GlassKote Proves `Green Posture' Makes the Grade

GlassKote USA takes the next steps in setting the standard for glass color coatings in the U.S. by announcing test results that demonstrate 'green' means 'strong.' The GlassKote(TM) process, a durable and time-tested color treatment for glass, was introduced to architects, designers and the broad glass industry in 2005.

A key difference with GlassKote is that the product is free from harmful isocyanates, a chemical found in almost all durable color treatments. Isocyanates have been proven to cause chronic illness, and some even believe the chemical outgases from cured coatings.

"To our knowledge, GlassKote is the only isocyanate-free, two-part glass coating available in North America," said Warren Belkin, Principal of GlassKote USA. "We are committed to bring safety and security to companies that are involved in the architectural glass industry, as well as homeowners and businesses that live with these materials."

A common misperception is that 'green' means less effective -- not so. "We've just received test data from independent, certified testing labs with some incredible results," commented Mr. Belkin. "GlassKote was tested to have a pull-off adhesion strength on glass of over 2,100 pounds per square inch, and has approvals for structural silicon applications such as curtain walls. Combined with its high resistance to chemicals, humidity and environmental extremes, GlassKote really stands out as the premier color coating product." Customer testing with resin-pour and PVB laminating technologies has also yielded excellent results.

"We are so excited to have made major strides in how glass is prepared for color coating," commented Alexsandra Guinan, another Principal at GlassKote. "Our cleaning process uses a biodegradable agro chemical and that alone would excite anyone who coats glass using traditional approaches."

"Innovation is a key, with a product and technology roadmap that will excite people every year," continued Guinan. "Our dedication to the environment, and personal safety, is the foundation of our culture. But given the 25-plus years of experience behind GlassKote from the Australians, there is a lot more coming that will create enormous opportunity for our partners and distributors."

600450 GlassKote Proves `Green Posture' Makes the Grade
Date: 8 September 2005

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