outsideinside Impax Technology Group, LLC 431 Ohio Pike, Suite 312 Cincinnati, OH 45255 PHONE: 513-528-0800 TOLL FREE: 888-486-6342 FAX: 513-528-8103 www.kool-glide.com Seam Master Industries 5211 Southern Avenue South Gate, CA 90280 PHONE: 800-255-1401 FAX: 323-569-3040 www.seammaster.com Introducing a revolutionary non-heating carpet seaming system that¼s simple to use, offering faster, smarter and more profitable results. By never getting hot and never touching the adhesive, The KoolGlide ® Carpet Seaming System is redefining the art of carpet installation. And, because the KoolGlide ® Carpet Seaming System is reversible minutes or years after installation, repairs and patches can be done from the top of the carpet in minutes.
Sinch Technology uses a light-weight, handheld electronic tool that melts the proprietary adhesive from the top of the carpet using a pre-programmed heating cycle, controlled by a state-of-the-art microprocessor. Precise amounts of adhesive and tightly-controlled heating provide for a consistent low-profile seam, instantly delivering quality installation with the simple push of a button. " No smoke or odor " No heat distortions " No dripping glue " No burning 3 tool never gets hot " No damage to carpet " No time-consuming clean up " Superior seams " Works with all backings KoolGlide ® Pro KG200 ... more. less.
PR O This tool has three heat settings.<br><br> It can be adjusted for use over wood, concrete and other hard surfaces, as well as in cooler environments. KoolGlide ® Tape 3 Uncoated - KGT450 UC 4 1 / 2 inch tape with reinforcing scrim. Recommended for most seaming.<br><br> Ideal for repairs, borders, custom rugs and decorative work because the tape can be over- lapped. This tape works on all common backings. KoolGlide ® Tape - Coated - KGT450 SC 4 1 / 2 inch tape with reinforcing scrim and silicone backing.<br><br> This tape eliminates sticking to the pad but cannot be overlapped. This tape works on all common backings. KoolGlide ® Tape 3 Doublestick KGT450 DS 4 1 / 2 inch tape with reinforcing scrim and pressure-sensitive backing.<br><br> This tape is for cdirect glue d and cdouble glue d applications. KoolGlide ® Tape - Utility KGT350 UT 3 1 / 2 inch tape with pressure- sensitive backing but no reinforcing scrim. This tape is used for a variety of bonding applications such as backsplash, cove corners, stair treads and wood or laminate flooring.<br><br> KoolSticks - Seam Sealer KS10 0 SS Glue sticks designed to re-activate at the same temperature as the KoolGlide ® tape. Perfect for seam sealing with the KoolGlide ® System. Cordless Glue Gun KS200 GG Cordless glue gun and electric charging stand.<br><br> Tape Guide KGA1 00 TG Aid for aligning tape under seam. Feedback How It Works Products Carpet T ool T ape Pad Technology powered by ® cBecause the KoolGlide is completely reversible in an instant, we 9ve saved complete jobs and virtually eliminated the potential of costly error. d 3 Garlin Farris GM 3 Fleetwood Homes cWith the old hot irons, we had to worry about dripping glue or even burning the carpet and backing during installation. We don 9t have to worry about any of that with the KoolGlide system.<br><br> You don 9t smell anything, and there 9s no risk of fire. d 3 Melvin Santiago Owner 3 Floor Tech of Central Florida, Inc. cI haven 9t gotten a single complaint about smell since I started using the new system. The quality is 100% better, and the usability of the tool is amazing. d 3 Oscar Carsey Owner 3 Oscar Carsey Carpet No Odor& No Mess& Superior Seams& No Kidding.<br><br> outsideinside Impax Technology Group, LLC 431 Ohio Pike, Suite 312 Cincinnati, OH 45255 PHONE: 513-528-0800 TOLL FREE: 888-486-6342 FAX: 513-528-8103 www.kool-glide.com Seam Master Industries 5211 Southern Avenue South Gate, CA 90280 PHONE: 800-255-1401 FAX: 323-569-3040 www.seammaster.com Introducing a revolutionary non-heating carpet seaming system that¼s simple to use, offering faster, smarter and more profitable results. By never getting hot and never touching the adhesive, The KoolGlide ® Carpet Seaming System is redefining the art of carpet installation. And, because the KoolGlide ® Carpet Seaming System is reversible minutes or years after installation, repairs and patches can be done from the top of the carpet in minutes.<br><br> Sinch Technology uses a light-weight, handheld electronic tool that melts the proprietary adhesive from the top of the carpet using a pre-programmed heating cycle, controlled by a state-of-the-art microprocessor. Precise amounts of adhesive and tightly-controlled heating provide for a consistent low-profile seam, instantly delivering quality installation with the simple push of a button. " No smoke or odor " No heat distortions " No dripping glue " No burning 3 tool never gets hot " No damage to carpet " No time-consuming clean up " Superior seams " Works with all backings KoolGlide ® Pro KG200 PR O This tool has three heat settings.<br><br> It can be adjusted for use over wood, concrete and other hard surfaces, as well as in cooler environments. KoolGlide ® Tape 3 Uncoated - KGT450 UC 4 1 / 2 inch tape with reinforcing scrim. Recommended for most seaming.<br><br> Ideal for repairs, borders, custom rugs and decorative work because the tape can be over- lapped. This tape works on all common backings. KoolGlide ® Tape - Coated - KGT450 SC 4 1 / 2 inch tape with reinforcing scrim and silicone backing.<br><br> This tape eliminates sticking to the pad but cannot be overlapped. This tape works on all common backings. KoolGlide ® Tape 3 Doublestick KGT450 DS 4 1 / 2 inch tape with reinforcing scrim and pressure-sensitive backing.<br><br> This tape is for cdirect glue d and cdouble glue d applications. KoolGlide ® Tape - Utility KGT350 UT 3 1 / 2 inch tape with pressure- sensitive backing but no reinforcing scrim. This tape is used for a variety of bonding applications such as backsplash, cove corners, stair treads and wood or laminate flooring.<br><br> KoolSticks - Seam Sealer KS10 0 SS Glue sticks designed to re-activate at the same temperature as the KoolGlide ® tape. Perfect for seam sealing with the KoolGlide ® System. Cordless Glue Gun KS200 GG Cordless glue gun and electric charging stand.<br><br> Tape Guide KGA1 00 TG Aid for aligning tape under seam. Feedback How It Works Products Carpet T ool T ape Pad Technology powered by ® cBecause the KoolGlide is completely reversible in an instant, we 9ve saved complete jobs and virtually eliminated the potential of costly error. d 3 Garlin Farris GM 3 Fleetwood Homes cWith the old hot irons, we had to worry about dripping glue or even burning the carpet and backing during installation. We don 9t have to worry about any of that with the KoolGlide system.<br><br> You don 9t smell anything, and there 9s no risk of fire. d 3 Melvin Santiago Owner 3 Floor Tech of Central Florida, Inc. cI haven 9t gotten a single complaint about smell since I started using the new system. The quality is 100% better, and the usability of the tool is amazing. d 3 Oscar Carsey Owner 3 Oscar Carsey Carpet No Odor& No Mess& Superior Seams& No Kidding.