September 2014

President's Update

My Fellow RCMA Members,

It has certainly been a busy and eventful summer for RCMA! I am happy to share that our summer meeting which was preceded by our 2nd International Roof Coatings Conference (IRCC) in Baltimore was a great success. New initiatives in the program included an engaging Associates Function and Reception which proved to be a great way to end a full day of meetings! Thank you to all who attended and to our Associate members for their support of a great evening of fun.

The IRCC itself was very well attended, with an increase in both members and international conference partners. The quality and depth of technical information was superb and provided attendees with technical and practical insights that certainly made attendance worthwhile � which makes planning and continuing this educational forum a certainty for our organization as we look forward to 2016. If you haven't seen them yet, all of the presentations from the IRCC are now posted on the RCMA website by clicking here.

We've not only been engaged through the sharing of information at our Baltimore meeting, but several of our members have spent much effort in continuing to execute a plan to merge the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI) into our organization. From meetings with RRCI leaders where a plan was developed, to assisting them as they presented a roadmap to their organization and voted to join RCMA, your Board of Directors and staff have been working hard to make sure that we as an organization execute this significant initiative well. At our Fall Meeting, we plan on holding an in-depth update on this merger, presenting Bylaws revisions for ratification (necessary to execute for the merger), and using our time together to develop our 2015 plan as a combined organization. Simply put, I think that "success" for this significant change will be an even more vibrant and more engaged RCMA � which will be quite a feat since you, our members, have my sincere compliments because you ARE engaged and so many of you are passionate about RCMA and what we are about.

Speaking of the Fall Meeting in Tampa, I would be remiss to not mention that we have a very full agenda � a great lineup starting with a tour of PRI's Tampa facility on Tuesday afternoon. Our meeting is October 14th-16th and if you haven't registered yet, please take a moment and do so � it's quick and easy! Please click here for more meeting information and to register.

As stated in my first column here, I am excited about what's ahead for RCMA � our membership is growing and we have a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm for what's ahead. Please feel free to reach out to me, John, or Kelly to let us know what we can do to further the goals of RCMA.

Warmest Regards,
Helene Hardy Pierce
President, Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association

RCMA Updates

Government Affairs Committee Update

VOC Updates

Over the past year, there has been a tremendous amount of activity related to volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations that have the potential to have a profound impact on the coatings industry and on RCMA members' businesses. If you or a representative from your company would like to receive more frequent updates and become involved in these issues, please contact RCMA Industry Affairs Manager Kelly Franklin at to join the RCMA VOC Task Force. Please also register for the RCMA Fall Meeting to take part in essential strategy discussions on these various issues.

  • CARB AIM Coatings Survey

    In preparation for their VOC emissions update and California State Implementation Plan (SIP), California Air Resources Board (CARB) is conducting several surveys of sales data, including one for architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings. RCMA met with CARB in July 2014 to discuss the survey and has since then been taking part in discussions surrounding the format, timeline, and scope of the survey.

    CARB hopes to make the Microsoft Access-based reporting tool available for a "beta test run" in mid-September, where they will give industry the opportunity to play with its functionality and to provide feedback. Once industry has submitted feedback by a proposed October 1 deadline, CARB will then finalize the tool and the survey for a formal release targeted in mid-October. At such a time, manufacturers could begin gathering data and feeding it into the reporting tool.

    Toward the end of 2014, CARB proposes to set up an online system in which the manufacturer will register and get a username/password sent from CARB through secure servers. The data inputted by manufacturers through the portal will arrive to CARB in CSV (comma delimited) format, and those files will be uploaded to the CARB servers and brought into the CARB database. The upload tool is expected to be available for discussion and demonstration in early December; actual start time for using the tool and submitting data is targeted for around January 1, 2015. After that, companies would have until March 1, 2015 to complete the data submission process.

    RCMA and other industry representatives have expressed concerns surrounding this timeline, especially given the other regional and federal reporting requirements that share the March 1 deadline and the simultaneous work taking place to comply with new GHS requirements. CARB is discussing internally the possibility of extending the deadline until May 1, 2015. RCMA will continue to remain involved in the discussions surrounding the survey and will keep the RCMA membership informed of important deadlines and survey considerations. To opt in to communications from CARB about the survey, please click here.

