North Texas DEC Member’s Company, Polyguard Products, Speaks Out Regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership | District Export Councils of Texas
Luc Perrad, Expartech and Polyguard Products representative in Brussels, Belgium, compares the performance of heat-shrinkable coatings and polymeric tape coatings according to ISO21809-3 and EN12068. The international standard ISO21809-3 (edited in December 2008) is largely used today as a reference for the major pipeline operators (oil, gas and water companies). The standard describes 9 filed joint coatings systems and includes the required performances for each system: 1) Bituminous, petrolatum, wax and polymeric tape coating. 2) Heat-shrinkable coatings 3) Fusion bond epoxy (FBE) powder coatings. 4) Liquid coatings. 5) Polyolefin-based coatings. 6) Thermal spray aluminum (TSA) coatings, 7) Hot applied microcrystalline wax coatings. 8) Elastomeric coatings. 9) Non-crystalline low viscosity polyolefin tapes. Even though polymeric based mesh coatings like Polyguard RD-6 have successfully been used since 1988 and are included in many reference standards like NACE standard SP)169-2009 (Control of External Corrosion on Underground or Submerged Metallic Piping Systems), they are not listed in ISO21809-3. [Read More…]
This month, the Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA), the international trade arm of the National Small Business Association (NSBA) recognizes a new member to highlight their exporting experiences, how their business has benefited and been affected by exporting, and their overall trade experiences in the global marketplace.
These featured spotlights offer a great opportunity for small firms to share their stories with other SBEA members and the greater small-business community, as well as enhance the collective understanding of what it means to be a small- or mid-sized exporter today. [Read More…]
ENNIS, TX – Polyguard is pleased to announce that Mrs. Ana Cervantes formerly of Berry Plastics, will consult for the International Division. Ana began on March 9, 2015. Ana brings with her ~ 18 years of Berry Plastics experience in various roles such as Latin American sales, Process/Quality Improvement, and Product Development. She worked in the oil, gas and water industries looking after 5 principal technologies heat shrink sleeves, cold tapes, liquid epoxies, cathodic protection and viscoelastics and lived in various locations in the USA and Mexico while working for Berry Plastics. [Read More…]
ENNIS, TX – Nate Muncaster, director of the International Division for Polyguard Products Inc., is excited to announce the contracting of Mr. Rajeev Sharma as representative of the Middle East and Subcontinent. Rajeev has extensive experience of about 12 years in the oil and gas industry handling mainly pipeline coatings. He had worked with Berry Plastics Corrosion Protection Group for about nine years before joining Polyguard. While working with Berry Corrosion Protection Group, Rajeev was responsible for the Middle East market looking after all the four principal technologies (heat shrink sleeves, tapes, liquid epoxies and cathodic protection.) He has also looked after the South East Asian region prior to Middle East for Berry Plastics. International – Rajeev Sharma 2-1-15
May 29, 2014
Polyguard Earns Presidential Award
ENNIS, TX – Ennis-based Polyguard Products earned the Presidential E Star award for excellence in exporting Wednesday evening.
Polyguard, which sells products in 34 countries, attributes much of its success to Director of Global Business Development Nate Muncaster. [Read more…]
May 29, 2014
North Texas DEC Member is Presented the President’s E Star Award
North Texas DEC Member Nate Muncaster, on behalf of Polyguard Products, was presented the President’s E Star Award by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. This award was given to Polyguard Products in recognition of its noteworthy export promotion efforts. E Star Awards are only given to previous recipients of the President’s E Award and E Star Award applicants must show at least four years of successive export growth since winning the “E” Award.
The Commerce Department has presented Polyguard Products Inc. with the President “E” Award, recognizing individuals, companies, or organizations that contribute to U.S. export trade.
The award, created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, was presented by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to Nate Muncaster, Polyguard global business development director, and Shawn Eastham, vice president of the company’s Corrosion Products Group. Read More…