CBR Products 2010 Projects Press Release
CBR Products 2010 Projects Press Release
For Immediate Release
Vancouver Coatings Manufacturer CBR Products Goes From Protecting Whistler Log Homes To Major 2010 Sports Venues.
Vancouver, February 1, 2010 - More than 15 years ago, a log home builder from Whistler, BC set out to make a better wood coating for log homes in the Coast Mountain climate. Since then, BRODA® water-borne natural oil wood finish has been used on some of the finest log and timber homes throughout Canada and the USA in North America, and has now been used by major architectural and construction firms on two of Vancouver’s 2010 venues.
“Our company literally grew up in the Coast Mountains.” Says CBR President and founder Bill Willis. “We know the wood, we know the weather and we’re right here to work with the architects and trades to make the coatings perform at their best.”
Every batch of BRODA® coating is hand-made in CBR’s Vancouver plant. So how did such a local company get the nod for such big projects? “We’ve been making low-VOC finishes for over a decade.” Says Willis, “Architects looking for LEED accredited materials know they can trust our products, and we will do all kinds of custom tinting and formulations for them.”
“The games are a great showcase for green building and BC wood.” Willis continues. “Our trade partners, like Structurecraft (who worked on the Richmond Oval) are helping build things from wood that would probably have been made from other materials 15 or 20 years ago. We’re proud that our coatings help their technology and our natural west coast materials shine.”
LEED finishing Facts:
When the CBR team formulated BRODA® PRO-TEK-TOR Natural Oil Finish, they decided to use water as the medium, rather than harsh solvents. This has several advantages:
• Wood is made to absorb water. So protective oils are carried deep into the wood, even when applied in damp conditions.
• The people who work with BRODA® are not exposed to toxic fumes, and all clean-up can be done with soap & water.
• Because of its low-VOC qualities, BRODA® finishes qualify for LEED Certification
• BRODA® PRO-TEK-TOR forms a non-filming finish which is easily maintained without stripping, and allows the wood to breathe; making a long-lasting oil-based finish that has proven itself in the harsh Coast Mountain climate.
Product knowledge and dedicated architect support are the keys to success.
When architects deal with CBR Products, they are talking directly to the manufacturer. Wood species, surfaces, climate conditions, colour blending / color blending and design context all come into play when specifying coatings. The CBR team has worked with some of the best architects in the business, answering questions, preparing samples, mixing custom colours / custom colors and recommending formulations. We also work with trades that make the vision a reality, so we know how to help in the field, too. Factory pre-finishing is another service we offer that can make application even more consistent and efficient.
A product line that protects any wood, inside or out.
CBR Products can help specify coatings for almost any application, from interior walls, floor, ceilings and railings, to exterior decks, walls, roofs, timbers and log work. All are available in more than 50 standard colours / colors, from clear to semi-transparent, with an infinite palette of custom-tints available.
BRODA® PRO-TEK-TOR Natural Oil Wood Finish Very finely ground colours, suspended in linseed oil, tung oil and water, combined with UV blockers and anti-mildew ingredients makes this family of coatings ideal for outdoor applications. When used indoors, PRO-TEK-TOR is equally effective, with no harsh solvent fumes and a rich finish.
BRODA® CLARITY 100% Acrylic Finishes create a vapour / vapor permeable, flexible film with great UV stability and water repellency. Ultra small size acrylic particles allow for fast, deep penetration. Cold weather, high humidity, damp or dry substrates are no problem, allowing application virtually year round in many climates. These non-yellowing, 100% acrylic finishes bond well to alkyd resins, and on exterior wood, work well over all types of finishes.
BRODA® PRO-THANE Water-based Polyurethane Finish Polyurethane is formulated with acrylic and oil in various combinations to create high performance, durable coatings for floors, stairs, cabinets, trim and protected exterior applications. Available in traditional rich amber or ultra-clear non-yellowing formulas.
To find out more, please visit www.cbrproducts.com/LEEDfromthestart or call toll-free 1-888-311-5339
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