Adhesives, Coatings & Specialties

ASCIDIAN CONSERVATION PROJECT – OPERATION SPONGE

OPERATION SPONGE

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We would like to formally thank the Fortis team for their expert assistance and guidance on our sponge and ascidian conservation project – Operation Sponge.

Operation Sponge is a community based project where diving and non-diving members of the public volunteered their time to save Melbourne’s most popular marine habitat and dive site. 150 linear meters of submerged timber wall that hosts an incredible sponge garden that is world famous is being replaced. The old timbers, including the sponge garden, were being discarded to landfill. Our aim was to reduce the recovery timeframe of the habitat.

We faced a difficult task to relocate 5500 sponges and ascidians. Our biggest challenge was to source, test and acquire an adhesive that was environmentally friendly and non toxic to be applied underwater to effectively glue marine life to the new exposed timber panels.

The Fortis team expertly guided us through a series of tests on a range of adhesives and compared them to a domestically available product to ensure we selected the most successful product for our project. In a further act of resourcefulness the Fortis team assisted us in acquiring the adhesive and was instrumental in determining the most efficient delivery method to ensure our dive team was safe, were able to apply the adhesive quickly to reduced our in-water exposure time and which was efficient to ensure we completed the 5500 relocations inside the project timeline.

Not only were we able to source the most successful adhesive but we were able to purchase it at an extremely competitive price that enabled us to acquire the total volume required to complete the project in full and under budget.

AJ Morton

Operation Sponge

Dive2U Mobile Adventures

New Build for Dandenong CFA with some old History

Dandenong Fire Brigade moved into their new premises but brought a touch of the old with them. The boys built a board room table using the old floor boards from the old brigade and had Art In Motion air brush actually pictures of the guys fighting fires. The table was then coated in multiple layers of Fortis Coat  519 to give in many years of protection. Well done Art In Motion

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Dandenong CFA board room table artwork airbrushed by ART in Motion. Clear coat by Fortis

Fortis Coat 519 on table top

Dandenong CFA board room table artwork airbrushed by ART in Motion. Clear coat by Fortis

Timber Adhesives – Working With Wood Show – Brisbane

Timber Adhesives  at the Timber & Working With Wood | Brisbane.

Pyk Online combined with their principle of SACHYS Robertson Square Drive Screws to also promote Fortis AD5405 and Fortis AD317 at the Timber and Working with Wood show in Brisbane from 15th-17th May.

Pyk Online provide an online portal for construction and trade supplies to the Australian market. They have recently teamed up with Screw It to distribute the SACHYS Robertson Square Drive Screws.  Other products Pyk Online offer include:

Adhesives | Sealants | Protective Equipment | Tools

The timber adhesives where offered in the newly designed 500ml bottles

More information regarding Fortis woodworking adhesives please contact Fortis Adhesives and Coatings.

Concrete Acid Stains – Artistic Concrete

Concrete Acid Stains – Artistic Concrete by Natalie Sun.

Concrete Acid Stains – Artistic Concrete by Natilie has has found new life  on artistic concrete

Natalie uses an arresting style to create her distinctive portraits. Merging traditional painting techniques with less tradition mediums, she has developed a complex and unconventional practice.

Natalie’s introduction to concrete as a canvas allows her to create images that are deep set within the substrates of the artwork itself. She spends countless hours adding layer upon layer of chemically reacting acid stains (supplied by Fortis Adhesives and Coatings), inks and dyes. Reworking images by etching away at the cement with highly controlled applications of acid.

A keen observer of the everyday and fascinated with physical characteristics and the phycological boundaries of people, Natalie Sun looks to capture those uneasily defined expressions and moments. Challenging viewers to draw upon their own unique set of emotions and experiences.

More information regarding acid stains can be found at Fortis Concrete Acid Stains-Artistic Concrete  For information regarding Natalie’s works and studio go to  N52.NAATSTUDIO.COM.

Low VOC Acrylic Sealers for Concrete

The All New Range of Acrylic Sealers and Polishes

Acryla Pave   / Acryla Seal / Acryla Polish

Acrylic Sealers

Stencilled paving in need of acrylic sealer.

Acrylic Sealers

Fortis Acryla Seal on stencilled concrete

Low VOC water based Acrylic hybrid coatings and sealers have been added to the Fortis range of concrete floor treatments.

Developments in technology have allowed Fortis to design properties that give the sealers better
gloss, improved penetration and superior wear.
All for use on many surfaces including driveways, factory floors, shopping centre , concrete, vinyl and terrazzo.
All are simply one pack water based, non-yellowing with easy re-coatability.

Contact your nearest stockist of Fortis Adhesives & Coatings.