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BULLET LINER USA ANNOUNCES BUILDER AMBASSADOR PROGRAM. The Program Offers North American Builders Opportunity to Use Bullet Liner™ Products.

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Maryland Heights, MO – June 1, 2022 – Bullet Liner™ (www.BulletLiner.com), a maker of impenetrable protective spray coatings, today announced the launch of its nationwide off-road show vehicle Builder Ambassador program.  The company is seeking Builder Ambassadors for the 2022-2023 year.  Open to builders of custom modified off-road vehicles throughout North America, this campaign is designed to be a mutually beneficial program offering builders the opportunity to be featured in Bullet Liner’s booth at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas this fall, or as a showcased “feature vehicle” at the highly trafficked show through Bullet Liner.  Selected builders and vehicles may also be promoted via Bullet Liner’s advertising, social media, and other marketing platforms.

Bullet Liner, A Carlisle brand, is the industry-leading spray-on, pick-up truck bed liner. “Founded on pioneering technology over three decades ago,” Bullet Liner offers a UV color-safe polyurea sealant that protects vehicles from dents, dings, climate extremes, and road damage.  The brand understands that builders want to protect their valuable vehicle assets and often need assistance—when developing marquee vehicles for upcoming automotive, truck, and aftermarket automotive accessory industry conferences and high-profile events—to ensure that their creations are “state of the art,” with strong show appeal. That’s where Bullet Liner comes in.

Benefits of the Bullet Liner Builder Ambassador program include:

  • A “Bullet Lined” vehicle at no cost to the builder
  • Bullet Liner-branded items and collateral materials
  • Opportunity to be featured in Bullet Liner’s 2022 SEMA Show Booth as an ambassador
  • Opportunity for a vehicle spot in Bullet Liner’s 2022 SEMA Show booth
  • Potential for a feature vehicle spot at the 2022 SEMA Show, sponsored by Bullet Liner
  • Social media amplification and engagement
  • Inclusion in Bullet Liner press releases and announcements
  • Identification as a Bullet Liner Ambassador on the Bullet Liner domestic website

The program is open to any builder located in North America—and custom builds for all makes, models, and types of off-road vehicle are encouraged.  Builders must have a clear direction for their build with plans to take the vehicle to shows and promotional events beyond this year’s SEMA Show.  To qualify, a builder must:

  • Be located in North America
  • Provide proposed vehicle(s) with vehicle modifications for evaluation
  • Provide a detailed project summary
  • Provide vehicle renderings/images
  • Commit to featuring the vehicle, with the Bullet Liner logo intact and visible, for a minimum period of one year

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with and promoting the current best and up-and-coming off-road vehicle build artists on the market,” said Jill Deamer, Global Marketing Brand Manager, Bullet Liner.  “We’re anxious to see the many creative ways that builders are interested in using Bullet Liner to protect their investment, while providing a distinctive look and texture to their vehicles that is impervious to extreme weathering and the road conditions that would typically damage unprotected surfaces of a prized vehicle.”

Interested builders should complete the online application located here.  The deadline to submit projects for consideration is July 15, 2022.

For more information, please contact Jill Deamer, Global Marketing Manager for Bullet Liner, at [email protected]—and please visit www.BulletLiner.com for additional details about our premium polyurea spray-on coating products.

Putting High Performance to the Test for Athletes of All Ages

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Did you ever stop to think about what makes high performance outdoor athletic running tracks so satisfying?  They offer just the right measure of support, cushioning, and even “bounce” to supplement sports competition and give participants out on the field a reliable surface space to perform upon—in the moments they need it most.  The same applies for the myriad safety benefits offered by today’s most advanced playgrounds and play equipment spaces designed to keep our children protected, while they enjoy a safe, state-of-the art outdoor play experience with their young peers.

Both technologies—athletic running trucks and play area surfaces—are made possible by cured polyurethane binder applications that deliver just the right blend of adhesion and durability to support those who train and play hard outdoors.  Structure matters when it comes to athletics—and having the right surface upon which to perform is an essential, but often overlooked, aspect of the overall athletic experience.

