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Chris Hren

Chris Hren
Chris Hren is the Market Specialist for BioStripe®. After graduating Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law with a focus on corporate and environmental law, Chris joined BioStripe® to work with customers to offer solutions to their sustainability challenges. In his spare time, he enjoys Cleveland sports, traveling, and spending time with his friends and family.
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Renewable Parking Lot Sealcoating and Striping Paint Featured at AURI Parade of Roads Event

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 8:18:00 AM by Chris Hren

This July, public officials from around the Midwest came together at the City of Hutchinson’s Parade of Roads event. Hosted by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute and the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, the event highlighted agriculture-based road preservation agents and maintenance materials.

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What Are The Advantages of Dip Coating?

Posted on Jul 24, 2017 8:38:00 AM by Chris Hren

Some complex parts that need coating do not lend themselves to spray, powder, or other widely used application methods. Dip coating is the process of choice for finishing materials full of nooks, crannies, and other hard-to-reach areas, provided these hard to reach areas can be drained.

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How to Choose the Best Traffic Paint for Your Needs

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 9:13:00 AM by Chris Hren

The stripes in your parking lot have seen better days and if you wait much longer, visitors won’t be able to tell where one parking stall ends and another begins. Decades ago, there would only be one or two choices for the type of traffic paint used to stripe parking lots. Today, however, competition and innovation have given way to a multitude of line striping paints specifically formulated for different weather, vehicle traffic intensity, and regulatory environments. What type of paint is right for you? Considering these factors will help you choose the best traffic paint for your needs.

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Why a Custom Coating Formulation Is Better than “Good Enough”

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 4:15:26 PM by Chris Hren

The coating on an industrial end product might seem like an afterthought, but it’s far from it. Choosing a coating affects the aesthetic, durability and usability of any product. If you’re involved in the manufacturing process of industrial products, you also know that every material you use affects your process and your bottom line.

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How to Work Sustainability into Your Budget

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 9:16:00 AM by Chris Hren

As the effects of global climate change become more apparent, it’s becoming more important for organizations to utilize sustainable purchasing strategies. While some eco-friendly alternatives may have a higher cost up front, they could actually cost less than incumbent products over their product life cycle.

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Will Sustainable Parking Lot Paint Hold Up?

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 11:09:07 AM by Chris Hren

At Aexcel, we understand the types of questions commonly associated with sustainable or environmentally friendly products. Consumers are understandably apprehensive that an eco-friendly product might not perform as well as the traditional alternatives.

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5 Signs You Should Invest in Your Parking Lot

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 8:04:00 AM by Chris Hren

Some signs that a parking lot requires attention are quite obvious, like when pavement has eroded beyond the point where it can be fixed by simple patching. When a property owner allows the striping to fade to the point where parking spaces are indiscernible, that’s another indication parking lot maintenance may be lacking.

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4 Common Causes for Coatings Failures and Defects

Posted on May 31, 2017 8:09:00 AM by Chris Hren

An industrial coating’s integrity can have a substantial impact on a product’s appearance, longevity and effectiveness. While it’s easy to blame coatings failures on a bad batch of paint, the root cause of failures often lies elsewhere and requires investigation.

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Video: Why We Created BioStripe® & BioSealcoat®

Posted on May 30, 2017 2:29:48 PM by Chris Hren

Let’s face it: the sustainability movement is here to stay. Over the past few decades, we’ve seen sustainable alternatives to traditional products emerge across nearly every industry, from transportation to cleaning products, and just about everything in between.

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5 Ways to Pave the Planet Green with Parking Lot & Road Maintenance

Posted on May 12, 2017 2:46:04 PM by Chris Hren

Worldwide, infrastructure is constantly expanding to support our growing population. Cities are constantly paving new roads and resurfacing old roads to accommodate increased vehicle traffic.

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How does sustainable parking lot paint hold up?