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Jan 16

KEMLITE GLASBORD FRP – Product Specification Guide

Sound Barriers – Official Crane Kemlite Canadian Distributor 

2390 Drew Road,

Mississauga, ON L5S 1B8

Phone: 905-678-7465 (RINK)Toll free: 800-252-9498

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KEMLITE GLASBORD FRP – Click here for downloadable PDF

Product Guide Specification

Specifier Notes: This product guide specification is written in Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) 3-Part Format in accordance with The CSI Construction Specifications Practice Guide, including MasterFormat, SectionFormat, and PageFormat.

This section must be carefully reviewed and edited by the Architect to meet the requirements of the Project and local building code. Coordinate this section with Division 01, other specification sections, and the Drawings.  Delete all Specifier Notes after editing this section.

Section numbers and titles are based on MasterFormat 2014 Update.

SECTION 06 83 16

FIBERGLASS REINFORCED PANELING

Specifier Notes: This section covers Crane Composites, Inc. (formerly Kemlite) “Glasbord” fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) Class A and Class C wall and ceiling panels.  Consult Crane Composites, Inc. for assistance in editing this section as required by Project.

PART 1          GENERAL

1.1          SECTION INCLUDES

Specifier Notes: Edit the following sentence as required by Project.

  1. Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) [wall] [ceiling]  [wall and ceiling] panels.

1.2          RELATED REQUIREMENTS

Specifier Notes: Edit the following list of related sections as required by Project.  Limit the list to sections with specific information that the reader might expect to find in this section, but is specified elsewhere.

  1. Section 07 92 00 – Joint Sealants.

1.3          REFERENCE STANDARDS

Specifier Notes: List reference standards used elsewhere in this section, complete with designations and titles.

  1. ASTM International (ASTM) (astm.org):
  2. ASTM D 2583 – Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Rigid Plastics by Means of a Barcol Impressor.
  3. ASTM D 5319 – Standard Specification for Glass-Fiber Reinforced Polyester Wall and Ceiling Panels.
  4. ASTM D 5420 – Standard Test Method for Impact Resistance of Flat, Rigid Plastic Specimen by Means of a Striker Impacted by a Falling Weight (Gardner Impact).
  5. ASTM E 84 – Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.

Specifier Notes: Include the following paragraph when FM 4880 approval is required.

  1. FM Global (FM) (www.fmglobal.com):
  2. ANSI FM Approval 4880 – Class 1 Fire Rating of Insulated Wall or Wall and Roof/Ceiling Panels, Interior Finish Materials or Coatings, and Exterior; Wall Systems.

Specifier Notes: Include the following paragraph when GREENGUARD certification is required.

  1. UL (ul.com):
  2. UL 2818 – GREENGUARD Certification Program For Chemical Emissions For Building Materials, Finishes And Furnishings.

1.4          PREINSTALLATION MEETINGS

Specifier Notes: Edit preinstallation meetings as required by Project.  Delete if not required.

  1. Convene preinstallation meeting [1 week] [2 weeks] before start of Work of this Section.
  2. Require attendance of parties directly affecting Work of this Section, including Contractor, Architect, installer, and manufacturer’s representative.
  3. Review the Following:

Specifier Notes: Include field quality control if Field Quality Control article is included in Part 3 of this section.

  1. Field quality control.
  2. Coordination with other Work.

1.5          ACTION SUBMITTALS

Specifier Notes: Edit Action Submittals as required by Project.  Delete Action Submittals not required.

  1. Comply with Division 01.
  2. Product Data: Submit manufacturer’s product data for each type of product required.
  3. Samples: Submit manufacturer’s selection and verification samples for finish, colors, patterns, and textures.
  4. Submit 2 samples of each type of panel, trim, and fastener.
  5. Certificates: Submit manufacturer’s certification that materials comply with specified requirements and are suitable for intended application.
  6. Test and Evaluation Reports: Submit reports showing compliance with specified performance characteristics and physical properties.
  7. Manufacturer’s Instructions: Submit manufacturer’s installation and storage instructions.

Specifier Notes: Include the following paragraph if compliance with USGBC LEED IEQ 4.1 is required.  Crane Composites, Inc. offers its LEED Information Form #6931 for this purpose.

  1. LEED Submittal Documentation:
  2. Product Certificates and Laboratory Test Reports: For LEED Credit IEQ 4.1, for adhesives, sealants, and panels, including printed statement of VOC content.

