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January 6, 2014

United Gilsonite Laboratories developed what it calls the first clear masonry waterproofer.

Scranton, Pa.-based UGL introduced the Drylok Clear Masonry Waterproofer as an alternative coating to traditional pigmented waterproofing systems. According to the company, it is a ideal for waterproofing new and existing construction made of masonry block, pre-cast, poured walls, interior and exterior, and decorative elements, such as split faced block, stone, brick and stucco. 

January 2, 2014

Scranton, Pa.-based United Gilsonite Laboratories launched a new concrete toner under the Drylok brand.

UGL’s new Drylok Concrete Tone is designed as a concrete tone coat to even out discolorations, stains and blotches. The company says the product penetrates at an even ratio, eliminating uneven color.

Just like wood decks, concrete slabs that had color added to the mix can fade and dull with age, hence the need for the new product.

The product is available in three colors and a tint base for custom coloring. 


March 30, 2011

Dogged by asbestos claims, United Gilsonite Laboratories (UGL) has filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in a Pennsylvania U.S. district court. The paint and coatings manufacturer is seeking court approval to establish a trust fund to settle outstanding claims and an injunction preventing asbestos-related awards except though the trust.

UGL used asbestos in joint compound but discontinued the practice more than 30 years ago, according to the company.

May 4, 2008

About 30,000 members of the home improvement retail community are expected to flock to Las...

September 9, 2007

United Gilsonite Laboratories (UGL) is ramping up its partnership with International Specialty Products (ISP), a...