- Category: Latest Batch Latest Batch
- Published: 19 February 2014 19 February 2014
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LARGE PANEL PORCELAIN
Crossville Inc., Crossville, Tenn., expands its Laminam by Crossville line with Laminam 5.6, a 5.6mm-thick porcelain panel available in 1 meter X 1 meter and 1 meter X 3 meter sizes. The material is suited for interior floor use in commercial and residential settings, and are designed to complement the Laminam 3+ collections already available for interior-wall applications. Laminam 5.6 comes in three series: Fokos, Collection and Oxide.
CONTACT: Crossville Inc., 931-484-2110.
Omni Cubed Inc., Placerville, Calif., offers the Pro-Dolly™ HD2 for easier transport and installation of countertops, and is especially helpful when used in pairs for very tall, extremely heavy, or extra-large countertops. This aluminum-frame dolly features a lightweight (35 lbs) and compact design, yet has a rated capacity of 1,000 lbs (2,000 lbs when used in pairs for very large tops). The low-profile dolly (only 6.82” from the support rail surface to the ground) allows rolling of tall tops through doors. The dolly features 10" non-marking, flat-free, closed-cell polyurethane tires for enhanced shock absorption; the support rail is lined with durable rubber to prevent chipping, and countertops are secured with an integrated clamp (useful when lifting, the dolly stays attached). A unique integrated machined aluminum handle for ease of carrying and placement, and an oversized clamp opening enables the dolly to accommodate thicker countertops (up to 5” thick), such as tops with miter laminated edges.
CONTACT: Omni Cubed Inc., 877-311-1976.
Alpha Professional Tools®, Oakland, N.J., introduces introduce the Twincur GEM-V Series, a hook-and-looped-backed version of the popular Alpha® Twincur GEM. Although both series allow for quick wheel changes, the Twincur GEM-V does not require wrenches to change wheels. It is available in 5” and 6” diameters to fit the most popular edge-polishing machines. Twincur GEM-V comes with a newly developed final polishing wheel called Tsuya (“tu-ya”) that creates the highest, monument-quality, polish on the most-difficult stones including Absolute Black granite. Tsuya, (pronounced “tu-ya”), is available with the Snail Lock adapter system for use with the both connection system types. The GEM-V series can be used to polish straight and beveled edges of stone, quartz surfaces, crystallzed glass and porcelain slabs; it’s recommended by Cosentino® as a Dekton® polishing system for all Dekton® collections throughout global markets.
CONTACT: Alpha Professional Tools®, 800-648-7229.
CNC PRODUCTION CENTER
Miles Supply Co., Barre, Vt., introduces the Kronos 5-axes CNC production center from Donatoni Macchine Srl of Domegliara, Italy. The machine offers a production area of 360cm/147” X 260cm/102”, with a vertical Z-axis stroke of 42cm/16 ½“ and 9-41 HP spindle. The monobloc construction features a fixed aluminum worktable of 160cm/63” X 330cm/130” for standard suction-cup hold-down, plus a 190cm/ 74 ¾“X 350cm/137 ¾“ wood overbench for initial parts cutting. The spindle accepts blades in diameters of 400mm to 625mm, with a maximum cutting depth of 20cm/7 ¾“.
CONTACT: Miles Supply Co., 800-396-8049.
Diatool LLC, Chicago, introduces the VeneerPro-Viper saw from Yonani of Kadima, Israel, offering new vibration technology to cool the cutting blades and increase production. The 50 HP spindle drives blades in diameters of 40” and 48”, providing a maximum cutting height of 12”-18”.
CONTACT: Diatool LLC, 312-348-7233.
CNC BRIDGE SAW
Machine Tech Enterprises, Abingdon, MD, offers the Emmedue Discover 5-axes CNC bridge saw from Industrie Montanari S.r.l. of Dogana, San Marino. The machine, available in standalone monobloc configuration or for a standard support structure, handles blades in diameters to 625mm, with spindle tilting from 0°-90° and full 360° rotation. The worktable can also be rotated manually, with optional hydraulic tilting.
