New Product Buzz Guide: December 2007
December 5, 2007
Exaktime revolutionized time and attendance tracking in 2000, when it introduced the all-weather, battery-powered JobClock. This rugged timeclock is the #1 selling portable timekeeping system in construction because it’s durable, easy to use, 100 percent accurate, and automates payroll. Over 500,000 workers clock in every day with The JobClock System. Visit www.jobclock.com
Easy Life PanelsExtrutech Plastics Inc.
Extrutech offers maintenance free, moisture proof, Beaded Panel to be used in remodeling or new construction projects. Use as wainscoting in your kitchen, bath or family room. Looks great as a ceiling in your kitchen, bath or porch. Easy to install and clean. Just wipe off with soap and water. Resists splashes and spills and will not stain, rot, or delaminate. Meets ASTM E-84 Class A for Low Smoke. Fire Resistant. Custom Lengths. 10 year warranty. www.epiplastics.com
GENUINE STONE TILES BY OUTWATERARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS BY OUTWATER
Outwater’s Genuine Stone Tiles comprise 100 percent natural stones that are individually adhered in mosaic or stacked patterns onto mesh-style backings to create easy-to-install, seamless interlocking tiles. Ideally suited for interior or exterior use in a vast range of residential and commercial new construction or renovation projects, Outwater’s Genuine Stone Tiles are offered in a variety of exotic and traditional round and flat stones in numerous styles and colors to suit a wide assortment of vertical or horizontal applications. Visit www.outwater.com
SURFACE MOUNT GRID SYSTEMACP
CeilingMAX quickly and easily covers old tile ceilings, floor joists, plaster or drywall. Using “snap-in” technology, CeilingMAX works with any standard 2 x 2-foot or 2 x 4-foot tiles. Manufactured with high-grade vinyl, CeilingMAX eliminates rust and scratches without demolition cost, mess and downtime. CeilingMAX provides an immediate acoustic solution–and with surface mounting, saves up to 6 inches of ceiling height. www.acpideas.com
MUD-MAX DRYWALL COMPOUND ADDITIVETRIM-TEX
Designed to improve the strength and adhesive performance of drywall compounds, textures, and plaster products! Mud-Max is engineered to help the drywaller deal with the challenging conditions created by today’s larger homes and more spacious interiors. Try it for free and you’ll see!
Continuous Flow mechanical boxesApla-Tech, Inc.
Apla-Tech, Inc. introduces its 7”, 10” and 12” mechanical boxes ready to attach to our Continuous Flow System. Cut your box weight by up to 70%, boxing effort by half, and increase production by over 100%. All this in just the first day. These durable, high quality boxes can go through about 1-gallon per minute. www.apla-tech.com
TOTAL FLASH - SUPERIOR MOISTURE PROTECTIONTOTAL WALL
Total 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.
QUIKSTIX SOFFIT SYSTEMARMSTRONG
Reduce time and labor installing drop soffits and bulkheads with the new QuikStix Soffit System from Armstrong. This new time and money-saving installation system features knockouts at 6-inch or 8-inch centers to reduce cutting time, while alignment holes make it easy to insert screws and form angles. The new system also incorporates a flattened bulb that is offset to allow true angles without interference.
SEE OUR VIDEOS ON "YOUTUBE" -- WATCH PRODUCTS WORK!DEMAND PRODUCTS INC.
Watch videos on many of our machines. “New Products” link on Home Pages. See Videos on the Easy Coat Silver Coater, Foam Densifier, TriMixx Commercial 3-Bucket Mixer, CNC Hot Wire and more! Free 2007 Catalog! Order today. Online at www.demandproducts.com. or www.demandfoamcutting.com.
LAFARGE MOLD DEFENSE DRYWALL PRODUCTSLAFARGE
Lafarge 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.
