Vortex Epoxy Coating Passes Greenbook
Global provider of trenchless infrastructure products and services, Vortex Companies, LLC, announced last week that its 100% solids epoxy coating, Structure Guard, had passed critical chemical resistance testing in accordance with Greenbook section SSPWC 211-2.
“Since we manufacture all of our products in-house, we are able to closely monitor our formulations and adjust accordingly,” said Matt Peterson, VP/General Manager of Polymerics at Vortex. “This level of quality control ensures product consistency from batch to batch, which not only helps our third-party testing partners, but is also a huge benefit to our certified applicators knowing the product will perform the same for every application, especially in highly corrosive sewer environments.”
The “pickle jar” test is required by the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, and in exceeding the specifications for epoxy liners (SSPWC Section 500-2.8.5), the City has formally approved Structure Guard for use in sewer rehabilitation applications.
“Passing the Greenbook testing, and subsequent approval in the City of LA, is a not only a big win for the company but great news for our customers as well,” stated Mike Vellano, CEO of Vortex Companies.
According to Vortex, the challenging test reveals a product’s ability to withstand the most extreme chemically corrosive environments. In gaining acceptance by Greenbook, the coating is officially approved for applications on brick, concrete and mortar surfaces typically found in underground sewer infrastructure.
“Structure Guard is one of only a handful of protective epoxy coating products to be approved for application on such a broad range of substrates,” said Brocklyn Stone, Senior Product Manager. “It’s our premium high-build coating material with a long history of proven success in the sanitary sewer and wastewater industries.”
To date, over 200 cities, counties and agencies have adopted the City of LA Greenbook Standard as their own standard for public works construction specifications.