  • SCAQMD Exempt Solvents Symposium
    South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will be having a symposium to discuss the issue of exempt solvents as they affect all SCAQMD rules on Wednesday, October 29. Although a finalized agenda from SCAQMD has not yet been released, the proposed format will be a panel discussion surrounding the risks associated with various exempt solvents, as well as a discussion of how to mitigate those risks. The expected outcome of the symposium is for SCAQMD to lay down a framework for how they determine the exemption status of solvents within rulemaking processes in all SCAQMD VOC rules. To opt in to communications from SCAQMD about this symposium, please click here.

  • South Coast Rule 1113 � AIM Coatings
    Pursuant to the SCAQMD 2012 Air Quality Management Plan, SCAQMD has reopened Rule 1113 for Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings, beginning with a kickoff meeting that took place on June 5. The next SCAQMD Rule 1113 Meeting will take place on Thursday, October 30, following the symposium on exempt solvents.

    The primary areas that will likely be addressed in the upcoming rulemaking include:

    • Lower the limit for the primers, sealers and undercoaters category to 25 g/L
    • Include spray equipment requirements to increase transfer efficiency and reduce paint usage
    • Consideration of adopting "Actual VOC" or "Material VOC" limits in certain product categories rather than "Regulatory VOC" limits.
    • Elimination or modification of small container exemption

    Click here to review the full text of Rule 1113, last updated in June 2011, and click here to review the SCAQMD Proposed Rules webpage.

  • South Coast Rule 1168 � Adhesives and Sealants
    The RCMA VOC Task Force has been closely monitoring the SCAQMD Rule 1168 amendment process since June 2013. The formal public review portion of the rule development process began in late December 2013, and RCMA provided testimony and submitted comments on the proposed rule. As of July 2014, the rule has been put on hold pending the outcome of the discussion on exempt solvents within all South Coast rules taking place on October 29. RCMA will continue to monitor this rule development process following the conclusion of the Exempt Solvents Symposium.

  • California AIM Coatings Rule Amendments

    • Santa Barbara Air Quality Management District adopted amendments to their AIM Coatings rule to be consistent with the 2007 CARB Suggested Control Measure (SCM) on June 19, 2014. The updated VOC content limits will go into effect January 1, 2015.
    • Feather River adopted amendments to their AIM Coatings rule to be consistent with the 2007 CARB SCM on August 4, 2014, with a January 1, 2015 compliance date.
    • San Diego is working toward adopting the 2007 CARB SCM. They are hoping to finalize the rule by the end of 2014.
    • Sacramento Air Quality Management Districts is likely to propose AIM Coatings rule amendments later in 2014 or in 2015 to become consistent with the 2007 CARB SCM.
    • El Dorado will be looking to adopt revisions to their rule based on the 2007 CARB SCM. Their current rule does not follow a CARB format, so this will bring increased consistency between this air district and the others in California.
  • OTC AIM Coatings Phase II Model Rule Adoptions

    • Utah's adoption of an AIM Coatings Rule based on the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) "Phase II" Model Rule will take effect on January 1, 2015. As none of the OTC states have yet adopted this Phase II Model Rule, Utah will consequently have the tightest VOC content limits outside of California once the compliance date arrives. Please note that the rule only applies to the Salt Lake City Control Area � namely, Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, and Weber counties.
    • New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland have all begun internally discussing proposing amendments to their existing AIM Coatings rules based on the OTC Phase II Model Rule. Washington, DC and New Jersey are also looking to begin rulemaking processes in 2015. RCMA will continue to closely monitor these adoption processes and will work with the VOC Task Force to draft industry comment letters, as appropriate.
    • New Hampshire recently adopted updates to their AIM Coatings Rule, but these were administrative in nature; no VOC content limits have changed since their previous iteration of the rule.

