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2014-08-19 23:12:31

Strong winds from hurricanes, tropical and severe storms can strip the siding off a house, while heat threatens vinyl and wood siding to warp and lose its shape. Both scenarios leave homes vulnerable to water intrusion and ultimately, wood rot. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Choosing a resilient, quality siding is essential for the integrity of a home as well as exterior appeal. When it comes to selecting siding, it’s important to remember that not all products are created equal....

2014-08-18 23:03:28

The European Super Plasticizers Market report defines and segments the super plasticizers market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-super-plasticizers-5904340054.html (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The European Super Plasticizers Market report defines and segments the super plasticizers market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. Browse through the TOC of the European Super Plasticizers Market report, to get an idea of the...

2014-08-15 16:22:01

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Insteel Industries, Inc. (NasdaqGS: IIIN) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Insteel Wire Products Company (together referred to as "Insteel" in this press release) has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets associated with the prestressed concrete strand ("PC strand") business of American Spring Wire Corporation ("ASW") for a purchase price of approximately $36.0 million, subject to certain...

2014-08-12 16:29:28

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Materials, LLC (the "Company") today announced that its second quarter earnings conference call will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference call may be accessed at the telephone dial-in provided below. The Company's Chief Executive Officer, Brian C. Strauss and Chief Financial Officer, Paul Morrisroe, will participate. What: Associated Materials, LLC...

2014-08-11 12:29:15

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Insteel Industries, Inc. (NasdaqGS: IIIN) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Insteel Wire Products Company (together referred to as "Insteel" in this press release) has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets associated with the prestressed concrete strand ("PC strand") business of American Spring Wire Corporation ("ASW") for a purchase price of approximately $36.0 million,...

2014-08-08 12:26:29

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC) today announced the launch of its product calculator app for Android phone, tablet and other Android devices. The Vulcan Materials Product Calculator is a tool that allows users to estimate the construction materials needed for building and paving projects. The app is free and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090710/CL44887LOGO The product...

2014-08-07 12:22:58

Demilec unveils the only automated spray foam facility in the world to meet the growing demand for energy efficient spray foam insulation. ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In order to meet growing demand for its energy-efficient spray foam products, Demilec Inc. opened a new production facility on July 24, 2014. Demilec has been a leading global supplier of polyurethane foam for more than 25 years. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140806/134209...

2014-08-06 08:35:56

LONDON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Ceiling Tiles Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/contractors_engineers/2014_deep_research_report_global_china_ceiling_tiles_industry.html Summary"2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Ceiling Tiles Industry" was professional and depth research report on Global and China Ceiling Tiles Industry. The report firstly...

2014-08-05 12:28:29

LONDON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:World Asphalt Market, Freedoniahttp://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/mining/world_asphalt_market_freedonia.htmlWorld demand to rise 3.6% annually through 2017World demand for primary asphalt, which is refined from crude petroleum or mined from naturally occurring sources, is projected to rise 3.6 percent yearly through 2017 from a weak 2012 base to 121 million metric tons...

2014-08-05 08:38:01

MANASQUAN, N.J., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners looking for a quality flooring that's both easy to maintain and remarkably tough need look no further. Fusion's Hybrid Floor combines all the qualities that one could want in vinyl flooring; most remarkably, Fusion has been made to withstand moisture and spills better than nearly any other flooring. Fusion Hybrid Floor, also known as vinyl plank flooring, is available now from mill-direct buying service SMART Carpet and Flooring...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.