Polyguard Earns 1st Place in National Video Contest

ENNIS, TX – The National Center for Employee Ownership announced Polyguard Products Inc. was the winner of its inaugural video contest earlier this month at its annual conference in Denver. The purpose of the video contest, open to all Employee Stock Ownership Plan companies throughout the nation, was to highlight the benefits of employee ownership and focus on the culture behind what makes those companies so unique.

“We’re proud of our culture of employee ownership and it’s great to be recognized by our peers as a first-rate ESOP Company,” said President Shawn Eastham, who was in attendance for the announcement. “We pride ourselves in hiring the best of the best, and this further exemplifies the talent level of our employee owners.”

Polyguard employee owners Cecilio Acosta and Emily Abrams were the directors on this year’s video project which can be found on YouTube by searching Polyguard as well as on the www.polyguard.com website.

Founded in 1953, Polyguard Products specializes in products which protect surfaces and structures from moisture, water, or other undesired substances. Polyguard is an industry leader in the production self-adhesive protective coatings for engineering and construction. Polyguard is also a 100% employee-owned ESOP with 24 consecutive years of sales growth.

The NCEO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership and research organization with over 3,000 members that was founded in 1981 to provide most objective and reliable information possible on employee ownership.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tre Bischof at 214-515-5000 or email at Tbischof@polyguard.com. [Read more...]

“Expansion Against Headwings” | World Pipelines

16 March 2017 – “Expansion Against Headwings” | World Pipelines

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Polyguard has purchased a new facility in the town of Corsicana, Texas that more than doubles the manufacturing capabilities.

The global oil and gas industry is currently experiencing leaner times due to depressed pricing. In spite of this challenging macro-economic environment, Polyguard Products Inc. has announced that at the end of its most recent fiscal year it has completed 24 years of unbroken sales expansion. This means since 1992 total sales have always exceeded the prior year’s sales. To accommodate this growth, Polyguard purchased a new facility in the town of Corsicana, Texas (close to the existing facilities in Ennis, Texas) that more than doubles the manufacturing capabilities. This facility will open in the middle of 2017 and represents a significant capital investment.

Polyguard’s headquarters will remain open in Ennis while a majority of its manufacturing will be moved to Corsicana with no projected slowdowns in product during the move. Many of the processes will be improved and an increase in efficiency is expected, with an eye on further growth in the future, made possible by revenue growth and a new, larger home for the manufacturing facility. The proximity of Ennis to Corsicana (less than 25 miles south of Ennis on Interstate 45), means all current employees will remain with the company during the transition.Polyguard believes that innovation and differentiation are crucial elements to the company’s nearly quarter century of uninterrupted expansion. Likewise, staff motivation and being diversified across multiple industry sectors, such as building products and mechanical insulation, among others, is important. As a 100% Employee Stock Owned company, almost all employees are stake holders in the overall success. But certainly, constant expansion is a strong statement about the caliber of the products that Polyguard produces and the relationship Polyguard has with its customers. Not to mention their longevity in markets and the loyalty displayed by Polyguard customers, for which the company is grateful: as growth can be simply defined as keeping the existing customers you have while acquiring more every year.For those potential customers amongst the readers of this article, Polyguard would like to emphasise the company’s focus on differentiation. Sometimes in the minds of someone unfamiliar with the benefits of a Polyguard product, the fact the product is different is viewed negatively. But firstly, in any graduate business school they teach one of the fundamental keys to being successful is the ability to differentiate your products or services from the competition. So if someone accustomed to standardisation sees something is different, the first instinct can be to disregard it as “non-compliant” or negative in any case. But the root of innovation is to improve on existing designs or otherwise design a better, more efficient, or more effective way to achieve an objective or function. So by criticizing something as “non-standardised” or different often one could be missing the whole point of progress in technology. In fact, it is the company’s opinion the solutions offered by Polyguard represent creative and innovative approaches to the challenges faced by the industries Polyguard services.Polyguard recognises sometimes the solutions it offers are not “one size fits all”, but perhaps the financial results of Polyguard demonstrate the repeated success and market confidence in their products. Polyguard has expressed how the company feels honoured to get such consistent positive market feedback in the form of expanded sales every year without interruption for almost a quarter century. This validates that the global markets do want companies that innovate and differentiate themselves from the mass market pack. So if you are a potential user of one of the products Polyguard manufactures, make contact and see which products could be of use to you. It is safe to say time has proven them successful.Read more: https://www.worldpipelines.com/special-reports/16032017/expansion-against-headwings/

Polyguard Records 24th Consecutive Year of Sales Growth

ENNIS, TX – Polyguard Products Inc. announced that 2016 will mark its 24th consecutive year of top line sales growth for the company.

