FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2010
CURAFLO® RECEIVES CERTIFICATION FOR CURAPOXY INTERNAL EPOXY PIPE COATING FROM MASSACHUSETTS’ OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS & BUSINESS REGULATION
BEACHWOOD, OHIO – CuraFlo®, a leading provider of pipe restoration services for multi-tenant buildings and other commercial and institutional structures, has received product certification for its proprietary CuraPoxy internal epoxy pipe coating from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR).
The three-year certification for CuraFlo’s CuraPoxy® epoxies recognizes that these products that have been approved for use in Massachusetts by OCABR’s Division of Professional Licensure, and specifically, its Board of Registration of Plumbers and Gas Fitters. In Massachusetts, all products used in plumbing and gas fitting industries require the Commonwealth’s approval through code rating. The certification process entails review and approval of application materials by the Board of Registration of Plumbers and Gas Fitters.
CuraPoxy is a proprietary epoxy specially formulated to coat the inside of pipes and to prevent corrosion and the interaction of the water with the interior pipe surfaces. It is used as part of CuraFlo’s proprietary Engineered Flow Lining System™, which renews deteriorating water pipes in residential homes, and commercial and institutional buildings such as multi-tenant apartment complexes, universities and hospitals. It is also used in CuraFlo’s Spincast System™, which rehabilitates water, drain line and industrial process pipes ranging from 3” to 36” in diameter. CuraFlo has a series of CuraPoxy epoxies which are used depending on the specific application.
CuraPoxy is manufactured in the industry’s only ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing facility. CuraFlo manufactures its epoxy using a patent-pending purification process which results in the safest epoxies. It is a solvent-free, 100% solid, high-build coating that allows fast restoration of water service and is formulated for broad-range corrosion protection. Additional benefits include:
- Safe to use in hot and cold potable water systems;
- Certified to meet ANSI/NSF Standard 61, the government’s safety standard for safe drinking water;
- Approved for use in pipes where the water temperature can reach up to 180°F (Commercial Hot rating);
- Features short cure times, which means, if necessary, water service can be returned the same day.
CuraPoxy is certified by both IAPMO and NSF to meet ANSI/NSF Standard 61 for commercial hot water, the highest standard established for potable water. In fact, CuraFlo’s CuraPoxy has been certified by IAPMO to be compliant with the applicable sections of the Uniform Plumbing Code® and the International Plumbing Code --in addition to being certified to the government’s most stringent safety standards for drinking water.
“Building owners and managers in Massachusetts and beyond should have confidence that the components of their water infrastructure systems are of the highest caliber,” said Jack Prause, President of CuraFlo. “The product certification process established by OCABR is rigorous, so we are extremely pleased that our CuraPoxy epoxies meet the stringent requirements of the Board of Registration of Plumbers and Gas Fitters.”
In addition to a full array of infrastructure rehabilitation services, CuraFlo’s epoxy pipe lining solutions are widely renowned for alleviating problems with deteriorating pipes and plumbing systems. In many instances, this proves a highly effective alternative to pipe replacement. In fact, pipes restored with CuraFlo’s epoxy lining can gain an additional service life of 50 years or more. For more information about CuraFlo, or to speak with a CuraFlo professional about specific water infrastructure challenges, visit www.curaflo.com or call .
CuraFlo® is North America’s leading provider of pipe restoration services for apartment buildings and other multi-tenant residential, commercial, industrial and municipal structures. Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, the company offers comprehensive pipe restoration services through a network of franchisees. In 1996, CuraFlo became the first company in North America to provide epoxy pipe lining services in commercial and residential multi-tenant buildings. Since then, CuraFlo has lined more pipe than any other company in North America. For more information, visit www.curaflo.com or contact Skip Wolfe, Vice President of Sales & Marketing:
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