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Arched profile increases steel fibers’ load-carrying capacity 20 percent

Sources: KoSteel, Seoul; CP staff

Steelfiber-150At its first World of Concrete, steel wire rod mild producer KoSteel showed a new take on concrete reinforcement: Bundrex steel fibers, .75-mm (1/32-in.) diameter in 50- or 55-mm sizes (2- or 2.16-in.) with 67-mm (2.66-in.) and 73-mm (2.87-in.) aspect ratios, fabricated in a patent-pending arch design. The company credits the configuration with increasing fibers’ load-carrying capacity in concrete structures up to 20 percent over conventional end hook steel products.

 

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Trucks debut, portable plants rise, filters press in Las Vegas

Sources: CP staff; Informa Exhibitions U.S., Irving, Texas

Three years of respectable concrete output gains backed the strong attendance and exhibitor participation levels at World of Concrete 2015, February 2-6 in Las Vegas. Early on day one of exhibits, Portland Cement Association Chief Economist Ed Sullivan confirmed market trends fueling the positive mood across the Las Vegas Convention Center: 2014 cement shipment reports are trending an 8 percent increase over 2013 figures, he noted, and the industry is likely to match that pace in 2015 and 2016.

 

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Cat dealer-aligned Weiler rolls out namesake mixer truck

Sources: CP staff; Weiler Inc., Knoxville, Iowa

Weiler-150A manufacturer of asphalt paving machines for Caterpillar dealers worldwide, whose contract production log includes a decade of concrete mixer drum system deliveries, has expanded its branded lines. After acquiring a mixer system design and intellectual property, Weiler is now offering turnkey truck production, showing its first model at the Caterpillar World of Concrete 2015 booth.

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