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Low VOC waterproofing

W.R. Meadows recently introduced Hydralastic 836 into its waterproofing lineup. Used for horizontal and vertical applications, Hydralastic 836 is ideal for positive-side waterproofing for foundations and also in between-slab applications such as waterproofing plaza decks, planter boxes and sealing parapets.

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Crystallizing admixture helps cap ‘The Shard’

Xypex C-1000 admixture was used to waterproof capping beams and other elements used in the construction of London’s new 95-story building, The Shard, named by its creator for its resemblance to a giant pyramid-shaped shard of glass rising 1,016 ft. in the air. Designed by Renzo Piano, The Shard replaced Southwark Towers next to London Bridge station. As of now, it is the tallest building in the European Union, and boasts 1.2 million sq. ft. of mixed-use floor space.

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Carbide bushing tool

The Bosch Carbide Bushing Tool is engineered specifically for those smaller concrete chipping or gouging jobs that require a concrete roughing accessory.

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North Star logs certification for BASF Rheopel

North Star Stone and Masonry announced the Water-Repellent Admixture Certification for concrete block production containing RheopelPlus high-performance admixtures produced by BASF Construction Chemicals, LLC. The company will manufacture Rheopel Plus admixture-treated concrete masonry units, having met the performance requirements for water repellency as set forth by BASF Construction Chemicals, LLC, at their Medford, Minn., plant location. Rick Johnson, plant manager, will oversee manufacturing, production and distribution to ensure quality levels and availability consistent with other North Star products.

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Roller bearing units

New SKF ConCentraSYAF roller bearing units introduce ready-to-mount and highly reliable solutions for conveyors exposed to harsh operating conditions. An innovative and unique concentric mounting system properly and securely grips the circumference of a rotating shaft to virtually eliminate potential fretting corrosion, minimize risks of imbalance-initiated vibration, and promote optimized function and trouble-free performance, contributing to longer service life.

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