Abstract: A process is described for making a resin panel having a grid support backing, comprising (a) applying a layer of liquid gelcoat or first resin to a surface of a mold and allowing the gelcoat or first resin to harden as a surface layer, (b) applying a layer of liquid second resin to a surface of the surface layer, (c) affixing a support grid on top of the layer of liquid second resin, (d) curing the liquid second resin at ambient temperature and pressure, so that the support grid is integral with the cured layer of resin to form a resin panel, and (e) removing the resin panel from the mold.
Abstract: A terrazzo composition containing a resin component; a hardener component; and an aggregate component, where the composition has a tensile strength of about 8500 psi to about 8900 psi, a compressive strength of about 2600 psi to about 3000 psi, a Shore D Hardness of about 50 to about 100, and a weight of about 0.60 pounds per square foot at 0.25 inch thickness to about 0.76 pounds per square foot at 0.25 inch thickness.
Abstract: A method is disclosed for creating an attractive and colorful decorative pattern or finish utilizing a water based polyurethane paint with specific chemical additives, and a removable taping system that prevents unsightly streaking when applying the coating on floors and walls. To achieve the effect of a colorful decorative pattern a water based acrylic pastel or white primer base coat is applied to a substrate by brush, roller, or spray-gun. A removable tape is applied to form barrier lines. A pigmented water based polyurethane dispersion containing specified additives is applied, thus chemically forming a pattern when applied. The tape is removed after the pigmented coating has dried, and a clear protective topcoat is applied over the patterned coating.
Abstract: The present invention provides an innovating and unique oil painting method called “Flowing Colors”. The novel method blends painting oil with water-soluble materials to achieve accurate images as well as colorful dynamics.
Abstract: A process and equipment for producing multi-color concrete products, including architectural concrete blocks, concrete bricks, modular concrete products that are suitable for use in landscaping applications, such as retaining wall blocks, concrete pavers, and concrete slabs. The invention includes a spray mechanism that sprays liquid pigment onto concrete discharged from a hopper. The concrete then proceeds to a blending mechanism which blends the pigment into the concrete to produce a multi-color concrete blend. The concrete blend is then used to produce multi-colored concrete products.
April 22, 2002
Date of Patent:
June 28, 2005
Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
Paul W Bailey, Glenn C Bolles, Jeffrey C. Bader, David Matthew LaCroix
Abstract: A series of three-dimensional burls are formed in a filled-acrylic solid surface material by curing partially mixed steams of acrylic resin casting compositions with defined parameters of viscosity, density and surface tension.
September 16, 2002
Date of Patent:
August 10, 2004
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Carl P. Beitelshees, Rolf Thomas Weberg, Shitong Zhu, Elizabeth R. Walter
Abstract: In a one-surface coated papermaking belt composed of a base layer and a thick resin layer, or a covered, one-surface coated papermaking belt composed of thin and thick resin layers on opposite sides of a base layer, curling of the edges of the belt due to the shrinkage of the thick resin layer is reduced by forming the opposite side edge parts of the thick resin layer thinner than the middle part. The reduction in curling results in improved oil removal especially in a shoe-press belt. It also stabilizes turning of the belt and facilitates belt installation.
Abstract: The present invention provides a distinctive method and apparatus (20) for forming an article which includes one or more selectively configured strands of material. In particular aspects, the invention can provide a method and apparatus for wrapping a strand of material with a selected filament, and desirably, the filament can be an adhesive filament. The technique of the invention can include a moving of a strand of material (22) at a selected speed along an appointed machine-direction (34). A substantially continuous filament (24) can be directed onto the strand of material (22) along an oscillating filament path (26) to form a plurality of filament threads (28) extending from opposed lateral side regions (30) of the strand of material (22). An air stream (32) is directed to operatively wrap the filament threads (28) around the strand of material (22).
June 4, 1999
October 4, 2001
JOSEPH CONRAD BURRISS, ROBERT THOMAS CIMINI, CHRIS LEE HEIKKINEN, DAVID ANDRAE JUSTMANN, RICHARD FRANCIS KELLER, DONALD LEROY SMITH, DAVID JAMES VANEPEREN
Abstract: A method for the production of a decorative laminate finish is disclosed. A relatively minor amount of lacquer colorant is applied to the surface of an aqueous bath. After partially drying the colorant to a flexible film, a substrate is contacted with the film and the resulting laminate is separated from the bath.
Abstract: Faux finishes are produced without need for artistic manipulations of coating materials by applying a layer of one or more unique color mixtures to a substrate surface and, while the layer is still wet, applying thereto scattered portions of one or more special blending solvent mixtures, allowing such portions to interact with the color mixture layer to automatically form a faux finish pattern and then allowing the resulting faux finish to dry. The color mixtures have the following weight percentage composition: 20%-60% acrylic latex, 20%-60% propylene glycol, and 1%-60% colorant. The blending solvent mixtures have the following weight percentage composition: 10%-30% isopropyl alcohol, 10%-30% ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, 30%-60% water, and 5%-30% acrylic latex.