The world class chemists at Carlisle Polyurethane Systems have perfected the gold standard surface material that Americans—of all ages—who love to run, jump, play, train and win have come to rely upon. TruMotion products are single-component, moisture-cured binders for poured-in-place safety surfaces and outdoor running tracks.  They are available in four distinct chemistries, including two IAAF certified track systems, designed to offer athletes—from pre-school to premium elite performers—the highest quality recreational surfacing on the market.  Additionally, TruMotion is the industry’s most reliable and installation-friendly product for a wide range of applications and installation needs.

Starting “At the Very Beginning”

Although many of us may not remember it, our first exposure to “athletics” starts on the playground.  That’s where budding young sprinters, runners and teammates give it their all—swinging, jumping and leaping from play equipment to the ground surface, and back up again.  And it’s important that these early “sporting” experiences be safe, positive and healthy. This is where TruMotion comes into play.

TruMotion taps a deep heritage in the development of advanced technology using polyurethane binder rubber applications and consists of an array of products designed exclusively for playground surface installation.  These uber safe playground surface solutions are mixed and poured right on-site to produce a highly durable and weather resistant surface, available in a host of vibrant hues and designed to preserve color fastness.  Key performance features include aliphatic binders to ensure bright, non-yellowed surfaces; custom binding formulations to withstand temperature variations and humidity; and the ability to repair and refurbish existing playground surfaces that need a fresh look or renewed performance.  They offer the extra safety to support young adventurers who play hard and require a resilient cushioning when they take unexpected tumbles.

Growing Up within the Industry

Through the years, TruMotion technology has also advanced to meet even more demanding end-user requirements and needs for customized installations.  The same technology team that makes durable, comfortable polyurethane rubber applications for community and school playgrounds also supports high performance outdoor training and competition.  The TruMotion running track line includes one-component moisture cured polyurethane binders; one- and two-part polyurethane structural sprays; aliphatic structural sprays (available for when a UV stable surface is required); and full pour elastomer systems for a variety of uses.  As a product member of the American Sports Builders Association, or “ASBA,” this technology provides the physical foundation that helps enable athletes to compete at their very best.

Just like our pour in place playground surface solutions, our proprietary outdoor running track surfaces offer color-fast reliability and custom design offerings to match the décor of even the most high-end, elite athletic training and competition facilities.

For more information on TruMotion and our line of available solutions, please click here.

 

Bullet Liner™ Announces the Addition of Phoenix Coatings as its Newest North American Distributor

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Carlisle, PA—April 12, 2022—Bullet Liner (www.BulletLiner.com) is pleased to announce that Phoenix Protective Coatings, a national leader in protective coatings solutions, has joined its exclusive North American distribution network.  With its reputation for high product quality, excellent customer service, and consistency, Bullet Liner, a global pioneer in the elastomer sealant category, has long attracted entrepreneurs and qualified operators looking to establish independent, fully owned businesses in the highly lucrative spray-on truck bedliner marketplace.

Phoenix Protective Coatings will be an ideal complement to Bullet Liner’s growing distributor network, helping to recruit new qualified dealer-operators.  With its significant expertise in the pure and hybrid polyurea space, Phoenix will help to substantially expand the brand’s domestic footprint.  Specifically, the company, which has multiple locations across the mid and southern U.S., will offer commercial and original equipment (OE) growth opportunities for new dealer entities looking to enter the high-quality chemical protective spray coatings arena—while also helping to provide training for technicians, applicators, and upfitters.

“Bullet Liner, the industry’s ‘Un-Franchised Alternative’, is a true pioneer in the protective elastomer sealant category,” said Steve Lucka, National Sales Manager, Specialty Polyurethanes.  “Potential dealer-operator candidates have long been drawn to Bullet Liner’s role as a heritage player in the market space, working for more than three decades to grow the overall spray-on truck bedliner industry.  We are now pleased to welcome Phoenix Coatings as an integral new part of our operation, working in tandem with Bullet Liner Corporate to help expand our new dealer presence throughout the U.S. and market our premium fourth-generation technology.”

