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New Product Announcement: Concrete Repair Mortar

Earlier this month, concrete and masonry construction products manufacturer Euclid Chemical launched a new fast-setting, one-component cementitious repair mortar.


MAPEI Celebrates 3D-Printed Homes Project

Building products manufacturer MAPEI Corporation recently attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Habitat for Humanity's first-ever 3D-printed homes in Newport News...


New Product Announcement: Carbon-Neutral Materials

Construction materials manufacturer MAPEI Corporation recently introduced a new family of carbon-neutral products.


Sika Acquires Peru Mortar Manufacturer

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced plans to acquire Peruvian mortar manufacturer Chema.


Research Replaces Concrete Sand with Shredded Diapers

Researchers at the University of Kitakyushu in Japan have reportedly found that up to 8% of sand in concrete and mortar for a single-story house could be replaced with shredded, used disposa...


Largest US Building Earthquake Testing Underway

The University of Buffalo is reportedly preparing for what is being called the largest-ever United States earthquake test of a brick and mortar building, with hopes of making structures more...


Company Recycles Wind Turbine Blades into Concrete

A new business in Iowa has recently reported that it has created an eco-friendly process to convert decommissioned wind turbine blades into reusable materials for concrete, mortar and other ...


New Product Announcement: Vertical Repair Mortar

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced the release of its new vertical and overhead repair mortar to inhibit corrosion and reduce the risk of the ring-anode effec...


University Utilizing 3D Printing Industrial Robot

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, recently announced that it is now home to a 6,000-pound robot with 3D printing capabilities, with a goal of potentially making the construction indust...


Study Looks at Mortar for Fungal Prevention

Researchers from the University of Minho’s School of Engineering recently conducted a sustainability analysis related to the prevention of the development of fungus in building structures us...


New Product Announcement: Repair Mortar

Protective coatings manufacturer Carboline Company recently announced the launch of a new fiber-reinforced repair mortar.


Webinar Archive: Next Gen Cementitious Epoxy Mortar

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


Induron Launches Epoxy Mortar Coating

A high-performance epoxy modified cementitious surface and repair mortar from Induron Protective Coatings (Birmingham, Alabama) has been launched to restore deteriorated masonry substrates p...


Sika Acquires Mortar, Envelope Solutions Company

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has agreed to acquire Adeplast SA, a manufacturer of mortars and thermal building envelope solutions in Romania.


Art Installation Features Dissolving Bricks

An art installation off the coast of South Korea aims to illustrate how materials can interact with nature and how rain can literally wash everything away.


New Lightweight Mortar Option Released

A new mortar now on the market aims to ease the challenges associated with gauged porcelain tile installations.


New Portable Mixer Allows for Economical Approach

Graco Inc. has added to its ToughTek line of products with the CM20 continuous mixer, a piece of equipment that the company says offers contractors a portable and more economic way to approa...


Polymer Powder Made for Waterproofing Mortars

Color and specialty chemicals firm Archroma has launched Mowilith Powder 2702, a redispersible polymer powder for semi-flexible waterproofing mortars.


Repair Mortar, Grout System Launches

BASF Corp.’s Construction Chemicals division (Shakopee, Minnesota) has introduced a chemical-resistant repair mortar and grout product for concrete substrates and interior applications.


New Mortar Designed for Concrete Repair

An Illinois-based manufacturer has developed a new epoxy resin mortar made to repair concrete floors and surfaces as well as protect them from chemical damage.


Mortar Patches Concrete in Chemical Settings

A new epoxy resin mortar is designed to repair concrete floors and surfaces and protect them from chemical damage, with high resistance to the effects of acid.


Impact Award Lauds Water Projects

Restoration of two 60- and 80-year-old domestic anaerobic digesters for the city of Austin, MN, earned three companies top honors in the inaugural Sherwin-Williams Impact Award.


BASF Aims to Extend Bridge’s Service Life

Sited in an active seismic zone and now the longest span in the country, Turkey’s Osman Gazi Bridge brought some unique needs to its construction.


Multi-Use Mortar to Launch

Building product manufacturer Laticrete has introduced Tri-Lite, billed as a lightweight, high-performance, tri-purpose mortar formulated for large and heavy tile, thin-bed and wall installa...


Century-Old MIT Building Gets Reno

A recent major building renovation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology centered around new window technology and repairs to mortar work that went wrong after a previous renovation.


Curing Agent Made for Epoxy Coatings

Cardolite Corporation has debuted an epoxy curing agent for commercial use, including concrete coatings and grouts, mortars and adhesives.


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.


Repair Mortar Boasts Quick Cure

Dependable LLC has introduced a new repair mortar for interior and exterior applications.


Patch Compound Flexes its Strength

A new cementitious compound offers maximum strength with flexibility for repairs to concrete, steel, asphalt or wood, the manufacturer says.


Compound Touts Patches without Cracks

A new cementitious patch and overlay for highways and infrastructure boasts flexibility without failure, offering high-tensile strain capacity and bond strength.


Pump Takes on Mortars, Heavy Coatings

Cementitious coatings, epoxy-based mortars, polymers filled with glass flake, and other heavy and abrasive materials can now be spray-applied with a new pump from Graco Inc., the company say...


New Pump Handles Heavy Material

Graco Inc. has introduced a new mortar pump designed to handle heavy and abrasive materials.


 
 
   

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