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Acrylic concrete, block wall coatings

Elastocolor is company’s latest Concrete Restoration Systems category extension, encompassing professional, ready-to-use, water-based, 100-percent acrylic formulations for above-grade exterior/interior concrete, masonry, and exterior insulation and finish systems.

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High-frequency vibrator

The AHFV22 equips concrete professionals with what product engineers note is a powerful, compact and efficient solution for better mix consolidation in most applications. Its Intelli-Vibe feature utilizes internal sensors to control vibration in response to concrete slump variations and rebar blockage. This ensures consistent high centrifugal force, stable speed and high amplitude for professionally finished concrete. A built-in frequency converter enables users to turn to a regular wall socket versus a generator or invertor. Allen Engineering Corp., Paragould, Ark., 870/236-7751; www.alleneng.com

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Hard hat cradle design, adjustment mechanisms impart custom comfort

The North Zone features patented suspension, multiple adjustment points and a rear cradle geared to fit everyone’s comfort zone. Its ability to fit the vast majority of head sizes directly supports worker safety, product developers contend, as a comfortable hard hat will remain where it belongs.

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Retractable heavy-tool tether

The low profile of the new Gear Keeper RT3-5605 keeps stored tools close to the body and allows full accessibility when in use. Its retractor employs a low, 7-ounce force to avoid arm strain when extended, but strong enough to keep the line taught to avoid snagging or interference with work being performed. When the tool is retracted, lanyard exposure is minimized to avoid snagging.

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Moisture barrier

Air-Shield is a single-component, liquid-applied, water-based, polymer-modified air/vapor and liquid moisture barrier, formulated to prevent the transmission of air and inhibit vapor and moisture from passing through porous building materials. Its liquid-applied characteristic makes for simple application through conventional tool or spray methods. W.R. Meadows Inc., 847/214-2100; www.wrmeadows.com

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