The ‘Why’ of Ovante

“There’s got to be a better way.” In one aspect, post Katrina construction failed before it even got started. In the rebuilding effort, all of the galvanized steel construction components such as joist hangers, hurricane straps and ties, reinforcing straps, and hanger rods used for suspending the plumbing between floors and beneath slabs are no

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Getting Along With Nature

Sun Tzu said “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Many coatings seek to “win out” against the things nature throws at them. The ecomère coating endures. The elements pound, grind, and burn paint. ecomère absorbs and deflects. Marine life chisels into paint. ecomère bends but doesn’t break. ecomère remains

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Sounding the Alarm!

For years industry professionals concerned with the cost and effect of corrosion have warned of a coming tsunami. As infrastructure ages they have sounded a clarion call, through NACE and IEEE, that something must be done: Something new. The Call: NACE: The Cost of Corrosion Study – 2002 Failure to Act: The Economic Impact of

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Asset Management in a Corrosive World

Asset Management The life of an asset begins on the drawing board, followed by its construction, installation, breaking-in period, maintenance cycle, the occasional repair, ending with retirement and disposal.  Effective asset management, along with corrosion management, begins at the design stage. The optimal design team should include one or more corrosion specialists or engineers.  The

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Ovante is headquartered in Tallahassee,  Florida.  Our R&D operations are located just outside of Auburn, Alabama.  Both offices are able to draw upon resources at Florida State University and Auburn University.  Auburn is approximately 90 minutes from Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport.     Jon H. Brasher, President & CTO   Ovante, LLC Laboratories 37 Lee Road 2060

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