Chem-Pruf is at this year’s NRPA Conference and Exposition!

The National Recreation and Park Association’s Congress and Exposition in Charlotte, North Carolina starts today and goes through the 16th. More than 7,000 industry professionals and nearly 400 exhibitors will be in attendance. There will be hundreds of education sessions as well as an exposition showcasing products and services. Chem-Pruf is proud to be exhitibing at such a great event and will have on display our beautiful fiberglass doors.

From world renowned theme parks, zoos, and exotic game ranches, to city and state parks, to swimming pools and aquariums, Chem-Pruf fiberglass doors maintain a level of decorum that is second to none. Doors in many of these applications are exposed to moisture, corrosive chemicals, animal waste and harsh weather. Chem-Pruf door systems are designed for these applications and will perform flawlessly and remain beautiful year after year.

Stop by and see us at booth 3710 if you are at this year’s NRPA in Charlotte. We would love the opportunity to ask how we can help you. For more information on why we are the industry leader feel free to call us at 800-444-6924 or visit our website at




Chem-Pruf is Proud to be at this Year’s WEFTEC!

This past Saturday marked the beginning of this year’s WEFTEC in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Water Federations Annual Technician Exhibition and Conference is designed to educate and spread research on today’s water quality education and training. With over 22,000 companies in attendance, this conference offers a great networking opportunity for the industry’s leaders and professionals. Displaying the top technology tools for the water industry, this conference is a great way to gather domestic and international business.

Water and wastewater professionals from around the globe will be in attendance ranging from collection systems managers to environmental engineers and more. The WEFTEC is a top annual exhibit and is a leader in trade shows in North America. Chem-Pruf is honored to not only be a part of this conference, but to learn and spread knowledge about the water and wastewater industry.

Wastewater show

Do you know the true benefits of fiberglass when exposed to corrosion? Hollow metal doors can break down and corrode when exposed to hazardous conditions. Chem-Pruf’s fiberglass doors are able to remain intact when exposed to the harsh elements. From wastewater applications to water processing facilities and more, our fiberglass doors are sure to remain corrosion free! Our doors contain a seamless construction that will prevent any dirt, moisture, and bacteria from breaking through the door surface. Our doors are able to stand up to daily wash downs and offer profound defense against sulfuric acid produced in raw sewage.

Take a look at our Water and Wastewater application information to get more details on our fiberglass doors in the industry:

Be sure to come see us at booth number 8045, along with many other leading water and wastewater industry professionals at this year’s WEFTEC. For more information on Chem-Pruf and our industry leading fiberglass doors, check us out on Facebook or on our website!

Chem-Pruf to Attend this Year’s AZA Annual Conference!

Tomorrow,  September 12th, the 2014 annual conference of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums will be held in Orlando, FL! This event is a great opportunity for wildlife professionals to spread awareness about animal care, education, safety, and conservation. Professional individuals from across the nation will be in attendance to participate in the fun and exciting experience! Founded in 1924, this nonprofit organization is committed to enhancing zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. The AZA and the annual conference is a great network tool to spread awareness and knowledge.

Chem-Pruf is excited to be a part of the show and is proud to have a product that can benefit Zoos and Aquariums. Chem-Pruf FRP doors stand-up beautifully against the elements often found in Zoos and Aquariums such as; moisture, animal waste, cleaning chemicals and even harsh weather. Chem-Pruf doors will perform flawlessly year after year and the beautiful, glossy gelcoat finish, one-piece construction and molded-in accessories make it the ideal choice for these corrosive applications.

Chem-Pruf fiberglass doors are naturally friendly to the environment; longevity, cleanliness, strength and stability make it a sound choice for a “green tomorrow” and beyond. So whether it’s for an elephant exhibit, a penguin habitat, or the entrance of a shark reef, take comfort in knowing that you can’t go wrong with a Chem-Pruf fiberglass door. Check out some of our doors in these zoo photos and see for yourself how greatly Chem-Pruf doors can complement your application!

Zoo 2

Zoo 1

For more information on the 2014 Association of Zoos and Aquariums, visit their website!

Damaging Weather Sweeping through Hawaii


This weekend will bring damaging winds and heavy rain to the coast of Hawaii. As Hurricane Iselle drew near the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, it was downgraded to a tropical storm. Being the first tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years, Iselle brought only strong winds and a large amount of rain fall. Precautionary methods were taken for impact and citizens prepared themselves for the worst possible outcome. Many flights were closed during the harsh weather and local grocery stores are full of customers looking to stock up on necessities.

These types of storms leave damaging conditions, power outages, and high gusting winds and debris. With 65 mph winds, Iselle lowered itself from a hurricane to a tropical storm. This time of the year can be a tough time for certain parts of the country especially in coastal conditions.

