases, the current increases, causing more cathodic disbondment. If there is no coating fault, then cathodic disbondment does not occur. [Read More…]

Polyguard Launches New Website

Polyguard OfficeJune 28, 2015 ENNIS, TX – Polyguard Products, Inc. CEO John Muncaster announced this week the launch of a new, redesigned website for the company.

The address for the site remains www.polyguardproducts.com and the new site provides a modern look along with a mobile‐friendly version that’s also user‐friendly.

“Polyguard has grown significantly in recent years and we felt we needed to upgrade our website in a manner that would reflect that growth,” Muncaster said. “This new site has a traditional look to it that we feel represents our company very well. The website platform also allows for continuous
improvement of its features.”

Polyguard’s website upgrade follows an upgrade of its Architectural Division website made in late 2014.
The most recent upgrade also includes a redesign of Polyguard’s Pipeline Division.

Features of the new site include product pages, with easy‐to‐find documents about each product on
those pages, a more powerful search feature, as well as links to Polyguard’s social media sites. In the
near future, Polyguard will upgrade its Mechanical Division, International Division, TERM Barrier Division
and Residential Division pages. [Read More]

May 2015 World Pipelines “Testing Coating Performance”

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TESTING COATING PERFORMANCE

Luc Perrad, Expartech and Polyguard Products representative in Brussels, Belgium, compares the performance of heat-shrinkable coatings and polymeric tape coatings according to ISO21809-3 and EN12068. The international standard ISO21809-3 (edited in December 2008) is largely used today as a reference for the major pipeline operators (oil, gas and water companies). The standard describes 9 filed joint coatings systems and includes the required performances for each system: 1) Bituminous, petrolatum, wax and polymeric tape coating. 2) Heat-shrinkable coatings 3) Fusion bond epoxy (FBE) powder coatings. 4) Liquid coatings. 5) Polyolefin-based coatings. 6) Thermal spray aluminum (TSA) coatings, 7) Hot applied microcrystalline wax coatings. 8) Elastomeric coatings. 9) Non-crystalline low viscosity polyolefin tapes. Even though polymeric based mesh coatings like Polyguard RD-6 have successfully been used since 1988 and are included in many reference standards like NACE standard SP)169-2009 (Control of External Corrosion on Underground or Submerged Metallic Piping Systems), they are not listed in ISO21809-3. [Read More…]

February 2015 – North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

North American Oil and Gas Pipeline Cover PhotoFebruary 2015 – North American Oil & Gas Pipelines
Corrosion Control Industry Faces Challenges to Protect Oil and Gas Infrastructure

Corrosion control specialists are charged with protecting and extending the lifecycle of critical infrastructure. For oil and gas pipelines, it’s a matter of protecting the public, as well as the environment. Corrosion is one of the leading causes of pipeline failures, but the right measures to protect these assets can ensure they operate safely, efficiently and profitably.

Protecting pipeline assets starts at the top, with the design of the system, according to Jim Feather, vice president of NACE International, the global corrosion trade organization. Recently retired from ExxonMobil Research and Engineering after a 36-year career, Feather says managing corrosion must be an organizational policy.

“I would briefly describe this as a system. Design it right, build it right and operate it right,” says Feather, who will be sworn in as NACE president at the association’s annual Corrosion conference, March 15-19, in Dallas. [Read More…]

Jan. 12, 2015 New Hire: Kyle Heine – Pipeline Technical Sales

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New Hire: Kyle Heine
– Technical Sales – Pipeline Products

HOUSTON, TX – Chic Hughes, vice president of Polyguard Products Inc.’s Pipeline Division, announced today the addition of Kyle Heine as technical salesman for the company.

Heine comes to Polyguard after more than three years with Dow Chemical. Previously Heine worked with Honeywell and Standard Renewable Energy where he also worked in sales. He’s worked in the energy industry for 10 years.

Heine is a graduate of the University of Texas-Arlington, where he received a bachelor’s degree in communication. Pipeline – Kyle Heine 1-12-15

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