GHS / HazCom
At the RCMA Summer Meeting in conjunction with the International Roof Coatings Conference, attendees heard from Boyd Stephenson, Director of Hazmat Policy at the American Trucking Association (ATA), who engaged in a valuable discussion with the RCMA on how the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is leading to regulatory confusion as it relates to the transportation of roof coatings. RCMA has continued to collaborate with the ATA on this issue in the ensuing months and there is now a guidance document available only to RCMA members on this issue. To receive a copy of this clarification document, please contact RCMA Industry Affairs Manager Kelly Franklin at

Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit (IRS Section 25C)
The federal election season will determine the tilt of the next two years on Capitol Hill, with a possible outcome of changed leadership in the U.S. Senate. After the elections in November, a flurry of activity will be seen, including a resolution on the Tax Extenders package between the Senate and the House of Representatives. In early April, the United States Senate Finance Committee approved their tax extenders bill which renews the Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit (IRC Section 25C) through 2015. The Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act includes language "allowing energy efficient roofing products to qualify" by striking the product-specific roofing criteria and replacing it with product-neutral criteria. Therefore, the bill expands qualifying products to include all roofs and roof products that meet Energy Star program guidelines, a correction since the previous version of the rule which unintentionally excluded some of these products.

The new product-neutral language is consistent with the language suggested by the members of RCMA at the RCMA Government Affairs Lobby Day on July 24, 2013 and in the Hill meetings the RCMA Federal Government Affairs team has been having with US Senate offices in 2014. Although the revised language still needs to make it through the legislative process, it remains on the table.

While Congress has been in Summer recess and members have been home campaigning, RCMA and our coalition partners have continued providing helpful information to the committee staff and the individual Member of Congress offices in hopes of arming them with what they need to see this legislation through the Senate and over to the House of Representatives.

Congressman Visits RCMA Member Facility!

Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) paid a visit to the Karnak Corporation's headquarters in his district for a facility tour on August 19th. During the visit, the Congressman discussed the roof coatings industry and the issues impacting it with Karnak Corporation's President Sarah Jelin and Chief Operating Officer Chris Salazar. "We are very pleased with the visit by the Honorable Congressman Leonard Lance to Karnak Headquarters in Clark, NJ. Congressman Lance listened carefully to the regulatory challenges that affect and threaten our industry," said Salazar.

Congressman Lance first met with Jelin, Salazar, and RCMA Executive Director John Ferraro during the RCMA Government Affairs Lobby Day in Washington during 2013. While meeting with Congressman Lance, Jelin and Salazar emphasized some of the issues that are largely impacting their industry including modifying the language used in the Homeowner Energy Efficiency Tax Credit (IRC Sec. 25C) to include roof coatings, the Commercial Building Tax Deduction (IRC Sec. 179D), and the EPA's potential proposal to lower the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) from the current 0.075 parts per million (ppm) to 0.06-0.07 ppm.

The Karnak Company tour is the first such facility tour as part of RCMA's progressing government affairs activities. If you or your company is interested in hosting a tour for your Congressman or Senator please contact John Ferraro at

For more information, click here to view the full press release of Congressman Lance's visit.

Technical Committee Update

Codes & Standards
The International Code Council (ICC) has published the library of codes that make up the 2015 I-Codes (except the International Green Construction Code; more to follow!), including the IBC (International Building Code), IEBC (International Existing Buildings Code) and the IECC (International Energy Conservation Code).

  • The 2015 IECC includes requirements for reflective roofing for non-residential roofs in Climate Zones 1 through 3. As in previous codes, there are exemptions from the reflectance requirements for ballasted roofs, vegetative roofs, solar PV arrays, skylights, rooftop equipment, walkways, and buildings shaded by adjacent structures or buildings.

TABLE C402.3
Three-year aged solar relectanceb of 0.55 and 3-year aged thermal emittancec of 0.75
Three-year aged solar reflectance indexd of 64
a. the use of area-weighted avergaes to comply with these requirements shall be permitted. Materials lacking 3-year-aged tested values for either solar reflectance or thermal emittance shall be assigned both a 3-year-aged solar reflectance in accordance with Section c402. and a 3-year=-aged thermal emittance of 0.90.

b. Aged solar reflectancetested in accordance with ASTM C 1549, ASTM E 903 or ASTM E 1918 or CRRC-1.

c. Aged thermal emittance tested in accordance with ASTM C 1371 or ASTM E 408 or CRRC-1.

d. Solar reflectance index (SRI) shall be determined in accordance with ASTM E 1980 using convection coefficient of 2.1 Btu/h * ft2 * �F (12W/m2 x K). Calculation of aged SRI shall be ubased on aged tested values of solar reflectance and thermal emittance.
  • What's new to the 2015 IECC? The cool roofing requirements now are based on three-year aged values. The code includes a formula to calculate aged values using initial test results in accordance with CRRC-1 (see the 2015 IECC code excerpts captured here).

