Rockford, Minnesota - Improvements in the formulation for a reflective roof coating system by ER Systems Inc. have dramatically improved performance, specifically in sprayability and in-can stability, the company claims.
The Erakote system - a moisture-cured aliphatic polyurethane top coat, and ET 300 Base Coat - has been "our workhorse polyurethane system for 15 years," said chief executive office Tim Leonard, in an 18 Oct statement.
But raw material improvements the last 15 years meant that "it made sense to incorporate some advancements to improve handling and system performance," Leonard continued.
Both products provide the same system performance as before, says the firm, but with the added benefits in ease of spraying and in-can stability. ER Systems will formally introduce the product at the International Roofing Exposition in Las Vegas in February 2008.
ER Systems and sister company Prairie Technologies are both based in Rockford, and owned by Leonard and his brother, Tony. The company manufactures highly reflective coatings, sealants, membranes and adhesives for roofs.
ER Systems (Elastomeric Roofing Systems) says it is "a strong supporter of sustainable and renewable building technologies," with products which are Energy Star certified, meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) requirements. These, "have been used to restore millions of square feet of metal, BUR (built-up roofing), single ply membrane and foam roofing systems," the company said.
Prairie Technologies specialises in sustainable and renewable building technologies applied to roofing including the highly reflective roofing products as well as roof-top solar and wind power devices for renewable energy.