ZPen® Fastening System

Today’s Lightning Protection Systems (LPS) are attached to structures using one of two unappealing options. First, sheet metal screws and loops are used to fasten every 3 feet wherever the LPS) is installed. That’s hundreds, often thousands, of penetrations in watertight systems. Second, the no penetration option is to use an adhesive system using construction mastics. Current adhesive support systems for LPS are visually unappealing, famously unreliable for long term adhesion, and can’t be used on vertical surfaces.

ZPen® System uses state-of-the-art, architectural adhesive tapes with patent pending fasteners to ensure consistent appearance and long-lasting adhesion. With VFC’s ZPen® Fastening System, the building owner and architect get the best of both worlds. The system creates no support penetrations to any flashing or sheet metal surfaces without sheet metal screws and is mounted to the surfaces with an attractive patented support clip with no unappealing or unsightly construction mastic. It’s so effective that we confidently provide a 10 Year Adhesion Warranty.

A photo of a ZPen Fastening System for lightning protection systems.

ABB OPR Initiation Advance Lightning Air Terminal

For today’s modern industrial facilities, conventional approaches to Lightning Protection are often impractical, or even impossible. We have teamed up with ABB®, the international leader in Lightning Protection technology, to provide these facilities with total site and facility protection. The ABB® OPR Lightning Protection system is the world leading ESE technology and is now UL Listed.

A photo of ABB OPR ESE.
A red beam used for lightning protection implementation.
A red beam used for lightning protection implementation.

Grounding Products

Our grounding solution efforts are designed to prevent downtime and equipment failure during lightning storms, which saves your business time and money. Check out our top of the line grounding products and find which solutions are right for you!

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