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VEGETABLE OIL-BASED RELEASE AGENT

An environmentally friendly version of the company’s heritage release agent, Crete-Lease 880-VOC-Xtra is comprised of neutralized vegetable oils in mineral oil that contains no waxes, silicones, or carcinogens; it’s also solventless and non-toxic. Notably, this advanced composition exceeds Federal, OTC State, and California (250 g/L) VOC Regulations.

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CEMENT SLURRY WATER TREATMENT

GelMaxx is a blend of proprietary additives designed to process cement-based slurry into reusable water and recyclable solids. The two-part approach, with AQUAmaxx and ECO-QUICKgel agents, provides maximum results for 100-percent recyclable solutions that meet Environmental Protection Agency requirements for process water.

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Remote controlled dowel drilling

Wireless remote control increases efficiency and safety for concrete dowel-pin drilling applications, company officials note, citing patent-pending technology to improve jobsite conditions by affording operator better vantage point for more accurate placement. By removing the operator from the drilling unit, the wireless remote control allows workers to avoid harmful dust and debris. Furthermore, the operator also has a broader viewpoint for avoiding obstacles, equipment, and other workers on the job site, and thus minimizing risk on site. — www.minnich-mfg.com 

Safety-wise platform, railing

Saf-T-Mate is a work platform and safety railing that attaches to a sideform with a hinged connection to provide safe, convenient access to the top of the form. The platform has a grip strut walking surface and a receiver to attach and lock the railing into place. These simple connections make it easy to use the platform and railing on multiple forms within a precast plant. The hinged connection allows Saf-T-Mate to drop out of the way to provide clearance to move the sideforms back to strip product from the form.

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Bulletin emphasizes static electricity with ULSD risks during refueling

“ULSD … Not Your Same Old Diesel Fuel Anymore” is a new best practices guidance bulletin from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers that warns of the greater static electricity ignition hazards associated with use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD).

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