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Sansin Launches Precision Coat Line of Factory Finishes

The Sansin Corporation, a global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection, announced today the launch of its Precision Coat line of products, specially formulated for pre-finishing and machine application.

Sansin offers a wide range of factory finish products including undercoat treatments, interior and exterior factory finishing systems, preservatives, fire retardants and specialty topcoats for all types of wood substrates.

Backed by over thirty years of proven performance with large commercial, residential and mass timber wood buildings and structures, Sansin’s factory finishes delivery high performance and durability in low-VOC, water-borne formulas for modified, engineered and specialty woods.

“Our Precision Coat products have been developed to meet the demand for coatings that can balance wood protection and performance along with stunning color and aesthetics,” said Sjoerd Bos, Managing Director at Sansin. “As the use of mass timber, engineered wood and specialty wood continues to grow, architects, engineers and builders can rely on Sansin’s professional- grade Precision Coat products.”

To learn more Sansin’s Precision Coat Factory Finishes, visit www.sansinfactoryfinish.com

About Sansin
For over 30 years, Sansin has been the only wood protection company focused exclusively on researching and developing environmentally-friendly, water-borne interior and exterior wood products and technologies that deliver outstanding color, durability and performance without the toxicity found in conventional stains. Sansin wood treatments, finishes and preservatives use water, not oil, to deeply penetrate and protect wood naturally, from within. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Sansin has dealer locations Canada, the U.S. and parts of Europe. To learn more about The Sansin Corporation, or how to become a Sansin preferred dealer, visit www.sansin.com.

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Contact: Caroline March-Long, 434-295-5938 or cml@sansin.com

Sansin’s DEC graces award-winning Grange Park playground in Toronto

Toronto’s Grange Park playground won the 2017 Wood Design & Building Award hosted by Wood Design & Building magazine.  The Wood Design & Building Awards is the only program to award excellence in architecture in which wood plays a significant role.

The art-themed destination playground, jointly owned by the Art Gallery of Ontario and the City of Ontario, mimics an artist’s bustling studio with climbable, larger than life art tools (a paint can, paint tube, charcoal pencils and painter’s palette). Wood was chosen to allow customization/creativity, invite touch, and replicate the experience of play in the natural world.

Sansin: Provided Sansin DEC, which was selected for its performance, environmentally friendly benefits, and for its ease of use, and maintenance.

Other contributors include:

PFS Studio – Prime Consultant & Lead Designer (Park and Playground)
Art Gallery of Ontario – Owner/Developer
Earthscape – Playground Design & Build
thincdesign – Local Landscape Architect
Ninth Street Photography – Photographer

Sansin Announces FireStop, “Class A” One-Coat Flame Spread Protection for Interior Wood Substrates

The Sansin Corporation, a global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection, announced a one-coat “Class A” fire retardant coating for interior wood including SPF plywood, Oriented Strand Board, wood trusses, glue laminated/cross laminated timbers (Glulam/CLT), construction studs and many assemblies where improved fire resistance is required.

As the popularity of wood as a building material continues to grow – for residential, multi-story building projects and mass timber buildings – architects and contractors have been wanting a wood coating that offers Class A fire protection, as well as showcasing the beauty of wood.

Sansin has introduced two products to meet market needs:

  • FireStop97 is a decorative, self-priming paint for wood substrates, available in white, pastel and light-colored wood tones. FireStop97 meets Class A flame spread ratings in just one coat and is fast drying, ultra-low VOC, durable and can be easily topcoated.
  • FireStop99 is a low-VOC, two-coat application with excellent adhesion. FireStop99 comes in clear or custom tinted tones for interior wood surfaces.

Both FireStop products intumesce (expand its film thickness) in the presence of heat or flame, creating a thick charred, heat-insulating foam layer. This action prevents oxygen from reaching the combustible coated materials (the “fuel”) and diluting combustible gases if released by the fuel. FireStop confirms to ASTM E84 and Canadian Standard CAN/ULC S-102-M88.

FireStop products are available through Sansin independent retailers carrying its industrial products and pre-finishing/machine-coating businesses.

“Wood has inherent fire protective properties through natural charring, but Sansin’s FireStop97 and FireStop99 provide heightened resistance,” says Sjoerd Bos, Managing Director at Sansin. “Sansin developed these products to meet the growing needs of architects and developers designing and planning mass timber buildings with safety, resilience and beauty in mind.”

To learn more about FireStop97 and FireStop99 visit www.sansin.com.