Bullet Liner is presently one of the only players in the market to offer prospective dealers a non-franchised alternative.  Free from the financial constraints of the traditional franchise model, Bullet Liner’s owner-operator formula offers prospects greater Freedom to Perform.  This model offers managerial independence for automotive aftermarket accessory shop operators, auto repair shops, automotive dealerships, and other qualified candidates looking to add to their revenue stream.  Along with a robust warranty, Bullet Liner dealers benefit from a nationally recognized brand name and series of support tools including spray equipment, onsite training and certification, access to a personalized retail website, qualified corporate leads, and integrated branded promotional opportunities to help them grow their business.

For more information, please visit www.BulletLiner.com.

Carlisle Polyurethane Systems Introduces New Intellathane High-Performance Industrial Protective Spray Coatings Line

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Carlisle, PA – January 25, 2022 – Carlisle Polyurethane Systems (www.carlisleps.com), an industry leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of high-performance, spray-applied protective coatings, is pleased to introduce its rebranded and expanded Intellathane product line. Tough, abrasion-proof, and impact-resistant, Intellathane protective elastomeric coatings are engineered to resist cracking, flaking, bubbling, or peeling, creating a virtually impenetrable seal that coats surfaces and prevents denigration from repetitive and devastating impacts, weathering, temperature extremes, and harsh chemical environments. Intellathane elastomeric spray coatings protect equipment in the light industrial, heavy industrial, agriculture, truck/automotive, mining, military, and industrial storage fields.

“The Intellathane product line is inspired by Carlisle Construction Materials’ principles of innovative products that enable more durable and sustainable building design. The Intellathane brand is engineered specifically for vehicles and equipment used in rough service applications, where more traditional coatings often fail due to corrosion, abrasion, and repeated impacts,” said Kevin Wiacek, Product Marketing Manager of Carlisle Polyurethane Systems. “These harsh operating conditions often require owners to replace their equipment too frequently. The new Intellathane brand gives equipment manufacturers a comprehensive portfolio of protective coatings that not only improves the long-term appearance of their products, but also extends the service life. The R&D team considered many variables during product development to ensure long-term adhesion and protection to a wide variety of substrates, types of impacts experienced, the weather conditions they operate in, and possible chemical exposures.”

“One of the hallmarks of the Carlisle Polyurethane Systems brand is our commitment to the highest levels of polymer science and technical innovation, which are made possible through R&D initiatives rooted in decades of advanced technology development,” said Bill Brengel, Vice President and General Manager of Carlisle Polyurethane Systems. “Our world-class chemists have helped to establish new performance standards for elastomer coatings used in the industrial sector. With the introduction of our updated and expanded Intellathane product line, we continue to offer innovative solutions that keep exterior surfaces and equipment safe in severe weather and other unforgiving conditions. When combined with Carlisle’s industry leading customer and technical service, our newest product portfolio truly rises above the competition.”

For more information on the Intellathane line, please visit www.carlisleps.com.

About Carlisle Polyurethane Systems
Carlisle Polyurethane Systems offers innovative, high-performance polyurethane products that include binders, flexible and rigid foams, elastomers, casting resins, surface and specialty coatings, and adhesives. These systems span a wide variety of industrial, commercial, and consumer product applications. Carlisle Polyurethane Systems is a member of the Carlisle Construction Materials (CCM) family of brands. CCM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Carlisle Companies (NYSE: CSL). Visit www.carlisleps.com to learn more.

Carlisle Companies Incorporated is a leading supplier of innovative Building Envelope products and energy-efficient solutions for customers creating sustainable buildings of the future. Through our Construction Materials (CCM) business and family of leading brands, Carlisle delivers innovative, labor-reducing and environmentally responsible products and solutions to customers through the Carlisle Experience. Over the life of the building, Carlisle’s products help drive lower GHG emissions, improve energy savings for building owners and operators, and increase a building’s resiliency to the elements. Driven by our strategic plan, Vision 2025, Carlisle is committed to generating superior shareholder returns and maintaining a balanced capital deployment approach, including investments in our businesses, strategic acquisitions, share repurchases and continued dividend increases. Carlisle also is a leading provider of products to the Aerospace, Medical Technologies and General Industrial markets through our Interconnect Technologies (CIT) and Fluid Technologies (CFT) business segments.

