Canadian Consulting Engineer

PROTECTIVE COATINGS

Futura Coatings' Styrothane is a two-component polyurethane coating for architectural elements and displays. The material is spray-applied directly over expanded polystyrene (EPS) and forms a hard, c...

May 1, 2001   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Futura Coatings’ Styrothane is a two-component polyurethane coating for architectural elements and displays. The material is spray-applied directly over expanded polystyrene (EPS) and forms a hard, chemical moisture and fire retardant shell within seconds. It adds almost no extra weight to the substrate and requires no special engineered supports.

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SMOKE CONTROL

Simplex fire alarm systems and Metasys building automation systems by Johnson Controls are now listed for integrated smoke control by Underwriters’ Laboratories. Building operators at a Metasys workstation can instantly review the status of the Simplex fire alarm system. If a fire occurs, the building automation system can automatically respond with HVAC control actions to help stop the spread of fire and smoke.

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COMPANY NEWS

Tyco International acquired Simplex Time Recorder Co. in December. Simplex was a privately held company based in Westminster, Massachusetts. Tyco owns several other companies in the fire safety field, including ADT, Ansul and Grinnell.


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