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Carbon black pigments propel surfaces, slabs toward ‘jetness’

Granulated and liquid pigments debuting at World of Concrete 2017 enable producers and contractors to approach jet black in masonry units and cast-in-place or precast concrete surfaces or structures. Orion Engineered Carbons’ Corasol and Derussol agents are based on carbon black, the smudgy film burning candles deposit on container or enclosure walls.

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Sakrete shelves old packaging

World of Concrete 2017 attendees were among the first to see a new Sakrete packaging scheme rolling into dealer and home improvement retail channels throughout the first quarter. New graphics for paper and other packages extend a logo unveiled in 2016 for the brand’s 80th anniversary. Sakrete showed early products bearing the scheme as part of its World of Concrete exhibit at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Along with new packaging, the producer unveiled a concrete mix specially formulated for countertops.

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Lanxess takes world view of iron oxide pigment production and supply chain

The third Lanxess Pigments Symposium took place in Las Vegas last month, the day before the World of Concrete 2017 opened. Under the “Trusted partnerships for sustainable growth” theme, the Lanxess Inorganic Pigments business unit provided 100-plus industry affiliates from around the globe a platform to discuss industry challenges.

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RPM consolidates building, construction materials under Euclid umbrella

With an eye to global construction, structural and civil engineering markets, Euclid Chemical parent RPM International has formed Cleveland-based Euclid Group, encompassing the namesake concrete admixture and materials business, plus sister subsidiaries, operating companies or brands Increte Systems, Eucomex, Toxement, Cave, Viapol, Flowcrete, RPM Belgium and Vandex.

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Silica dust exposure protection carries the day at World of Concrete 2017

World of Concrete 2017 evidenced a mid-year enforcement timetable for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new respirable crystalline silica exposure threshold covering construction sites and general workplaces. Leading the charge for compliance at the January 17-20, Las Vegas gathering were exhibitors of sawing and drilling equipment—loaded with dust collection devices—along with peers promoting cementitious material conveying, handling or dispensing devices with which silica dust can reach agency-reduced levels.

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