How the U.S. Infrastructure Plan Will Impact the Polyurethanes Industry

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As we near the close of the year, most everyone working in the polyurethanes marketplace—and in the many vertical industries the technology serves —will agree that 2021 was a year like no other.  From the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic to the subsequent global supply chain crisis, almost all business categories—and certainly those in the manufacturing, construction, automotive and electrical fields—have been either directly or indirectly impacted.  But there is good news as we move into 2022 in the form of robust infrastructure spending ahead that will likely have a trickle-down effect on the polyurethanes space.

Last month marked the passage of phase 1 of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package.  According to business publication Quartz, the $1.2 trillion package, which the President has lauded as a “once in a generation” program, will “rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, and ensure every American has access to high-speed internet.”  A significant portion of the bill’s financial commitment has been “earmarked to repair roads, highways, and bridges”—giving a hefty boost to construction spending.

While many of the elements in the bill speak to heavy national development projects, polyurethanes certainly can, and will, play a supporting role.  Carlisle Polyurethane Systems manufactures and markets materials such as coatings, adhesives, sealants, binders and elastomers, which all have a hand in various facets of the development and building construction and improvement fields.

While the new infrastructure program will focus heavily on the transportation sector—erecting new bridges and highways, resurfacing roads, completing supporting structures, and other ancillary programs such as broadband development —the plan includes a “wide range of physical infrastructure projects” and, according to the New York Times, plans for “electric grid and housing, efforts to jump-start advanced manufacturing, and (projects for) other industries.”  For example, the program includes $42 billion for ports and airports, and another $85 billion for transportation, that will likely include development of bus stations, terminals and other facilities that will rely on polyurethane innovation and supporting technology in their interiors.

Additionally, the White House—in implementing the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA)—aims to enact a plan that “creates good jobs, boosts U.S. global competitiveness, strengthens supply chains and acts against inflation.” (Source: For Construction Pros).  The development industry is hopeful that, once the groundwork is laid for the program to come into fruition, it will help to further address the stagnation of raw materials availability and distribution and kickstart growth within the entire building category—ultimately, helping to stimulate overall construction starts.

It’s important though to note that, according to For Construction Pros, what “the IIJA represents is not a stimulus bill designed to give an immediate boost to the economy,” but rather a package “designed as a longer-term approach to rebuilding American competitiveness through infrastructure.”  Experts counsel that it will take time and significant effort to properly prepare the nation and various supporting industries for the work to be done—so patience will be required across the manufacturing sector.  But the opportunity for a host of vertical industries to be positively impacted by the bill’s passage looks to be promising.

How does Carlisle Polyurethane Systems figure into this equation?

For most every spray, pour, and cast application customers might require, Carlisle Polyurethane Systems, part of the Carlisle Companies family, brings advanced problem-solving solutions to ensure that our materials match our customer’s specific application needs.  As the leading independent polyurethane systems house in North America, our company is dedicated to delivering innovative polyurethane technology and solutions to our network with the speed, scale, and efficiency necessary to meet the demands of a rapidly growing marketplace.  Our brand’s dedication to delivering customized solutions to disciplinary industries is what truly sets Carlisle Polyurethane Systems apart from nearly every other polyurethane chemistry space player.  And, now with years of national infrastructure development ahead of us, we will rise to the occasion to support various industries—such as construction, flooring, landscaping, filtration, electronics and other industrial fields—as the Administration’s many anticipated projects take center stage beginning in the New Year.

For more information on polyurethane materials—such as coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers and rigid casting—and the role this technology plays in supporting a variety of industrial and commercial industries, please visit www.CarlislePS.com.

 

Everything Old Is New Again

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Once again, the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the U.S. consumer marketplace another curveball.  Thanks to a widespread semiconductor shortage and “exponential increase” in demand for microchips, which are in short supply, new cars and trucks may be harder to come by in America and other parts of the globe.  This may come as tough news for many to accept just as throngs of consumers across the nation are anxious, following so many months of pandemic restrictions and limited shopping options, to possibly purchase a brand-new vehicle this year.  But the current microchip crisis may take things in a different direction.

