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Cement Touts Wet-Weather Adhesion

A new cement repair compound for underwater and all-weather use is the latest offering from roof coating supplier RM Lucas Co.


In PA, Search Effort Ends Sadly

They promised to "bring Tony out." And after 100 hours of digging through thousands of tons of cement powder in freezing temperatures, they did so.


Finding the Key to an Immortal Mortar

For 2,000 years, builders have sought the secret to the structural strength of The Colosseum, The Pantheon and other ancient treasures.


Floating Silos Fall, Halt Concrete Work

Concrete work has been suspended on New York's Tappan Zee Bridge after the collapse of three silos on a floating concrete batch plant.


Cement Pinch Felt Throughout Midwest

Frozen lakes, increased oil demand and plant breakdowns are three of the reasons contractors throughout the Midwest say they are experiencing a cement shortage.


A Plant to Capture, Clean and Convert

Tomorrow's baking soda may be coming in part from the emissions of an industrial plant near you.


Team Finds Cement’s ‘Magical’ Mix

Tweaking just one of the materials in cement could go a long way toward reducing the environmental wallop packed by concrete, scientists at MIT have discovered.


Densifier Fills, Hardens in 1 Step

In2Crete has updated its Ecoguard pore filler, offering a green approach to filling and hardening surface depressions and hairline cracks in one step.


Construction Materials Giants Merge

Martin Marietta Materials has become the largest U.S. producer of aggregates and heavy building materials, with the completion of its $2.7 billion takeover of Texas Industries, the companies...


Grappling with Growth by the Gigaton

China has used more cement in the last three years than the United States used in the entire 20th century.


1 Killed, 2 Hurt in Tanker Cleaning

One worker perished and two were injured over the weekend when they were apparently overcome by vapors while cleaning the inside of a tanker.


OSHA Fines TX Cement Company $286K

A Texas cement mixer manufacturer faces $286,200 in proposed fines for nearly three dozen alleged safety and health violations, federal regulators said.


How Sweet It Is: Cement from Sugar

A stronger, more durable new cement from Denmark holds a sweet secret.


Halliburton Admits Destroying Evidence

Halliburton Energy Services Inc. will become the third corporation to plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 offshore workers and un...


Seeding a Stronger Concrete

So what do you with 661,386,840 pounds of sunflower seed husks each year?


Cement Maker’s Pollution Tab: $32.5M

One of the largest cement companies in the United States will spend tens of millions of dollars in fines and new technology to resolve allegations of federal pollution violations, under a ne...


And Now, Amber Waves of ... Concrete?

Here's food for thought: Those good-for-you grains that now stoke your morning cereal may soon also fortify your local dam, highway and bridge.


Plant Changes to Cost CEMEX $3M+

The largest U.S. producer of cement and ready-mix concrete will pay more than $3 million to settle long-running federal allegations that it illegally modified a cement plant near Rocky Mount...


New Concrete May Extend Bridge Life

A new concrete material that uses lightweight aggregates to absorb internal moisture that inevitably seeps in over time is fast finding a home in the decks of Indiana's newest bridges.


BP Hit with Indictments, $4.5B Fine

British oil giant BP will pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges, including manslaughter, in the April 2010 explosion that killed 11 workers...


EPA Offers ‘Flexibility’ on Cement Rule

Bowing to a federal-court ruling and industry pressure, the Environmental Protection Agency will offer more implementation time and other “compliance flexibilities” to its 2010 air standards...


After 10 Years, CTS Wins Patent War

Q: If Sam invents a lucrative product while working for Jane at ABC Corp., who has dibs on the invention and its proceeds? Sam, Jane and/or ABC?


Reservoir Owner Persists After Defeat

Undaunted after rejecting a $30 million settlement offer, then losing a $100 million lawsuit, Tampa Bay Water is apparently ready to take another swing at the engineer that designed its seve...


‘Suspect Cement’ Found in Bridge Grout

Specialty chemicals maker Sika Corp. is alerting customers that “suspect cement” containing excessive levels of corrosive chlorides was used in certain batches of grout designed to protect b...


CEMEX Launches Self-Curing Concrete

CEMEX, one of the world’s largest suppliers of ready-mix concrete, has launched a second global ready-mix concrete brand, Hidratium, that is designed to self-cure while reducing cracking and...


 
 
   

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Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

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Elcometer, Inc.
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DC Holiday Detector

Easily Finds Pinholes, Flaws & Thin Spots; Safer, More Reliable Testing; Voltage-Adjustable Keypad; Dual-Safety Switch On Handle.


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The MBX Bristle Blaster

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