The Resin Mill shortlisted for Business Award

Resin Bound Supplier in the final three for prestigious business award, “New Business of the Year”.

The Resin Mill, leading suppliers of resin bound and bonded materials, is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted as one of the final three in the category of “Business Hub Kirklees – New Business of the Year”, delivered by the largest and longest standing business awards event, the Examiner Business Awards.

The Examiner Business Awards recognise the unsung heroes of the local business community – the organisations and individuals who contribute in great measure to the regional economy by their efforts in areas such as innovation, creativity, community involvement and overseas trade.

The awards will be presented on 3rd November at John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield.

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Sika create superb new Training and Showroom Area

Global building product manufacturer, Sika, has transformed the basement of its Preston centre into a stunning training conference room. The five-figure refurbishment at Sika House includes an interactive showroom area where visitors can discover a range of top-quality Sika products.

The renovation project was a collaborative, in-house venture which called upon the experience and expertise of Sika staff from across the UK and Europe. Sika solutions were used to build and fit-out the entire facility.

The conference training room has capacity to host up to 40 people. A breakout showroom area features products from Sika’s entire range of construction-based solutions, while augmenting the exhibition space are a series of interactive TV screens. These provide a useful information tool for visitors on the scope and availability of high-quality Sika products.

Staff across all levels of the Sika business played their part in the refurbishment. Architect interns took the opportunity to learn about the company’s products on a “live” project by proposing design concepts which included remodelling the floor plan, as changes were made throughout the build.

The project was also an opportunity to showcase the newly-launched Sikagard® Hygienic coating 400 Series, a solution specifically for hygiene-critical environments and applied to the converted basement’s walls. In preparation for the installation of the Sika Flooring systems, the main floor substrate was levelled using the new Sikafloor®-300 Rapid Level, an extremely low emission cement-based, self-levelling compound which was used in conjunction with the seamless Sika ComfortFloor®, a smooth, low VOC, coloured elastic resin floor offering superb comfort, high levels of wear and noise resistance, and excellent crack-bridging properties.

The aesthetics of the facility is further enhanced by the design freedom of specifying ComfortFloor, allowing for a creative design finish to be applied using bespoke colour patterns throughout the space. The result of this Europe-wide team effort is a modern, attractive conference training room and showroom facility; a vital development hub for current and future Sika staff, and the ultimate public showcase for Sika’s unrivalled product range.

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Landfill Tax Update – What Will It Cost You and Your Supply Chain

Reconomy’s latest blog posting takes a closer look at what these ongoing landfill tax rises could potentially mean for you and your supply chain.

As of April 2016, landfill tax rates have risen across the UK. The standard rate is now £84.40 per tonne, and that rate is set to increase even more over the coming years. While the devolved governments are yet to announce their prices, English companies already know that they’ll be charged £88.95 per tonne to use landfills by 2018.

These charges represent a significant outlay for the construction industry, so it’s no wonder that more and more companies are looking to adopt waste management best practices to keep these costs down. So just what will the landfill tax rises cost you and your supply chain, and how can you mitigate the rising prices of waste disposal?

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Instarmac Products at the Touch of a Button

Instarmac is proud to announce the launch of its new product planner App. The App has been developed using the latest mobile app development technology and has been designed with customers’ needs in mind.

Have you ever been stuck on site with no internet connection and need to find out how quickly your tile adhesive will set? When your pothole repair can be trafficked? Which smoothing underlayment you should use? The new Instarmac Product Planner App completely solves this problem!

Each of Instarmac’s 6 brands – UltraCrete, UltraScape, UltraTile, UltraFloor, Wondertex and Granfix – have dedicated product pages allowing the user to find information easily and quickly. What’s more, each product has its own enhanced product calculator and technical and safety datasheets which can be accessed and downloaded without the need for an internet connection.

The App boasts many features including tutorial videos, an easy to use search function and a ‘Favourites’ list where the user can keep a list of their most favoured products and brands, allowing them to access information even more quickly when on-site.

Users can also be kept up-to-date with all the latest product developments at Instarmac via the App notifications.

The Instarmac Product Planner is FREE to download on Google Play and in the App Store now.

DCP acquires Everlac GB

Don Construction Products (DCP) is pleased to announce its newest acquisition in Haverhill, United Kingdom, Everlac GB Ltd.

Everlac has an excellent track record in developing and producing coating and finishing products for more than 35 years. It produces products for many industries but specialises in sports coatings. Everlac offers coating solutions for tennis courts, multisport surfaces, netball courts, gym floors, and playgrounds. Everlac uses the best in modern coatings technology to satisfy the needs of the contractor and player using the sports facility.

Everlac prides itself in using the latest of resin and coating technologies to give brighter pigmentation, longer lasting and harder wearing coats without the environmental issues associated with solvent based coatings. Its dedication to high quality and bespoke products that cater to all customer needs has made is it so successful in the last 10 years that their products are now supplied through their wholly owned subsidiary ‘Sports Coatings Ltd.’

DCP has been looking for some time to expand its manufacturing base, particularly on the resin side and since early this year has been working towards this acquisition, which has recently been completed. Lesley Clarke, Business Development Manager at DCP, comments, “Everyone at DCP is delighted to be working with the team at Everlac, this has given us the opportunity to offer an improved range of quality products to our customers at very competitive prices within the market. Over the next few months we will be working hard with everyone there to bring more products on board and look forward to releasing more information as it becomes available.

RSL gets the best from Polyaspartic technology to develop new range

The UK’s leading specialist manufacturer of resin floor and wall finishes, RSL, will launch Elladur™ this month taking the very best of polyaspartic technology to the next level.

An experienced team of chemists and product developers at Resin Surfaces Ltd has devised a new generation of polyaspartic materials with game-changing benefits for the marketplace. Martin Wroe, Commercial Director at RSL said: “We have been road-testing Elladur™ in key markets with specialist contractors for the last 12 months and are very excited to be bringing the Elladur™ range to market this Autumn. It meets the need for efficient, greener flooring solutions – and thanks to the skills of our chemists – is a truly innovative take on a proven material which used to be challenging to handle – not anymore.” The most common barriers to effective flooring solutions using polyaspartics have been length of pot life and odours present during application and impact on the environment. Elladur™ is the first resin solution to combat all of these issues. At the same time, it delivers the durability, performance, and quality that you come to expect from an RSL floor. The range is fast-curing, even at low temperatures, solvent free, UV stable, low odour, and can be applied to a wide range of substrates in a variety of applications. By reducing installation time from days to just a few hours Elladur™ has already helped RSL make serious inroads into the custodial and retail sectors, both of whom need a super swift return to service and minimal disruption. But this key benefit is of interest to companies in many industrial and commercial environments. Pharma and manufacturing are key targets going forward. Being low odour, Elladur™ also helps contractors speed up completion times. An Elladur™ surface can be back in full working order long before competitor products.

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Coatech nominated for prestigious award

Coatech is delighted to announce that they have recently been shortlisted as finalists in the forthcoming ‘North Wales Young Business Awards’.

The awards recognise and celebrate the dedication and achievements of business owners under the age of 35.

Coatech has been nominated in two categories, the first being best ‘Best Partnership’ for brother/sister team Mathew and Emma Shufflebotham, and also for the ‘People’s Choice Award’ category which recognises ‘excellence, performance and commitment to customer service’.

The ‘People’s Choice Award’ category, is a public vote and you can vote for Coatech at http://www.nwyba.co.uk/peoples-choice-award/

The winners will be announced in a prestigious black-tie event being held at Venue Cymru, North Wales on September 17th.