  • Roofs under the IECC residential and non-residential performance path method use a Solar absorptance of 0.75 and Emittance of 0.90 as the baselines for the standard reference designs.

  • The IECC residential prescriptive requirements do not include any mandatory roof reflectance values. Cool roofing under the IECC residential performance path is considered as part of the whole-building approach that evaluates all building envelope components.

The 2015 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is halfway through the code development process. The ICC code development committees met in Memphis in May, and considered proposed code modifications to the 2012 IgCC. Public comments to the committee recommendations will be considered during the ICC public comment hearings slated for the first week in October in Fort Lauderdale, FL. During this part of the process, ICC governmental voting members present at the code hearings will vote on the public comments. After the hearings, ICC will conduct an online ballot of all ICC governmental members to ratify the public comment hearing results.

A few items of interest to RCMA members that will be considered during the IgCC public comment hearings:

  • The Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA) proposal to extend prescriptive cool roofing requirements into Climate Zone 4.

  • EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) proposal to shift the cool roofing requirements of the IgCC into a local jurisdictional elective. This proposal would give local governments the option to require cool roofs for the purposes of helping manage heat island impacts if deemed appropriate.

  • Several proposals seeking to move certification protocol details from referenced standards into the IgCC code text. These proposals could create a disconnect between the base IECC and the IgCC.

  • Public comments to establish the above-code values for roofing reflectance. Typical energy efficiency metrics (including insulation R-Values, for example) in the IgCC are based upon a 10% higher value than the IECC. A Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA) proposal sets the levels at 18% above the IECC; other public comments offer alternative levels between 5 and 10% above IECC prescriptive levels.

  • A series of proposals to consider the best approach to including Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) for products as well as whole-building designs will be deliberated. Also under consideration are public comments addressing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and single attribute sustainability values, including recycled content.

The 2018 International Codes development will begin with the January 12, 2015 deadline for code proposals for the IBC general code committee requirements. The RCMA Codes and Standards Task Force is considering the need for properly-scoped definitions, standards reference, and performance requirements for roof coatings. Please consider participating in this important activity leading up to January.

Changes for the IBC structural provisions � which include all roofing related performance metrics � will be due in January of 2016. Also up in that cycle are any changes to the IECC, including cool roofing provisions.

The 2015 I-Codes will soon begin to be the subject of state rulemaking for the adoption or updating of state construction code requirements. RCMA will be monitoring the state adoption processes to identify any proposed changes from the model codes that affect the roof coatings industry.

For more information on RCMA Codes and Standards Task Force activities, please contact the RCMA Director of Codes and Standards, Mike Fischer at

Communications, Marketing, and Education Committee Update

RCMA Membership Program
The RCMA Membership Program continues its efforts to boost membership growth in 2014. So far this year, we have welcomed four new associate members and four new regular members to the association. Recent RCMA events, such as the 2014 International Roof Coatings Conference, have proven to be valuable platforms to allow non-members to get a glimpse of the committees, projects, and other great educational and networking opportunities the RCMA has to offer. Please be sure to encourage companies associated with the roof coatings industry to attend the upcoming RCMA 2014 Fall Meeting to learn more about the association.

Welcome to Our New Members!

  • Regular Members
    838 Coatings, LLC
    KM Coatings Mfg., Inc. (returning member)
    Lexis Coatings
    ITW Polymers Sealants North America

  • Associate Members
    Sun Chemical
    Lanxess Corporation
    Advanced Marketing International, Inc. (returning member)
    Tietex International (returning member)

Please continue to spread the word to companies associated with the roof coatings industry to help boost membership growth!

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RCMA Industry Communications Program
RCMA's communications program continues to focus on increasing media coverage to promote the benefits of roof coatings and to serve as a technical resource for the roof coatings and building industry. The RCMA reaches its target audiences by compiling content on several different platforms, including articles, news releases, case studies, and social media outreach. Currently, the RCMA is working alongside several industry trade publications to draft upcoming magazine and online articles on the benefits and uses of roof coatings.

  • RCMA Fall Meeting CMEC Strategy Discussion
    At the upcoming RCMA Fall Meeting in October, the Communications, Marketing, and Education Committee will provide the membership with an update on its recent activities and initiatives to promote the use of roof coatings. The RCMA Fall Meeting will be an opportunity to discuss upcoming article opportunities and other communications and education projects both for the remainder of this year and looking forward to 2015. The meeting will also include discussions on how the RCMA CMEC activities will likely grow with the participation of the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI), as the RRCI will be incorporated into the RCMA in 2015.

