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BASF charts commercial path for alternative to conventional air entrainment

Sources: BASF Construction Chemicals/Admixture Systems, Cleveland; CP staff

Through a microsphere-based agent manufactured at the batch plant, BASF Admixture Systems is positioning producers and their customers to overcome void size and distribution variability long associated with air-entrained concrete mixes, while improving slabs and structures’ freeze-thaw durability.

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Strong ConExpo-Con/Agg signals easing of protracted capital investment drought

Sources: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee; CP staff

ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2014 took center stage in Las Vegas March 4-8 with what organizers dub “tremendous energy and serious buyers,” as registration was just shy of 130,000, second only to the combined events’ 2005 staging, while new scale records were set with 2,400 exhibitors occupying 2.5 million sq. ft of indoor and outdoor space.

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Caterpillar eyes mid-year production for set-forward axle truck model

Sources: Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill.; CP staff

Caterpillar has added to its Class 8 heavy-duty work truck line the CT681, a mixer- and dump-ready, set-forward axle model designed for operators contending with restrictive road and bridge load limitations. It was unveiled at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, nearly three years after a charter model, the set-back axle CT660, proved a key draw at the Las Vegas show’s 2011 staging.

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