About Sansin
For over 30 years, Sansin has been the only wood protection company focused exclusively on researching and developing environmentally-friendly, water-borne interior and exterior wood products and technologies that deliver outstanding color, durability and performance without the toxicity found in conventional stains. Sansin Enviro Stains use water, not oil, to deeply penetrate and protect wood naturally, from within. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Sansin has dealer locations Canada, the U.S. and parts of Europe. To learn more about The Sansin Corporation, or how to become a Sansin preferred dealer, visit www.sansin.com.

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Sansin Resolution Named Top 100 Best New Building Product by This Old House

Sansin’s new Resolution two-part wood finishing system has been named to the Top 100 Best New Building Products list by This Old House

Formulated to be tougher, more beautiful and longer-lasting than varnish, Resolution can be used on furniture, doors and other marine and land-based applications where UV resistance and moisture protection are a must. This exciting system delivers brilliant clarity combined with chemical, scratch and water resistance, all in in a low-VOC, easy-to-apply gloss of satin finish.

 

Learn more about Resolution and why it is a Top 100 product.

Sansin Announces Resolution: High Performing, Wood Finishing System

Sansin Announces Resolution: High Performing, Wood Finishing System

The Sansin Corporation, a global leader in environmentally friendly wood protection, announced the launch of its Resolution two-part wood finishing system. Designed to be tougher, more beautiful and longer-lasting than varnish, it can be used on furniture, doors and other marine and land-based applications where UV resistance and moisture protection are a must.

“This is an exciting product.  The Resolution system delivers brilliant clarity combined with chemical, scratch and water resistance – all in a low-VOC, easy to apply gloss or satin finish,”  said Sjoerd Bos, Managing Director at Sansin.

Resolution I is the first step in the two-part, environmentally-friendly NGR (Non-Grain Raising) high performance wood finish system. As the primer step in the Resolution finishing system, Resolution I may also be used as standalone protection for wood interiors. Resolution I is a high solids finish that penetrates and fills wood grain with deep UV and moisture protection.

Resolution II is the second step in the system, offering a crystal-clear low-VOC finish available in gloss or satin formulas.

 

About Sansin
For over 25 years, Sansin has been the only wood protection company focused exclusively on researching, developing, and introducing environmentally-friendly, ‘water-borne’ interior and exterior wood products and technologies that deliver outstanding color, durability and performance without the toxicity found in conventional stains. Sansin Enviro Stains use water, not oil, to deeply penetrate and protect wood naturally, from within. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Sansin has dealer locations across Canada and in the U.S. To learn more about The Sansin Corporation, or how to become a Sansin preferred dealer, visit www.sansin.com.

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The Sansin Corporation Announces 2016 Photo Contest Winners

The Sansin Corporation Announces 2016 Photo Contest Winners

Customer Entries from North America and Europe Illustrate Beauty and Performance
of Sansin Wood Finishes and Stains

Strathroy, ON – February 1, 2017—The Sansin Corporation, a global leader in environmentally friendly wood protection, announced the winners of its seventh annual photo contest. Each year Sansin customers are invited to submit a high-resolution photo showcasing their projects using Sansin Enviro Stains. Winners were selected in the deck, exterior and interior categories. Prizes awarded are an iPad Mini and up to 30 gallons of product (maximum $1000 CAD value) for the deck and exterior categories, and an iPad Mini for the interior category.

“We’re always pleased to see the beautiful results our customers have achieved with Sansin’s performance-proven, ultra-premium wood stains and finishes,” said Sjoerd Bos, Vice President, Sansin. “The versatility, durability and ease of use of our products are well suited to the creativity these DIYers have demonstrated.”

Exterior Finish Winner submitted by Alex Rivers, Grand Rapids, MI, USA for a breathtaking log home using Sansin Classic in Autumn Gold #16.

Interior Finish Winner submitted by Biya Joba, Steinbach, MB, Canada for a beautiful interior living area using Sansin Purity Interior 0-VOC Stain in a custom color and topcoated with Purity Interior Clear and Glacier.

Deck Finish Winner submitted by Sam Drouin, Montreal, QC, Canada for a beautiful rooftop deck finished in Sansin Dec in Autumn Gold #16.

About Sansin
For over 25 years, Sansin has been the only wood protection company focused exclusively on researching, developing, and introducing environmentally-friendly, ‘water-borne’ interior and exterior wood products and technologies that deliver outstanding color, durability and performance without the toxicity found in conventional stains. Sansin Enviro Stains use water, not oil, to deeply penetrate and protect wood naturally, from within. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Sansin has dealer locations across Canada and in the U.S. To learn more about The Sansin Corporation, or how to become a Sansin preferred dealer, visit www.sansin.com.

