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Author: STC
Article Date: 01.10.2016

New to the UK, Fila SALVATERRAZZA® provides a complete repair and protection solution for spa and leisure surfaces - from swimming pool tanks and surrounds, to steam-rooms and changing rooms.
Designed for stone, porcelain, ceramic and concrete, the solution consolidates surfaces without creating a film. It then prevents future water penetration, mould and efflorescence formation, and protects against frost and damp. Ready-to- use Salvaterrazza also provides high coverage, does not alter appearance and will not 'yellow' with age.
SALVATERRAZZA® can be used to treat terracotta, quarry tiles, natural stone, porcelain, ceramic, concrete and composite surfaces. It also protects grout joints. The solution is brush-applied and penetrates fissures, forming a chemical bond and consolidating cracks up to 1mm in depth. Once applied, it allows the material to breathe, preventing any issues with rising damp. In addition to leisure environments, the treatment can also be used on damaged and weather-worn paths and patios.
Before application, all surfaces should be cleaned with a suitable deep cleaning treatment; Fila recommends FILAPS87 degreasing detergent or, for acid-resistant surfaces, DETERDEK; a fume-free buffered acid solution. SALVATERRAZZA® should then be worked into the surface with a cloth, before any excess treatment is removed. Surfaces can then be walked on after 24 hours.
The world leading supplier of waterjet technology and ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) manufacturing process solutions, an American Industrial Partners (AIP) portfolio company, announced that James (Jim) Jenson has joined SHAPE as President of the Component Shaping Group (CSG) business segment which includes world leading brands in waterjet process solutions: Flow International Corporation, Aquarese Industries, and TOPS. Jenson will be responsible for leading all commercial activities including: sales, marketing, technical service, customer service and support.
“Jim's extensive experience leading operations at high growth technology companies will be a great asset as we continue to build the SHAPE platform and expand our global position in UHP process solutions," says David Savage, chief executive officer of SHAPE. "His ability to drive excellence in the customer experience will add significantly to our capabilities in our component shaping division, allowing us to grow and expand in targeted advanced manufacturing applications worldwide."
Jenson spent the past 10 years at Veeco Instruments where he was most recently senior vice president and general manager of the Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) business unit, serving the LED industry. While at Veeco, Jenson held various senior executive roles within technology operating units and product groups including marketing in high growth, acquisition and turnaround situations both domestically and internationally. Previously, Jenson held similar senior executive roles during his 12-year career with Brooks Automation. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with honors from Pennsylvania State University, as well as a M.S. in Engineering Management and Operations Research from Northeastern University.