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2014-09-12 23:04:29

A book from SAE International, “Automotive Lightweighting Using Advanced High-Strength Steels,” explores the role of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) in addressing the challenge of vehicle lightweighting. WARRENDALE, Pa. (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 A book from SAE International, “Automotive Lightweighting Using Advanced High-Strength Steels,” explores the role of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) in addressing the challenge of vehicle lightweighting. Advanced high-strength...

2014-09-12 12:26:21

DUBLIN, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Portland Cement Market for Residential, Commercial, Infrastructure and Other Applications (Bricks, Farm Construction) - Trends and Forecast to 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Portland cement is an important aspect of construction industry and it is used in a broad range of construction applications. The commercial applications of portland...

2014-09-12 08:22:46

Project marks the first usage of Honeywell's Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent in a spray foam system for wall insulation MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that Solstice(®) Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA), its ultra low-global-warming-potential foam blowing agent, has been used to help insulate a net-zero energy home project at Purdue University. The blowing agent, which causes closed-cell spray foam insulation to expand and...

2014-09-12 08:22:30

CHANGSHU, China, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sutor Technology Group Limited (the "Company", "Sutor") (Nasdaq: SUTR), a leading China-based manufacturer and distributor of high-end fine finished steel products and welded steel pipes used by a variety of downstream applications, today announced that recently delegations from Nippon Steel Xinlian Engineering Co., Ltd. and PT Raja Besi Company visited Sutor. A group of visitors led by Mr. Jicheng Zhao from Nippon Steel...

2014-09-11 16:24:42

LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Ceiling Tiles Market 2014-2018 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2357810/Global-Ceiling-Tiles-Market-2014-2018.html About Ceiling Tiles Ceiling tiles, also known as ceiling panels, absorb sound and lightweight construction materials used to cover a ceiling area. These tiles are placed in an aluminum grid to enhance room acoustics and provide thermal insulation, sound absorption,...

2014-09-11 08:22:20

DUBLIN, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Powder Metallurgy - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Powder Metallurgy in US$ Million and Tons by the following Product Segments: Iron & Steel, Stainless Steel, Tungsten, Aluminum, Precious Metal, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the...

2014-09-10 23:13:21

Tennessee Metal Former Adds Value to Brand’s Latest Ovens and Refrigerators Brentwood, Tennessee (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Metal fabricator Mills Products Incorporated has signed a multi-year agreement with Whirlpool Corporation to fabricate Maytag brand handles for the appliance manufacturer’s most current suite of consumer-grade refrigerators and oven ranges. The new handles are designed to resemble the handles used on commercial-grade kitchen appliances. Each handle features...

2014-09-10 12:25:39

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CertainTeed launched its first webisode and music video in the 2013 Living Spaces(®) Facebook(®) Home Makeover Video Contest featuring the Bielfelt family of Mentor, Ohio. The Bielfelt family, the grand prize winner of the $75,000 exterior makeover, will be featured in a series of webisodes documenting the renovation of the 100-year-old home. The series follows the family, along with CertainTeed 5-Star Green, 5-Star Fence and Master...

2014-09-08 23:00:32

Today, BambooIndustry.com, a professional bamboo product supplier, has announced its new collection of bamboo plywood. In addition, it has launched a promotion for these top quality plywood. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Today, BambooIndustry.com, a professional bamboo product supplier, has announced its new collection of bamboo plywood. In addition, it has launched a promotion for these top quality plywood. Now, all customers can enjoy deeply discounted prices, up to 25 percent off....

2014-09-08 12:22:50

Plants Commended for Benefiting Local Communities, Global Environment SKOKIE, Ill., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six cement plants received special recognition for their commitment to improving the environment and their communities at the 14(th) Annual Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards, presented by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas magazine at PCA's recent Fall Meeting in Chicago. The awards honor individual cement facilities that exemplify the...


Latest building materials Reference Libraries

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2009-06-19 16:25:24

Aluminum (or aluminium) is a soft, lightweight, silvery metal. It is an element in the boron group on the periodic table of elements, with the symbol Al and atomic number 13. On the earth's crust, aluminum is the most abundant metal, and the third most abundant of all elements on the earth's crust, after oxygen and silicon. It accounts for 8% of the weight of the Earth's solid surface. Because aluminum is a highly reactive metal, it doesn't occur in nature in a pure form. Aluminum forms a...

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2005-05-26 10:48:13

Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. Chemical structure Heating gypsum above approximately 150°C (302°F) partially dehydrates the mineral by driving off exactly 75% of the water contained in its chemical structure. CaSO4·2H2O + heat → CaSO4·½H2O + 1½H2O (steam) The partially dehydrated mineral is called calcium sulfate hemihydrate or calcined gypsum (commonly known as plaster of...

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2005-05-25 18:53:59

Quartzite is a hard, metamorphic rock which was originally sandstone. Through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression within orogenic belts, the original quartz sand grains and quartz silica cement were fused into one. Pure quartzite is usually white to grey. Quartzites often occur in various shades of pink and red due to varying amounts of iron oxide. Other colors are due to impurities of minor amounts of other minerals. Orthoquartzite is a very pure quartz sandstone...

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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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