<br><br> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bryan E. Wright Strata - G Communications (513) 381 - 8855 bryan@strata- g.com Cincinnati - made KOOLGLIDE ® System Wins 2006 National New Product of the Y ear Award Innovative KOOLGLIDE ® Carpet Seaming System tops prestigious National Society of Professional Engineers competition. (CINCINNATI, OH) 3 Officials at Cincinnati - based Impax Technology Group announced this week that the company 9s innovative KOOL GLIDE ® Carpet Seaming System had earned the prestigious New Product of the Year Award from the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).<br><br> In the world of high technology product development, few honors are as coveted or meaningful as the NSPE 9s ann ual award. cIt is almost overwhelming to have our company represented alongside some of the biggest and most recognizable companies in the world, d says Impax founder and president Rob Rothfuss. cThis honor is a great source of pride for everyone involved in the development of the KOOLGLIDE product and the technology inside it. d The purpose of the NSPE New Product of the Year Award program is to stimulate and recognize the full spectrum of benefits that come from the research and engineering of new products .<br><br> This award is judged on the innovative use of engineering principles, sales and economic impact and the improved function of the product over conventional technology in terms of savings to the end user, environment, energy and safety. From the thousan ds of companies that enter the national competition each year through their respective state NSPE chapters, only four companies eventually earn national recognition 3 one each in four categories. Past award recipients include some of the best- known compani es in the world, such as DaimlerChrysler, Raytheon Aircraft, GE Medical Systems, Mercedes -Benz, Boeing and 3M.<br><br> (MORE) KOOLGLIDE Wins National Award 2-2-2-2 Impax Technology Group 9s award - winning KOOLGLIDE system was honored, in part, because it eliminates many of the hassles commonly associated with the 30 - year - old hot - melt tape system of carpet seaming 3 fumes, smoke, glue drips, carpet discoloration, burns and the permanence of seaming errors. Built around a revolutionary miniaturized induction heating pl atform dubbed Sinch Technology®, the product enables carpet installers to finish seams at a rate of five feet per minute, faster than the old technology, and the reversible induction heat process gives installers a quick, non - destructive way to correct mis takes. Although the product has barely been on the market for a year, it has already earned wide acceptance in the flooring industry.<br><br> Carpet mills such as Shaw and Mohawk, retailers such Carpet One and Flooring America and installer groups such as the Un ited Brotherhood of Carpenters are now training installers on the methods and advantages of KOOLGLIDE installation. The patented KOOLGLIDE System works because the compact Sinch Technology platform enables the product to both capitalize on the potential of induction heating and overcome some of its previous limitations. Induction heating is a ccool d process that works by using an electronic device to create an electro-magnetic field.<br><br> That field then cinduces d an electrical current in a metal conductor. The current, in turn, creates heat only where it is needed. Induction heating can be used to remotely activate adhesives, initiate a chemical reaction or to heat metals for soldering, brazing or welding.<br><br> In the past, induction heating was limited to large - scal e industrial applications because the induction devices were massive, sometimes weighing thousands of pounds and requiring elaborate cooling systems, a stationary platform and constant supervision. The Sinch Technology platform is revolutionary in that it literally puts the power of induction heating in the user 9s hand. Utilizing patented computerized internal controls, Impax Technology Group is able to create an induction heating unit similar in size and weight to a standard cordless drill.<br><br> The internal m icroprocessor also eliminates the need to manually calibrate the tool. Using the KOOLGLIDE carpet seaming system, for example, the tool automatically detects the distance to the aluminum -backed seaming tape and adjusts the amount of energy needed to melt the glue embedded in the tape strip. The result is a consistently high- quality seam, regardless of the thickness or type of carpet being installed.<br><br> (MORE) KOOLGLIDE Wins National Award 3-3-3-3 Impax Technology Group was formed in October of 2005 as coll aboration between the KOOLGLIDE development team and the principles of IAP® Research of Kettering, Ohio who were instrumental in the development of Sinch Technology. Over the last 25 years, IAP 9s work has been geared mainly toward the development of advanced military weapons systems. Recently, IAP has applied the same expertise to commercial applications.<br><br> cAlong with IAP, we have invented the worlds smallest, most powerful induction engine d states Rothfuss. cOur long - term plan is to continue to apply this k ind of advanced technology to everyday industrial and consumer products such as the KOOLGLIDE System. d About Impax Technology Group Impax Technology Group is a Cincinnati - based startup company. For more information about the KOOLGLIDE ® Carpet Seaming System with Sinch Technology® call 1 -888- 486 - 6342 or visit www.kool - glide.com .<br><br> -- 30 -- C A R P E T S 1000 Holcomb Woods Pkwy., Suite 118-B Roswell, GA 30076 Tel: 678-461-7545; 800-480-7134 Fax: 678-461-7548; 800-480-7135 Email: email@example.com July 25, 2007 Dear Godfrey Hirst Dealer/ Partner: Subject: Installation of Wool Broadloom Godfrey Hirst has investigated two extremely valuable programs that we are now endorsing and we would encourage you to evaluate for your business. The first is a seaming tool and technique called KoolGlide . This program uses radio frequency between the tapes and the seaming tool that activates the adhesive in the tapes.<br><br> This allows for a better, lower profile seam, which is critical on low profile products like the wool broadlooms. It also can make a seam where the edges do not bind, when stretched in, which is the number one cause of seam peaking. Peaked seams account for 80% of our claims and they are installation related, not manufacturing or carpet related.<br><br> Since the tool (iron) does not actually heat up, there is virtually no damage to the face yarns from an iron that is too hot. In addition, the seam can be cre-activated d to make repairs if necessary allowing for the best possible installation. To learn more about KoolGlide , call 888-486-6342 or website: www.kool-glide.com.<br><br> KoolGlide does require your mechanics to be certified to use their equipment but the cost of the certification is modest and the value is potentially tremendous. The second program is an installation certification class called Natural Fiber Installation Certification (NFIC). This is certification program that focuses on the unique installation aspects of natural fiber floor coverings.<br><br> Wool, sisal, sea grass, flatweaves and other natural fibers require specialized installation techniques to insure proper seaming and floor applications. While the certification class addresses all natural fiber constructions, we have found the wool broadloom portion of the class very helpful to installing our type of products. Certification classes are being formed throughout the U.S.