Just What is a Colloid?

Colloid Definition: A type of homogeneous mixture in which the dispersed particles do not settle out. Examples of colloids include: butter, milk, smoke, fog, ink, paint, ElastaHyde. Ever wonder how Western Colloid got its name?  It was named after the…

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Overnight Sensation or Roofing Pioneer?

The longevity and resilience of our products prove that the technology delivers superior performance. Let’s face it, this industry is slow to adopt. What we have been manufacturing and promoting for 45 years is now on the forefront of new…

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Western Colloid Announces New Product – ElastaHyde QS

By Greg Hlavaty, President Western Colloid. ElastaHyde QS – Quick Set formulation aids in the application of fluid applied roof systems when met with unexpected damp, wet or rainy weather. Although fluid applied roof systems have been enjoying immense popularity…

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NEW TEXAS PLANT IS OPEN!

Western Colloid is proud to announce the opening of it’s third manufacturing plant and warehouse in Alvarado, Texas! To better service the Mid-West we now are producing most Western Colloid products in our new Texas plant. We have moved our…

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PROJECT PROFILE – PACIFIC DENTAL SERVICES BUILDING

Pacific Dental Services Building Contractor: Commercial Roof Management Job location: Irvine, California Original roof assembly: EPDM, age unknown. The roof surface was pin holing throughout and had over 100 roof leaks in 124,000 square feet, (1,240 squares). Selection of Western…

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Even the Polyester Matters

by Kim Scholten, Regional Sales Manager You may think polyester is polyester. We have found this to not be true. It became very important to so many of us during the great recession to save money where ever we could….

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PROJECT PROFILE: FRITO-LAY CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

Frito-Lay Corporate Headquarters Contractor: Unified Commercial, Baton Rouge LA   Job location: Plano Texas Original roof assembly: concrete deck, 2-1/2 inches rigid insulation, coal-tar and gravel, and BUR and gravel roof assemblies. Selection of Western Colloid: Existing roof assembly approximately…

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THE NEW TEXAS EDITION OF WESTERN COLLOID

Joining regional sales manager Rick Boyce, please meet Kevin Stonebarger in white, from New Braunfels, Texas. Kevin’s position is technical sales for Texas and the Mid-West. Next to Kevin is Steve Widmer, in striped dark shirt, from Midlothian Texas.  Steve’s position…

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RCMA Elects New Board Officers at 2016 Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC (February 25, 2016) – The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA)  hosted more than 100 industry attendees at its 2016 Annual Meeting, February 15-16 in Orlando, Florida. The Association elected a new slate of officers to its Board of…

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Great Tip For Commercial Contractors!

VALUABLE TIP FOR ROOF PREPARATION When you need to prevent roof coating products from splashing on a skylight or coating it in overspray, what do you usually do? Some contractors cover the skylight with paper and mask it off, using…

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WESTERN COLLOID VISITS CAPITOL HILL

WESTERN COLLOID VISITS CAPITOL HILL We are happy to report our Hal Leland and Greg Hlavaty visited Capitol Hill on behalf of the RCMA (Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association) on July 15th.  What an amazing opportunity. The team met with 10…

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Western Colloid Honors Special Veteran

Western Colloid, donated a very special kind of wheel chair to a deserving veteran over the 2014 Holiday.  “We became aware of an organization called the Independence Fund which brings the generous support of Americans directly to the wounded War…

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NEW! Miami Dade County Approval

Western Colloid announces it has now received the coveted Miami-Dade Approval for their #790 AFC ElastaHyde ACRYLIC PREMIUM GRADE ELASTOMERIC REFLECTIVE COATING. Among the most difficult product approvals to get is for the Miami-Dade County areas in Florida.  Often, by…

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Cool Pavement Coating Systems

Western Colloid’s “ArmorTop” sealcoat product can be produced in cool colors to cool down your parking lot and help reduce the “Heat Island” effect. Our cool colored sealcoat is an economical way to achieve the pavement cool-down that will soon…

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Cool Colored Roof Coatings

ElastaHyde 720 ARC is available in California Tan and Platinum Gray.  Both colors meet California Title 24 guidelines and are Energy Star® listed. These Cool Colors give you the option of an energy efficient roof coating without having to use…

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FM Approved

Western Colloid has received multiple FM Global approvals over BUR, Modified Bitumen, and various Single Ply membranes. The FM 4470 Class 1 approvals employ some of the toughest test methods in the roofing industry. FM 4470 tests for Wind, Fire,…

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NEW – All Weather White Flashing Cement

Western Colloid’s #8000 All Weather White Flashing Cement can be applied in wet or dry conditions.  It is a solvent based, white resinous flashing compound that has excellent adhesion to most surfaces. Best of all it is a permanent repair. No…

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