Specifier Notes: Include the following paragraph when GREENGUARD Certification is required.

  1. Environmental Certifications: Submit certificates for GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality and Children & Schools Certification.
  2. Manufacturer’s Project References: Submit manufacturer’s list of successfully completed FRP panel projects, including project name and location, name of architect, and type and quantity of FRP panels furnished.
  3. Installer’s Project References: Submit installer’s list of successfully completed FRP panel projects, including project name and location, name of architect, and type and quantity of FRP panels installed.

1.6          CLOSEOUT SUBMITTALS

Specifier Notes: Edit Closeout Submittals as required by Project.  Delete Closeout Submittals not required.

  1. Comply with Division 01.
  2. Care and Maintenance Instructions: Submit manufacturer’s care and maintenance instructions, including cleaning and repairing instructions.
  3. Warranty Documentation: Submit manufacturer’s standard warranty.

1.7          MAINTENANCE MATERIAL SUBMITTALS

Specifier Notes: Edit Maintenance Material Submittals as required by Project.  Delete Maintenance Material Submittals not required.

  1. Comply with Division 01.
  2. Extra Stock Materials:
  3. Deliver to Owner extra stock materials from same production run as products installed.

Specifier Notes: Specify percent of FRP panels to be furnished as extra stock materials.

  1. Quantity: Furnish quantity of FRP panels equal to ________ percent of amount installed.
  2. Delivery, Storage, and Protection:
  3. Comply with Owner’s requirements for delivery, storage, and protection of extra stock materials.
  4. Package extra stock materials with protective covering and include labels clearly identifying product name and manufacturer.

1.8          QUALITY ASSURANCE

  1. Manufacturer’s Qualifications: Manufacturer regularly engaged, for a minimum of 10 years, in the manufacturing of FRP panels of similar type to that specified.
  2. Installer’s Qualifications:
  3. Installer regularly engaged, for a minimum of 5 years, in installation of FRP panels of similar type to that specified.
  4. Employ persons trained for installation of FRP panels.

Specifier Notes: Edit the following paragraph as required by Project.  Delete if not required.

  1. Surface-Burning Characteristics: Determined by testing identical products according to ASTM E 84 by a testing agency acceptable to authorities having jurisdiction.
  2. Flame-Spread Index: [25 (Class A)]  [200 (Class C)]  [____________], equal to or less.
  3. Smoke-Developed Index: [450]  [____________], equal to or less.

Specifier Notes: Include the following paragraph when FM approval and Crane Composites Class A “Glasbord FX” are required.

  1. FM Approved: Crane Composites “Glasbord FXE”.

Specifier Notes: Include the following paragraph when USDA approval is required.

  1. Meets USDA/FSIS requirements.

Specifier Notes: Crane Composites, Inc. FRP panels have earned GREENGUARD Certification.  Include the following paragraph when GREENGUARD certification is required.

  1. Environmental Certification: GREENGUARD Certification UL 2818.

Specifier Notes: Specify mock-ups as required by Project.  Delete if not required.

  1. Mock-ups:
  2. Install at Project site a mock-up using acceptable products and manufacturer-approved installation methods.
  3. Construct mock-up at location determined by Architect.
  4. Obtain Architect approval and acceptance of finish, color, texture, pattern, trim, fasteners, and quality of installation.

Specifier Notes: Specify mock-up size.

  1. Mock-Up Size:
  2. Maintain mock-up during construction for quality comparison.
  3. Remove mock-up when no longer required.
  4. Mock-up may be incorporated into final construction upon Architect approval.

1.9          DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING

  1. Delivery Requirements: Deliver materials to site in manufacturer’s original, unopened containers and packaging, with labels clearly identifying product name and manufacturer.
  2. Storage and Handling Requirements:
  3. Store and handle materials in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. Keep materials in manufacturer’s original, unopened containers and packaging until installation.
  5. Store materials in clean, dry area indoors at temperature and humidity conditions in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
  6. Store materials on flat, level surface, raised above floor, with adequate support to prevent sagging.
  7. Store materials out of direct sunlight.
  8. Protect materials and finish during storage, handling, and installation to prevent damage.

1.10       AMBIENT CONDITIONS

  1. Do Not Begin Installation Until:
  2. Building is enclosed.
  3. Permanent heating and cooling equipment is in operation.
  4. Residual moisture from plaster, concrete, or terrazzo has dissipated.
  5. During installation and within 48 hours before installation, maintain ambient temperature and relative humidity within limits required by type of FRP panel adhesive used and adhesive manufacturer’s instructions.

