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Dry flocculent agent removes fines from concrete plant settling basins

Ready mixed concrete plants are recycling process water to attain more sustainable operation and save on discharge costs or the amount of fresh water consumed. As cement fines accumulate in settling vessels, process water becomes less usable in fresh concrete mixes due to limits on the amount of solids that can be present in the makeup water. The solids also present scaling problems in pumps, valves and other fittings in the piping systems that carry recycled water.

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Rheology modifier, anti-settling agent suits zero slump to SCC mixes

To meet demand for precast concrete with smooth surface, uniform matrix and high performance characteristics, Active Minerals Intl. has developed Acti-Gel 208, a mineral based additive suited to self-consolidating and zero slump mixes. As a low-dose rheology modifier and anti-settling agent, it provides aggregate suspension, stabilizes mixtures, and improves workability, flowability, and pumpability throughout fabrication of wet cast and dry cast products.

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Falling Tools Protection

iwi group LLC has added to its concrete industry offerings Python Safety products, including buckets, holsters, pouches, and tethers to the concrete industry. The Python Safety Small Parts Pouch accommodates many different sized parts, and helps prevent accidental drops with a unique self-closure “trap” system engineered from high-quality neoprene. With no buttons, snaps, or zippers to contend with, the Small Parts Pouch makes it nearly impossible for objects to fall out once placed in the bag, while making the retrieval of the objects easy for the craftsman. Small Parts Pouches are available in both canvas and vinyl variants.

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Nox-Crete unveils pressure form and concrete sprayers

Nox-Crete Products Group introduced two concrete form release agent sprayers last month at the 2013 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Convention in Dallas. The Ultimate Concrete Form Sprayer and the Excel 130 Concrete Form Sprayer are specifically designed for precast applications where tighter control of release agent application is necessary to ensure maximum performance and economy.

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Toyota integrates Tier IV power in 8,000–17,000-lb. lift truck series

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. begins production this month on the 8-Series large capacity lift truck line equipped with new Toyota-designed and built four-cylinder, high-performance engines. Manufactured at the Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. plant in Columbus, Ind., the series features 8,000- to 17,500-lb. pneumatic models with power options including the new 1KD diesel engine.

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