Epoxy vinyl ester resin brings many advantages to CIPP industry

Jul 09

Epoxy vinyl ester resin brings many advantages to CIPP industry

Perma-Liner™ Industries, LLC. (“Perma-Liner”), the leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North America, is introducing a new high-performance epoxy vinyl ester resin called Perma-Liner™ Vinyl Ester. The resin is Bisphenol-A Epoxy-based dissolved in styrene and is available now for purchase. “We are excited to introduce our newest resin into our already broad spectrum of products,” said Jerry D’Hulster, president of Perma-Liner Industries, LLC. “The high-performance epoxy vinyl ester resin offers an excellent balance of corrosion and performance properties. It will allow Perma-Liner to expand to new markets with its unique capabilities.” The new resin provides the corrosion resistance, durability and toughness that is required within the CIPP industry. When it comes to certain specific applications where fluid temperature is relatively higher, the resin has an advantage over epoxy. The demanding needs of many applications including high pressure and/or corrosive environments are also met with the Perma-Liner™ Vinyl Ester. Perma-Liner’s newest product’s molecular architecture delivers a number of benefits, including superior mechanical properties, excellent catalyzed pot life, and meets the requirements of California Greenbook Pickle Jar Test. There is another key benefit of the new resin: less expensive than the Epoxy...

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America’s Failing Water Infrastructure: There are Ways We Can Begin to Fix It

Jun 06

America’s Failing Water Infrastructure: There are Ways We Can Begin to Fix It

There are many variables threatening America’s water from pollution issues and aging infrastructure to raising costs and droughts and rainfall patterns as the climate changes. The U.S. used to be a leader when it came to water infrastructure and management. Now, the U.S. is lagging behind receiving D ratings for dams, drinking water and wastewater. It’s time to start focuses on possible solutions to curb these issues – the U.S. can get A ratings and below are some of the solutions that may get the nation where it needs to be. It starts with creating a national-level governance. Water technically has no boundaries and is very good at sometimes ignoring the municipal boundaries it does have. So what does this mean? One town’s water use or sewage can affect other cities or states that rely on the same water supply. That’s why many countries have a national water authority or commission that oversees water management across the country. The U.S. does not and we’re exactly the opposite. Our nation’s water supply is managed by individual municipalities each doing their own thing. This creates numerous hurdles to climb and makes it difficult to initiate and complete regional projects. To do almost anything, there needs to be a budget and that’s the case with water infrastructure. The government spends only two percent of its GDP on infrastructure, and water infrastructure makes up just a part of that. The U.S. is spending less than Vietnam, Mexico, and Chile. If the U.S. wants nice things, like a water infrastructure that does not fail us, then the U.S. has to be willing to pay for them. One possible solution that most do not consider is the private investor sector. Many investors are interested in investing in water-related issues, but they want to know more about the social and environmental effects their investments will have. The problem is that there are a lot of inconsistencies in how companies report these estimates. It has been suggested that investors, academics and regulators need to team up to create a standardized system of evaluating the impacts of sustainable investments. Another challenge is getting investors to understand how complex and important water is, since it affects agriculture and many...

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Texas, We’ve got the Plumber for You!

May 16

Texas, We’ve got the Plumber for You!

If you live in Texas, there’s one plumber you should know for sure. Perma-Liner Industries is proud to introduce Joe Rushing Plumbing as one of our certified installers. Joe has built a prime, top of the line business and cares about providing the best service to his customers. Joe Rushing has the highest quality plumber services and has been established in Lubbock for over 60 years and three generations.  Joe offers, not only trenchless pipeline rehabilitations, but an assortment of other home repairs.  Interestingly, the professionals at Joe Rushing drive what they like to call a “Warehouse on Wheels”. These vehicles carry all of the supplies needed to carry out all home repair services. By arriving at your home fully equipped, it lends itself to efficiency and saves you money. To schedule service and to find out how Joe can assist you with all of your home repairs including heating and air, restoration, and carpet cleaning services, go to www.joerushing.com or call 806-763-3988. Interesting fact: did you know The Environmental Education Initiative program, developed by the City of Dallas and SERL (Science Education Resource Lab), helps people of all ages understand where water comes from, how we use it, and where it goes? One of the educational components SERL uses is for elementary students, providing hands-on lessons taught by certified teachers. After tracking the program’s success, areas where the elementary-school programs were implemented showed reduced water use, by more than 500 gallons per month, in single-family homes. This adds up to more than 6,000 gallons per year for each home and a total savings of more than 22 million gallons of water per year for the entire target area. Certified Installers take note: Perma-Liner Industries would like to invite you to our Refresher Training (Perma-Lateral™ specific) that will take place on July 12th and 13th at our Clearwater facility!! Please plan on attending. Register by calling 1-866-336-2568 or Click Here! See you...

