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2014-10-20 16:22:22

Leading "Green" Foam Insulation System Provider Turns to MWW to Build on Momentum NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW (www.mww.com), one of the top-five global independent public relations firms, today announced it has been retained by Lapolla Industries, Inc. (www.lapolla.com), a Houston-based manufacturer and global supplier of spray polyurethane foam insulation, reflective roof coatings and equipment that is designed to reduce energy consumption in residential, industrial...

2014-10-20 12:21:34

First HiMA Trail Completed in St. Petersburg, Russia HOUSTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global innovator and producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), today announced the successful completion of the first road trial of highly modified asphalt (HiMA) technology in St. Petersburg, Russia, which will open to traffic in mid-2015. HiMA is an innovative SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene) polymer technology developed...

2014-10-14 23:12:29

Spray foam insulation roofing cuts utility costs and conserves energy; however, installation crews without the proper licenses and certifications can turn a renovation into a catastrophe, says Sunlight Contractors, LLC owners Monica Boshnack & Corey Yates. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Though most spray foam contractors are neither licensed by the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors nor certified by the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, Corey Yates of Sunlight...

2014-10-09 16:28:47

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The fifth installment in the CertainTeed 2013 Living Spaces(®) Facebook(®) Home Makeover Video Contest webisode series delves into the CertainTeed Integrity Roof System((TM)), designed to provide optimum performance regardless of weather conditions. The system consists of WinterGuard® and DiamondDeck((TM)) underlayments that offer long-term roof protection in conjunction with SwiftStart((TM)) starter shingles and CedarCrest® hip and...

2014-10-08 20:20:39

ROSWELL, Ga., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kloeckner Metals announces today an exclusive distributorship agreement with Double Stone Steel for the marketing of PVD* coated Stainless and Aluminum sheet products. Under this agreement, Kloeckner will also exclusively market related fabrication services, anti-fingerprint and antimicrobial coating options along with Stainless Mesh. These products add tremendous flexibility and creative options to the building, equipment and component design...

2014-10-07 08:32:50

DALLAS, October 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new research report "Concrete Admixtures Market by Type (Superplasticizers, Normal Plasticizers, Accelerating Agents, Retarding Agents, Air Entraining Agents , Waterproofing Agents and Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the global concrete admixtures market with an analysis and forecast of its global volume and value. Browse 75 market data tables...

2014-10-06 23:07:24

Farmers’ Almanac, relied on for centuries for long range weather forecasts, is predicting another extremely cold winter for most of the country. USA Insulation says insulation can keep homeowners warm this winter, lower their energy consumption and, in turn, lower the cost of their energy bills. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 The recently released 2015 Farmers’ Almanac uses words like “stinging”, “biting”, and “wintry” to describe the below normal temperatures it...

2014-10-04 23:00:28

The Asia-Pacific Super Plasticizers Market report defines and segments the super plasticizers market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-pacific-super-plasticizers-8387357876.html (PRWEB) October 04, 2014 The Asia-Pacific super plasticizers market is projected to grow from $1,881.4 million in 2013 to $2,541.1 million by 2018, at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2013 to 2018. Browse through the TOC of the Asia-Pacific Super Plasticizers...

2014-10-04 16:20:17

DETROIT, Oct. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World Steel Dynamics' (WSD) report AutoBody Warfare: Aluminum Attack, based on WSD's independent consultation with steel, aluminum and automotive experts, concludes that steel can easily deliver the weight savings required to meet federally mandated fuel economy targets for most vehicles. The report is formally being presented to steel executives on Monday at the worldsteel Annual Conference in Moscow. "This timely analysis demonstrates the value of...

2014-10-01 12:33:13

SCRANTON, Pa., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a two-year test of various types of pavement, The Living City Campus at Kortright, a centre of excellence for urban sustainability in Vaughan, Ontario, north of Toronto, has shown positive results for AZEK Permeable Pavers. The Toronto & Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) incorporated the pavers as a test surface in a 1,200 sq. ft. portion of the centre's parking area. Much of the testing is funded by community grants. "We...


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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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