Liquisol Solar Control Paint aims to temper harsh summer sun
Service Group Distribution has expanded its product offerings with the addition of Liquisol Solar Control Paint, a solution designed to block heat, glare and UV radiation while allowing the passage of light through skylights and windows.
"Skylights are a major source of heat, glare and excessive light during summer," said Earl Mangune, manager pro tem and director for SGD. "While window film is a great solution, there are skylights where it simply can’t be used. Liquisol fills this void; not only can it be applied to acrylic and polycarbonate, because it’s a paint, you can apply it to curved surfaces too."
The collection includes four paints: 4Ever (best for homebuilders who wish to allow the maximum amount of light); 4EverBlue (featuring a 57% total solar energy reduction and a blue hue designed to mimic clear skies); 4EverDark (provides the most heat and glare protection); and 3Seasons (a temporary solution for extreme weather conditions).
All Liquisol paints can be applied to glass, acrylic and plexiglass, blocking over 98% of UV rays.
Newell Rubbermaid simplifies portfolio
In a move to focus on its core businesses, Atlanta-based Newell Rubbermaid sold its Teach platform, including the Mimio and Headsprout interactive teaching technology brands, to Skyview Capital, a Beverly Hills, Calif., private equity firm.
“Our Growth Game Plan is designed to accelerate performance by setting clear priorities for our business. This transaction further simplifies our portfolio as we continue to invest behind our highest-potential global growth opportunities,” said Michael Polk, Newell Rubbermaid’s president and CEO.
Terms were not disclosed. The transaction has closed with the signing of the agreement.
Newell brands include tool-focused Irwin, Hilmor and Lenox, along with home products Rubbermaid, Levolar, Sharpie and Rolodex.