<br><br> and I would encourage you to require your mechanics that are handling your natural fiber products, woven materials or specialty carpets to be certified in the installation of these materials. KoolGlide certification comes as a portion of this program. To get more information on NFIC, you can call them directly at 678.445.8777 or visit their web site at www.nficnet.com.<br><br> Thank you for taking a few moments to review this letter and for your continued efforts to make sure installations is performed by educated and qualified mechanics. These extra steps ensure successful installations; will lead to more satisfied customers, additional sales and better profits. Sincerely, John Sheffield Vice President - North America THE KOOL GLIDE SEAMING SYSTEM This is a new seaming system that has wonderful results for the carpet installer.<br><br> This revolutionary system has a long list of positive results on the actual seam itself, seams being the number one cause of installation related problems in the field. This system is designed to seam the carpet from the top, the tool never gets hot, eliminating yarn and backing damage because of overheating. The seaming system works by activating the seaming tape from the bottom upward.<br><br> This system also eliminates any harmful fumes from the seaming tape, verses the old system, and therefore is much safer for the installer as well as the consumer. The Kool Glide system also has glue sticks available for seam sealing the seams prior to installation, by using the complete system seam peaking is dramatically reduced, in some cases by as much as 90%. We use and demonstrate the seaming system at our Beau - Tech installation certification classes and endorse the system as a recognized tool for the installation of our carpets.<br><br> Kenny Downey Technical Field Service Manager Beaulieu Of America August 4, 2006 Mr. Len Perkins Impax Technology Group 431 Ohio Pike Suite #312 Cincinnati, OH 45255 Dear Len, The Pro Series KoolGlide System is a revolutionary system for making high quality seams. This seaming technology is doing today, what the conventional iron did for the hand sewing era of yesterday.<br><br> This space age seaming technology has taken seaming carpet to a simplicity like never before. Once the installer has been trained and certified to use the Pro Series KoolGlide System there is no mess and virtually no chance of error. Difficult carpet repairs have now been made simple.<br><br> The carpet installer can reactivate the seam or patch directly from the face of the carpet without having to remove all the furniture from a room and pull up the carpet back to the seam, then melt all the conventional seaming tape off the back of the carpet and remake the seam. During a carpet installation industry training class all the trainees chose the Pro Series KoolGlide System over a conventiona l iron due to the fact that there is no odor or smoke, no heat distortion damage to the carpet fibers or backings and no possibility of burns to the installers hands. Also, when the installers used Koolsticks Thermoplastic Seam Sealer in conjunction with the Pro Series KoolGlide System, it virtually eliminated seam peaking.<br><br> The Pro Series KoolGlide System has three settings for different carpet thicknesses, there is also a double stick tape for direct glue down and double stick installations and a utility tape for many other general fastening applications. Because of the advancement in today 9s technology, the Pro Series KoolGlide System has taken the craft of professional carpet installation to a whole new level. Sincerely, James Mullins Manager Field T echnical Services Natural Fiber Installer s Certification P.O.<br><br> Box 4248 Canton, GA. 30114 Office 3 770 720 -4537 Fax 3 770 720 -4671 Toll Free 3 866 - 445 -8777 www.nficnet.com e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org January 26, 2007 KOOLGLIDE Mr. Len Perkins My name is P.J.<br><br> Arthur CEO of NFIC (Natural Fiber Flooring Installation Certification), and it is with great pleasure to have this opportunity to let you know just how much of an asset the KOOLGLIDE iron has been to our organization. We make no seams in carpet unless the KOOLGLIDE is used. We have such confidence in this new technology of yours, that we have included the certification of the KOOLGLIDE in our curriculum at NFIC.<br><br> We are thankful to be in the position to offer Training and Certification to those who wish to further their careers in Natural Flooring Products, and also be in a position to introduce new tools like yours that offer dramatic improvements to the installation. Sincerely, P.J. Arthur NFIC KOOLGLIDE CARPET SEA MING SYSTEM Case Study Interview Report NAME: Garlin Farris, General Manager Fleetwood Homes - Benton, Kentucky BUSINESS SUMMARY: Fleetwood Homes is one of the nation 9s oldest and most successful pro ducers of manufactured homes.<br><br> TIME USING KOOLGLIDE SYSTEM: 1 year VOLUME OF USE: Daily (1,000 units annually) HOW DID YOU START USING THE KOOLGLIDE SYSTEM? Personnel from Fleetwood 9s primary production facility in Benton, Kentucky immediately recognized the potential of the KOOLGLIDE® system when they first saw the product during a national manufactured housing expo. Soon thereafter, Fleetwood management invited Impax Technology Group to conduct an on - location product demo at the company 9s plant.<br><br> That demo took place one year ago, and Fleetwood Homes has had the KOOLGLIDE system in continuous use ever since. The company is now also requiring its retailers and final - assembly contractors to use the KOOLGLIDE system for carpet seaming applications an d recently completed in - house training for those users. cWe weren 9t getting a good solid seam using the old hot - melt tape, but KOOLGLIDE gives us a perfect result on every job, d says Garlin Farris.<br><br> cOur company is very excited about what this system can d o. d HOW ARE YOU USING THE KOOLGLIDE SYSTEM? The crew at Fleetwood Homes is using the KOOLGLIDE system in a variety of ways, according to Farris. In addition to certain installation applications, Fleetwood primarily uses the KOOLGLIDE tools and tape in th e field to finish carpet seams when the two halves of a double - wide manufactured home are joined.<br><br> Farris describes KOOLGLIDE as the perfect solution in this application and says the company recently began delivering each Fleetwood home to its retail destin ation with a 20 - foot roll of KOOLGLIDE seaming tape inside. cWe buy carpet by serial number rather than buying jumbo rolls. If we make a mistake during the seaming process, we can 9t just count on being able to match colors and patterns later, d says Farri s.<br><br> cBecause the KOOLGLIDE process is completely reversible in an instant, we 9ve saved complete jobs and virtually eliminated the potential for this type of costly error. d The KOOLGLIDE system has also become an invaluable repair tool at Fleetwood. cWe can go back in anytime and re - work seams or make repairs, d says Farris. cIt 9s been a while since I 9ve been this excited about a single product 9s potential to help us satisfy our customers. d More recently, Fleetwood 9s crew has begun experimenting with alterna te applications for the KOOLGLIDE system.