Specifier Notes: Coordinate Warranty article with Conditions of the Contract and Division 01.

1.11       WARRANTY

  1. Warranty Period: 1 year from date of purchase.
  2. Limited Warranty Period: Prorated years 2 to 10 from date of purchase.

PART 2          PRODUCTS

2.1          MANUFACTURERS

  1. Manufacturer: Crane Composites, Inc. (formerly Kemlite) 23525 West Eames Street, Channahon, Illinois 60410.  Toll Free 800-435-0080.  Phone 815-467-8600.  Fax 815-467-8666.  Website cranecomposites.com.  Email salesbp@cranecomposites.com.

Specifier Notes: Specify if substitutions will be permitted.

  1. Substitutions: [Not permitted]  [Comply with Division 01].
  2. Single Source: Provide FRP panels and accessories from single manufacturer.

2.2          FRP PANELS

Specifier Notes: Specify “Glasbord” FRP panels as required by Project.  Delete panels not required.

  1. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Panels: Crane Composites FM Approved “Glasbord FXE”.
  2. Class A.
  3. Use: Walls and ceilings.
  4. Surface Finish: Pebbled embossed texture.
  5. Scratch Resistance, ASTM D 2583, Barcol Hardness:
  6. Abrasion Resistance, Taber Abrasion Test, CS-17 abrasive wheels with 1,000 g weight: Weight loss after 25 cycles of no more than 0.038 percent.
  7. Impact Strength, ASTM D 5420: 0 in-lbs (0.58 J), showing no visible damage on finish side.
  8. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Panels: Crane Composites “Glasbord FX”.
  9. Class A.
  10. Use: Walls and ceilings.
  11. Surface Finish: Pebbled embossed texture.
  12. Scratch Resistance, ASTM D 2583, Barcol Hardness:
  13. Abrasion Resistance, Taber Abrasion Test, CS-17 abrasive wheels with 1,000 g weight: Weight loss after 25 cycles of no more than 0.038 percent.
  14. Impact Strength, ASTM D 5420: 45 in-lbs (5.1 J), showing no visible damage on finish side.
  15. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Panels: Crane Composites FM Approved “Glasbord Smooth Finish FSFM”.
  16. Class A.
  17. Use:
  18. Surface Finish:
  19. Scratch Resistance, ASTM D 2583, Barcol Hardness:
  20. Abrasion Resistance, Taber Abrasion Test, CS-17 abrasive wheels with 1,000 g weight: Weight loss after 25 cycles of no more than 0.038 percent.
  21. Impact Strength, ASTM D 5420: 0 in-lbs (0.58 J), showing no visible damage on finish side.
  22. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Panels: Crane Composites “Glasbord FSI”.
  23. Class A.
  24. Use: Walls and ceilings.
  25. Surface Finish:
  26. Scratch Resistance, ASTM D 2583, Barcol Hardness:
  27. Abrasion Resistance, Taber Abrasion Test, CS-17 abrasive wheels with 1,000 g weight: Weight loss after 25 cycles of no more than 0.038 percent.
  28. Impact Strength, ASTM D 5420: 11 in-lbs (0.59 J), showing no visible damage on finish side.
  29. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Panels: Crane Composites “Glasbord PIF”.
  30. Class C.
  31. Use:
  32. Surface Finish: Pebbled embossed texture.
  33. Scratch Resistance, ASTM D 2583, Barcol Hardness:
  34. Abrasion Resistance, Taber Abrasion Test, CS-17 abrasive wheels with 1,000 g weight: Weight loss after 25 cycles of no more than 0.038 percent.
  35. Impact Strength, ASTM D 5420: 0 in-lbs (0.32 J), showing no visible damage on finish side.
  36. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Panels: Crane Composites “Glasbord FTSTF”.
  37. Class C.
  38. Use:
  39. Surface Finish: Pebbled embossed texture.
  40. Scratch Resistance, ASTM D 2583, Barcol Hardness:
  41. Abrasion Resistance, Taber Abrasion Test, CS-17 abrasive wheels with 1,000 g weight: Weight loss after 25 cycles of no more than 0.038 percent.
  42. Impact Strength, ASTM D 5420: 3 in-lbs (0.18 J), showing no visible damage on finish side.
  43. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Panels: Crane Composites “Glasbord Smooth PSIF”.
  44. Class C.
  45. Use: Walls and ceilings.
  46. Surface Finish:
  47. Scratch Resistance, ASTM D 2583, Barcol Hardness:
  48. Abrasion Resistance, Taber Abrasion Test, CS-17 abrasive wheels with 1,000 g weight: Weight loss after 25 cycles of no more than 0.038 percent.
  49. Impact Strength, ASTM D 5420: 0 in-lbs (0.21 J), showing no visible damage on finish side.
  50. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Panels: Crane Composites “Glasbord CGI”.
  51. Class C.
  52. Use:
  53. Surface Finish: Pebbled embossed texture.
  54. Scratch Resistance, ASTM D 2583, Barcol Hardness:
  55. Abrasion Resistance, Taber Abrasion Test, CS-17 abrasive wheels with 1,000-g weight: Weight loss after 25 cycles of no more than 0.038 percent.
  56. Impact Strength, ASTM D 5420: 3 in-lbs (0.34 J), showing no visible damage on finish side.
  57. Panel Compliance: ASTM D 5319.