Since the automotive industry in the U.S. isn’t the only sector impeded by the semiconductor and microchip shortage, it makes the situation all the more complicated, as the new vehicle market is effectively “competing” with other industries for supply availability.  It does appear, however, that the automotive sector has been disproportionately impacted.  According to Car and Driver magazine, recent studies show that “U.S. car makers are bearing the brunt of the chip shortage.”  A report for AutoForecast Solutions near the beginning of summer also noted that “more than 25 different car models have lost at least 10,000 units of North American production to the parts shortages so far this year.”

This dynamic has been made even more complex because many global automakers down shifted production in 2020 during the initial Covid-19 pandemic wave.  (This being a direct result of the many worldwide “stay at home” lockdowns, as well as anticipation of less-than-zealous buyers visiting new car showrooms.)  And now—as restrictions in many parts of the U.S. have eased (despite the recent Delta variant surge) and consumers have a greater overall comfort in possibly making larger retail purchase—supply chain issues have forced the automotive and new car industry into another “wait and see” holding pattern.

This has been tough news economically for the automotive dealer-retailer segment and for car consumers.  The Washington Post stated last month that “17 auto factories in North America and Europe have halted or reduced production in recent weeks over the scarcity of the tiny components”…and “shutdowns have affected plants in Michigan, Kentucky and Kansas” (in addition to other global top manufacturing sites).  But there may be alternative solutions for consumers.  While cars are in short supply, auto and truck enthusiasts can instead turn to getting the most mileage out of their existing vehicle (sedans, SUVs, pick-up trucks, vans and RVs)—and find fresh, creative ways to make something old “new” once again.

Surprisingly, that well-used car or truck sitting in the garage is suddenly making a hot comeback like never before. 

And there is no technology more poised to help step in and offer customers an affordable facelift for their vehicles than Bullet Liner.  Our premier elastomer spray-on protective coating is exactly what aging cars and pick-ups need to extend their vehicle’s lifecycle and rejuvenate both value and overall functionality.  For the past three decades, Bullet Liner has pioneered the protective spray-on protective sealant category, offering high quality coating that provides a “high caliber shield” against road debris and abrasion, dents and dings, extreme weathering and sun damage.  Bullet Liner’s heavy duty, tensile strength coating can help keep car, truck and off-the-road vehicle exteriors—and even interiors—looking sharper and lasting longer.

In terms of sun exposure alone, Bullet Liner prevents premature fading, cracking and peeling, especially when vehicles stored in climate-extreme outdoor areas spend hours baking in the heat without covering.  Bullet Liner also offers color protection from UV sunlight and won’t bubble or flake, even after months of use.  When the climate pendulum swings just as strongly in the other direction, Bullet Liner protection doesn’t miss a beat.  It still will still not peel or fade.  What’s more, Bullet Liner’s water-tight seal keeps rust and corrosion-causing moisture and ice from damaging your ride.

In fact, our spray-on coating is not only color safe, but it’s also bleed-safe.  Our technology solutions have been subjected time and time again to extensive testing (both in rigorous laboratory conditions and in the field) to ensure that—even in varying weather degrees such as cold, heat and humidity—Bullet Liner formulations remain resilient and perform well on a multitude of vehicle surfaces.

Additionally, our spray on coating is available in an array of colors and can be custom matched to existing exterior paint jobs.  And for this reason, our elastomer sealant is more than simply a protective agent—it also offers an affordable trusted way to add to new color and style to an older, aging vehicle.  In addition to delivering an ideal solution for exterior vehicle surfaces such as wheel wells, fenders, bumpers and truck beds, Bullet Liner sealant also provides a viable means of refreshing car and truck interiors as well.  Our formulations can easily be applied to vehicle floors, certain types of seats, steering wheels, dashboards, various interior surfaces, glove compartments, and more.

Bullet Liner is a durable, consistent sealant that can cover damaged or blemished areas of car and trucks to offer a fresh new look, even while the vehicles themselves may not be brand new.  The simple addition of our spray-on sealant can add years to an existing purchase for the enjoyment of both passengers and drivers.  Qualified spray shops across America receive specialized training to apply Bullet Liner sealant for professional “off the showroom” stylings that can often rival new car aesthetics.

