Oct 31

Berkebile Oil Introduces Protection First Class, a Solvent-Free, Lanolin-Based Penetrating Lubricant with Super Rust-Inhibiting Properties

Somerset, PA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014

Berkebile Oil Company, a U.S. manufacturer of high-quality, professional-grade automotive and industrial chemicals, announced the introduction of its new Protection First Class (PFC) penetrating lubricant and rust inhibitor today. The innovative product is the first of its kind for Berkebile and represents the companys entry into a new category of environmentally responsible lubricants. In formulating PFC, the company chose to use 99 percent pure cosmetic-grade lanolin as one of the products key ingredients.

Traditional penetrating lubricants use solvents to lower the viscosity of the oils they contain, enabling them to flow more easily or to be dispensed as a spray. The solvents make the lubricants runny, and in practical application, more than 80 percent of the applied substances are lost to runoff. Additionally, solvents break down some of the essential properties of the oils they mix with and, after quickly evaporating, leave a dry, varnish-like residue that can collect dirt and may actually increase surface friction (and thus impede mechanical action).

Protection First Class is different by design. The product is solvent free, but is formulated to spray easily and to stick to surfaces tenaciously. As Protection First Class is being applied, its high viscosity allows almost 100 percent of the product to stick to the targeted application area. After application, PFC remains soft and pliable and forms a protective, friction-reducing film that delivers superior lubrication and anti-corrosion performance. In the case of small nicks and abrasions, the PFC coating will actually heal itself by flowing to fill small gaps in its protective surface, sealing out moisture and oxygen.

In salt spray tests weve conducted, PFC lasted eight and a half weeks longer than five of the biggest selling solvent-based lubricants, which all failed between 24 and 96 hours, Kirk Sherbine, president of Berkebile Oil, said. Protection First Class lasts 15 times longer and gives the marketplace an intelligent, highly effective, environmentally responsible alternative to solvent-based lubricants.

Solvents have toxic biochemical, physiochemical and neurochemical effects on organic tissues of all types. Protection First Class is completely solvent free and formulated with top-quality, virgin ingredients, including corrosion preventives, lubricants and naturally occurring, completely biodegradable lanolin. Unlike cutting equipment coated with solvent-based lubricants, blades coated with PFC wont cause browning or chemical burning when coming in contact with plants.

We supply automotive garages, small-engine shops, truck garages, body shops and others, and Protection First Class is getting positive remarks from customers who have been introduced to it, Earl Peachey, founder of Pennstone Supply, said. We are glad to provide a quality product that will give protection from rust and corrosion and that is safe for the environment, and we look forward to discovering how many different uses this product will have for our customers.

The PFC woolwax lanolin formula has been classified as a non-hazardous, nontoxic substance. Even in harsh arctic conditions, Protection First Class wont freeze and retains its lubricating characteristics, protecting metallic surfaces and allowing machinery, chains and moving parts to operate smoothly while its slick surface resists the accumulation of road debris and other foreign substances. PFC is nonconductive and can be used to protect battery terminals and electrical connections of all types. The product can be used to create a moisture- and dirt-resistant coating on painted surfaces and can enhance the appearance of faded finishes, much like the effect of paste wax.

We have snow removal contracts and equipment operating throughout West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania and we cant afford to have equipment fail in the field, Roger Newman, president of R.C. Newman Excavating, said. During the brutal winter of 2013/14, we field-tested Protection First Class, applying it to every electrical connection, relay switch and terminal connection, and our electrical problems literally vanished. It also prevented salt buildup on our spreaders and minimized equipment corrosion.

Protection First Class comes in a variety of container sizes designed to fit virtually any need, including a 15-ounce aerosol spray can (product number B-PFC-A), a one-gallon jug (product number B-PFC-1), a five-gallon bucket (product number B-PFC-5) and a 55-gallon drum (product number B-PFC-55). PFC will begin shipping immediately, and will be available through Berkebiles exclusive distribution network. The company also reaches markets through Internet-based retailers serving a broad audience. To learn more about Protection First Class, or to become a distributor, please call (800) 732-9235.

To access high-resolution product images of the new Protection First Class packaging, please visit http://clients.megastreammedia.net/megastream/sep2012/?p=49.

About Berkebile Oil Company

Since 1954, Berkebile Oil has been known as a source for high-quality, professional-grade automotive, work truck, heavy-duty vehicle and commercial chemicals. From diesel additives and airline anti-freeze to starting fluids and other chemicals (such as the companys famous B101 Gum Cutter), Berkebile Oil is a complete solution for high-performance chemicals. All Berkebile products are made in its U.S. factory in Somerset, Pa., using only virgin chemicals. Berkebiles heavy-duty products include B-1800 Airline Anti-Freeze, B-1900 Diesel Conditioner and Anti-Gel, B-2000 Diesel Defrost Emergency Thaw, and B-2100 Diesel Cleaner Booster with Cetane Boost.

Berkebile 2 + 2 and 2 + 2 are Registered Trademarks of Berkebile Oil Company, Inc.

