New Product Buzz Guide: December 2008
November 21, 2008
THE BEST DRYWALL SAFETY DEVICE OF THE CENTURYSafety Stack
Finally, 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 PANELSExtrutech 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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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 1 7/8-inch of total deflection.
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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
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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.
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20 YEARS... BUILDING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCEMaster 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 & 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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LIGHT GAUGE STEEL FRAMING SYSTEMS AND DRYWALL SUPPLIESSteeler Inc.
Steeler 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 costs less than slotted track. www.steeler.com
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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!
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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.
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WALL & CEILING REPAIR PATCHESSaint-Gobain Technical Fabrics
FibaTape fiberglass mesh drywall tape introduces the company’s new and improved line of wall and ceiling repair patches. The style of patch incorporates the thinness of FibaTape Perfect Finish mesh with a new expanded aluminum plate. The mesh portion of the patch is thinner than the mesh on standard patches making it much easier to use and sand to a flat finish while the new design of the expanded aluminum allows compound to push through easier. The combination of these two enhancements significantly improved the durability of repairs. The repair patches are available in 4 inch by 4 inch, 6 inch by 6 inch, 8 inch by 8 inch and a multi-pack that contains two 4 inch by 4 inch patches and one 6 inch by 6 inch patch. Each patch is packaged with full how-to instructions and shipped 24 each per shelf/counter display case. For more information, please visit www.fibatape.com.
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SAFETY MANUAL/DVDThe Powder Actuated Tool Manufacturers Institute
PATMI 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 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.
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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.
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COMMERICIAL 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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GAS-POWERED NAILERPowers Fasteners
Powers 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 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.
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INNOVATIVE BUILDING SOLUTIONSCertainTeed Ceilings
CertainTeed Ceilings is committed to providing innovative acoustical ceiling and wall solutions that contribute to superior environments for the eye, the ear and the mind. As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, CertainTeed Ceilings is a leader in the effort to provide building materials that promote sustainable design and our products help contribute points toward LEED certification. Visit www.certainteed.com/ceilings for product offering and technical information.
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ON-SCREEN TAKEOFF VERSION 3.6On Center Software Inc.
On-Screen Takeoff is the industry standard in creating takeoffs from digital and paper plans. New in Version 3.6:
- Typical Groups: Speed up your takeoffs by selecting an entire-room floor condition rather than manually counting individual conditions.
- Project Express: Easily send large sets of project files, and save time by sending files directly out of On-Screen Takeoff, without the need of e-mail.
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VIPERSTUD STEEL DRYWALL FRAMING SYSTEMMarino\Ware
The ViperStud System is reinforced with ViperRib technology so it’s stronger, stiffer and less prone to high shoulders when finishing. Its flat steel design works interchangeably with conventional framing components, and installs easily without extra training. ViperStud has better screw retention and better limiting heights than the dimpled alternative. ViperStud is the only drywall stud listed with both UL and Intertek/Warnock Hersey.
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OPTIMA CAPZ CEILING SYSTEMArmstrong Ceiling Systems
Armstrong has introduced an acoustical ceiling system that provides excellent sound absorption while maintaining the look and feel of open plenum or exposed structure spaces. Called Optima Capz, the new, large-size, fine-textured panels can be installed directly to a deck to maximize ceiling height, onto drywall, or suspended with wires. For more information, visit www.armstrong.com/capz.
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NEW EIFS/STUCCO PUMPSDemand Products Inc.
These new Rotor/Stator pumps are the answer to faster coating applications. The 15 gallon model is 110 volts and the 60 gallon Big Max 60 is Honda powered. The models are competitively priced. Big Max 15 can pump approximately 150 feet and comes with a 50-foot hose and spray gun. Order today online at www.demandproducts.com.
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NO-COAT HIGH PERFORMANCE FLEXStructus Building Technologies
The company’s High Performance Flex is ideal 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. Ultraflex is the industry’s flex roll product of choice. Visit our web videos to hear how NO-COAT is giving contractors the competitive edge.
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BOX CANNON WITH SLIM LINE BOXApla-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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EXTRAORDINARY FINISHESBuon Fresco
Today, it is ever more important to offer extraordinary finishes to arrest the attention of the most discriminating clients and professional decorating teams. Buon Fresco’s Essential Stenciling Tool “The Mushroom” and other “Tools for the Decorative Art Trade” can help do just that. Don’t be left behind. For more information, visit www.buonfresco.us.
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PROROC MOISTURE AND MOLD RESISTANT GYPSUM BOARD WITH M2TECHCertainTeed Gypsum
CertainTeed 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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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!
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