TRAKLOC FRAMING SYSTEMTRAKLOC STEEL FRAMING
The Trakloc Framing System is an interior drywall stud that locks into tracks with a fast and efficient ”twist and lock” method. Because the stud also telescopes, framers spend less time on lifts or ladders, making job sites safer and keeping workers healthier. Additionally, Trakloc reduces labor costs by up to 50 percent. Visit www.trakloc.com
PUTZMEISTER 18 HP PUMPPUTZMEISTER AMERICA INC.
Primarily used for outside plaster and stucco, the compact yet powerful Putzmeister S5 GH 18 hp gas version features a new hydraulic drive technology. The technology offers the ease of fully variable volume output and a reverse pump feature to relieve line pressure. For more information, please visit www.putzmeister.com.
PROFESSIONAL FINISH GUNFaux Effects International Inc.
The FX 2000 HVLP System features a revolutionary turbine gun that allows professionals to focus on applying the finish, not working the gun. Equipped with easy access controls, trigger with 75 percent lighter pull, ergonomic handle that’s ideal for large jobs, industrial packings, exclusive duckbill check valve that protects air passages from paint contamination, adjustable tube and quick-change fluid sets. Visit www.fauxstore.com.
90-DEGREE CORNERSCarefree Corners
Continuous Corners, Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes corners for use with plaster sill screeds and J-weep products. They are manufactured in both round and square designs and eliminate costly repairs as well as on-the-job injuries. The corners are a cosmetic transition for 90-degree angles that provide true, consistent results.
Decorative ceiling surfacesM-Boss Inc.
M-Boss Inc. is the premier manufacturer of decorative metal surfaces. Products include: Tin Ceilings, Cornice, Moldings and Medallions. Patterns range from sleek contemporary styles and customized designs such as company logos and special themes to traditional designs replicated from turn-of-the-century originals. With hundreds of patterns and more than 45 finishes, no other company provides designers, architects and builders such variety and design flexibility. Visit www.mbossinc.com.
Channel BenderThe Nathan Kimmel Co.
The perfect tool for on-site contouring of CRC
- Bends 20- and 16-gauge CRC
- Accepts 1/2- to 4-inch-wide channel
- Heavy-duty all-steel construction
- Built-in index for repeatable bends
- Made in the USA
- Easy to use
ZIPWALL 4 Pack PlusZipwall
Lightweight and simple, the ZipWall barrier system uses plastic sheeting or canvas to contain messy areas on any job site. Goes up in minutes with no tape, no ladders and no marred ceilings. Our new 4 Pack Plus is a great way to save money on our entire system. Visit us at www.zipwall.com.
HAMMER-LOCK TIMEFlex-Ability Concepts
Flex-Ability Concepts, Oklahoma City, has introduced Hammer-Lock, a new feature for Flex-C Trac that significantly reduces installation time and labor. Flex-C Trac provides an easy way for builders to frame high quality. Hammer-Lock allows the shaped flexible track to be held in place by simply hammering down tabs in each link of the track.
VIVALDI VENETIAN PLASTER SYSTEMOlea Specialty Products
Olea 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.
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.
TIRED OF THE DRYWALL DUST??Plaster Man
Plaster Man is ready to show you:
• How to do “No sanding” veneer coat plastering
• How plaster repair can be your key to making HUGE profits!
• Personal training in the areas you want to learn more about
Training programs also available on DVD-check the Web site.
Portable Heat Wave FES-SeriesFostoria 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!
Drill it, Drive it and Forget it!Powers Fasteners
Powers Fasteners’ introduces the new Snake overhead anchor. The Snake anchor combines the holding strength of a traditional Wedge-Bolt anchor with the aesthetic advantages of a flush ceiling mount. Easily installed with a cordless impact drill or rotary hammer drill, the Snake saves time and effort. It eliminates the need for workmen to swing a heavy hammer overhead while on a ladder or lift. Powers Fasteners, Inc., is the leading domestic manufacturer of mechanical, adhesive and powder-actuated fastening systems. For more information, write to Powers Fasteners Inc., 2 Powers Square, New Rochelle, NY 10801, or visit Powers’ website at www.powers.com.