Specifier Notes: Include the following paragraph when low-emitting materials are required.

  1. Panel Low-Emitting Materials: Comply with testing and product requirements of California Department of Health Services standards for Volatile Organic Emissions.
  2. Panel Surface Protection: “Surfaseal” molecularly-bonded surface protection film for impact, abrasion, and scratch resistance.

Specifier Notes: Specify panel color.  Consult Crane Composites, Inc. for availability of custom colors.  “Glasbord CGI” is only available in 85 White.  1201 Black is only available with “Glasbord Class C FTSTF”.

  1. Panel Color: [85 White]  [84 Ivory]  [83 Colonial White]  [70 Soft Beige]  [66 Silver]  [48 Pearl Gray]  [15 Stone]  [1201 Black]  [As selected by Architect from manufacturer’s full range]  [____________].
  2. Panel Dimensions:

Specifier Notes: Specify panel nominal thickness.

  1. Nominal Thickness: [0.075 inch (1.9 mm)]  [0.09 inch (2.3 mm)]  [0.10 inch (2.5 mm)]  [0.12 inch (3.0 mm)].

Specifier Notes: Specify wall panel size.

  1. Wall Panel Size: [4 feet by 8 feet (1.2 m by 2.4 m)]  [4 feet by 9 feet (1.2 m by 2.7 m)]  [4 feet by 10 feet (1.2 m by 3 m)]  [4 feet by 12 feet (1.2 m by 3.7 m)]  [As indicated on the Drawings].

Specifier Notes: Specify ceiling panel size.

  1. Ceiling Panel Size: [23-3/4 inches by 47-3/4 inches (0.6 m by 1.2 m)]  [23-3/4 inches by 23-3/4 inches (0.6 m by 0.6 m)]  [As indicated on the Drawings].

Specifier Notes: Specify ceiling panel size when using Crane Composites, Inc. “Sanigrid II” fiberglass ceiling grid system.  Consult Crane Composites, Inc. for more information.

  1. Ceiling Panel Size for Use with Grid System: [23-3/4 inches by 48 inches (0.6 m by 1.22 m)]  [23-3/4 inches by 23-3/4 inches (0.6 m by 0.6 m)]  [As indicated on the Drawings].

2.3          ACCESSORIES

Specifier Notes: Delete accessories not required by Project.

  1. Moldings, Trim, and Caps: 1-piece extruded polypropylene or PVC, configured to cover panel edges and corners.

Specifier Notes: Coordinate color selection for moldings, trim, and caps with color of required FRP panels.

  1. Color: [85 White]  [84 Ivory]  [83 Colonial White]  [70 Soft Beige] [66 Silver]  [48 Pearl Gray]  [15 Stone]  [1201 Black]  [Match FRP panels]  [As selected by Architect from manufacturer’s full product range].
  2. Panel Adhesive: As recommended by FRP panel manufacturer for required substrates.

Specifier Notes: Specify maximum VOC content of panel adhesive.

  1. VOC Content: Maximum [50 g/L]  [_______ g/L].
  2. Panel Seam Sealant: Bright white, 2-part urethane sealant, as recommended by FRP panel manufacturer.
  3. VOC Content: 0 g/L.