To learn more about how Bullet Liner technology can offer an alternative solution to a new vehicle purchase this year as pandemic related supply chain issues persist, or to learn more about how your automotive aftermarket business can assist car and truck consumers during this time, please visit www.BulletLiner.com.

Prepping Your Boat for Spring 2021

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In many parts of the U.S., it’s been a cold winter.  If you happen to be a boat owner—depending on what part of the country you reside in—while you’ve been hunkered down and trying to stay warm, your prized marine vessel has likely been covered up and waiting out the season in dry dock.  But as we near the spring months, temperatures will quickly start to warm—and the cooler weather will begin to wane.  If you’re a mariner, then you know it’s time to start looking toward the day you’ll launch your boat and hit the open water.  The close of the winter season is a great time to prepare for the upcoming recreational boating season.

 

Anyone who is a serious aficionado of the boating lifestyle knows that it is most definitely not an inexpensive pastime.  Whether you own a dinghy, motorboat, sailboat, or a luxury yacht, the constant upkeep required—and never-ending money you’ll need to siphon into your passion—is no small commitment.  From readying key equipment for seasonal use to ensuring that your boat exterior remains in top condition, you’ll need to dedicate time and resources to protect your investment.

 

Aside from technical maintenance and a concern for the obvious operational safety issues, probably the number one task at hand heading into boating season is to make sure your vessel is cleaned and looking sharp.  Unless your entire boat deck has been covered throughout the winter months (which is unlikely for anything larger than a fairly small vessel), the days spent weathering the climate and baking in the sun (despite the chilly temperatures) can do a number on your paint job and external trimmings.  This is where Bullet Liner’s premium protective sealant can really assist.

 

Bullet Liner is the industry’s leading elastomer coating.  The technology, which literally led and pioneered the spray-on sealant marketplace with the creation of its polyurea coating over 30 years ago, offers a durable and affordable way to guard against outer surface damage to your boat.  Bullet Liner offers an all-in-one solution that, when properly applied, delivers a high-caliber, heavy-duty tensile strength shield for a variety of exposed and weather-prone exteriors.

Bullet Liner was first developed as a “bed liner” technology for pick-up trucks—to provide a scratch-resistant coating to protect against road debris, dents, dings, and cargo movement.  The industry grew from that initial application to include a Bullet Liner premium sealant available for use across North America on a variety of surfaces.  For the car and truck space, Bullet Liner can be applied to any exterior area vulnerable to denigration—including wheel wells, bumpers, running boards, spare tire covers, vehicle hoods, trunks, and more.  Our protective coating can also be applied inside vehicles to protect floors, seating areas, dashboards, glove compartments, and even steering wheels.  The technology is particularly useful for off-road vehicles (ATVs, UTVs, Jeeps, motorbikes, and more), where flying mud and rocks can quickly damage a variety of vehicle surfaces—affecting both operations and the physical appearance of your most prized recreational investments.

The same applies for boat exteriors—Bullet Liner provides a protective coating designed to keep your boat looking polished and free from scuffs and dents, to protect against damage from dropped or moved objects and equipment on the boat’s deck, or prevent abrasion from dock contact.  Additionally, Bullet Liner provides a “no-slip grip” surface coating that makes deck areas measurably safer.  One of the greatest concerns on the open water is that a slippery deck can prompt unsecured items to quickly slide, causing potential loss of inventory or, most importantly, injury to passengers.  If you have family members, children, pets or other boating novices aboard, the incidence for bodily harm increases dramatically with a wet, unstable deck—and Bullet Liner adds one additional measure of protection.

Another critical role that elastomer protective coating can play is in keeping your boat’s bright colors looking brilliant—despite the obvious beating they take from the elements.  Any nautical pro knows that Mother Nature is a formidable foe when it comes to recreational boating.  Even the most pristine paint job is only as good as its ability to withstand the harshest weathering.  Bullet Liner offers excellent UV protection to keep color integrity, and provide a safeguard against rust, moisture/dampness, sunlight, wind and more.  We can color match every palette shade for a customized finish.  If your boat is your pride and joy, make sure that it looks top notch—both while in use on the open water, and in dock.

