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John Primus is an industrial chemist from Southern California who advocates greener solutions like non toxic polyurethane and companies like Hybrid Coating Technologies a Northern California high tech coatings company. John has a degree in chemical engineering from Duke University and likes to bike across country to visit historical outposts of the wild west.

Industrial Floor Coatings - Toxic And Fatal?
Day to day use of industrial floor coatings like polyurethane and epoxy resin are as common as bread and butter on the tables of most Americans. We find these coatings in just about every major commercial location including: airports, hangars, hospitals, schools, garages and more. Similarly, as bread and butter…
By:  in  Business  >  Construction Industry   Mar 05, 2014  
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Non Toxic Polyurethane - Is It Possible?
Polyurethane appears to be one of the most durable materials made by man. It’s found in just about every crook and corner of the world and adorns its inhabitants as a hard protective coating for shoes and other items. Industrial floor coatings are made of polyurethane and coat just about…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Flooring   Nov 23, 2013  
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Non Toxic Polyurethane Alternative - What Is The Best
Polyurethane is a $50 billion dollar a year business and is considered one of the most common man-made materials found on earth. As a polymer it’s a chain of smaller units called monomers which include diisocyanate and a diol. These components are joined through a chemical reaction, which gives polyurethane…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Flooring   Nov 15, 2013  
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Dangers Of Toxic Isocyanates - Is the Polyurethane Industry at Risk?
It's now a well known fact that the polyurethane industry has recently come under major scrutiny from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (aka OSHA) for its dangers of toxic isocyanates. Not only is OSHA increasing its scrutiny, but the Environmental Protection Agency (aka EPA) is also beginning to make…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Flooring   Nov 06, 2013  
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Non Toxic Polyurethane - What is the Best Green Alternative
It’s now a known fact that most polyurethane is toxic. This type of polyurethane gets its toxicity from isocyanates, which can cause respiratory problems during application and in cases like the Bhopal disaster in India, over 10,000 deaths. Not only is most conventional polyurethane toxic from its isocyanates, but it’s…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Flooring   Nov 06, 2013  
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Non Toxic Polyurethane - What is the Best Solution
Commercial floor coatings, are essential for securing substrates, for example, steel and cement and are utilized by most of the industrialized world and need to be protected with some type of coating. The methodology of requisition begins with a top cover to guarantee erosion with extra added coatings that could…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Flooring   Oct 21, 2013  
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