<br><br> Because KOOLGLIDE 9s induction heating technology does not distinguish between soft or hard surfaces, only distances, Fleetwood has been able to use the system to successfully install and repair tile backsplashes, m irrors and other materials. BENEFITS TO INSTALLER Success in the manufactured housing industry can be hard to come by. Competition is fierce.<br><br> Deadlines loom around every corner. Mistakes mean downtime and lost revenue. And customer satisfaction is paramo unt.<br><br> It 9s a high - stakes world, but Fleetwood Homes consistently manages to rise to the top. cWe no longer have to worry about burning the carpet, injuries or any of the other liability associated with the old hot - melt irons, d Farris says. cThe system is simple, quick, clean and accurate, major benefits in a production environment. d cWe 9re used to a curing time for the various adhesives and sealants we use in our construction process.<br><br> We don 9t have that with KOOLGLIDE; heat the seam for eight seconds, and it 9s done, d says Farris. And in a world where mistakes and the associated downtime can quickly kill profit, Farris says the KOOLGLIDE system has been a lifesaver. cOne of the best features is how we can reverse the process and correct a problem in a matt er of seconds rather than starting over from scratch. d TESTIMONIAL ANECDOTE: $19,000 Saved by KOOLGLIDE!<br><br> Shortly after Fleetwood Homes began using the KOOLGLIDE system, the company encountered a situation involving carpet finish problems in 25 of its hom es. Previously, the only available solution would have been to completely re - carpet all 25 homes, at an un - budgeted cost of $800 per job. cWe had no choice but to try KOOLGLIDE, d says Farris.<br><br> cWe were looking at completely losing the cost of carpet and installation on these jobs. d Using the KOOLGLIDE system, however, workers were able to quickly repair the defect in 24 of the homes and avoid costly re - installations altogether. Total savings to Fleetwood Homes exceeded $19,000. cThat 9s a big savings, d says Farris.<br><br> cAnd we 9ve been able to improve customer satisfaction dramatically just by making this switch. d WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO AN INSTALLER CONSIDERING A KOOLGLIDE CONVERSION? cThe sooner the better, d Farris exclaims. cSimply stated, if you 9re using t he old - style tools, you 9re taking a risk.<br><br> KOOLGLIDE doesn 9t overheat, it 9s easy - to - use, and the process is completely correctable. d What if an installer makes a mistake using the old hot - melt tape? cYou can 9t fix that mistake without tearing up the materi al, d answers Farris. cOur workers and sub - contractors feel the switch to KOOLGLIDE is a positive step in the right direction, d says Farris.<br><br> cThey thoroughly understand how important it is to get the job done right the first time and prevent call - backs. d cIt 9s a win - win situation for everyone involved. d KOOLGLIDE CARPET SEA MING SYSTEM Case Study Interview Report NAME: Oscar Carsey, Owner Oscar Carsey Carpet YEARS AS PROFESSIONAL INSTALLER: 33 TIME USING KOOLGLIDE SYSTEM: 2 years VOLUME OF USE: Daily (250 -300 installations annually) HOW DID YOU START USING THE KOOLGLIDE SYSTEM? Oscar Carsey Carpet primarily performs sub - contract installation and repair work for a single general contr actor. Most of the time, Carsey manages the work of six crews working simultaneously.<br><br> A few years ago, disgruntled because of quality and usability issues, Carsey began looking for better ways to finish carpet seams. His search and a referral from a friend led him to the corporate Website of Nexicor, Inc. (now Impax Technology Group), manufacturer of the KOOLGLIDE® carpet seaming system, an especially clean and easy - to - use system based on patented handheld induction heating technology.<br><br> cI spent some time w atching the online demo videos and reviewing the background information, and I was immediately interested, d says Carsey. A few phone calls later, Carsey was ordering his first KOOLGLIDE tool and a supply of KOOLGLIDE seaming tape from a distributor in Nort h Carolina. To his knowledge, the transaction made Carsey the first KOOLGLIDE - equipped installer in Florida.<br><br> Of course, this also meant that Carsey had to teach himself how to use the system. cNo problem, d says Carsey of his brief period of self - training. cEven learning basically through trial - and - error, I felt completely comfortable within only a couple of weeks.<br><br> My main goal was usability. Once you get the hang of it, the usability of the KOOLGLIDE tool is incredible. d Better than the previous hot iron method of gluing carpet seams? cI can 9t even tell you the last time I took my old hot iron out of the box, d Carsey answers emphatically.<br><br> HOW ARE YOU USING THE KOOLGLIDE SYSTEM? Carsey 9s crews use the KOOLGLIDE system for both installations and repairs and in both residential and commercial environments, although most of their jobs are residential. And Carsey describes approximately 80 percent of his work as chigh - end d in nature, a perfect match for the KOOLGLIDE system, he says.<br><br> cWe 9re working on hig h- end jobs where the quality of our results matters more, d he says. cThat also means we 9re usually working with much heavier carpet stock and dealing with woven backing. d Initially, Carsey anticipated some challenges dealing with heavier carpet material. The KOOLGLIDE tool doesn 9t generate as much heat as a conventional hot iron, and the proprietary KOOLGLIDE seaming tape doesn 9t use as much glue as conventional tape.<br><br> What Carsey got, instead, was outstanding results in all applications. cI haven 9t run in to any problems whatsoever with the system in these high - end installations, d says Carsey. To the contrary, Carsey describes the KOOLGLIDE system as the perfect option for these types of installations because of the user 9s ability to work and re - work seams until they are absolutely perfect and able to withstand the scrutiny of even the most discerning homeowner.<br><br> BENEFITS TO INSTALLER cI wish I 9d had the KOOLGLIDE system 30 years ago, d says Carsey, a veteran installer with 33 years of experience. Since he s tarted using the system two years ago, he 9s never looked back, and he has been vigorous in his efforts to get other installers to take the leap as well. cI wish I could get everyone in the company using it. d The primary objective for Carsey when he adopte d the new technology was usability, and KOOLGLIDE has delivered.<br><br> cIt 9s very easy to learn and to use, and the seam quality is great, d he says. Carsey particularly appreciates how easily seams can be re - worked or repaired using KOOLGLIDE 9s reversible process. cIf you have your seam a little gapped or overlapped, you can just re - melt the glue and fix the problem in ten seconds.<br><br> With the old hot iron method, you had to completely start over. d Speed was also an issue for Carsey. cOnce you get the hang of it, KOOLGLIDE is faster than the old hot irons. d That speed increases further, according to Carsey, when users factor in the time lost due to errant glue drips, burned carpet backing and other problems inherent to the hot iron method of carpet seaming. Homeo wners also appreciate the odorless, smoke - free operation of the KOOLGLIDE system.