In addition to offering reliable surface protection—that won’t peel, fade, chip or bubble—for traditional boats, Bullet Liner also can protect your investment in a variety of other marine-related equipment that can take the same beating on the water.  Whether you’re into surfing, paddleboarding, Jet Skiing, water skiing, or other ocean, lake or river-related recreational past times, the same technology solutions are available to keep your investments—and their potential resale value—strong.

Even if you’re a Do-It-Yourselfer (DIY) and love the thrill of undertaking your own boat renovation, Bullet Liner can complement your independent deck redo project and integrate with your color scheme selection and existing project to spruce up your new or existing purchase—from bow to stern.  Our spray teams utilize top of the market Graco equipment to deliver an affordable, end-to-end coating solution that will enhance both the appearance and functionally of your boat.

For more marine vessel renovation options and to learn more about Bullet Liner solutions for the boating industry, please visit www.BulletLiner.com.

 

GRACO® RECOGNIZES BULLET LINER™ AS A TOP 20 DISTRIBUTOR

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Bullet Liner™ is excited to announce that the brand has been selected by Graco® as a Top 20 Distributor for North America, based on our total equipment purchases during the year 2020.  Graco® manufactures and markets state-of-the-art spray coating applicator machinery that offers Bullet Liner dealers in the U.S. and Canada the superior performance, control, and accuracy our North American member network depends upon, across our hundreds of operator locations throughout the continent.  As an innovator of spray-on protective technology within the sealant delivery space, Graco® plays a vital role in Bullet Liner’s success in providing the highest possible performance in the spray coatings marketplace.  And, in turn, Bullet Liner is pleased to be recognized by Graco® in two key categories—Protective Coatings Equipment (PCE) and Foam & Polyurea Equipment (FPE).

Bullet Liner technology is rooted in more than three decades of technology leadership and chemical innovation.  The brand made its name in the red-hot protective spray coatings marketplace—having pioneered the truck bedliner category as Burtin Polymer Laboratories nearly 30 years ago.  Bullet Liner technology is known for its heavy duty, high-tensile strength elastomer sealant—designed to protect a variety of physical surfaces ranging from car and truck exteriors and interiors, to commercial/utility equipment, industrial storage tanks, roofing, and even a host of personal household items (tools, sporting gear, audio boxes, and more).  Bullet Liner uses state-of-the-art Graco® technology that enables applicators to apply our premier protective coating with ease.  Graco® offers the engineering, technology, warranty, and technical support that enables Bullet Liner to seamlessly coat and protect our customers’ most valuable physical assets.

Graco® offers industry-leading polyurea equipment and the company’s complete line of Reactor spray foam and polyurea machines are ideal for Bullet Liner protective coating application—delivering unmatched spray performance.  Using Graco® technology, Bullet Liner provides scratch-resistance and a layer of industrial grade sealant that ensures valuable surfaces won’t crack, bubble, fade, or peel.  Our sealant is both durable and impervious to weathering extremes.  Bullet Liner coating also mitigates dings, dents, and abrasions delivered through construction vehicle and Off-Road ATV/UTV wear-and-tear on the road, in the hot sun, or on a rigorous job site that can deliver regular damage to equipment surface exteriors.

Our product of choice is the Graco® Reactor E-XP2.  This machine is a workhorse that is integral to any Bullet Liner dealer’s success.  Not only will this technology help operators and spray professionals to more accurately monitor product consumption with a series of unique utility features, but it will also enable dealers to better calculate and take control of product usage to maximize return on costs.

Thank you to Graco® for saluting its partnership with Bullet Liner!  The recognition of our brand as a Top 20 Distributor for North America further underscores our commitment to offering the best quality equipment to our dealers for maximum efficiency and high-performance spray coatings.  Having access to premium application technology is just one more reason to partner with Bullet Liner, the leading protective sealant manufacturer and supplier for the U.S. and Canadian marketplace.

For more information on the benefits of Graco® technology and the advantages of becoming a member of the Bullet Liner non-franchised dealer network, please visit www.BulletLiner.com.

Carlisle Technology at Work to Make Parks and Playgrounds Safer

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Carlisle Polyurethane Systems is a leader in athletic and playground surface materials. Our Tru-Motion™ product line utilizes polyurethane binder and EPDM rubber to make playground and outdoor public exercise areas safer and more resilient for children, athletes and the general community. Carlisle technology combines binder and rubber products to maximize performance and cushion.

