New Product Buzz Guide: April 2008
LIGHT GAUGE STEEL FRAMING SYSTEMS AND DRYWALL SUPPLIESSteeler Inc. supplies a full line of cold-rolled structural and non-structural steel framing products for commercial and residential construction. Steeler also distributes a wide range of drywall supplies through its 13 branches across the western US and Canada. These include gypsum board, drywall finishing supplies, insulation, ceiling systems, and stucco products, as well as high quality fasteners and power tools. Steeler exclusively offers its revolutionary Slotted Stud deflection solution, which can offer superior deflection, wind load capabilities, and fire & smoke protection, and is easier to install and cost less than slotted track. www.steeler.com
TOTAL FLASH - SUPERIOR MOISTURE PROTECTIONTotal 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.
Continuous FlowApla-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
Wall & Ceiling Panels 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. www.epiplastics.com
MOISTURE & CORROSION PROOF PANELS
Extrutech Plastics, Inc.
FAUX WOOD CEILING BEAMS BY OUTWATERNow you can easily and economically recreate the idyllic look afforded by authentic, aged, hand-hewn oak beams with Outwater’s high-density polyurethane Faux Wood Beams. Not only lightweight and sturdy, Outwater’s Ancient Rustic, Modern, Contemporary and Vintage format Faux Wood Beams are easy to install on virtually any type of surface. Stocked in various lengths, widths and thicknesses, Outwater’s Faux Wood Beams are indistinguishable from the beams after which they have been patterned.
ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS BY OUTWATER
For more information, visit www.outwater.com
TRIPLE PRODUCTION TRIMIXX 3-POSITION MIXER!Our Commercial Duty Mixer comes with Roller/Conveyor, Three 3/4 HP Motors, Bucket Locking Mechanism and more. It can mix color in as little as 30 Seconds. See our CNC Foam Shaping, Coating, and Foam Recycling Machines. Free 2008 Catalog. www.demandproducts.com. or www.demandfoamcutting.com.
DEMAND PRODUCTS INC.
QUICK BID 4.8Quick Bid enables estimators to be more thorough and productive by automating many of the functions typically performed manually. Version 4.8 incorporates new features such as:
ON CENTER SOFTWARE INC.
Material eQuote–Send multiple requests for proposals to vendors and then automatically populate the bid after choosing the best quote.
Bid Send–Securely share electronic bid information between multiple estimators.
Visit www.oncenter.com for more!
BATTERY-POWERED JOBCLOCKExaktime 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.
ViperStud Steel Drywall Framing SystemThe ViperStud System is reinforced with ViperRib technology so it is stronger, stiffer and less prone to high shoulders when finishing. Its flat steel design works interchangeably with the conventional framing components you’re used to, and installs easily without extra training. ViperStud is less prone to twisting, has better screw retention and better limiting heights than the dimpled alternative. The single thickness ViperTrack works with both Viper20 and Viper25 studs and is 100 percent hemmed, reducing injuries on the job from other razor sharp tracks.
Deflection ClipThe 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 1 7/8-inch of total deflection. www.flexabilityconcepts.com
Hilti GX 120 Gas-Driven Fastening SystemThe Hilti GX 120 Gas-Driven Fastening System is ruggedly built, perfectly balanced and ergonomically designed. Able to drive 750 nails with a single gas can, the GX 120 has no battery to charge, the world’s first-ever LED gas gauge and an electronically controlled gas injection system to ensure high performance over a wide temperature range.
20 years ... Building a Culture of ExcellenceMaster 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 & 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
MASTER WALL INC.
LAFARGE MOLD DEFENSE DRYWALL PRODUCTSLafarge 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.
90-DEGREE CORNERSContinuous 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.
Channel BenderThe perfect tool for on-site contouring of CRC
THE NATHAN KIMMEL CO.
- 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 PlusLightweight 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.
Commercial CoatingsQuikspray 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.
VIVALDI VENETIAN PLASTER SYSTEMOlea 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.
Olea Specialty Products
Drill it, Drive it and Forget it!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.
MUD-MAX DRYWALL COMPOUND ADDITIVEDesigned 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!
Decorative ceiling surfacesM-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.
Structural Laminate Drywall CornersNO-COAT’s tapered corner design saves up to 50 percent of mud, so you can box three times more NO-COAT corners than metal corner bead without needing to refill. Watch top contractors Barton Malow, Troy Metal Concepts and Acoustic Ceilings & Partition box NO-COAT corners at www.no-coat.com .
STRUCTUS BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES
New Main Beams for Stucco/Plaster CeilingsTo help achieve faster, more accurate framing of stucco and plaster ceilings, Armstrong has introduced new main beams with rout holes at 13.5 inches on-center that not only meet the requirements of ASTM C1063, but also allow the use of 3.4-pound diamond mesh flat lath for improved safety and economics.