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Dallas Outlines In-Depth Water Conservation Agenda

May 12

Dallas Outlines In-Depth Water Conservation Agenda

The City of Dallas has introduced a progressive five year water conservation strategy. This Five-Year Work Plan serves as a road map for compliance with the State’s mandates. It also serves as a major component of the Long Range Water Supply Plan. This year’s work plan was developed through a multi-faceted approach that includes review of the previous water conservation planning efforts, as well as review of several water conservation programs, initiatives, data, and literature.  In order to formulate the most efficient plan of action, the city utilized water data which was examined to identify strategic areas to target for additional water conservation opportunities. Numerous water conservation strategies were evaluated using screening criteria, a benefit-cost analysis, and other means to determine their suitability for implementation during the five-year planning period. Some of the programs made available to residential customers consist of a Public Awareness Campaign, Toilet Rebate Programs, a Minor Plumbing Repair Program, Environmental Education Initiative and an Irrigation System Check-Up Program. The Dallas Utilities Department now offers free irrigation system inspections for residential and commercial customers. Inspectors also work with other city departments on proper maintenance and operation of city irrigation systems. The inspections include identification of potential system leaks, diagnosis of equipment malfunctions, and recommendations for equipment upgrades to enhance efficiency. Over 5,700 inspections have been performed since the program was launched. Projected water savings based on implemented recommendations is over 39 million gallons per year. Did you know, individual metering is required at all single-family residential locations? Most multi-family residential locations, such as apartments and condominiums, have individual metering for each building or designated water user. Dual metering is currently provided to some customers based on the individual needs of the user. Certified Installers take note: Perma-Liner Industries would like to invite you to our Refresher Training (Perma-Lateral™ specific) that will take place on July 12th and 13th at our Clearwater facility!! Please plan on attending. Register by calling 1-866-336-2568 or Click Here! See you...

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Tax Relief for Texans Affected by Floods

Apr 22

Tax Relief for Texans Affected by Floods

Victims of the severe storms and flooding that took place beginning on March 7, 2016 in parts of Texas may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The President has declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Texas. Following the recent disaster declaration for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS has announced that affected taxpayers in Texas will receive tax relief. The declaration permits the IRS to postpone certain deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area. For instance, certain deadlines falling on or after March 7, and on or before July 15, 2016 have been postponed to July 15, 2016. This includes 2015 income tax returns normally due on April 18. The postponement of time to file and pay does not apply to information returns in the W-2, 1098, 1099 series, or to Forms 1042-S or 8027. Penalties for failure to timely file information returns can be waived under existing procedures for reasonable cause. Likewise, the postponement does not apply to employment and excise tax deposits. The IRS, however, will abate penalties for failure to make timely employment and excise tax deposits due on or after March 7 and on or before March 22, provided the taxpayer made these deposits by March 22, 2016. Affected taxpayers in a federally declared disaster area have the option of claiming disaster-related casualty losses on their federal income tax return for either the year in which the event occurred, or the prior year. Certified Installers take note: Perma-Liner Industries would like to invite you to our Refresher Training (Perma-Lateral ™specific) that will take place on July 12th and 13th at our Clearwater facility!! Please plan on attending. Register by calling 1-866-336-2568 or Click Here! See you...

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