<br><br> Carsey says customers used to complain about the lingering smell from the hot - melt glue he used previously. cI haven 9t gotten a single complaint about smell since I started u sing the new system. d cThe quality is 100 percent better, and the usability of the tool is amazing. d WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO AN INSTALLER CONSIDERING A KOOLGLIDE CONVERSION? cIf you don 9t try it, you 9re a fool, d says Carsey flatly.<br><br> cOnce more installers find out about this technology, you 9re going to have a hard time even finding one of the old hot irons on the shelf. d And what about the cost of KOOLGLIDE 9s proprietary seaming tape? cYou 9ll forget about it the moment you see the finished result. Besides , if you 9re using the right kind of tape to begin with, you 9re not really even going to see a difference. d cI 9m from the old school, d says Carsey.<br><br> cI believe that quality is remembered long after price is forgotten. d POSTING FROM FCI WEB SITE Karaloc and the Sinch Posted By Daris Mulkin on 1/28/2006 at 7:04 PM This past 3 days I was in Cincinnati doing a Karastan training. I found out that was the area the Nexicor seaming device was tested there. There were some of the installers that used them extensively.<br><br> Anyway in the testing process for the Karastan certification they used the Nexicor to seam their pieces being of Karaloc and action bac construction. The seams were much more invisible than the conventional seam iron. But seaming Karaloc which we can usually pull the tape off with ease we couldn't budge it.<br><br> On the tight, thick, pencil point plush the seams were next to invisibl e. Also on the pencil point plush I tried an experiment that I was told about a while back when I did Rick Hamilton's house and couldn't get what I called a good seam of using a serpentine straight edge. To me the seam did not turn out good at all.<br><br> In bru shing it here came that crooked line. Looked great until then though. I guess if it wasn't vacuumed it would look great.<br><br> Daris Re: Karaloc and the Sinch Posted By Daniel Westcott on 1/29/2006 at 1:26 AM So...it worked well? Daniel Re: Karaloc and the Sinch Posted By Daris Mulkin on 1/29/2006 at 10:44 AM Stuck tighter than the bark on a tree. That was my first time seeing it used on Karaloc.<br><br> Held like a bear on the real tight pick Mohawk action back also. The guys that were using it use it exclusively. They say no problems.<br><br> I probably would also but I don't have anyone here that sells the tape so I use it spari ngly. But will find out that this week in Vegas if they will sell to me direct. Daris Sinch Technological Overview Patented miniaturized induction heating process at heart of Sinch Technology®.<br><br> (CINCINNATI, OH) 3 The groundbreaking Sinch Technology® platform may seem complicated at first but it is, in reality, based on a very simple principle. The key to understanding the importance of the patented hand - held induction heating process is to first understand the concept of induction heating. What is Induction Heating?<br><br> Induction heating is a non - contact heating method which empl oys the physical concept of magnetic induction first described in the late 1800s by Michael Faraday and later formalized by James Clerk Maxwell in his famous Laws of Electromagnetism . The basic principle is that a magnetic field can produce an electric f ield in a nearby conductive material. The magnetic field is said to induce the electric field.<br><br> The resulting current flow can heat the conductive materials, just as current flow heats the wires in a household toaster. This process is termed induction hea ting. Induction heating is an efficient method of heating and is used in many large - scale industrial applications, including metal casting, brazing, soldering and the melting of adhesives.<br><br> The big drawback of induction is that up until now, the equipment h as been large, expensive and complicated to use effectively and safely. Consequently, induction heating has primarily been confined to large - scale, stationary industrial applications. Sinch Technology: Induction Heating for the Masses Sinch Technology® m akes induction heating practical with the world's first miniature, hand - held unit that can be safely applied to a range of everyday applications.<br><br> This miniaturized induction heating process enables, for the first time, the development of induction heating tools for common commercial applications. Backgrounder Contact: Robert K. Rothfuss Tel: 513 231 7879 Email: email@example.com The heart of this invention is the system's innovative microprocessing capabilities.<br><br> The patented on - board microprocessor enables the pre - programming of various performance and safety parameters, unique to each ap plication, into tools built around Sinch Technology®. There are currently 16 U.S. patents on the Sinch Technology® and numerous international patents.<br><br> KOOLGLIDE ®: Commercializing Portable Induction HeatingTechnology The first commercial product to use thi s technology is a novel carpet seaming system named KOOLGLIDE ®. The product was introduced into the market during the Surfaces Expo in January 2004 a nd there are already more than 9,000 tools in the hands of carpet installers throughout the world. It has been endorsed by carpet manufacturers, installation training organizations and labor unions as a revolutionary and beneficial technology that will replace current hot iron technology in much the same way that the hot iron replaced hand sewing thirty years ago.<br><br> This technology represents a revolutionary step forward over the hot iron it replaces. Here 9s how it works. The tool rests on top of the carpet and uses a standard household electrical supply to develop an electric field in a drive coil located in the tool.<br><br> The associated magnetic field induces a current in a special hot melt tape placed beneath the carpet. The induced current heats the tape, causing the surrounding adhesive to melt and flow into the carpet backing to form a strong, durable bond. B ecause of the internal microprocessor, this smart tool senses the presence of an underlying tape and the distance to the tape, then automatically calculates the energy settings for the application.<br><br> Since the tape placed beneath the carpet is the only comp onent of the KOOLGLIDE ® Carpet Seaming System that is heated, the user no longer faces exposure to a 350 degree iron or molten glue. Also, the computer - generated tape design optimizes the adhesive melting pattern producing strong reliable bonds while overc oming the visible seams characteristic of hot iron carpet seaming. One of the key advantages of the KOOLGLIDE ® System is the ability to cundo d the bond.<br><br> This allows the carpet seam to be adjusted or redone if needed. Using the hot - iron installation tech nique, this type of repair is impossible. In addition, the KOOLGLIDE ® tool eliminates warm - up time, heat damage to carpet backings, glue drips and heat - related injuries.