Abstract: A process for simulating the appearance of marble in an array of colors on a smooth paintable surface at room temperature by preparing the surface to receive paint, applying a base coat of black lacquer paint, applying a coat of iridescent paint, applying a flexible sheet such as plastic wrap to the iridescent coat while still wet, immediately removing the flexible sheet leaving a three-dimensional impression, applying a translucent or candy color coat, and finally a clear coat.
Abstract: Imitation marble or like faux finishes are produced without need for artistic manipulations of coating materials, by applying random portions of one or more different aqueous colorant mixtures to the color absorbent surface of a substrate, while such random portions are still wet, applying thereto scattered portions of an activator solution of a small amount of water-insoluble volatile organic liquid, e.g., mineral spirits, dissolved in a water-miscible alcohol, e.g., isopropyl alcohol, allowing such scattered portions to act upon the random colorant mixture portions to automatically move them into a faux finish pattern, and then allowing the resulting faux finish pattern to dry. Aqueous colorant mixtures so used each contain a major amount of water and minor amounts of colorant and, selectively, detergent and/or water-miscible alcohol.
Abstract: A method for the decorative coating of sheet-like materials, particularly laminated plastics and wood-derived panels is disclosed to achieve a marbled decor effect by pressing a support sheet, impregnated with a curable aminoplast resin and coateed with a thermoplastic or duroplastic synthetic resin, on the substrate to be coated at the melting or curing temperatures of the resins, in which(a) a support sheet is used which has two superimposed layers of a transparent, thermoplastic or duroplastic synthetic resin, which flows well under the pressing conditions, the layer facing the support sheet containing a flake or scale-like pigment in an amount of 2 to 40% by weight of the synthetic resin and the outer layer of synthetic resin being devoid of such pigments and(b) the pressing is carried out in a compression mold or tool, which has no surface profiling.The invention furthermore is directed to the synthetic resin-containing support sheets used in the inventive method.
Abstract: A process for covering a substrate with a textured simulated marble surface and the resulting product. Cement and sand are mixed to form a first mixture to which is added an aqueous solution of an adhesive resin such as an acrylic resin to create a mortar. The mortar is spread on the substrate and one or more color pigments are added to the surface at randomly-spaced locations prior to the complete curing of the mortar. Air is blown onto the surface of the mortar and serves to blend the color pigments into the mortar and into each other. As the air stream moves across the surface of the mortar, color patterns are formed.
Abstract: A process for covering a substrate with a textured simulated marble surface and the resulting product. In the process, cement and sand are mixed to form a first mixture to which is added an aqueous solution of an adhesive resin such as an acrylic resin to create a first mortar. The cement and sand are mixed to form a second mixture to which is added an aqueous solution of an adhesive resiin such as an acrylic resin to create a second mortar. A contrasting pigment is added to one of the first and second mortars or to each of the mortars. The first mortar is applied over the entire substrate. The second mortar is applied onto randomly spaced portions over the previously applied first mortar prior to the complete curing of the first mortar to form a unitary textured covering. The textured unitary coating includes a lower layer and an upper layer with the upper layer comprising the second mortar and the lower layer comprising the first and second mortar.
Abstract: Hard, durable, water-resistant simulated marble products are made by coating a support surface with a mixture of epoxy resin, epoxy resin hardener, pigment and a powdered material such as portland cement, powdered clay, a mix of portlant cement and lime, powdered lime, a mix of portland cement and silica sand or mixtures thereof. After the coating is applied a water-based acrylic polymer with pigment or pigments of selected color is applied with a brush or similar means in selected areas and then troweled or feathered to give the desired marbleizing effect. The product is then allowed to harden. The resultant product is hard, durable, water-resistant, easily washable and resembles marble.
Abstract: A cementitious slab first has generally straight intersecting lines drawn thereon and the surface of the slab is thereafter cut in order to form narrow shallow grooves therein extending along the previously drawn lines. The entire upper surface of the slab is then washed with an acid wash, neutralized and then pressure washed. A first stain coat is then evenly applied to the upper surface of the slab including the grooves and a second stain coat is thereafter applied to at least some of the discrete areas of the upper surface of the slab in an uneven manner with the second stain being darker than the first stain to thereby render a mottled appearance to the upper surface of the slab. Thereafter, the entire upper surface of the slab including the grooves may be sealed.
Abstract: A process for covering a substrate with a textured simulated marble surface by mixing cement and sand to form a first mixture to which is added an aqueous solution of acrylic resin to create a first mortar. The cement and sand are mixed to form a second mixture to which is added an aqueous solution of acrylic resin to create a second mortar. A contrasting pigment is added to one of the first and second mortars. The first mortar is applied over the entire substrate. The second mortar is applied onto randomly spaced portions over the previously applied first mortar prior to the complete curing of the first mortar to form a unitary textured covering. The textured unitary coating includes a lower layer and an upper layer with the upper layer comprising the second mortar and the lower layer comprising the first and second mortar.
Abstract: In the production of a decorative sheet, a synthetic resin paste is first applied onto the upper surface of a substrate sheet to form an undercoat layer. Then, one or more pastes, each being of the same material and having approximately the same viscosity as the paste of the undercoat layer, are laterally sprayed so as to drop onto the undercoat layer. The result is a smoothing phenomenon, with the pattern layer cooperating with the undercoat layer to form a smooth patterned surface. Finally, the pattern layer is heated and jelled.