New Product Buzz Guide: February 2009
January 30, 2009
THE BEST DRYWALL SAFETY DEVICE OF THE CENTURY- Safety StackFinally, a safe way to stack construction materials against walls is now available with the Safety Stack product. There are no moving parts and the product is simple to use. Materials cannot tip or be pulled over with the product’s safety bar in place. Contact us at www.safetystackllc.com for more information on this patent-pending product.
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WALL & CEILING PANELS MOISTURE & CORROSION PROOF PANELS: Extrutech PLASTICS INC.Offers Moisture Proof Wall & Ceiling Panels for use on Porches, Swimming Pool Rooms. Perfect for Non-Food Contact Surfaces in the Food Processing, and Bottling Plants. P3000 Beaded Panels (shown on top) and P1300 Flat Panels (shown on bottom) do not support mold or mildew per ASTM D3273 and D3274.
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DOMES BY OUTWATER: ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS BY OUTWATEROutwater’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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PROROC MOISTURE AND MOLD RESISTANT GYPSUM BOARD WITH M2TECH: CertainTeed GypsumCertainTeed Gypsum’s ProRoc Moisture and Mold Resistant Gypsum Board with M2Tech combines a water resistive core and moisture and mold resistant face paper for added protection against moisture and therefore improved indoor air quality. ProRoc with M2Tech and ProRoc with M2Tech Type X for fire-rated assemblies are designed for use on interior walls and ceilings in residential, commercial and institutional applications.
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Deflection Clip: Flex-Ability ConceptsThe 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.
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20 years ... Building a Culture of Excellence: Master Wall Inc.Master Wall Inc.’s “Top Dog” brochure celebrates our 20th year in business, our customer focus, and our growth from humble beginnings to one of the fastest growing EIFS and stucco manufacturers in the country. As one of the few privately held and American owned companies left in our industry, we know what it takes to develop markets and grow business. www.masterwall.com
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Unload Drywall Without Tethering: Adapa 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. Visit www.adapausa.com for more information.
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Portable Heat Wave FES-Series: Fostoria Industries Inc.Fostoria’s “Heat Wave” Heater is becoming one of the top choices for construction companies throughout the USA. The Heat Wave can raise the temperature 40 degrees F in a building from 1,000 to 2,000 square feet at ceiling heights of 15 feet and under, in a time frame of about two hours. This is accomplished by recycling the confined air in the building. The heat is efficient, clean, safe and controlled thermostatically and has a convenient fan only switch to keep the confined air circulating.
Features of the Fostoria Heat Wave Series are as follows:
- Available in Three Sizes: 10, 15 & 30 kw (34,130 / 51,195 / 102,390 BTU’s).
- Three Voltage Options: 208v, 240v & 480v in both single and three-phase.
- Safe, Clean and UL / C-UL Listed.
- Fostoria Heat Waves are very quiet and maintenance free!
- No dangerous fumes or lost time refueling!
- Fostoria Heat Waves are made in the USA!
No-Coat High Performance Flex: Structus Building TechnologiesIdeal for ceilings, soffits, long or short runs, ULTRAFLEX 450 and ULTRAFLEX 325 install easily, correct poor framing, and deliver straight, precise off-angles that will not crack. Visit our Web videos to hear how No-Coat is giving contractors the competitive edge. www.no-coat.com
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BOX CANNON WITH SLIM LINE BOX: Apla-Tech Inc.Apla-Tech introduces the new lightweight Box Cannon that attaches to our lightweight 7 -, 10 - and 12-inch Slim Line Boxes. Competitively priced with conventional mechanical tools, the finisher can reduce their boxing effort by up to 50 percent while increasing production by up to 50 percent. A small compressor (2.0 CFM at 90 psi minimum requirement) runs this system. Add an “air” pump and filling effort is eliminated.
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SAFETY MANUAL/DVD: The Powder Actuated Tool Manufacturers InstitutePATMI has released a new edition of its Basic Training Manual, updated to reflect changes in ANSI A10.3 and current day practices. This 30-page paperback on the safe use of powder actuated tools and the applications includes education on selection of the proper powder load/booster, and understanding fasteners and fastener accessories. Filled with diagrams and graphic illustrations, it shows fastenings of wood and steel into common base materials. Many users have kept it for quick reference in the field. In addition, PATMI has updated its training video that is available on DVD. This 15 minute film illustrates the actual use of a powder actuated tool and common fastening applications. For information on ordering the Basic Training Manual and Video/DVD go to www.patmi.org.
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TOTAL FLASH - SUPERIOR MOISTURE PROTECTION: TOTAL WALLTotal Flash is an extremely flexible, rubberized, weather-resistant material that provides an alternative to the use of weatherproofing tapes in systems requiring the use of a secondary moisture barrier. When used with fiberglass mesh reinforcement, it forms a long-lasting seal around doors, windows, vents, conduits, and other penetrations of the cladding system of a building. In addition, it is completely compatible with Total Stop RA moisture barrier and all Total Wall adhesives. Substrates compatible with Total Flash include cement board, concrete, brick and concrete masonry, exterior grade plywood and OSB, core-treated exterior gypsum sheathing, fiberglass faced exterior gypsum sheathing, galvanized metal, and aluminum. Visit www.totalwall.com.
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VIVALDI VENETIAN PLASTER SYSTEM: Olea Specialty ProductsOlea Specialty Products introduces the Vivaldi Venetian Plaster system by La Calce Del Brenta to North America. This easy-to-use system features more than 200 colors, a beautiful color catalog and “Stucky” Venetian plaster in three convenient bucket sizes. For more information, visit www.oleaspecialtyproducts.com.
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Bridging Channel to Studs: The Steel NetworkBridgeClip is the most efficient way to secure bridging channel to studs. Simply twist the clip through a stud punch-out, snap it to the 1½-inch channel, and secure with either one (non-bearing) or three (load-bearing) screws through pre-drilled guide holes. BridgeClip eliminates clamping and reduces the number of screws to install. Take the BridgeClip “Challenge” and try BridgeClip today! For more information, visit www.steelnetwork.com.
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GAS-POWERED NAILER: Powers FastenersPowers introduces the revolutionary “wood-to-concrete and everything in between” nailer, the Trak-It C4. This powerful, lightweight tool is the next generation of the renowned Trak-It line of gas-powered tools, and is the genesis of completely portable fastening in wood to concrete applications. Trak-It C4 features a comprehensive range of pins for a broad range of fastening needs, from sill plates, studs and plywood anchored to concrete walls, floors and forms, plus metal track anchored to concrete and concrete block. Visit Powers’ Web site at www.powers.com.
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LAFARGE MOLD DEFENSE DRYWALL PRODUCTS: LAFARGELafarge introduces an improved line of Mold Defense drywall products. Designed for use in interior wall and ceiling applications, Mold Defense protects against mold, mildew and now offers the added benefit of moisture resistance. Mold Defense products are available in 1/2-inch and 5/8-inch thicknesses and feature a non-combustible mold, mildew and moisture-treated gypsum core and treated paper facings on the front (green), back and long edges. For more information contact Lafarge.
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"Private Label" Program in Color: Demand Products Inc.Keep your logo and phone number in front of your customer. Special weather and solvent resistant laminated 1-inch-by-3-inch labels in 24 colors of ink. Labels outlast imprinted/stamped versions. Mix and matching is OK. Customize any float or trowel (on page 52 of the new 2009 catalog). Order today online at www.demandproducts.com.
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Commercial Coatings: Quikspray 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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