<br><br> The tool itself produces no heat, so the tool is cool to the touch at all times. Car pet installers can literally set the tool anywhere during the job and then put the tool away immediately after finishing the final seam. Eliminates Unhealthy Smoke and Odor The KOOLGLIDE ® also eliminates the unpleasant smelling vapors produced by hot iron seaming.<br><br> According to Dr. Giles Dillingham of Brighton Technologies, the smoke from hot iron seaming is similar to that of a burning tire and creates a potential hazard for the installer and the carpet buyer. Dillingham states: cIn the field, there may be additional hazards resulting from repeated heating of the adhesive on the iron and the storage tray.<br><br> This residual adhesive build-up is heated and re-heated to very high temperatures by the resting iron. This repeated high temperature heating decomposes the adhesive, and it is the vapors from this thermally decomposed hot melt that is potentially harmful d. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), exposure to even small amounts of these combustion products can produ ce eye and nose irritation, breathing difficulty, coughing, and headaches.<br><br> People with heart disease, asthma, emphysema, or other respiratory diseases are especially sensitive to these chemicals. Since the KOOLGLIDE ® never comes in contact with the adhes ive, this kind of irritating smoke is eliminated from the installation process. Just the beginning Since the introduction of the KOOLGLIDE ® System, installers have found many new applications.<br><br> Double glue down, stair treads, back splash and hard wood floo ring are just a few of the applications that the KOOLGLIDE ® is now being used for. For more information on the KOOLGLIDE ® System please visit our website at www.kool - glide.com . -- 30 -- S EAM M ASTER I NDUSTRIES 5211 S OUTHERN A VENUE S OUTH G ATE , CA 90280 T OLL F REE : 800 - 255 - 1401 I MPAX T ECHNOLOGY G ROUP , LLC 431 O HIO P IKE , S UITE 312 C INCINNATI , OH 45255 T OLL F REE : 888 - 486 - 6342 G REENER I NSTALLATION W ITH T HE KOOLGLIDE ® S YSTEM Now there is a way to eliminate the indoor air pollution common to traditional carpet installation.<br><br> The new KOOLGLIDE® System, offers greener installation and also supports better quality seams. This is because the KOOLGLIDE® System remotely activates the seaming t ape, through the carpeting material, without directly heating the adhesive of the carpet backing. Remote activation creates a healthier environment for the installer and the occupants of the buildings by eliminating the smoke from traditional hot iron s eaming.<br><br> With traditional hot iron installation, residual adhesive builds up on the iron, burning and degrading with each heating cycle. The products of combustion contained in the smoke are known irritants (see attached letter from Dr. Giles Dillingham).<br><br> Unlike the hot iron, with KOOLGLIDE activation, the tool does not come into direct contact with the adhesive. This eliminates the smoke. KOOLGLIDE installation also supports recycling in that the seaming tape is easily removed.<br><br> Using the KOOLGLIDE met hod, the installer may re - activate the tape from the carpet surface and the tape releases from the backing. KOOLGLIDE enhances seam quality for several reasons. First, since the seam tape is activated from the top, all work is visible to the installer.<br><br> Second, because KOOLGLIDE eliminates the need to slide a hot iron through softened adhesive, the adhesive and reinforcing scrim are not displaced, as sometimes happens with the hot iron system. This gives more consistent seam - strength. Third, this system allows for spot fastening which eases pattern matching.<br><br> Fourth, heat is a common cause of damage to carpet backings and fibers. KOOLGLIDE reduces the heat that backings and carpet fibers are exposed to. And, finally, since the tape may be reactivated f rom the carpet surface, errors are easily corrected.<br><br> We invite you to take a look at the KOOLGLIDE ® System and see how to help clean up the environment and get superior installation. Paul Vidor Robert K. Rothfuss P RESIDENT S EAM M ASTER I NDUSTRIES P RESIDENT I MPAX T ECHNOLOGY G ROUP October 4, 2006 Robert K.<br><br> Rothfuss President & CEO Impax Technology Group LLC 431 Ohio Pike Suite 312 Cincinnati, OH 45255 RE: Is hot iron seaming safe? Mr. Rothfuss: This letter is in response to your request for my professional opinion regardin g the health and safety issues associated with hot iron seaming of carpets.<br><br> Hot melt carpet seaming tapes are fairly safe to use at normal operating temperatures according to published data by one of the major adhesive suppliers 1 . In the H.B. Fuller Mater ial Safety Data Sheet, section number 3: Hazards Identification, the manufacturer states cContact with molten product will cause thermal burns.<br><br> Vapors/fumes may be irritating at application temperatures. d The MSDS goes on to say that inhalation ccan cause minor respiratory irritation. Vapors may have an offensive odor that may cause headaches, nausea of vomiting d. In other words, it smells bad.<br><br> In the field, however, there may be additional hazards resulting from repeated heating of the adhesive build up on the iron and the storage tray. This residual adhesive build - up is heated and re - heated to very high temperatures by the resting iron. This repeated high temperature heating decomposes the adhesive, and it is the vapors from this thermally decomposed hot melt that are potentially harmful.<br><br> This problem is made worse when the irons are set to the higher heat ranges, which approach 400º F. Carpet seaming adhesives are all petroleum based, and the smoke released is similar in composition to smoke from a burnin g tire or burning motor oil. Many different chemicals are created by burning and are found in this smoke, including significant amounts of: o Acetic acid: a corrosive liquid with a pungent odor, which is very irritating.<br><br> o Ketones, Aldehydes: irritants that a re used in making plastics and as solvents in paints. o Carbon monoxide: an extremely toxic product of incomplete combustion; found in automobile exhaust. o Olefinic and paraffinic compounds: Irritants that are used as fuels and solvents as well as in chemical synthesis o Alcohols: used as solvents in paints and lacquers o Vinyl acetate: an irritant used in making plastics.<br><br> 1 Material Safety Data Sheet NO. 803502PM (for product number HL7661, hot melt adhesive) H.B. Fuller Company, 1200 Willow Lake Boulevard, St.<br><br> Paul, MN. This is a popular adhesive used with seaming tape. Brighton Technologies Group, Inc.<br><br> A study by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) showed that concentrated exposure to the products of thermal degradation is lethal to rodents 2 . According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), exposure to even small amounts of these combustion products can produce eye and nose irritation, breathing difficulty, coughing, and headaches. People w ith heart disease, asthma, emphysema, or other respiratory diseases are especially sensitive to these chemicals.