Our Story

The concept of the Sealant Technologies, Inc was actually born out of a need to " scratch our own itch ".  It was back in 2005 when we saw a need to have a small, portable spray foam equipment that would allow us to spray our new AireBarrier sealant into poultry houses. All of the existing spray equipment that was available was large, complicated and expensive and our goal was to be able to go into buildings, fix them and then get out. We were a maintenance company that was in need of a way go into buildings and fix things. 

What We Started With

When we started our very first company, it was called Ag-tite and our major focus was to use spray foam to air seal poultry houses. Of course, we had no idea of what we were doing and we just jumped into the industry not really knowing what questions to ask. Well, that was a HUGE mistake. Our first piece of equipment was a long 30' trailer and a Dodge truck. Here was our first problem. The truck and trailer did not fit into the poultry house so we had to drag a 300' through the entire poultry house, so took tons of time and whole lot of physical effort. At the end of each day, we were beat!

Our First Portable Machine - 2005

In the photo above, you see our first attempt at building something that would work. We took a Spiider spray machine that was equipped with a Graco Reactor E-20 and was originally designed to spray wine cellars! It was really complicated, had a lot of valves and piping and it was very difficult to work on because it was enclosed in a metal case. Also, because it was all exposed to the elements it really left the entire system vulnerable to tons of down time. 

Our Second Portable Machine - 2006

But we did not stop working on the portable spray foam machine idea. It just seemed like a very natural fit for all of the work we were doing, given that most of it was actually small maintenance projects that just required one set of chemical material to get the job done. This cart assembly still used the Graco Reactor E-20 which was the machine that we used all of the time in our trailers. We did like that spray machine because it was good for spraying a lot of AireBarrier Black spray sealants, but when it came to using the Graco E-20 for anything portable, it was really hard to work with. 

We Kept Experimenting - 2007

This was a very interesting design that we played with for a short period of time. Our thought was that we could take a Graco Reactor E-20 and put it into a JobBox. We called it the Spray Cube. It kind of worked because we were able to move it around on wheels and because it was all metal, we could actually lock it up at night. 

Another JobBox Version - 2008

But we did not stop working on the portable spray foam machine idea. It just seemed like a very natural fit for all of the work we were doing, given that most of it was actually small maintenance projects that just required one set of chemical material to get the job done. This cart assembly still used the Graco Reactor E-20 which was the machine that we used all of the time in our trailers. We did like that spray machine because it was good for spraying a lot of AireBarrier Black spray sealants, but when it came to using the Graco E-20 for anything portable, it was really hard to work with. 

Our First Spray Pod Design - 2009

Even though we spent most of our time from 2005 - 2009 building the Ag-tite company and it's brand, the need continued to find a portable spray foam machine that would allow us to take our AireBarrier into other markets, not just agriculture. We searched high and low for proportioner that we could use to test the idea and decided on the Graco Reactor E-10. What we saw was that it was equipment that had some of the right features that we were looking for which included heaters, enough pump strength ( 10 lbs/min ) and a control system to operate the system. 

The First Spray Pod 1.0 - 2010

So the work continued and so too the cost of our development of what we were officially calling the Spray Pod 1.0. The photos above and below shows our first attempt to upgrade the Graco E-10. You can see that these photos actually show the same original small wheels and an unheated hose. Because the basic Graco E-10 was not a fully heated system, then we had to figure out how to integrate a heated hose and then regulate the temperature. 

We Finish The Spray Pod 1.0 - 2011

With all of the time and money that has gone into the concept of a Spray Pod 1.0, it was also time to begin to protect the idea. Many of the concepts that we wanted to implement into the design of the Spray Pod 1.0 came out of a frustration in our own operation of a spray business and many of these lessons were expensive. The application for a Patent tells anyone who is looking at a Spray Pod that we are serious about what we do and where we are going and that we want to protect our investment. 

We started to sell the 1.0 - 2012

The Spray Pod 1.0 was launched in October, 2012 for estimated price of around $18,000. Since that introduction, most of the machines that have been purchased have been in the agricultural market for spraying the current version of the AireBarrier. We see the Spray Pod 1.0 to first of a new generation of portable spray foam equipment which will bring an affordable solution to many of the building envelope issue that are faced today.  

People Liked The Productivity - 2013

In line with our philosophy of providing an entire integrated system,  when we launched we offered a portfolio of other accessories in order to complete the spray platform. This is in fact where we first got the idea of creating a platform approach for our business model. In the end, we did sell the Spray Pod 1.0, both as a stand alone spray foam machine and also as a platform.  All of those sales went into the agriculture/poultry industry and some and perhaps most are still in operation today. 

We started our new generation - 2014

Sealant Technologies, Inc decided that it if we were going to make this happen, we had to look outside of the spray foam industry for answers. Critical to this new generation of small portable spray foam machines was the pump, which is why we started with an air pneumatic plural pump. This machine we built in a garage and used the existing frame for the Spray Pod 1.0 to mount the components to. 

High Pressure Spray Foam

The Spray Pod 2.0 allows the operator to apply spray foams, air barriers and even air seal existing residential houses in a very affordable and seamless way. This portable spray foam system design allows the business to focus on doing what they do best, which is to make money. All of the components were designed to apply high pressure polyurethane chemistry. 

Low Pressure Spray Foam

Sealant Technologies, Inc. has been working on developing a portable spray foam machine that is easy to operate and affordable to own. We knew this wouldn't be an easy task but we saw the need for a portable spray foam machine that could be simple to use and operate and easy to maintain. We wanted to develop a Spray Foam Hybrid for smaller spray foam projects in the $2,000 - $5,000 price range

The Spray Sealants Gun for Canisters allows for application of spray sealants from a 10 lb or 16 lb Canister. This means that all of those larger projects that used to require a foam kit, can now be applied faster and more affordably. Also, because the Spray Sealants Gun volume can be controlled through the air compressor you can change the amount of material that you are spraying in a matter of seconds.