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LINE-X helps K-9 officers

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Line-X, a maker of protective coatings, recently provided the Louisville Metro Police Department’s K-9 Unit with a $10,000 contribution toward the refurbishment of its kennel facility, which is in dire need of repair and upgrades. The money will be used to provide the materials and manpower to spray the facility with LINE-X, which will help protect the kennel against decades of peeling paint and rust. 

The one-time LINE-X application is part of a more permanent repair plan needed by the kennel facility, which houses a special breed of Belgian Malinois. The Louisville Kennel Club is leading a donation drive.

Headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., LINE-X manufactures high-performance protective coatings that permanently bond to a wide range of surfaces in automotive, commercial, light industrial, heavy industrial, agricultural, military, marine and custom applications.

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Dow announces new insulation technology

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Dow Global Technologies, a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Co., has announced the invention and development of a new brominated Polymeric Flame Retardant (Polymeric FR) material for use in foam insulation. The company intends to license the technology to other manufacturers.

The Polymeric FR is for use in both extruded polystyrene (XPS) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam insulation applications. Dow has already licensed the technology to Great Lakes Solutions, a business unit of Chemtura Corp., for use in its foam insulation products. Dow is also engaged in advanced licensing discussions with several other interested companies and expects to finalize these agreements by the end of the year. 

The development of Dow’s Polymeric FR technology comes against the backdrop of an ongoing search for a substitute for hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), which is facing some regulatory restrictions in Europe, according to the company.

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Fiberon introduces composite post-and-rail fencing

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New London, N.C.-based Fiberon added a wooden rail fence to its line of outdoor composite products.

Fiberon’s new Post and Rail Fencing is available in a realistic Coastal Cedar color that is deeply embossed to create the appearance of wood. The easy-maintenance fencing profile includes horizontal rails in a 1.5-in. by 3.75-in. size and routed posts in a 3.5-in. by 3.5-in. size.

“Fiberon has recognized this fencing design growing in popularity, specifically among Homeowner Associations across the country,” said Edie Kello, director of marketing for Fiberon. “Our ability to incorporate Fiberon’s product innovation and technologies to this rustic-style fence provides a visual structure that genuinely looks like natural wood and offers extremely low maintenance for years to come.”

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