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The Sansin Corporation Announces 2015 Photo Contest Winners

The Sansin Corporation Announces 2015 Photo Contest Winners

Customer Entries from North America and Europe Illustrate Beauty and Performance of Sansin Wood Finishes and Stains

Strathroy, ON – March 23, 2016—The Sansin Corporation, a global leader in environmentally friendly wood protection, today announced the winners of its sixth annual photo contest. Each year, Sansin customers are invited to submit a high-resolution photo of a project on which they’ve used a Sansin product. Winners were selected in the deck, exterior and interior categories. Prizes awarded are an iPad Mini plus up to 30 gallons of product (maximum $1000 CAD value) for the deck and exterior categories, and an iPad Mini for the interior category.

“We’re delighted to see the attractive results our customers have achieved with Sansin’s performance-proven, ultra-premium wood stains and finishes,” said Sjoerd Bos, Vice President, Sansin. “The versatility, durability and ease of use of our products are well suited to the creativity these DIYers have demonstrated.”

Exterior Finish Winner submitted by Dennis Brubacher, Wallenstein, ON, Canada for an earthscape sculpture using Sansin DEC in Chesapeake 67, Light Oak 29, Primary Yellow 90, Fairview Taupe 1113, Butternut 24, as well as Mocha 58 and Pine 05 on the body of the sculpture.

Interior Finish Winner submitted by Brad Wolfe, Winnepeg, MB, Canada for stall walls and ceilings of a stable finished in Sansin Purity Interior Stain in Natural Cedar 1101 and topcoated with Sansin Classic Clear UV. Deck Finish Winner submitted by Mathiew Moineau, St. Jerome, QC, Canada for a bi-level deck and staircase finished in Sansin DEC in Espresso #17.

About Sansin
For 25 years, Sansin has been the only wood protection company focused exclusively on researching, developing, and introducing environmentally-friendly, ‘water-borne’ interior and exterior wood products and technologies that deliver outstanding color, durability and performance without the toxicity found in conventional stains. Sansin Enviro Stains use water, not oil, to deeply penetrate and protect wood naturally, from within. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Sansin has dealer locations across Canada and in the U.S. To learn more about The Sansin Corporation, or how to become a Sansin preferred dealer, visit www.sansin.com.

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Sansin Introduces PressurePlus, a New One – Step Natural Wood Treatment for Pressure – Treated Lumber

Sansin Introduces PressurePlus, a New One-Step Natural Wood Treatment for Pressure-Treated Lumber

Improves the Stability and Performance of New and Existing Pressure-Treated Wood

Strathroy, Ontario, Canada – February 9, 2016—The Sansin Corporation, a global leader in environmentally-friendly wood protection, introduces PressurePlus, a one-step, deep penetrating, natural wood treatment for all types (new and existing) of pressure-treated lumber.

PressurePlus is engineered to improve the dimensional stability and overall performance of pressure-treated wood. It penetrates the substrate to make wood UV resistant, transforms green pressure-treated lumber to a translucent brown tone, and enhances the natural brown tone of pressure-treated lumber. PressurePlus’ additional product features include:

  • VOC compliant
  • Breathable
  • Water repellent
  • Translucent
  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Ready-to-use

“Maintaining wood with PressurePlus will ensure long-lasting color retention, effective water repellency and exceptional dimensional stabilization,” said Sjoerd Bos, Vice President of The Sansin Corporation. “We are confident PressurePlus is the best treatment on the market for new and old pressure-treated wood.”

PressurePlus and PressurePlus Light, for a lighter brown tone treatment, are easy to apply by dipping, brushing, flood coating or spraying, and it cleans up with soap and water. They will be available for sale through Lowe’s and leading building products suppliers in the retailer’s pre-treated wood products department.

For more information about PressurePlus please visit www.pressurepluswood.com

 

About Sansin
For 25 years, Sansin has been the only wood protection company focused exclusively on researching, developing, and introducing environmentally-friendly, ‘water-borne’ interior and exterior wood products and technologies that deliver outstanding color, durability and performance without the toxicity found in conventional stains. Sansin Enviro Stains use water, not oil, to deeply penetrate and protect wood naturally, from within. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Sansin has dealer locations across Canada and in the U.S. To learn more about The Sansin Corporation, its line of Enviro Stains or how to become a Sansin preferred dealer, visit www.sansin.com.

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