Communications Volunteers Needed!

We want you to help author articles and provide editorial feedback in 2014! Please contact RCMA Staff Associate Laura Dwulet at to learn more about joining the RCMA Communications Task Force.

In the News

  • NAM: New EPA Ozone Regulations Could Be Costliest in U.S. History
    A new study by NERA Economic Consulting and commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) reveals that a more stringent ozone standard from the Obama Administration could reduce GDP by $270 billion per year and carry a compliance price tag of $2.2 trillion from 2017 to 2040, increasing energy costs and placing millions of jobs at risk. At this price, the NAM estimates that it would be the most expensive regulation the U.S. government has ever issued.

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  • Vitter, Smith: EPA Blocking Transparent, Thorough Evaluation of Proposed Ozone Standards
    U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, sent a letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging EPA to assist the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) in conducting a full evaluation of the adverse effects of EPA's upcoming proposal to lower the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) before moving forward in the rulemaking process.

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Associates Corner

Dow Construction Chemicals Hosts Webcast

On Thursday August 14, Dow Construction Chemicals (DCC) hosted a live webcast promoting Elastomeric Roof Coatings. The event was hosted by Matt Lendzinski, field marketing manager for Dow, who was joined in studio by Daniel Pena, technical sales representative for Quest Construction Products. Topics of discussion covered multiple aspects of the roof coating industry including coatings 101, understanding technical data sheets, and selecting fabric-reinforced v. traditional coatings.

Targeted at architects, specifiers, building owners and facility managers, the webcast was designed to be both educational and interactive, with viewers able to submit their questions and have them answered live on air. Joining Lendzinski and Pena on the expert panel were DCC Strategic Marketing Manager Arthur Kravchenko and Research Scientist George Daisey. The event was broadcast live from the TV studio in Dow's Philadelphia office, and was intended to raise industry awareness of roof coatings as well as support a strategic market segment for DCC. An archived version of the event can be viewed by clicking here.

Univar and Dow Deliver Polyurethane-like Performance in Adhesives, Sealant, and Coatings with Moisture-cured Resins

Dow's VORASIL™ Silane Modified Polymers (SMP) is a family of moisture-curable hybrid polymers comprised of a polyurethane backbone and silane end groups. These novel resins can be formulated to give a wide range of properties for use across a variety of sealant, coating, and adhesive applications. The current Dow VORASIL offering includes two products: VORASIL 602 and VORASIL 604. VORASIL 602 has been specifically designed to cure into a final product with low modulus and high elongation, while VORASIL 604 yields materials with higher modulus values. The VORASIL 602 and VORASIL 604 products can be easily blended to provide materials with performance in between either of the two individual resins. This ability to blend the resins opens up a wide property space that can be enhanced through the formulation of the Dow VORASIL products.

VORASIL resins exhibit a favorable viscosity even though they are 100% solids. Furthermore, the excellent mechanical properties built by the polymer resin enable the use of large amounts of filler to reduce formulation cost and adjust rheology, while maintaining performance. Finally these resins are paintable, and allow repairs without removing the original material, as they present good adhesion to the same materials. Excellent adhesion has also been observed to wood, concrete, and steel. Dow continues to assess market and customer needs to add new VORASIL products of unique performance and processing properties.

Advanced Marketing International Offers Nano-Sized Talc and Wollastonite Product

Advanced Marketing International is introducing a new to market, nano-sized talc and wollastonite product. These materials are ~100 NM in size and work as an advanced filler for thermoplastics, thermoset plastics, polyester/vinyl ester coatings, epoxy coatings, and rubber products, adding increased properties in coatings. For coatings, we can provide in the powder form (high speed mixer is needed at 1000+ RPM), or we can supply it in a premixed blend.

In addition to these nano-sized products, Admark is working with a new source for hydrocarbon resins: C5, C9 and C5/C9 copolymer resins, which can be found in a wide range of applications, including adhesives (hot melt and pressure sensitive), paint & ink, and in the rubber industry. Hydrogenated resins are of light color and are used extensively in clear packaging tape. C5/C9 copolymer has the advantages of both C5 and C9 and is commonly used in the rubber industry with excellent compatibility in SBS, SIS and SEBS matrix. Please let us know if you would be interested in additional information on these products.