“Polyguard’s 24-year string of top line sales growth increases was certainly not a goal,” CEO John Muncaster said. “It started in 1992, and at that point Polyguard was just trying to survive the early 1990s recession and the fire which has destroyed our plant, lab, and offices two years before.”

“We don’t know of any firm who can match this 24-year string of consecutive sales growth. As to ‘why’, the answer is clear to us. Polyguard’s tagline is ‘innovation based…. employee owned…. expect more’. Our constant stream of innovative products, and our ‘above and beyond’ employee owners, are the reasons for the constant growth.”

Muncaster said Polyguard is looking forward to hitting a landmark by increasing sales yet again in 2017.

“A string of increases in sales growth may not have been a Polyguard goal in 1992, but it is a goal in 2017, because a 2017 increase will give us a full quarter century of consecutive sales growth.”

Founded in 1953, Polyguard Products specializes in products which protect surfaces and structures from moisture, water, or other undesired substances. Polyguard is an industry leader in the production of self-adhesive protective coatings for engineering and construction. [Read More…]

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Reminder: Mechanical Products Price Increase Took Effect on 1-1-17

MECHANICAL PRODUCTS PRICE INCREASE EFFECTIVE 1-1-17
Polyguard’s Mechanical Division sent a letter in mid November announcing a price increase scheduled to go into effect on 1/1/2017 to include the following products; all increases will be 5%.

  • Alumaguard Family
  • Insulrap Family
  • ZeroPerm & ZeroPerm Tapes
  • VaporGuard
  • Some Assorted Accessories

Increases will be included in work-in-progress projects which were bid with escalation.

We appreciate your support of Polyguard Products and look forward to continued success in 2017.

Tinted Adhesive Enhancement to Alumaguard® All-Weather

Since its introduction, Alumaguard® All-Weather has been widely accepted for its ease of use in cold weather applications and sales continue to grow as more and more end users become aware of its benefits.

With that in mind we will introduce a product improvement in the first quarter of 2017 which is designed to improve our manufacturing reliability and also offer the end user assurance that the final product has an adequate adhesive layer.

As you know the current product is constructed with a metalized polyester film coated with clear acrylic adhesive and a clear polyester release liner. So when you view the side of the product that adheres to the substrate, you see a shiny foil surface. You cannot see the clear acrylic adhesive or the clear polyester release liner. Beginning in the early first quarter, we will be tinting the adhesive a pink color so that when you view the underside of the membrane, it will appear pink.

Tinting the adhesive will in no way change the performance of the adhesive but it will help minimize manufacturing errors and it will provide the end user assurance that the membrane has the proper adhesive coating if the pink color appears uniform and consistent throughout.

We intend to use all of our existing raw materials before switching to the tinted adhesive and expect the transition to begin in mid-to late January 2017.

Thank you for your support of Alumaguard® products. [Read more…]

Polyguard Introduces PolyPhen™ Insulation

PolyPhen™ Insulation by PolyguardMarch 2, 2016 ENNIS, TX – Patrick Dunn, Vice President of the Mechanical Products Division of Polyguard Products, is pleased to announce the introduction of PolyPhen™ Insulation into the Mechanical Insulation market.

PolyPhen has an excellent K value (.15k) and a 0,0 rating on ASTM E84; the base 2.5# closed cell foam density insulation will be orange in color.

The product will be available for shipping in March of 2016.

“Polyguard is continually looking to strengthen our commitment to the mechanical insulation industry with viable, innovative insulation products for our industry,” Dunn said.

The insulation will be available in four densities to fulfill all insulation and hanger location requirements.