Specifier Notes: Specify rivet fasteners for applications with large fluctuations in temperature or humidity, where the substrate is uneven, and in all low temperature or cold storage applications.  Consult Crane Composites, Inc. for more information.

  1. Rivets:

Specifier Notes: Specify rivet color.

  1. Color: [White]  [Beige]  [Cream]  [Gray]  [Silver]  [Match FRP panels].

PART 3          EXECUTION

3.1          EXAMINATION

  1. Examine areas to receive FRP panels.
  2. Examine Substrate Surfaces to Determine:
  3. Corners: Plumb and straight.
  4. Surfaces: Smooth, sound, and uniform.
  5. Nails or Screw Fasteners:
  6. Joints and Cracks: Filled flush and smooth with adjoining surfaces.
  7. Notify Architect of conditions that would adversely affect installation or subsequent use.
  8. Do not begin preparation or installation until unacceptable conditions are corrected.

3.2          PREPARATION

  1. Clean substrates to remove substances that could impair bond of adhesive, including oil, grease, dirt, dust, or other contaminates.
  2. Acclimate FRP panels by unpacking and placing in installation space a minimum of 24 hours before installation.
  3. Lay out FRP panels before beginning installation.
  4. Locate panel joints to provide equal panel widths at ends of walls.
  5. Locate panel joints to provide trimmed panels at corners a minimum of 12 inches (300 mm) wide.

3.3          INSTALLATION

  1. Install FRP panels in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions at locations indicated on the Drawings.
  2. Install FRP panels plumb, level, square, flat, and in proper alignment.
  3. Install FRP panels to be water resistant and washable.
  4. Install FRP panels with manufacturer’s recommended gap for panel field and corner joints.
  5. Fasteners:
  6. Use fasteners in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions to install FRP panels securely to supports.
  7. Pre-drill fastener holes in FRP panels, 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) greater in diameter than fasteners.
  8. Adhesive:
  9. Install FRP panels in full spread of adhesive.
  10. Follow adhesive manufacturer’s instructions for application of adhesive.
  11. Install trim accessories with adhesive and nails or staples.
  12. Do not fasten through FRP panels.
  13. Sealant:
  14. Fill grooves in trim accessories with sealant before installing FRP panels.
  15. Bed inside corner trim in bead of sealant.
  16. Remove excess sealant and smears as FRP panels are installed.
  17. Clean in accordance with sealant manufacturer’s instructions.
  18. Tolerances: Install FRP panels within manufacturer’s installation tolerances.

Specifier Notes: Describe Field Quality Control as required by Project.  Delete if not required.  Consult with Crane Composites, Inc. for services required, and establish number and duration of periodic site visits with Owner and manufacturer.  Coordinate with Division 01.

3.4          FIELD QUALITY CONTROL

  1. Manufacturer’s Field Services: If requested by Owner, provide manufacturer’s field service consisting of product use recommendations and periodic site visits for inspection of product installation in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Site Visits:

3.5          ADJUSTING

  1. Repair minor damages to finish in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and as approved by Architect.
  2. Remove and replace with new material, damaged components that cannot be successfully repaired, as determined by Architect.

3.6          CLEANING

  1. Clean FRP panels promptly after installation in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Do not use harsh cleaning materials or methods that could damage finish.

3.7          PROTECTION

  1. Protect installed FRP panels and finish surfaces from damage during construction.

END OF SECTION

Dec 15

Bedeque Arena

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Dec 12

Angus Arena – Steel Dasher Board System

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Oct 23

FRP Wall Panels

Glasbord Storage AreaFor fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) wall and ceiling panels that combine unsurpassed hygiene and durability with high-performance and style, customers around the world trust Crane Composites. As the first and largest global manufacturer of FRP wall paneling, we offer the industry’s most innovative and resilient FRP panels.

Our broad selection of moisture-resistant and non-porous FRP paneling solutions are available in a range of surface options, textures and colors. Easy to install over any existing wall surface and highly cost-effective, our FRP panels are proven to deliver tough, low maintenance surfaces that are long lasting, yet great-looking.

You’ll find Crane Composites FRP panels in restaurants, food processing plants, cleanrooms, healthcare facilities, schools, or in any commercial space where surface durability and high performance are desired. Our vast network of distribution partners means that our products, along with expert technical and installation support, are all easily accessible and readily available from hundreds of distributors.

