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ILC partners with N.J. company, uses Kevlar to flood-proof assets


Smart Vent Products of Pitman N.J. and ILC Dover of Frederica are partnering to bring a new line of flood proofing products to market. The new line uses another local product — Dow-Dupont’s Kevlar.

The Flex-Wall line uses high-strength flexible walls that can be deployed to protect buildings and equipment from floods. The Flex-Wall is constructed from high-tensile-strength Kevlar with stainless steel hardware.

It can hold back up to 14 feet of rushing floodwater, the companies said.

Flex-Wall can be configured to surround buildings or to cover doorways, storefront windows, and garage entrances. All flood protection components are stored at the point-of-use and rapidly deployed and retracted before and after a flood event to eliminate downtime at the affected facility.

“For more than 15 years, Smart Vent has been protecting buildings with its state-of-the-art wet floodproofing solutions,” said Brad Walters, vice president at ILC Dover. “This vast experience as well as its industry-leading certified floodplain managers make Smart Vent the perfect partner for ILC Dover’s Flex-Wall Dry Floodproofing technology.”

Flex-Wall systems are currently being installed in New York City to protect a major electrical utility in the city, the companies said.

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