Apla-Tech Inc. has announced that BASF Wall Systems (manufacturers of Senergy, Finestone, Acrocrete and Sonowall brand EIFS products) has evaluated its pumps and spray equipment for use with certain fluid-applied air/water-resistive barrier products that had previously been either roller- or brush-applied. The Apla-Pump system, with a 50-foot texture hose, pistol gun and compressed air-powered pump, offers the potential for significant labor savings to applicators.
“With the Apla-Pump system, we believe that applicators can dramatically
improve application efficiency on large projects,” said Richard Martens, BASF’s
Commercial Sector Marketing Manager. More field-testing is planned to refine
application recommendations and develop supporting literature.
This announcement is interesting for Apla-Tech, as it works to extend beyond
its traditional drywall base and reach a new audience in
“We flew down to BASF [in Jacksonville,
Fla.], and found that they were
very pleased with our products. BASF Wall Systems has over 200 distributors, so
this is an excellent opportunity for us,” Apla-Tech’s Sales Manager Shannon
Denkins told W&C.