Podcast Episode 8: Sustainability in Coatings: A Conversation with Akzo Nobel Experts

In today's episode, we're privileged to host two distinguished guests from Akzo Nobel: Bob Dirks, Global Segment Manager for Architectural Coatings, and Gabriel Morales Sada, Architectural and Specifications Manager for North America. We'll discuss sustainability and what Akzo Nobel’s initiatives are and how they're affecting their product marketing goals and how they're using this to develop th...

Lumiflon-Fortified Panels Provide Warmth to New Boston LEED-Gold Certified High-Rise

The Sudbury, located in Boston, MA, is a new 46 story high-rise designed by CBT Architects. LEED-gold certified, the residential tower was built in place of the Government Center Garage, a well-known feature within Bullfinch Triangle, which was once a physical barrier that divided some of Boston’s most iconic historic neighborhoods.

Award-Winning Muralist Breathes Life in Apple Orchard-Inspired Water Tower

Mount Jackson, Water Tank, Hydroflon, Eric Henn, Tnemec
After towering over Mount Jackson, Virginia on Interstate 81 more than a decade, the town’s well-known water tower, adorned with the image of a basket of apples, was due for a makeover. Exposure to the elements, UV radiation, moisture, salt, and the like, left the tank with rust spots both internally and externally. Mount Jackson’s Town Manager at the time, Kevin Fauber, shared the details of the tower’s design. He stated, “the design of red apples filling a wooden basket is plastered on 3M sheets, similar to vinyl that adhere to the sides of the water tank.”

The Vibrant Canvas: Exploring the Aesthetics and Statements of Water Tank Coatings

La Porte, Water Tank, Texas, Tnemec Company Inc, Hydroflon
Water tanks are a ubiquitous feature in communities worldwide, serving as vital reservoirs that ensure a steady supply of water for various purposes. While their primary function is utilitarian, the exterior coatings of these tanks often play a surprising role in shaping the visual landscape of neighborhoods. From vibrant colors to intricate designs, water tank coatings are more than just protective layers – they make statements about the community they serve.