<br><br> How much exposure to these vapors occurs during hot iron carpet seaming? This has not been carefully studied. However, there is published, an ecdotal evidence that repeated exposure to vapors from carpet seaming operations can result in chronic health problems.<br><br> According to at least one installer, one of the most dangerous aspects of carpet laying is the seaming process: "The warnings I get alon g with the carpet say do not breathe the fumes and do not burn or get near flames and so on. But you have to during the seaming process. You really get exposed to some nasty fumes because you use a hot seaming iron to melt the vinyl and plastic material." 3 .<br><br> While additional research needs to be done, there is reason for concern about the possible health risks of the current method of hot iron seaming. Giles Dillingham, Ph.D. President and Chief Scientist 2 Evaluation of Toxic Potency Values for Smoke from Products and Materials , by J.L.<br><br> Neviaser, R.G. Gann, Fire Technology, 40, 177 3 199, 2004). 3 Excerpte d from CARPET CONCERNS, Part Two: Carpet Installers Speak Out As the Medical Evidence Mounts by Cindy Duehring, Director of Research, Environmental Access Research Network, P.O.<br><br> Box 1089, Minot, North Dakota 58702 - 1089 Bio: Dr. Giles Dillingham Dr. Giles Dillingham, a recognized expert in polymers, adhesives and coatings, is President and Chief Scientist of Brighton Technologies Group in Cincinnati Ohio.<br><br> Dr. Dillingham holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Cincinnati.<br><br> Dr. Dillingham and Brighton Technologies Group have done extensive work on behalf of the Department of Defense, The National Institutes of Health, The National Science Foundation, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services Solid Waste Management District, as well as many privately and publicly held companies.<br><br> He was elected Fellow of The Adhesion Society in 2006 for his contributions to the adhesion and adhesives community. Dr. Dillingham is a frequen t speaker at scientific conferences.<br><br> He has published over 100 articles, books and papers and holds several patents on coatings, adhesives and polymers. Brighton Technologies Group, Inc. KOOLGLIDE® PRO TOOLS WITH ACTIVE L, M, AND H SETTINGS The KOOLGLIDE ® PRO tool has 3 settings: L , M , and H .<br><br> T HE L SETTING : is mainly for use when seaming carpet over carpet pad. T HE M SETTING : is for use when seaming carpet in cold r oom conditions or over a seaming board. T HE H SETTING : for use when seaming carpet in a cold room, over wood, or on bare concrete.<br><br> Do not use this setting directly over carpet pad. Failure to use the correct setting for the application may result i n poor bonding or severe sticking of the tape to the carpet pad. Always activate the system on a test sample of carpet prior to starting the seam to ensure proper tool setting.<br><br> The KOOLGLIDE ® PRO tool will automatically re - set itself to the L setting when unplugged. If you experience any problems or have any questions, please contact Dave @ 1 -888-486- 6342. ONE TAPE by Seam Master uses the special KoolGlide® adhesive on a traditional knitted tape to give you better performance than the best quality commercial tapes& at the price of general - duty residential tape.<br><br> BETTER PERFORMANCE S TRONGER 3 In p ull tests against a best -selling tape advertised as "the best quality commercial tape", Seam Master's ONE TAPE demonstrated 7% better yield strength values. F LATTER AND WIDER 3 ONE TAPE is a full 3 ¾" wide with 3 ¼" adhesive coating. This, combined with the low bead profile, gives great strength and less telegraphing.<br><br> L ESS HEAT DAMAGE 3 Tape activates at #2 heat setting on most irons. W ORKS ON ALL BACKING 3 Less inventory; no worry about having the wrong tape. N O FOUL ODOR 3 pee - yew!<br><br> What else can you say! LOWER PRICE Check out the pricing! This high quality, commercial grade tape is priced at the same level of general - duty tapes.<br><br> ONE TAPE&BETTER PERFORMANCE, LOWER PRICE Only from SEAM MASTER Lab Results Date: 11/1/06 From: Dave Green Attention: Rob Rothfuss Subject: Testing One Tape versus Orcon XK - 50 on actionbac carpet for shear strength Objective: To test One Tape versus Orcon XK - 50 for shear strength on actionbac carpet Key variables: Tapes Experimental: Bond 5 samples of each tape on actionbac carpet for shear testing with the Orcon Kooltop hot iron set at 3 Analysis: 1) Compare shear test results (best 4 of 5) 2) Compare shear test failure modes (best 4 of 5) Resul ts: Shear strength results: Orcon XK - 50 - 87.92 lbs until carpet failure at shear equivalent to 7.5% stretch One Tape - 93.95 lbs until carpet failure at shear equivalent to 10.0% stretch Conclusions: 1) The One Tape is 7% stronger on actionbac carpet for shear (power stretch) strength compared to Orcon XK - 50 2) The amount of shear (power stretch) required to cause the carpet to fail is 25% greater for the One Tape than the Orcon XK - 50 Dave Green Manager, Technical Services Impax Technology Group LLC KOOLGLIDE ®U TILITY T APE T ECHNICAL D ATA S HEET DESCRIPTION The KOOLGLIDE ® Utility tape is a unique fastener for wood, ceramic, plastic, and other non - metallic products less than ¾ d in thickness to wood, concrete, and masonry. It is used with the KOOLGLIDE® Model PRO carpet seaming tool. The tape is made of a layer of sticky adhesive on one side that provides permanent bonding, and a hot melt adhesive on the other.<br><br> To apply the tape, peel back the release paper and attach the sticky, pressure - sensitive side of the tape to one of the items to be bonded. Align both items and use the KOOLGLIDE® Model PRO to activate the hot melt adhesive and complete the bonding process. The item can be removed at any time by re-activating the tool and melting the hot melt adhesive beneath it.<br><br> SPECIFICATIONS Double sided tape - Pressure - sensitive adhesive and hot melt adhesive combination Melt point (hot melt adhesive) - Less than 180 F Do not use in high humidity or wet conditions NOT FOR USE on vinyl molding SURFACE PREPARATION Make sure that the items to be bonded are dry and free from dirt, dust, any old adhesive, wax, silicone, grease or other materials that would prevent proper bonding. APPLICATIONS This tape may be used for several applications. F ollowin g are the most common: WOOD FLOORS 3 Using the Utility tape, wood flooring can be adhered to any wood or concrete sub floor.<br><br> The Utility tape is placed under the wood plank (less than ¾ d thick) and the tool is placed on top of the plank centered over the tape. Set the tool to 8M 9 or 8H 9 and place directly on the item centered over the tape. Do not have any exposed tape; it may cause damage to the tool if it is activated over the exposed tape.<br><br> Use the KOOLGLIDE ® tool as you would over carpet. The tool activates and melts the adhesive as it travels down the length of the plank one tool length at a time. The hot melt adhesive bond can be re-melted by placing the tool over the tape and re - activating the tool.<br><br> BASE MOLDING 3 Using the Utility tape, carpet ba se molding can be strongly adhered to any surface. Use the KOOLGLIDE® tool as you would on wood floors. The tool activates and melts the adhesive as it travels down the length of the material.