SCF Acquires Hirox KH-3000 Digital Microscope

SCF (Surface Chemists of Florida) has recently acquired a high-quality Hirox KH-3000 digital microscope, greatly improving our microscopic examination and imaging capabilities over our previous conventional microscopes. This unit actually has two microscopes, one with a range of 50 to 800X and the other with a range of 700 to 7000X! Both are controlled by a dedicated computer with software capable of useful functions such as the integration of "slices" into an image fully in focus over the total depth of the sample. Measurement, lighting and image manipulation capabilities are excellent.

Hirox and Keyence, both Japanese companies, are leaders in digital microscope technologies and this type of technology is widely used in the building materials industries for R&D, QA/QC, and materials failure analysis.

The picture at left shows an image at 100X of a mineral sample submitted recently by a client. If RCMA members have a need for quality microscopic imaging, we can put this unit to work for you!

SWT Group Introduces Batch-Specific Low VOC Cutbacks

In order to meet growing demand for low VOC content and zero-VOC asphalt cutbacks, SWT Group now offers batch-specific production for RCMA members. Using Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC) or exempt solvents, SWT can produce targeted VOC content for our customers' specific requirements, using different asphalt bases like PG-grade, Penetration, and Oxidized asphalts.

These low-VOC cutbacks perform like traditional roof coating cutbacks, in some cases even improving the performance of the finished product. Product is available in drums, totes or bulk tank truck quantities and is produced in our Pittsburgh, PA regional facility.

For more information or samples, please contact Ben Fuehr at SWT Group: (519) 967-0020 x228 or

Arkema Focuses on Cool Roof Coating Systems

Arkema Coating Resins offers building owners, roofing contractors, and coatings formulators a comprehensive system of raw materials for roof coatings. The system components can be combined to formulate coatings for applications from high performance to high value.

  • High Performance � choose Kynar Aquatec� FMA-12 fluoropolymer with ENCOR� Flex 187 acrylic latex or ENCOR� Flex 192 modified acrylic latex for a topcoat/basecoat system that offers outstanding performance in top of the line cool roof coatings.

  • Value/Performance Balance � ENCOR� Flex 187 acrylic latex or ENCOR� Flex 192 modified acrylic latex delivers excellent topcoat/basecoat performance and meets ASTM D6083 standards.

  • High Value � choose ENCOR� Flex 3186 styrene acrylic latex for formulations that deliver good performance and excellent value.

  • For TPO Restoration � ENCOR� Flex 192 modified acrylic latex offers excellent performance in coatings for TPO roof restoration. Its unique properties allow coating without the use of primer, significantly reducing overall costs. ENCOR� Flex 192 latex offers excellent dirt pickup resistance and meets ASTM D6083 standards for elastomeric coatings.

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Sponsor Spotlight

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In This Issue

President's Update

RCMA Updates

Government Affairs Committee Update

Technical Committee Update

Communications, Marketing, and Education Committee Update

In the News

Associates Corner


Sponsor Spotlight

RCMA Staff

John Ferraro
Executive Director

Michael Fischer
Codes and Standards Director

Kelly Franklin
Industry Affairs Manager

Shawn Swearingen
Government Affairs Coordinator

Laura Dwulet
Staff Associate

RCMA Board of Directors

Brian Anthony
Brewer Company

Jeff Blank
SR Products

Jonathan Dietzel
The SWT Group

Steve Heinje
Quest Construction Products

John Ivancic

Skip Leonard
Henry Company

Debra Light
Central Fiber, LLC

Helene Hardy Pierce

Jon Shaffer

Craig Smith
Superior Products International

Committee Chairs

Solar Reflective
Coating Council

Tom Meyer
Coating & Foam Solutions
Craig Smith
Superior Products International

Technical Committee
Jason Smith
The Garland Company
Jordan Blank
Special Materials Company

Government Affairs Committee
Gregory Johnson

Marketing, and
Education Committee

Debra Light
Central Fiber
John Stubblefield
Polyglass USA, Inc.

Codes & Standards Task Force
Steve Heinje
Quest Construction Products

Communications Task Force
Casey Hartfelder
Coating & Foam Solutions


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