CONTACT: Machine Tech Enterprises, 877-262-1500.
ROTARY SCREW COMPRESSORS
Kaeser Compressors Inc., Fredericksburg, Va., announces the new SFC 30S and SFC 30 rotary screw compressors, offering 37-171 cfm at pressure levels up to 190 psig (30S) and 47-202 cfm at pressure up to 217 psig (30). The new design increases power by up to 6%, with additional built-in heat recovery options providing even more energy savings potential. New features include an enhanced cooling design, eco-friendly filter element, integral moisture separator with drain, and an Electronic Thermal Management system.
CONTACT: Kaeser Compressors Inc., 877-586-2691.
INSTALLATION, REPAIR, RENEWAL
Bonstone Materials Corp., Mukwanago, Wis, offers the D/2 Biological Solution that’s specially formulated to remove environmental pollution, dirt, and staining from biological soils such as mold, mildew, lichen, and algae from indoor and outdoor structures. A biodegradable cleaner that is PH neutral and contains no salts, bleach or acids. It is highly effective for removing stains caused by biological growth on surfaces including marble, granite, limestone, masonry, concrete, wood, canvas and vinyl & aluminum siding. It will not damage glass, metal or plants. The solution has been tested in a six-year study and used by the National Park Service and the Veterans Administration.
CONTACT: Bonstone Materials Corp., 800-245-2214.
MAPEI, Deerfield Beach, Fla., introduces MAPEI Flexcolor™ CQ, a ready-to-use grout that’s simple to apply and is stain-and-chemical resistant. The water-based styrene acrylic co-polymer uses coated quartz aggregate technology that allows rebonding over existing installations and leaves little to no haze after the initial wash. The grout is available in 26 colors, in one- and two-gallon pails. The gallon-size coverage is comparable to a 10-lb. bag of cementious grout powder.
CONTACT: MAPEI Americas, 800-426-2734.
Custom® Building Products, Seal Beach, Calif., introduces its Multi-Surface Bonding Primer, a ready-to-use, single component, water-based primer for adhesion on a variety of substrates where proper bonding can be difficult. The solution effectively bonds to cement-based mortars, tile adhesives and self-leveling underlayments. It works on surfaces such as tile over tile, vinyl substrates, epoxy-based substrates, metal, and other difficult-to-bond surfaces. It also can be used as a primer for some resin-backed tile. It also requires no shot blasting or grinding in most cases, making it especially easy to use.
CONTACT: Custom Building Products, 800-272-8786.
USG Corp., Chicago, offers the USG Durock™ Shower System with custom shower trays. The trays, manufactured from 3-lbs density expanded polystyrene foam, replace traditional mortar beds with a custom fit, pre-sloped, high-density shower tray that accepts unmodified thin-set mortar. Given the exact shower dimensions, the tray can be computer numerical control (CNC) cut to fit virtually any size and shape of shower base configurations, including: square; neo corner; L-shaped; rectangular; round; or D-shaped. The product is part of a fully-bonded waterproofing system for tiled shower installations designed to control moisture independently of the tile covering, while creating a solid base for a long-lasting shower.
CONTACT: USG, 800-874-4968.
NEW GROUT COLORS
H.B. Fuller Construction Products, Aurora, Ill., announces the addition of 13 new colors to its TEC® Power Grout® Ultimate Performance Grout line. The new colors include Bright White, Praline, Sterling, Dove Gray, Sable, Sand, Mocha, Warm Taupe, Mist, DeLorean Gray, Silhouette, Espresso and Dark Walnut. The expanded color palette is offered in 25-lbs and 10-lbs plastic bags; a dozen colors are also available in 5-lbs jars.
CONTACT: H.B. Fuller/TEC, 800-832-9002.
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