For more information on PolyPhen, contact Patrick Dunn at pjd@polyguard.com. [Read More]

Mechanical Division Launches New Website

January 6, 2016 ENNIS, TX – Polyguard Products Inc.’s Mechanical Division announced the launch of a new website – www.polyguard.com/mechanical.

The new site is complete with product listings, news and information, videos and other tools visitors can use to find information on the variety of cutting-edge products created by Polyguard.

“We’re excited about modernizing our website while also making it more user-friendly,” Vice President of Mechanical Products Patrick Dunn said. “As we continue to add products, this site will continue to expand while maintaining its clean look and we are committed to providing as much information to our customers and potential customers as possible.”

Some features of the new site include:

  • Easy-to-find videos, literature and descriptions of our product offerings
  • A user-friendly search tool
  • Mobile and desktop viewing capabilities
  • Current news regarding our Mechanical Division

Founded in 1953, Polyguard Products specializes in products which protect surfaces and structures from moisture, water, or other undesired substances. Polyguard is an industry leader in the production of self-adhesive protective membranes for engineering and construction. Polyguard is also a 100% employee-owned company with 23 consecutive years of sales growth. [Read More]

Polyguard Releases Next Generation of Insulrap Products

September 3, 2015   ENNIS, TX – Polyguard Products, Inc. Vice President of Mechanical Products Patrick Dunn announces the release of the next generation of Insulrap products to the market.

“We have upgraded the entire line of Insulrap products, leading the way to the next generation of flexible asphalt and butyl membranes; the upgrades include achieving zero perm on all membranes, and by embedding scrim on the SJ products, we have also achieved enhanced lap adhesion on all Insulrap products,” Dunn said.

Products included in the launch are: Insulrap JB (white), Insulrap 30-NG-Smooth (now white), Insulrap 30-SJ-NG, Insulrap 50-SJ-NG (now black), Insulrap 50-NG-Smooth (now black) and Insulrap 125-NG-No Torch (black).

Polyguard’s Insulrap products are used on insulated piping in refrigeration, cryogenic and chemical processing applications. The product is proven in the market, having been applied on millions of square feet of insulated pipe for over 20 years with an excellent rate of success.

Founded in 1953, Polyguard Products specializes in products which protect surfaces and structures from moisture, water, or other undesired substances. Polyguard is an industry leader in the production of self-adhesive protective coatings for engineering and construction. Polyguard is also a 100% employee-owned ESOP with 22 consecutive years of sales growth. [Read more]

Alumaguard® Lite White featured in Refrigerated & Frozen Foods

June 17, 2015
Alumaguard® Lite White Flexible Cladding Membrane for Indoor Use

Alumaguard® Lite WhitePolyguard Products, Ennis, Texas, released Alumaguard® Lite White, a peel-and-stick membrane designed to be used indoors for mechanical rooms, food production areas, on pipe systems and ductwork where a true zero perm vapor barrier is preferred or other indoor applications where a glossy white appearance is desired. This solution can also be used outdoors to weather-proof exterior insulated ductwork, piping or other insulated tanks, vessels and equipment.

The easy-to-apply membrane meets ASTM 84 25/50 smoke and flame requirements. For outdoor application, it provides enhanced resistance to a broad range of chemical exposures and can be applied in temperatures as low as 10°F. [Read More…]

Alumaguard® Lite White Data Sheet

Introducing Alumaguard® Lite White

June 16, 2015
Polyguard’s Mechanical division introduces another product to the Alumaguard® family

Alumaguard® Lite White primarily for indoor use

ENNIS, TX – Polyguard Products’ Mechanical Division has announced the release of its newest product,
Alumaguard® Lite White, to its family of flexible cladding membranes.

Alumaguard® Lite White

Alumaguard® Lite White

Alumaguard Lite White is a peel‐and‐stick membrane primarily designed to be used indoors for mechanical rooms, food production areas or other indoor applications where a glossy white appearance is desired, and outdoors to weather‐proof exterior insulated ductwork, piping or other insulated tanks, vessels and equipment. It can also be used indoors on pipe systems and ductwork where a true zero perm vapor barrier is preferred. The easy‐to‐apply membrane meets ASTM 84 25/50 smoke and flame requirements. For outdoor application, it provides enhanced resistance to a broad range of chemical exposures and can be applied in temperatures as low as 10°F.

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[Data Sheet]