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Equity Firms Buy Powder Coating Firm

A major player in the United Kingdom’s architectural powder coating industry has been acquired.


Dryvit Debuts a Brick Alternative

Dryvit Systems Inc. has launched a new brick product billed as a game-changer when it comes to installation productivity and design options for multi-story buildings.


OSHA Probes Steel Fabricator after Death

Federal workplace safety regulators are investigating the crushing death of a worker at a structural steel facility in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.


PPG to Sell Plasterboard Unit

Following its global restructuring efforts, PPG has announced plans to sell the assets of its Mexico-based Plaka plasterboard and cement-board business to Knauf International GmbH of Germany...


Team Envisions Roofing Made of Coconut

The quest to find sustainable roofing materials has led a team of researchers in Mexico to the coconut.


Bone Buildings of the Future

Buildings of the future could one day be constructed using artificial bone and eggshell.


Electric Concrete Could De-Ice Roads

Researchers in Nebraska are hoping their electrified concrete will help drivers avoid the skids during winter months.


Underlayment Made to Reduce Cracks, Noise

Laticrete has introduced Fracture Ban, described as a high-performance, pliable, lightweight peel and stick membrane designed for use under thin-bed adhesives for ceramic tile; stone; and ot...


Science Crafts Concrete for Life on Mars

As NASA sets its sites on developing the resources to send humans to Mars in the 2030s, some scientists are looking ahead to the next phase—the technologies astronauts will need to one day l...


A Martian Mixture for Concrete

First we have to get to Mars, but once there…how will we be build?


Shore Study Reveals Opportunity for Growth

Contractors and manufacturers should see an opportunity to grow and be innovative following a recent study on shoreline hardening, its author says.


Shore Hardening Study: An Opportunity?

Researchers who have been studying shoreline degradation in the U.S. said they hope engineers, contractors and ecologists can work together to create more natural seashore solutions as coast...


QC Device Made for Concrete

The Paul N. Gardner Company Inc. is offering an ultrasonic pulse echo device designed for use where where access is restricted to just one side.


Ultrasonic Pulse Echo Checks Subsurface

A maker of quality control instruments has introduced an ultrasonic pulse echo device that the company says is useful on objects where access is restricted to just one side.


New Building Envelope Testing Offered

An independent, third-party safety testing and certification provider has launched new testing services for the building envelope.


Powder Coating Offers Clear Protection

IFS Coatings has launched a new powder coating clear coats line called IFS Purecoat.


Updated Guides Focus on Finishing

The risk of finish damage in architectural aluminum is addressed in two newly revised publications by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.


Self-Cleaning Coating Withstands Abuse

Like the famous watches that took a licking and kept on ticking, a tough new paint maintains its self-cleaning properties after assault by oil, knives and sandpaper, its developers say.


‘Robust’ Self-Cleaning Paint Emerges

A new paint keeps its ability to self-clean even after being exposed to oil, scratched with a knife and scuffed with sandpaper, developers say.


Rhino Expands with Stucco Acquisition

Rhino Linings Corp. has acquired a San Diego, CA-based, 84-year-old stucco product manufacturer in an effort to expand its building product footprint.


Resurfacing Acrylic Delays Replacement

Anvil Paints & Coatings has introduced a 100 percent acrylic product for resurfacing wood, concrete and composite surfaces.


 
 
   

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