Our Tru-Motion products provide an eco-friendly, highly durable, visually appealing ground surface that covers the entire span of the playground’s flooring. This “pour in place” technology delivers an aesthetic, long-lasting “Safer Surface” for the children or individuals who are using the state-of-the-art playground or recreation equipment.

Over the past five years, this technology has been deployed in marquee areas of our national community. One such high profile installation includes a project created by Carlisle’s Accella Performance Materials—a company that Carlisle purchased in 2017—for the National Park and Recreation Association (NPRA) and their Trojan Park Playground development, located in Wellston, MO in concert with the Great Rivers Greenway. The Trojan Park location was formerly a vacant lot that underwent a complete transformation into a state-of-the-art playground, using an all pour-in-place safety binder.

This spotlight location and case study was particularly unique as the NRPA decided to take on a new challenge of creating a park completely “from scratch” for the first time. The location was chosen as a prime spot to create a revitalized gathering place for youth, families, and adults.

Another spotlight location for Carlisle Tru-Motion technology was a pour-in-play installation for the open-air USS Arizona Memorial Mall at the University of Arizona—as part of a full-scale deck outline of the iconic U.S. battleship that was sunk at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 (which resulted in the tragic loss of 1,177 sailors and marines killed aboard ship during the attack). The USS Arizona Memorial Mall honors these fallen heroes, and calls upon future generations to reflect and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

The Memorial Mall is a citizen-funded open-space shaped to replicate the ship’s 97-foot width and 597-foot length. It ceremonially features 1,177 brass medallions – spaced one foot apart, and each inscribed with the name, home state, rank or rating, and ship’s duties for each sailor or Marine lost on December 7th. Pour in place technology created an ideal floor surfacing for the entire project. Recycled EPDM rubber granules – colorized to match the University of Arizona’s cardinal “Brick Red” signature hue – create a visually appealing poured-in-place matting, featured across the Memorial Mall’s primary foot traffic area.

More recently, Carlisle Tru-Motion technology has been tapped for a pour-in-place installation for the upcoming Travis Mills Foundation health center development. The Travis Mills Foundation supports recalibrated veterans and their families through long-term programs that help heroic men and women to overcome physical obstacles, strengthen their families, and provide well-deserved rest and relaxation. The Foundation’s new Health and Wellness Center, now scheduled to break ground in fall 2021 (due to COVID-19 restrictions), will feature Carlisle’s pour-in-place technology as part of its outdoor recreational areas.

Tru-Motion pour-in-place playground and recreational space applications are just some of the many ways that Carlisle enhances business areas and residential spaces through polyurethane solutions designed to offer improved comfort, safety, sustainability, and performance.

For more information about how these formulations can expand the impact of your business or outdoor development project, please visit www.CarlislePS.com.

Combining Color Fastness and Durability to Meet Advanced Playground Surface Needs

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The Market

Safety & Playground Surfaces

The Challenge

As outdoor safety surfaces and playgrounds continue to evolve in requirements, complexity, and customization, end-user customers need products that can meet both industry standards as well as their unique design specifications. These systems must be consistent upon installment, account accurately for climatic conditions, and be highly durable against damages from both UV exposure and usage. Additionally, while brightly colored EPDM rubber appears colorful and vibrant immediately after installation, it often shows a significant amount of yellowing over a short period of exposure to UV rays. This is caused by yellowing of the polyurethane adhesive used, and ultimately renders the surface aesthetically unappealing.

The Solution

Carlisle’s team of chemists has developed an alternative technology to meet today’s play and safety surface requirements, while also maintaining color fastness. While other color fast binders on the market provide an improvement over standard MDI binder, they generally cause installation crews to have a very difficult time working with the material. In response, Carlisle created an aliphatic isocyanate chemistry with the same installation characteristics as standard MDI binder, which greatly reduced installation time and expense over other color fast binders on the market. Additionally, the color fastness achieved continues to surpass any other product options available today.

Learn more about our rubber and EPDM capabilities at www.UltimateRb.com.

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