New Product Buzz Guide: February 2010
Unload drywall without tetheringAdapa Inc.
Leaning out an opening to reach for sheets of drywall can be a concern to you and OSHA. The easy-to-install DrywallGATE assists in unloading drywall, without tethering. It incorporates a one-way barrier gate. Drywall glides into an opening providing the worker protection from a misstep when reaching for the next sheet of drywall. For more information, visit www.adapausa.com.
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Commercial CoatingsQuikspray Inc.
Quikspray Inc. is celebrating 50 years of business in the commercial coatings industry. The company manufactures application equipment (The Carrousel Pump line) and mixing equipment (Quikstir Mixers) that are distributed worldwide throughout more than 60 countries. Fireproofing, acoustics, interior and exterior textures, and plaster, stucco, deck coatings, epoxies, waterproofing, artificial rocks and waterfalls, and pool plasters are just some of the many coatings that can be applied with Quikspray pumps and mixers. www.quikspray.com.
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DOMES BY OUTWATERARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS BY OUTWATER
Outwater’s new lines of Shallow Decorative Polymer Domes, Fiberglass Round and Elliptical shaped Domes, and Domes with Integrated Light Coves were designed to accommodate otherwise insurmountable technological challenges often encountered when installing large, dimensional objects in new and existing residential and commercial ceiling applications. Outwater’s new Domes are available in both “one step” surface mounted or recessed installation formats, and feature one-piece construction integrating the Domes with their peripheral Trim for a “seamless” clean finish. For more information, visit www.outwater.com
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Deflection ClipFlex-Ability Concepts
The Three Legged Dog deflection clip by Flex-Ability Concepts eliminates fumbling or dropped clips. Slide the clip onto the top end of the stud. With the clip attached, raise the stud into the deep-leg track and snap into place. Then, secure the clip using conventional fasteners. The Three Legged Dog allows for 1⁷⁄₈-inch of total deflection. www.flexabilityconcepts.com
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WATER-ACTIVATED CORNER TRIMSTRUCTUS BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES
HYDROTRIM corners install in two easy steps: simply spray with water, and press on. No need for staples, screws or messy adhesives. HYDROTRIM uses less mud to install and finish, saving you money. Goes on fast, saving you time. From Structus Building Technologies, the makers of NO-COAT. For more information, visit www.hydrotrimcorner.com.
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DOW ENERFOAM 25 & 42 WITH FREE DISPENSING GUNDemand Products Inc.
Enerfoam is now available in two popular sizes-20 ounce and 26 ounce.
Performs as an adhesive and filler
Equal to 40-quart tubes of adhesive
Cures initially in 10 minutes
950 lineal feet at 1/2-inch bead
For more information, call a company sales representative or visit www.demandproducts.com.
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National Gypsum's New ProForm BRAND Setting Joint CompoundsNational Gypsum
National Gypsum’s new ProForm BRAND Quick Set and Quick Set Lite Setting Joint Compounds are elevating industry standards. Formulated in collaboration with drywall finishers, Quick Set and Quick Set Lite are easier to mix, whiter, creamier in texture and provide a consistent work time with a snap set. They are GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified for indoor air quality. For more information, visit www.nationalgypsum.com.
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CEILINGS FOR OPEN PLENUMSArmstrong Ceilings
Optima Capz acoustical ceiling systems from Armstrong provide excellent sound absorption while maintaining the look and feel of open plenum or exposed structure spaces. The large-size, fine-textured ceiling panels can be installed to a metal deck to maximize ceiling height, onto drywall, or suspended with wires. www.armstrong.com/contractorsonly
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ACRYLIC SILICONIZED FINISHTotal Wall
The only Acrylic Siliconized Finish with Elastomeric Flexible Properties on the market today at your everyday regular price for a standard acrylic. What’s the secret? Superior product chemistry and over 30 years of experience making the best quality coatings available! Total Wall Journeyman Finishes are mold and mildew resistant, flexible, Siliconized and 100 percent acrylic.
• Exceptional coverage
• Excellent workability
• Easy to spread
• Easy to float
• Works great over EIFS basecoats and hard coat stucco
Contact us for a free sample and visit www.totalwall.com.
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Taping Tools and Spray EquipmentAL’S TAPING TOOLS & SPRAY EQUIPMENT
Automatic Taping Tools
Family owned and operated since 1985. Please visit the Web site www.drywalltools.com for specials on full-sets of taping tools and other drywall products!
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Weather Defense PlatinumLafarge North America Inc.
Lafarge Weather Defense Platinum is a moisture- and mold-resistant exterior wall sheathing designed to be covered by an exterior-finish cladding. It is lightweight, scores, cuts and fastens easily, and provides irritation-resistant handling. It also provides protection in most applications, under normal weather conditions, from exposure to the elements for up to 12 months. For more information, please contact your area sales manager or the Lafarge Customer Value Department. Visit www.lafarge-na.com for further information.
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Construction Spanish to English Dictionary, plus Audio CDsThis specialized dictionary contains more than 1,500 of the most important words, phrases and templates used in the wall and ceiling industry. Also included are Audio CDs that contain the pronunciation (both in Spanish and English) of all words in the dictionary. This Spanish/English training package should be in the hands of all your people to actively improve communications on the job site.
BONUS BUY: Buy 1, Get 1 FREE (offer expires February 28). That’s a savings of $29.95 (enter coupon code: WC FEB10 at checkout).
Visit www.AECStore.com to purchase.
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