Raven Celebrates 30 Years Protecting Infrastructures
August 1, 2018 by NASTT Staff
Raven’s story began 30 years ago when it used a blue epoxy coating to protect a manhole. Throughout our history, we have continued to build this company and its products on the confidence and trust of that blue flagship product, Raven® 405. This confidence is shown in the 50-year design model, experience and commitment represented every day in our protective coatings, unmatched technical experience and customer service.
Over the course of 30 years, Raven has continued our innovative approach to solving corrosion issues while committing to producing high quality protection products. While known as an industry leader in manhole rehabilitation, Raven is more than just manholes. Therefore, we strive to solve as many corrosion problems in such additional markets as potable water, industrial, OEM and oil & gas.
Raven stands firmly behind its ‘Proven, True & Blue! Proven, True & New! ®’ slogan. With over 21 million square feet of Raven product applied to a variety of structures since 1988, Raven’s team of experts spend endless hours creating and testing products that will endure the most extreme conditions.
As Raven looks back on what has helped propel the company forward as a front runner, the development of quality products and relationships are among the most important. Raven’s success and commitment is largely attributable to the highly trained network of 70+ Certified Applicators (CA) that are dedicated to high quality standards that have come to be expected over the past 30 years.
Raven has a diverse line of products but the more renowned products are:
Raven® 405, the ‘Proven, True & Raven Blue’, is a solvent-free 100% solids, ultra-high build epoxy coating formulated with exceptionally high physical strengths and broad range chemical resistance. 405 exhibits superior bond to concrete, steel, masonry, fiberglass and other surfaces. 405’s unique ultra-high-build ability allows it to be spray applied on vertical and overhead surfaces. The surface tolerance and high physical strengths of 405 allow it to be designed as a structural lining in manholes, pipelines, tanks and other deteriorated structures.
AquataFlex® 505 & 506, are versatile novalac epoxy polyurethane hybrids that have fast cure times and flexibility of polyurethanes and increased chemical resistance of epoxies. They both are USDA Certified Biobased Products and ANSI 61 Certified.
AquataPoxy® A-6 & A-6 Thick, are solvent-free, 100% solids, corrosion resistant epoxy
coatings that can be applied to dry or damp surfaces. Formulated for broad range corrosion protection and certified safe for potable water.
As Raven continues to engineer solutions to protect infrastructures, it joined forces with
VersaFlex, Inc. on January 1, 2018, to provide a more robust portfolio of specialty coating technologies across a plethora of markets.
“We are excited to leverage each other’s strengths to continue providing the outstanding service our customers have become accustomed to over the past 30 years,” said Raven Lining Systems’ COO Rob Pawlak. “These two influential brands will pioneer a whole new era in the specialty coatings industry.”
Raven’s tag line is Protect with Confidence®! Visit their website for more information.