Fast, safe, and mess-free: Concrete Network highlights benefits of Deco-Peel, Acryl-Pen

Fast, safe, and mess-free— Concrete Network said it best with their glowing review of our Deco-Peel and Acryl-Pen products showcased at the and the World of Concrete Outdoor Demo. Scroll down or click the link below to find out all the ways this product duo can get your outdoor concrete surfaces shining in time for spring:

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NOX-CRETE WORLD OF CONCRETE PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
Discover how Deco-Peel and Acryl-Pen can make your job faster and easier

By Sean Rand

At the 2020 World of Concrete in Las Vegas, we were introduced to two products from Nox-Crete. During their booth demonstration, we saw exactly how these products can help make your job, as a contractor, faster and easier. After the event we followed up with Marty O’Mara, Decorative Segment Manager, to learn a bit more about these products and their uses.

Deco-Peel: Acrylic Sealer Removal System

If you’ve used old bed sheets to contain the stripping solution when removing sealer, or even avoided jobs because stripping multiple layers of sealer seems like a hassle, then Deco-Peel* can help.

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The Deco-Peel demonstration at World of Concrete.

 

It’s a blanket system that uses an engineered fabric paired with environmentally-friendly solvents. The system comes with 400 square feet of blanket and a 5-gallon pail of biodegradable stripper that you can apply with a roller.

Here is what makes Deco-Peel unique:

It’s Fast — After rolling out the blankets and saturating them with stripping solution, you’ll need approximately 2-4 hours, depending on weather, to complete the process.

It’s Safe — Deco-Peel doesn't contain any suspected cancer causing or aromatic solvents, such as methylene chloride, xylene or toluene. There are two versions to meet all state and federal VOC regulations.

It’s Mess Free — No pressure washer needed! When you’re done, simply peel off the blankets and dispose, without creating harmful waste.

Tips: “If you aren’t sure how many layers of sealer you’re dealing with, we offer a free test kit, which comes with a small 2’ x 2’ blanket and container of stripper,” Marty shares (contact Nox-Crete for details, see below). "Also, the best time to apply Deco-Peel is in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun is low. This avoids the solvents flashing too quickly and not doing their job," he adds.

Acryl-Pen: 3-in-1 Stain and Sealer

The second product that caught our eye at the show was Acryl-Pen*. It’s a penetrating water-repellent sealer and stain for exterior, horizontal concrete.

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An Acryl-Pen driveway in Seattle still looking good after seven years.

Here are three reasons you might want to give it a try:

It’s a time saver

Acryl-Pen can help speed up your turnaround time because:

• You won’t have to apply multiple products
• It’s easy to apply, and only takes 2 coats
• Your project will be ready for traffic in 72 hours
• It has a long life span

Acryl-Pen has a reputation for being especially long lasting, here’s why:

• It penetrates the pores of the concrete deeply
• It prevents freeze/thaw damage and is breathable
• It’s UV resistant and won’t fade, chalk or flake

“It was used in Seattle on a driveway, and after seven years of Pacific Northwest rain, still looked great,” Marty recalls.

It offers lots of color choice

•Acryl-Pen is great for enlivening outdoor concrete with brilliant color.
• It’s available in 11 standard colors
• Multiple colors can be used together for producing creative designs
• Custom colors can be created through color matching

“At Boise State University it was used on the player's walkout area in the football stadium, where we matched their iconic blue astro turf,” says Marty.

Tip: “When integral color concrete is specified, the owner and architects expect it to be consistent throughout. It doesn’t happen often, but when the concrete is placed and it’s not consistent, Acryl-Pen will deliver long-lasting and consistent color,” Marty explains.

*Read and follow all application and precaution guidelines before applying these products.

Nox-Crete Associates Collaborate for State-of-the-Art Precast Facility

When South Dakota-based precast producer Gage Brothers needed an innovative solution for their production facility, they turned to Moldtech, a precast form manufacturer based in Spain and represented in North America by Nox-Crete. The result was a state-of-the-art facility with customized tilting tables, allowing Gage brothers to replicate the exact sizes and finishes their clients require.

Nox-Crete is excited to work with both companies and, in turn, be part of collaborations which help improve the technology of the precast industry.

Read the full article here

Rhea Gross joins Nox-Crete team

Recent hire Rhea Gross brings accounting, administration experience to Nox-Crete team.

Nox-Crete Products Group, Inc., has named Rhea Gross as their Accounting & Administration Manager.

Gross began her role with Nox-Crete on July 8. She previously held positions as a Controller at Gallup Federal Credit Union and with Guide Rock Capital Management, both based in Omaha.

As Nox-Crete Accounting & Administration Manager, Gross will focus on guiding the company’s financial strategy with added concentration on asset preservation and financial reporting. Nox-Crete is a concrete chemical company founded in 1956 based in Omaha.

Nox-Crete Names Lori Reid New Company President

Omaha, Neb., June 18, 2019 – Lori Reid has been named President of Nox-Crete Products Group, Inc., a promotion that comes three years after she joined the team as Chief Financial Officer in 2015.

In her former CFO role with Nox-Crete, Reid focused on key metrics, development of financial and operations strategy, asset preservation and financial reporting. She has also played a key role in the company’s transition from a privately-owned, family business to an employee-owned company in 2015.

In her new role as President, Reid’s focus will shift to developing and implementing the company’s strategic vision, adapting as the industry and customers’ needs continue to evolve.

Prior to joining Nox-Crete, Reid served as Financial Controller for Advanta US (Dallas, TX), Vice President of Business Development and Administration for American Star Energy & Minerals (Amarillo, TX) and Accounting Manager for McCleskey Harriger Brazill & Graf (Lubbock, TX).

Nox-Crete CEO Michael Linn is confident that Reid’s role will help usher in Nox-Crete’s latest stage of development. Linn will retain his CEO title and assist Reid as she takes on more responsibility in her new position.

“We see this as an important change as Nox-Crete moves into its next chapter of growth,” Linn said. “We’ve moved from a family-owned business to an ESOP company. Lori’s past experience with both our company and in the business world make her the ideal candidate to help Nox-Crete continue to grow and offer customers innovative products.”

Reid views the role as an opportunity to leverage the Nox-Crete’s strong history and reputation for excellence to reach the next level.

“I look forward to building upon Nox-Crete’s solid foundation as we adapt to ever-changing market conditions and enter into the next phase of our company’s growth,” Reid says. “With our committed employee owners, superior technical expertise and industry-leading technology, we will continue to be the benchmark for providing cutting-edge solutions to our customers’ needs.”

Nox-Crete Parking Lot Gets Premium Upgrade

As the Nox-Crete team grows, the parking lot seems to be shrinking. A parking spot became a prized commodity until a new expansion project was set into motion.

The bigger and better parking lot was poured in sections as the late summer Nebraska weather permitted. There's now an additional 10,000 square feet and parking stalls have doubled from 20 to 40. When it's all completed, the new parking lot will feature a secured gated entry and exit lanes to help with traffic flow.

To achieve great results on this parking lot, the team used Nox-Crete Monofilm for evaporation control, Nox-Crete Res-Cure DH 100 as a curing agent and Nox-Crete Stifel for protection against water and salt. That combination is sure to provide lasting results for the new surface.