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Oct 27

The Zhou B Art Center Celebrates Its 10th Year with “The 10 Years of Art Innovation” October 15-17, 2014 and The ENERI Access Series Presents: “Crossing Borders”

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) August 07, 2014

The Zhou B Art Center Celebrates Its 10th Year with “The 10 Years of Art Innovation October 15-17, 2014

The ENERI Access Series Presents:

Crossing Borders

ENERI at Zhou B Art Center October 17, 2014

Matt Miller and Russell Kuzuhara Live in Concert

With Special Guests Louella Maningas Cabalona and Baron Cabalona

And Crossing Borders: the Video


The Zhou B Art Center of Chicago, Illinois, located in the Citys South Side Bridgeport neighborhood, is proud to announce that it will be hosting The 10 Years of Art Innovation, a three-day series of events commemorating the 10th Year of the Center. The Celebration will take place October 15-17, 2014 at the Zhou B Art Center (1029 West 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60609, http://www.zhoubartcenter.com).

The Zhou B. Art Center provides a world-class, multi-disciplinary cultural venue and community gathering space composed of art galleries, artist’s studios, special event spaces and the Centerline Caf

Oct 26

SLCC Awards Artists at Presidents Art Show

Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) October 14, 2014

Salt Lake Community College held its annual Presidents Art Show opening reception Friday at the Center for Arts and Media and handed out awards to several artists.

SLCC President Deneece Huftalin chose Randall Forbushs Light Bulbs oil painting for the Presidents Award, which comes with a $ 1,000 prize. The college also purchased Forbushs piece to include in its collection on display throughout the institutions campuses.

The Rob Adamson oil painting Bryce Canyon received the $ 1,000 Best of Show award. The $ 500 second place award went to last years Presidents Award winner Benjamin Higbee for his mixed media creation Corollary III. And the $ 500 third place prize was awarded to Katie Johnsons copper brooch called Devils Claw.

President Huftalin gave special recognition to a purchase for the college of photographer Stephen Speckmans series of black and white gallery wrap images that depict women from the rural Haitian village of Camatin. The artist is donating proceeds from the purchase to a charity working in Haiti.

The juried exhibition is free and open to the public through October 15 at SLCCs South City Campus in the Center for Arts and Medias Multipurpose Room during regular business hours. The show features more than 100 works from professional and amateur artists using a variety of mediums to create their pieces, many of which are available for purchase.

SLCCs Center for Arts and Media is a new $ 45 million state-of-the-industry facility with 130,000 square feet of additional space at its South City Campus, 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City. World-class features include a 2,000 square-foot television studio and control room, a 3,000 square-foot film stage, a 36-seat screening room, three MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) classrooms, 22 editing bays, an animation lab, radio station and a recording studio with 64 channels for collaboration in as many locations throughout the building. The Grand Theatre, adjacent to the Center, was chosen by Sundance Institute to be a screening venue during the 2015 Film Festival. The new center, which is physically connected to Innovations High School, serves an estimated 9,000 students and brings together 17 programs under one roof for SLCCs School of Arts, Communication and New Media.

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Oct 20

Global Protective Coatings Market to See 9.75% CAGR Through 2019, Says MarketsandMarkets in Its New Report Available at MarketPublishers.com

London, UK (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

In 2013, the value of the global protective coatings market was estimated at over USD 10.59 billion. In the same year, the world consumption of protective coatings stood at almost 4,254 KT. The APAC region was the leading consumer of protective coatings, accounting for more than 68.5% of the worlds total consumption volume in 2013. China was the top country in terms of protective coatings consumption.

Akzo Nobel N.V., PPG Industries, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Jotun, Kansai Paint Co., The Valspar Corporation, Arkema Group, Wacker Chemie AG, Croda International Plc, Sika Group and Hempel Group are among the top players in the world market for protective coatings. Moreover, the worldwide protective coatings market has a huge potential toward attracting new small as well as big industry players.

The world protective coatings market is projected to grow at a 9.75% CAGR between 2014 and 2019. Meantime, the global consumption of protective coatings is poised to register growth at a 9.52% CAGR in the next 5 years, and is expected to exceed 6,701 KT in 2019. The growth in the world protective coatings market is spurred mainly by the increasing demand from end-use areas as oil and gas, construction, aerospace and automotive industries.

New research report Protective Coatings Market by Resin Type (Alkyd, Acrylic, Epoxy, Polyurethane, Polyester & Others), by Technology (Solvent Borne, Water Borne, Powder & Others) & by Application (Construction, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Aerospace, Product Finishes & Others) – Global Trends & Forecast to 2019 elaborated by MarketsandMarkets (M&M) is now available at MarketPublishers.com.

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Title: Protective Coatings Market by Resin Type (Alkyd, Acrylic, Epoxy, Polyurethane, Polyester & Others), by Technology (Solvent Borne, Water Borne, Powder & Others) & by Application (Construction, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Aerospace, Product Finishes & Others) – Global Trends & Forecast to 2019

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