Fritz Industries, Inc.
In May 1993 Fritz began phasing in a new process for the application of a "seal coating" over the top of our terrazzo tile manufactured at out Mesquite, Texas facility.
A roll coater commonly used in the furniture industry was employed with a redesigned roll for use in our UV application. We designed our own UV cure lamp stations. Transfer efficiency is nearly 100% since there is no overspray.
The primary beenfit to the environment will be the reduction and eventual elimination of the emission of EPA "target" chemicals in this process. Other harmful emissions will also be eliminated.
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This UV curable resin process results in terrazzo tile with greater stain resistance, more durable and with a brighter and glossier appearance. Cost savings are approximately $26,000 per year which results in a 2 year Return On Investment.
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