Angle Profiles are galvanized for corrosion protection.

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Made from high-strength steel and manufactured to application requirements, roll-formed Flo-Form(TM) Angle Profiles feature multi-layer protective coating that consists of 99.99% pure zinc, conversion coating, and clear organic topcoat to seal surface. Topcoat acts as natural primer, minimizing labor involved with pre-paint surface preparation. With in-line galvanizing process, pre-punched holes are coated and protected like remaining surface.



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Allied Tube Launches New Product - Flo-Form(TM) In-Line Galvanized Angles



Harvey, Illinois (September 20, 2006) - Allied Tube & Conduit is rolling out their latest innovation in coated steel products. Flo-Form(TM), is a unique, in-line galvanized, roll formed angle designed to meet specific needs in the marketplace for engineered angle profiles. Flo-Form angles offer greater design flexibility and more product line choices, coupled with elevated corrosion protection from Allied's in-line galvanizing process.

"We see a need in the marketplace for an angle profile that allows greater flexibility to design newer, more competitive end product offerings. At Allied, we're well known for our technology and expertise with in-line galvanizing tubular products. We've used this knowledge to create an angle product that offers many of the same benefits," says Edward Kurasz, Vice-President of the Mechanical Division. "The possibilities for this product are endless."

Flo-Form angle profiles are manufactured from higher-strength steel and are coated with a unique multi-layer protective coating that consists of 99.99% pure zinc, a conversion coating, and a clear organic topcoat to thoroughly seal the surface. These angle profiles can be used "as-is" for outstanding corrosion protection, or painted/powder coated for an added aesthetic appeal. The clear organic topcoat acts as a natural primer, drastically minimizing the labor involved with pre-paint surface preparation. One of the most beneficial features of Flo-Form is that the angle profiles are manufactured to specific wall thicknesses, size, and length of a customer's application.

"The fact that our (Allied's) unique processing techniques allow Flo-Form to be customized to fit the requirements of our customer's needs takes Flo-Form to a new level in the industry," says Kurasz. "By providing a profile that meets design specifications instead of designing around a standard profile, we are helping our customers to purchase exactly what they need and reduce cost."

Flo-Form angles also deliver better cost and time efficiencies by eliminating the steps of hot-dipping, painting, or powder coating, which include labor, extra freight, and excessive handling costs. By nature of the in-line galvanizing process, pre-punched holes are coated and protected just like the remaining surface - eliminating concerns about unprotected areas. The 99.99% pure zinc coating also makes Flo-Form an angle profile that can be readily welded.

"The excitement and enthusiasm surrounding Flo-Form has been amazing. Flo-Form is going to make a significant impact in the way steel consumers purchase angle profiles," says Kurasz.

About Allied Tube & Conduit
Headquartered in Harvey, Illinois, Allied Tube & Conduit has been one of the world's leading suppliers of in-line galvanized steel tubing since 1960, with industry-leading brand names such as Flo-Coat® and Gatorshield®. Allied Tube & Conduit is a business unit of Tyco International. More information on Allied Tube & Conduit can be found at www.alliedtube.com. More information on Tyco can be found at www.tyco.com. Information on Flo-Form(TM) angles can be obtained at alliedflo-form.com, or by calling (888) Flo-Form (888-356-3676).

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