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API-certified DEF a key element in smooth truck operation

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) for heavy-duty truck emissions treatment systems is made from a mixture of technically pure urea and purified water, and must be handled and stored properly to preserve its quality. This holds for drivers filling up on the road and shops that stock DEF.

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Stubbe’s Precast warms to lean sandwich panel insulation

After years of promoting it in European construction markets, Ireland’s Kingspan Group brought the Kooltherm K20 Concrete Sandwich Board for tilt-up and precast walls to North America in 2017, citing its potential to provide higher performance in thinner cross sections than prior insulating materials. The product is available in a standard size, approximately 48 x 90 in., or custom lengths, and thicknesses of about 2 to 4 inches, netting up to 35 R-value.

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Law of attraction: Magnetic formwork systems increase efficiency

The precast industry is ever evolving with producers looking for more efficient ways to increase production, save money, simplify processes and create consistent and great looking finishes. Variables such as using the correct admixture, proper type of release agent, and an effective formwork system are important components to achieve these desired results.

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Forney programs machine ‘awareness’ of test specimens

Upgrades continue for ForneyVault technology, a cloud-based system that helps construction materials testing laboratories provide trustworthy test results thanks to auditable, unalterable records management capability. The system improves lab productivity, affords end users data with a high level of confidence, and backstops a lab’s proof of accurate, timely procedures. Among the latest system enhancements:

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