<br><br> CERAMIC TILE ON WALL S 3 Using the Utility tape, ceramic wall tiles above counters can be easily installed. The Utility tape is placed under the ceramic tiles and the tool is placed over the tiles. The tile area must be equal to or greater than the base of the tool (>8 d).<br><br> Use the KOOLGLIDE ® too l as you would on base molding. The tool activates and melts the adhesive as it travels down the length of the tiles. DISCLAIMER Because the requirements of each bonding applications are different, the user should test the product for each specific application.<br><br> Utility tape has been used successfully on the applications above, however the manufacturers of the tool and tape do not represent, recommend or guarantee that the product is fit for any specific application. Revised 2007 The KOOLGLIDE Carpet Seaming Tool: As radiation safe as everyday electronic devices Concerns about radiation are not warranted. The KOOLGLIDE Tool operates 10 times lower than the minimum safety standard.<br><br> For anyone worried about the safety of the KOOLGLIDE carpet seaming tool 3 here is some reassuring information. The tool operates at frequencies lower than many common items used daily. The KOOLGLIDE tool operates at a frequency more than 10,000 times lower than cordless or cell phones.<br><br> It also operates at lower frequencies than radio and TV broadcasts. Here 9s how it works. The KOOLGLIDE tool generates an invisible electromagnetic field that heats a special seaming tape containing a thin aluminum layer.<br><br> It heats the metal but does not affec t human tissue. Human tissue is affected by high frequency radiation such as microwaves. Microwave frequencies are 3,000,000,000 cycles per second and above.<br><br> At approximately 170,000 cycles per second (170 kHz) the KOOLGLIDE tool falls well below microwav e frequencies. The KOOLGLIDE tool easily satisfies FCC and other applicable safety standards for human absorption of radiation. Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) is the unit of measurement for the effect of radiation on human tissue.<br><br> The KOOLGLIDE tool radiates about 10 times less than the SAR standard published by the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers. In addition, the strength of the radiated magnetic field drops rapidly as it moves away from the KOOLGLIDE tool. It will not even heat metal at a distance of greater than about 3 inches from the base of the tool.<br><br> Finally, while the KOOLGLIDE tool is radiation safe in most circumstances, do not operate the tool if you or a bystander has a pacemaker or similar electronic device, prosthesis, metal plate or other type of implant. Additionally, do not operate the tool in an area that contains medical equipment. Doing so may interfere with the equipment 9s operation which could result in serious injury or death.<br><br> The KOOLGLIDE operates at a frequency level 1000 times less than many electronic devices Some cordless phones operate at about 2,400,000 kHz KOOLGLIDE " 170 kHz GREEN! Now KOOLGLIDE Technology for Hard Surfaces Introducing 3 the Instafast System Now, with the Insta ast System rom KOOLGLIDE, unsightly ace nail- ing can be eliminated and tedious board replacement is made easy. Just put the board in place over the KOOLGLIDE Utility Tape.<br><br> Then use the KOOLGLIDE PRO-W to activate the tape right through the board. This system uses patented Sinch ® Technology to remotely activate a specially designed tape. It 9s sa e, ast, easy and strong.<br><br> I you make a mistake just reverse the bond and redo. And, it works on carpet too. KOOLGLIDE ADVANTAGES Eliminates aace nailing.<br><br> KOOLGLIDE installa- tion o the starter and fnish rows gives you a smooth, attractive sur ace. No nail holes to putty. Also, it 9s much easier than ace nailing on concrete.<br><br> Easy board replacement. Removing and gluing a per ectly ftting board is one o the hardest tasks in board replacement. With KOOLGLIDE, once the board fts, just activate.<br><br> Easy to use. The KOOLGLIDE System is mi- croprocessor controlled so all the operator needs to do is place the tool over the tape and push the button. Easy repairs.<br><br> With hardwood installation, reactivating tape is a lot easier than pulling out nails. Also works on tile and laminate. Sa ae.<br><br> The Sinch ® technology operating is low requency and very save to use. Clean. With KOOLGLIDE the tool and the tape never touch.<br><br> No messy glue. Carpet Seaming. The PRO-W also doubles as a carpet seaming tool.<br><br> Utility Tape Item # KGT 350UT " For hardwood, tile and composite " 3 ½ 9 wide " 66 9 roll " Installation and board replacement KOOLGLIDE PRO-W Item # KG200W " 6 lbs. " Activates all Koolglide tapes " 3/4 d reach KOOLGLIDE PRO-W Applications: Starter and fnish rows without aace nailing 3 For many hard wood fastening jobs, face nailing is the only answer. But ace nailing is visible rom the sur ace and requires matching and flling.<br><br> With the KOOLGLIDE, simply put the boards in place and hit the power button. Board replacement 3 The trouble with conventional methods o board replacement is that once you have the board in place, you have to care ully remove it. This is di fcult and sometimes damages the board.<br><br> With KOOLGLIDE you put the tape behind the board. Then when the board fts per ectly, activate the tool. Decorative tile 3 The KOOLGLIDE with utility tape is great or decorative tile applications such as base and back splash.<br><br> Remember, the adhesive on the utility tape is non-structural adhesive and should be used only where the tile is supported. Lab tests show that the bond made with the Insta\xeast system \xerom KOOLGLIDE is more than three times stronger than with a fnish nail. December 15, 2008 Mr.<br><br> Len Perkins Impax Technologies 431 Ohio Pike Suite #312 Cincinnati, OH 45255 Dear Len, The KOOLGLIDE system has not only revolutionized the carpet industry but we are beginning to use this technology on the hard surface side of our business. Because of the advancement of this technology and the development of the KOOLGLIDE ut ility tape, on installation of h ardwood, the installer will no longer have to face nail or direct glue his starting row. This system allows the start ing row to be utilized almost immediately instead of costly down time waiting for adhesives to bond.<br><br> The utility tape can also be used for board replacement on hardwood. On laminate installations, this technology has allowed us to no longer disassemble the flooring to replace boards that are damaged during or after installation. This is a big cost saving in no longer having to move furniture to disassemble a floor for repair.<br><br> This system allows us to remove only the damaged board or boards for replace ment. We are also beginning to use this tool for photo shoots for campaign add magazines with ceramic and porcelain tile. This system allows us to permanently or temporarily install and remove tile for placement in photo shoots.<br><br> We feel this new technology is revolutionizing a new trend in hard surface, laminate, ceramic and porcelain tile installations. We appreciate your continued support in supplying materials to our industry for development and testing. Sincerely, James Mullins Installatio n Manager Shaw Industries, Inc.<br><br>