Oct 08

Duncan MacDonald Arena Dasher Board Upgrade and PRoXL Rubber Floors

Duncan MacDonald ArenaTrenton Ontario is located at the western end of the Bay of Quinte, at the mouth of the Trent River, and is the gateway to the historic Trent-Severn Waterway.

Located on Couch Crescent in Centennial Park, the Duncan-MacDonald Arena features two fully accessible rinks and a multi-purpose room with a 240 person capacity.

Early 2015, Sound Barriers was contracted to provide a complete upgrade of the dasher boards in Rink A.

Sound Barrier did a full demolition of the existing dasher boards and rebuilt a new permanent steel frame on site. New .500” white puck board, yellow kick strip and red top sill was then installed using countersunk, colour matched fasteners.

Dasher board gates were installed with ice-side release latches providing ease of access.

Sound Barriers also supplied and installed 4000 sqft of ProXL resilient rubber flooring in the rink area, boxes and dressing rooms.

The Duncan MacDonald Arena opted for ProXL 512 grey/black tiles, a solid colored, dual layer, marble accent rubber flooring tile. ProXL’s slip-resistant, textured top wear layer provides a non-porous, safe and resilient floor finish.

ProXL is a dual-layer, vulcanized rubber designed for durability. Its’ slip resistant surface is ideal for arenas and recreational facilities.

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Sep 23

Kemlite Glassbord FRP Terminology

ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) – A group of tough, rigid thermoplastics derived from the reaction of
acrylonitrile, styrene, and butadiene gas. These materials are polymerized together in a variety of ratios to
produce ABS resins.

Accelerator – A highly active oxidizing material suspended in a liquid carrier used to accelerate the
decomposition of peroxide catalysts into highly reactive free radicals. These free radicals react readily with
polymer and monomer molecules to cure a thermoset resin. Examples are diethylaniline, dimethylaniline,
cobalt naphthanate, and cobalt octoate. A cleaning fluid used to remove uncured plastic resin from brushes
and clothing.

Air-Inhibited Resin – A resin in which surface cure will be inhibited or stopped by the presence of air.

BMC (Bulk Molding Compound) – A combination of resin paste and chopped glass combined with a “sigma”
blade mixer under conditions of very high mechanical “working” stress. The compound is delivered to the
press in the form of a ball, slab or an extruded log and dropped into the bottom of a mold; the material is
flowed outward until it assumes the shape of the mold.

Catalyst – A substance (usually a peroxide) which readily forms free-radicals. These free radicals react with
polymer and monomer molecules to speed up the curing of thermoset resins. Catalyst content can vary from
0.2% to 2.0% with higher catalyst levels giving faster cure times. Examples are methyl ethyl ketone peroxide
and benzoyl peroxide.

Color Pigments – Ground coloring materials supported in a thick liquid. Added to the resin, they give it color.

Crazing – Hairline cracks either within or on the surface of a laminate, caused by stresses generated during
cure, removal from a mold, impact or flexing.

Crosslinking – Chain-reaction polymerization which results in chemical links (bonds) between individual
polymer chains. This occurs in all thermosetting resins. Styrene monomer and methyl methacrylate monomer
are the most common crosslinking agents used in polyester resins.

Cure – The total crosslinking or polymerization of resin molecules which permanently alters the properties of
the resin changing it from a liquid to a solid.

Cure Time – The time required for the liquid resin to reach a cured or fully polymerized state after the catalyst
has been added.

Delamination – Failure of internal bending between layers of the laminate.

Dimensional Stability – Ability to retain constant shape and size under various environmental conditions,
such as temperature and humidity.

End – As applied to fibrous reinforcements, a bundle of essentially parallel (i.e., entwined) fibers, usually
glass.

Exotherm Curve – A graph of temperature plotted against time during the curing cycle. Peak exotherm is the
highest temperature reached during the curing reaction.

Exothermic Heat – Heat given off during a polymerization reaction by the chemical ingredients as they react
and the resin cures.

FBVF (Fiberglass Backed Vacuum Forming) – Combining a thermoformed thermoplastic sheet with a
fiberglass mat or roving using the spray-up or hand lay-up process.

Filament – A single, hair-like fiber of glass characterized by extreme length, which permits its use in yarn with
little or no twist and usually without the required spinning operation.

Fill or Sanding Resin – A general purpose polyester resin used to soak and fill reinforcing material in the
initial lay-up of a surfacing application; usually contains wax.

