- Category: Latest Batch Latest Batch
- Published: 30 September 2014 30 September 2014
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Indiana Limestone Co., Oolitic, Ind., offers its own brand of thin-veneer stone, delivered in 1 ¼” thickness. It’s offered in Full Color Blend, presenting a full range of Indiana Limestone’s buff to light-gray shades with a selected range of texture, grain and veining characteristics. The Berkshire Thin variety is offered in flats and corners of varying heights and lengths between 24” and 40”. Rockford Estate Thin Veneer is available in 2”-12” heights and 8”-18” lengths.
CONTACT: Indiana Limestone Co., 812-275-3341
SELECTIVE GRANITE COLLECTION
TheSize, Castellón, Spain, launches GranITH, a collection of 11 exotic and exclusive natural granites for commercial and residential countertop, flooring and wall cladding use. Set for a December release, the line is carefully selected from exhaustively-controlled quarries located in Angola, Brazil and Zimbabwe; from extraction to distribution, GranITH is produced within a carefully managed value chain process that maintains strict sustainability and resource protection controls in an effort to ensure minimal impact on the environment. The collection comes in 11 vibrant, rich colors: Nero Kariba, Nero Infinito, Habana, Mare, Tramonto, Torroncino, Dark Pearl, Brown Amber, Verde Floresta, Sahara Winds and Bianco Macchiato. All are available in a polished finish; Brown Amber is also available in a satin finish.
CONTACT: TheSize, +34-964-652-233
NEW ULTRACOMPACT COLORS
Cosentino North America, Sugar Land, Texas, announces four new colors, available in November, with its Dekton® line of ultracompact surfaces. Aura offers a veined look evoking natural rock formations; Kairos uses truncated white and pale cold greys with a veining pattern; Irok offers cream colors for a limestone-like look; and Edora uses a warm grey in soft, wavy textures. All are slated to be offered in 126” X 56” slabs in four different thicknesses.
CONTACT: Cosentino North America, 281-494 -7277
Walker Zanger, Sylmar, Calif., introduces Sterling Row, a combination of marble and porcelain with a color palette leaning toward grays, blacks, and whites – with the striated wood-finish ceramic providing deft counterpoint to the smooth marble. The collection comes in several different patterns, whose names—such as Link, Houndstooth, Wingtip, Oxford and Tuxedo—suggest the masculine feel of its designs.
CONTACT: Walker Zanger, 800-540-0235
NEW QUARTZ COLOR
Caesarstone USA, Van Nuys, Calif., offers Calacatta Nuvo™, a quartz surface in its Classico collection with the visual quality of marble and featuring grey veins on an opaque white surface. The material is available, in a polished finish, in 120” X 56.7”slabs with a 2cm thickness.
CONTACT: Caesarstone USA, 818-779-0999
NEW QUARTZ COLLECTION
Cosentino North America, Sugar Land, Texas, introduces Silestone® Nebula Alpha, a new collection of four colors inspired by marble. Ariel offers a combination of creamy white with light grey veining; Orion White’s stark white base combines with a rich palette of subtle greys; Calypso utilizes warm chocolate hues punctuated by subtle creamy veining; and Phoenix presents a buttery, neutral background lightly sprinkled with coffee-colored veining. All are available in 63” X 128” slabs and a variety of thicknesses.
CONTACT: Cosentino North America, 281-494 -7277
Kaeser Compressors Inc., Fredericksburg, Va., offers the Secotec TF compressed-air refrigerated dryer line with a new thermal storage system. The Secopack LS thermal storage system contains a phase-changing material (PCM) that is 98% denser than conventional storage media; these models are more efficient, have lower pressure drop, and a reduced footprint. -cooled and water-cooled versions are available.
CONTACT: Kaeser Compressors Inc., 877-586-2691
ULTRA HIGH-PRESSURE WATERJET PUMP
OMAX Corp., Kent, Wash., introduces its 100-hp direct-drive pump with EnduroMAX® technology, featuring the durable Inline 6 design for smooth cutting, high reliability and easy modular maintenance. The 100-hp pump also uses Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) technology that tailors power and water consumption to an application for powerful and precise cutting. With VFD technology, the 100-hp pump has increased power and water efficiency and seamless pressure control, all while eliminating inrush current and reducing maintenance.
CONTACT: OMAX Corp., 800-838-0343
INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, RENEWAL
ADHESIVE COLOR-MATCHING TOOL
Integra Adhesives USA Inc., Bellingham, Wash., introduces the Integra Stone Swatch Deck, allowing fabricators to visually reference 58 slabs of the most-popular natural stones and match them with one of the 15 adhesive colors that are part of Integra Natural Stone collection. Even if the exact stone the fabricator is working with isn’t in the deck, a swatch can be compare it with similar stone colors to make the right choice when seaming.
CONTACT: Integra Adhesives, 888-862-6665
WATER CLEAR EPOXIES
Tenax USA, Charlotte, N.C., introduces the StrongEdge line of water clear epoxies designed specifically for fabrication and lamination. StrongEdge is the clearest epoxy on the market. It does not shrink; it takes a polish; and it accepts color tint to color match the stone when needed. Once applied to a lamination or miter edge, the stone or substrate will not delaminate or break where the epoxy is applied. StrongEdge 45 knife grade is designed for 45° degree miter applications, curing in 45 minutes; StrongEdge Express Flowing offers 15minutes of work time and a 45-minute cure. StrongEdge Flowing Slow Cure allows up to 45 minutes of work and a 2-hour cure. All are available in various sizes, including cartridges for Flowing Slow Cure.
CONTACT: Tenax USA, 800-341-0432
Federal Brace, Belmont, N.C., introduces Corbel Converter, a combination countertop support and mounting platform, allowing for swapping and mounting corbels. Adaptable with any wooden corbel, the converter makes corbels into changeable design elements, and renovates hardware design without removing countertops. The converters can also be used with sconces, mantels, hoods and decorative shelving.
CONTACT: Federal Brace, 877-353-8899
SURFACE CARE PRODUCTS
Fila Chemicals USA Corp., Miami, introduces three new surface-care products. FILA PW10 is designed for the professional treatment of absorbent surfaces, including stone and terracotta, and prevents salts, tannin and metals from rising through the substrate, to the tile surface. FILA PRW200 also protects porous surfaces from marking and ‘picture framing’ during fixing, whilst FILAM90 ECO PLUS protects polished and unpolished stone, and polished porcelain, without altering appearance.
CONTACT: Fila Chemicals USA Corp., 305-513-0708
SHOWER-FLOOR INSTALLATION KITS
MAPEI Americas, Deerfield Beach, Fla introduces two ShowerPerfect Installation Kits – one that uses a liquid membrane one using a sheet membrane. The systems feature a patented PVC linear drain with a unique design, including extenders that allow the installer to fabricate a wall-to-wall drain installation from 24” to 32”. The ShowerPerfect pre-sloped linear drain system allow large-format tile on floors, as well as walls, opening up more opportunities for modern design elements in shower compartments. Installers are also able to complete their shower-pan and tile-installation work more quickly/
CONTACT: MAPEI Americas, 800-426-2734
BLANCO America, Lumberton, N.J., introduces the QUATRUS™ R15 stainless-steel kitchen sink with an exclusive rounded corner concept for easier clean-up. QUATRUS R15 comes in six different styles including bar, equal double, small single, medium single, super single and 1-3/4 bowls. Bowl depth ranges from 8" on bar bowl to 9" on kitchen sinks; all are 18 gauge stainless steel and come with a Signature Satin Polished Finish.
CONTACT: BLANCO America, 800-451-5782
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