South Gate, California - Major US supplier of polyurethane products Arnco has formed the Arnco Construction Products (ACP) division, to produce and market spray polyurethane foam (SPF), as announced 18 Aug by Arnco president Larry Carapellotti.
"This is a natural progression for Arnco," said Carapellotti in a company statement. "We're always looking at ways to bring superior products to our existing customers as well as looking for new avenues of expansion."
Arnco said it created its ACP division in response to the success of two other market-oriented groups: Arnco Performance Polymers and Arnco Industrial Maintenance.
ACP will offer a full line of superior seamless monolithic spray foam systems for roofing and wall insulation as well as protective coatings for waterproofing and weatherproofing, said the company.
Through ACP, Arnco will add two new employees. Will Lorenz, the new general manager, has been in the polyurethane industry since 1987, while Steve McGrane (West Coast sales), has 28 years experience in the roofing industry and has been in the spray-foam field for over four year.
Carapellotti went on to emphasise that, "The recession hasn't shut us down; in fact it's created a culture of creativity inside of Arnco. An appetite to succeed in adversity."
Spray foam activity in the US is lively currently, with recent moves including American WeatherStar setting up a new spray foam division, Johns Manville buying SPF unit Corbond Corp. and Rhino Linings Corp. also setting up a spray foam business.
Arnco is a specialist in tyre-fill foam for flatproofing industrial tyres, solid PU tyres, industrial floor coatings, and in its core operation, supplying polyurethane systems for all types of uses, including rigid and flexible foams and elastomers.
The South Gate, California-based group was set up in 1971 and has processing facilities in South Gate, Berea, Ohio and Manchester, England, as well as toll manufacturing capability in Europe and Australia.
Arnco's capacity is in excess of 70 million pounds (31.75 kilotonnes) of systems a year, using16 reactors, with from 10 - 4400 gallons (38 - 16 660 litres) capacity. The company has extensive bulk raw material and finished goods storage capacity, as well as a fully equipped laboratory and good analytical capability to characterise polyurethane polymers.