Fillers – Any one of a number of inexpensive substances which are added to plastic resins to extend volume,
improve properties and lower the cost of the article being produced. Examples are calcium carbonate, alumina
trihydrate, feldspar, and calcium sulfate.

Fire Retardancy – Reduction in the ability of a plastic to ignite and burn. This is accomplished by using
compounds (resins or additives) that contain halogens (bromine or chlorine) or phosphorous. Usually alumina
trihydrate filler is also used because of its ability to release water when exposed to high heat.

Foams, Urethane – Polyurethane resins are produced by reacting diisocyanates with polyols to form polymers
having free isocyanate groups. These groups, under the influence of heat or certain catalysts, will react with
each other, or with water, glycols, etc., to form a foam.

Foams, Flexible – A thermoplastic urethane foam which is adaptable and often used for cushioning in the
furniture and automotive industries.

Foams, Rigid – A thermoset urethane foam which has a higher density, higher modulus, and harder surface
than flexible urethane foams.

Gel – A partial cure of plastic resins; a semi-solid, jelly-like state similar to gelatin in consistency.

Gelcoat – A thin surface coat, either colored or clear, of non-reinforced plastic resin. It is occasionally used for
decorative purposes but also provides a protective coating for the underlying laminate.
Gel Time – Time required to change a flowable liquid resin into a non-flowing gel.

HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) – A thermoplastic material composed of polymers of ethylene. It has
relatively high rigidity and can be modified, e.g. with isoprene, to have high impact strength.

Hand Lay-Up – The oldest and simplest molding technique in which reinforcing materials and catalyzed resin
are laid into or over a mold by hand. These materials are then compressed with a roller to eliminate entrapped
air.

Hardener – See catalyst.

Inhibitor – A substance that retards polymerization, thus extending the shelf life of polymers and monomers.
Also used to extend the gel time and cure time of a thermoset resin.

Laminate – A material composed of successive layers of resin and fiberglass bonded together.

Lamination – The compilation of layers of glass matte and resin, and eventual bonding of these layers
together.

Fiberglass Mat – A flat, coarse fabric composed of glass fibers. There are three types: chopped-strand mat,
continuous strand mat, and surfacing veil.

Monomer – A single molecule capable of polymerizing.

Non-Air-Inhibited Resin – A polyester resin using phthalic anhydride as the starting point. A surfacing agent
is added to exclude air from the surface of the resin.

Orthophthalic Resin – A polyester resin using phthalic anhydride as the starting point. Most thermoset
polyester resins use two types of anhydrides in their production: phthalic anhydride and maleic anhydride. A
higher percentage of phthalic anhydride yields a less reactive resin.

PE (Polyethylene) – A thermoplastic material composed of polymers from ethylene. It is normally a
translucent, tough, waxy solid which is unaffected by water or by a large range of chemicals.

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) – A thermoplastic material composed of copolymers of vinyl chloride. A colorless
solid resistant to water, concentrated acids and alkalis.

Polyester Resin – The term generally used for unsaturated polyesters. Formed by the reaction of a dibasic
organic acid or anhydride and a polyhydric alcohol to form a series of ester linkages.

Polymer – The end product, usually a solid, produced from monomers.

Porosity – The formation of undesirable clusters of air bubbles in the surface or body of the laminate.

Pot Life – The length of time that a catalyzed resin remains workable.

Preform Fiber – Glass formed over a screen shaped like the mold in which the preform will be used. It
eliminates the need for over-lapping or mitering the corners in molding. Used primarily to form deep draws or
complex parts.

Prepreg – Glass roving or cloth loaded with B-stage resin, catalyst, and pigment ready for placement in a
mold.

Promoter – See accelerator.

Release Agent – A lubricant, often wax, is used to prevent the adhesion of the molded part to the mold. An
internal lubricant such as zinc stearate is used in high temperature molding to obtain release where wax would
melt or be absorbed.

Resin – A liquid plastic substance used as a matrix for glass fibers. It is cured by crosslinking.

Roving – Continuous strands of glass fibers which are grouped together and wound on a tube like untwisted
yarn.

Shelf Life – The length of time a non-catalyzed resin maintains specified working properties while stored in a
tightly sealed opaque container.

Sizing – The treatment applied to the glass fiber to allow the plastic resins to flow freely around and bond to
them.

SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) – An integrated, ready-to-mold fiberglass reinforced polyester material. The compound is composed of a filled thermosetting resin and a chopped or continuous strand reinforcement. The primary use is in matched die molding.

Spray-Up – Covers a number of techniques in which a spray gun is used to simultaneously deposit fiberglass
and catalyzed resin on a mold.

Stage (of Resin) – The condition of a partially cured resin polymer when it is only partially soluble in monomer
or acetone but still plastic and still heat fusible.

Staple Fiber – A glass fiber of short length formed by blowing molten glass through holes.

Styrene Monomer – A water-thin liquid monomer used to thin polyester resins and act as the crosslinking
agent.

Substrate – Any material which provides a support surface for other materials.

Tack – The stickiness of an adhesive measurable as the force required to separate an adherent from it by
viscous or plastic flow of the adhesion.

Thermoplastic – A plastic material that can be readily softened and reformed by heating and be re-hardened
by cooling.

Thermoset – A plastic material that will undergo or has undergone a chemical reaction caused by heat,
catalyst, ultraviolet light, etc., leading to the formation of a solid. Once it becomes a solid, it cannot be
reformed.

Thickeners – Material added to the resin to thicken it so that it will not flow as readily.

Thinners – Material added to plastic resins to thin it. They may also be crosslinking agents.

Thixotropic – The property of becoming a gel at rest, but liquefying again on agitation.

Viscosity – A measure of the resistance of liquid to flow.

Wet-out –The ability of a resin to saturate fiberglass reinforcement.

Yarn – A twisted strand or strands of glass fibers which can be woven, braided, served, and processed.

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Keewatin Arena

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Aug 15

Dasher Boards – Replacement Parts

The winter has past. So it’s time for those summer repairs to your dasher boards. Ensure everything is in top shape for when the ice goes in.

Sound Barriers has what you need in stock.

  • Puckboard – white, yellow, gold, red, dark blue, and light blue c.w colour matched fasteners
  • Tempered glass or acrylic shielding is available in ½” or 5/8″ thickness
  • Machine and Access Gate Castors
  • Glass Supports
  • Dasher Board Hardware
  • Bumper Pads
  • Line Kits
  • Safety Netting
  • And More. . .

Most orders can usually ship the same day.

For product inquires, call the Sound Barriers order desk at:

Phone: 905-678-7465 (RINK)

Toll free: 800-252-9498

Aug 05

Churchill Falls, NFLD – New, Removable, Aluminium Dasher Board System

pf_a_01 dasher board series“Of course, Churchill Falls is not merely the site of one of the great modern marvels of engineering and power production. It’s also home to a vibrant community. The men and women operating the generating station, as well as their families, live in the town, located approximately 240 kilometres east of Labrador City and 285 kilometres west of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The population is about 650. The community revolves around the Donald Gordon Center, a unique town centre that features a school, hotel, restaurant, theatre, library, bank, grocery store and post office. Residents enjoy the modern living accommodations and recreational facilities on hand at the Center: an indoor swimming pool, arena, gymnasium, curling rink, ski-hill, cross-country ski trails, playground, baseball diamond, youth centre and community center are all available. Thanks to its people, Churchill Falls has become a true home. Now entering its second generation of workers and family, it continues to thrive.

Source: http://www.nalcorenergy.com/our-community.asp

Sound Barriers was proud to be awarded the contract for the new dasher board system at Churchill Falls.

Installed was Sound Barriers Model PF-A-01 prefabricated, removable, aluminium dasher board system.

The PF-A-01 dasher board system provides an aesthetically pleasing finish with a greater reduction in potential rust corrosion. The light aluminium frame provides for ease of installation, reducing labour costs when compared to steel or steel/wood framing.

The PF-A-01 dasher board system is ideal for multi-purpose recreation facilities. Allowing recreation centre personnel to easily remove and store the dasher boards to accommodated non-skating events.

The PF-A-01 dasher board system uses white HDPE puck board, yellow kick strip and red top sill all with countersunk colour matched fasteners.

Other features of the PF-A-01 dasher board system include:

  • Aluminium Gates
  • Zinc Plated Hardware
  • Aluminium Glass Supports
  • Player and Penalty Boxes
  • Ice Side Gate Release Latches
  • Player Benches
  • Time Keeper Box

 

Whether supplying part, providing on-site repairs/retrofits or complete installations, contact Sound Barriers to learn why we are . . .

“Recreation Centre Professionals”.

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