Jarden Zinc Products And Structural Technologies Form Strategic Partnership
February 26, 2014
GREENEVILLE, TN and HANOVER, MD – Jarden Zinc Products announces that Structural Technologies will be the exclusive North American distributor for LifeJacket® and LifePanel™ galvanic cathodic protection systems (GCP).
The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) estimates the total cost of corrosion in the U.S. to be $1 Trillion annually, 6.1% of GDP. Concrete, widely used as a construction material for bridges, ports, parking garages, commercial and residential high-rise buildings, and other structures, is vulnerable to chloride-induced corrosion from salt water and de-icing salts.
The LifeJacket® and LifePanel™ systems offer several benefits. Their use rehabilitates and extends the service life, integrity and safety of the structure. Rehabilitation is significantly more cost effective than demolition and replacement to the structure-owner and/or taxpayer. Maintaining the structure is “carbon friendly”. The manufacture of cement generates 5% of all CO2 generated by man. Rehabilitation eliminates the need for replacing the concrete structures. Rehabilitation also requires a much smaller construction footprint and reduces disruption in service and inconvenience to the public.
“This partnership is key to the utilization of our GCP systems to help maintain the integrity of our infrastructure in North America,” said Michael Mather, Technical Manager for Cathodic Protection at Jarden Zinc Products. He goes on to say, “Structural Technologies is widely recognized as the industry leader in offering innovative, concrete repair solutions.”
The LifeJacket® system was developed in 1993 as a system to repair concrete corrosion in wet environments exposed to seawater and has been used to protect hundreds of structures including power production facilities and important bridge structures such as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel spanning the inlet of the Chesapeake Bay. In 2013, Jarden Zinc Products developed the LifePanel™ system to combat corrosion in dryer environments that are exposed to de-icing and salt from seawater.
For more information on the LifeJacket® or LifePanel™ galvanic cathodic protection systems, visit www.jardenzinc.com.
About Jarden Zinc Products
Jarden Zinc Products is a leading global supplier of solid zinc coil, coinage and cathodic protection products. Located in Greeneville, Tennessee since 1970, we have been manufacturing zinc products in the U.S. since 1885. Jarden Zinc Products is a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation.
About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, PENN®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex® and Yankee Candle®. Headquartered in Florida, Jarden ranks #383 on the Fortune 500 and has over 30,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.