Independent Tests Confirm Reflex is Safest Product On Market
[10/31/2006] LEAMINGTON, Ontario, Canada – Independent test results confirmed today that Reflex, the only spray-on truck liner that effectively grips and protects cargo, is the safest product available on the market.
In response to recent concerns about exposure to isocyanates (MDI), a common ingredient in chemistry used by the spray-on truck liner industry, Reflex commissioned an independent laboratory to conduct tests of the Reflex spray equipment, chemistry and Truck Liner Workstation. The tests were conducted using the OSHA-47 test method, the primary method used by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for monitoring the spray-on truck liner industry to determine MDI levels.
Reflex was tested for airborne MDI levels within and immediately outside of the Reflex Truck Liner Workstation. Test results showed Reflex produced minute traces of MDI, well below the personal exposure limit (PEL) threshold designated by OSHA, as nearly all MDI was effectively eliminated from within the Workstation. The Workstation’s ventilation system works so well that the tests were unable to detect any measurable MDI outside of the workstation.
“It is vitally important that we protect the more than 10,000 workers who apply spray-on truck liners annually,” said Gary Langeman, president, Langeman Manufacturing. “As a leader in this industry, we feel it is our duty to be at the forefront of applicator safety, help our dealers comply with OSHA standards and look after the health and safety of their employees.”
Reflex was able to achieve low MDI levels due to its proprietary, advanced chemistry and machinery. Reflex spray systems utilize a patented low-pressure spray gun that is specially designed to produce less atomization, resulting in minimal airborne isocyanates. Additionally, by engineering airflow dynamics to maximize air movement, Reflex’s Truck Liner Workstation eliminates dead air spaces within the work area while minimizing air consumption from within the building. The result; nothing but clean, safe air.
Reflex spray systems are engineered, manufactured and guaranteed to be the highest quality systems on the market. With their simple design, Reflex spray systems require minimal operator training and zero maintenance. They are completely portable and employ a simple, low-pressure spray gun that is virtually maintenance free. In addition, Reflex chemical products are delivered in five-gallon pails rather than fifty-five-gallon drums, ensuring that any operator can easily handle the product. The Reflex system is currently used by more than 500 dealers globally.
A product of Langeman Manufacturing Limited, Reflex is the only spray-on truck liner that effectively grips and protects cargo. This thick, tough, rubbery polyurethane liner is applied in brilliant, long-lasting color.
For more than 25 years, Langeman Manufacturing Limited has been developing innovative solutions for a variety of applications in the polyurethane technology industry. It has designed and manufactured product solutions for some of the industry’s toughest problems and in doing so, has secured numerous patents for ideas conceived and developed into commercially successful products.
Langeman Manufacturing designs and manufactures all of its own products – including Reflex, Gardit, WireTrim and related specialty equipment.
For more information, visit www.langeman.com.