Chem-Pruf has a product specifically designed for the damaging conditions one would find in a Hurricane. Our Hurricane/FBC rated storm doors have received Florida Building Code (FBC), IBC and Texas Dept. of Insurance (TDI) approval for installation in high wind coastal conditions as well as meet or exceed the standards set for large missile impact (ASTM-E1886/1996 missile level D), both positive and negative cycle pressure and wind load. Along with certification for Large missile impact (TAS 201), Uniform static air pressure (TAS 202), and Cycle wind pressure load (TAS 203), our doors will provide years of corrosion-resistant service and will withstand corrosive salt air.

Chem-Pruf fiberglass doors are designed to be installed in the worst atmospheric conditions. From coastal applications to Wastewater Treatment Facilities to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities, our doors are able to hold up against harsh environments. Rust is never an issue with fiberglass doors. Along with our profound quality, we offer a lifetime guarantee against failure due to corrosion. So if your facility is on the coast or in an area with high wind conditions, check out our Hurricane/FBC rated door.

Storm Rated Door

For more information call us at  800-444-6924.

The Choice for a Green Tomorrow

There was an interesting article in an earlier issue this year of Building Design and Construction magazine that discussed the top green movements in the modern industry. The article was by senior editor Julie S. Higginbotham and she was able to layout some great new ways companies are making the switch to more environment friendly features. She goes on to explain how the green building movement in North America will continue to grow and is showing no sign of slowing down.

Chem-Pruf is committed to protecting the environment and to preserving resources by producing products with long service lives and minimal or no upkeep requirements – and that includes no need ever to paint, eliminating possible adverse environmental impact from that activity. Chem-Pruf fiberglass doors have a lifetime guarantee against corrosion, so unlike hollow metal doors, Chem-Pruf doors rarely if ever reach landfills. Plus, Chem-Pruf doors come in a variety of colors and finishes. Below are some of the finishes that are available.

colors and finishes

Be sure to check Chem-Pruf’s green statement to learn about how we are doing our part for the environment!

Do You Know the True Cost of a Hollow Metal Door in a Corrosive Environment?

The average service life of a hollow metal door in a corrosive environment is only 2.5 years. Over a 25 year period the door would have to be replaced on average 10 times. The door has to be painted after installation and the paint needs to be maintained. If the door is not painted on a regular basis the door will deteriorate even quicker. So if you estimate the repeated price of purchasing the door, the required maintenance, paint and installation costs, you are looking at a staggering $27,440 over a 25 year period.

Can you guess what a fiberglass door from Chem-Pruf will cost you over the same period? $3,009; this is 9 times less than the cost of a Hollow Metal Door!

Fiberglass vs Steel-01

Fiberglass doors should be your only choice when corrosion is a concern. Fiberglass doors do not break down or corrode the way hollow metal doors do when exposed to water, corrosive materials or heavy washdown. Chem-Pruf fiberglass doors are chemically welded assemblies, they have a monolithic design so there are no seams, gaps or cavities for bacteria, moisture or dirt to enter the interior of the door. Chem-Pruf FRP doors are manufactured with a permanent gelcoat finish and will never need to be painted.

For more information on Chem-Pruf fiberglass doors and frames call 956-544-1000.

A Color Spectrum of Opportunity

Why are we comfortable in one place and uneasy in another? Why are we attracted to one product over another? The simple answer is color. Color accounts for a large percentage of our response to an object or a place. Wherever we go we respond to color, but the importance of color is often underestimated. Color use is important to us personally in our homes, in the colors we choose to wear, but color is also very important in the places where we work and visit. For example, Chem-Pruf’s white doors support the various lightening levels required for research compared to other light absorbing door materials such as stainless steel.

Chem-Pruf Fiberglass White Doors for Pharmaceutical  Faciliites

Chem-Pruf Fiberglass White Doors for Pharmaceutical Faciliites

Of course Chem-Pruf offers more than just white, Chem-Pruf offers a wide spectrum of colors. As a matter of fact, Chem-Pruf has 4 standard colors for fast delivery, 14 pre-matched colors and Chem-Pruf can match your exact color scheme, even integral color designs.

Custom Chem-Pruf Doors

Custom Chem-Pruf Doors

Oversized doors, dutch doors, sliding doors, doors with custom finishes, doors with custom textures and doors with custom designs molded-in. Whatever the challenge, Chem-Pruf has the solution! Our Engineers and Sales staff are eager to help create the exact door for your unique requirements. Call us today at 800-444-6924 and let us show you why we are #1 in the industry in designing and manufacturing custom fiberglass doors.

Chem-Pruf uses only the highest quality gelcoats in the manufacturing of our fiberglass door systems with 25 mils of the specified color integrally molded-in. The gelcoat is cured within a temperature range of 120°F to 170°F creating an impermeable outer surface, uniform color throughout and a permanent homogeneous bond with the resin/fiberglass substrate beneath. This superior finish offers the first line of defense against environmental and chemical attack and with a color that you are sure to love.