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2014-12-19 12:27:27

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quarton Partners is pleased to announce that Eastside Wholesale Supply Co. (d/b/a "Siding World") has been acquired by ABC Supply Co., Inc.

2014-12-18 23:06:45

DeepResearchReports.com adds a new report titled “2014 Deep Research Report on Global Ductile Iron Pipe Industry” to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB)

2014-12-16 12:27:12

Company Will Provide Fully Equipped Trailer for Professional Certification Program Field Exams during Spray Foam 2015 Convention and Expo PHOENIX, Dec.

2014-12-11 00:20:25

DALLAS, December 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Asia-Pacific Cold Insulation Material Market by Type (Fiber Glass, Polyurethane Foam, Polystyrene Foam, Phenolic Foam

2014-12-08 16:27:14

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Dec.

2014-12-05 16:21:20

DUBLIN, December 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dkmslv/wood_plastic) has announced the addition of the "Wood

2014-12-02 12:24:10

Customers Receive a $4,000 Discount on New Proportioners Manufactured by Polyurethane Machine Corporation and a Free Spare Parts Kit with Purchase of an Air Purge Gun PHOENIX, Dec.

2014-12-01 12:31:33

SCRANTON, Pa., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dale's Remodeling of Salem, Oregon, has proven that a greener choice can be beautiful and functional.

2014-11-30 23:02:32

Walttools has just released the first of several sealing product in their new Heal and Seal line of concrete sealers-Heal and Seal Cure-which is an eco friendly solution for concrete curing.

2014-11-29 00:21:29

DALLAS, November 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global gypsum board industry capacity was 12.2 billion square meters in 2013, up 8% from a year earlier, and North America was


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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.