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2011-08-09 08:00:00

ASHLAND, Mass., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IdeaPaint, the creator of high-performance dry-erase paint solutions, announced today that it has again expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of a new, IdeaPaint-produced base coating, appropriately named BASE. IdeaPaint BASE is a premium, performance base coat compatible with all of IdeaPaint's products--PRO, CRE-8 and HOME. The extremely smooth surface created by BASE eliminates the need for sanding from the application...

2011-07-27 12:08:00

PARIS, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint-Gobain, through its Gypsum Activity, today completed the acquisition of Doganer, a Turkish manufacturer of plaster and plasterboard. The company is located 50 km southeast of Ankara, where it operates a plant with an annual production capacity of 500,000 tonnes of plaster and 12 million square meters of plasterboard. In 2010, Doganer generated revenue of nearly EUR22 million with 109 employees. The acquisition will enable...

2011-07-26 00:00:30

XRF Camera technology allows for cutting edge environmental testing in residential and commercial structures. (PRWEB) July 24, 2011 Genesis Testing Group has a new weapon in its arsenal for inspections involving lead based paint and Chinese drywall in commercial and residential locations. XRF technology utilizes the latest innovations such as SDD detectors and polarization optics to scan for potential problems. Lead based paint has been a problem in home construction for several decades....

2011-07-25 00:00:03

XRF Camera technology allows for cutting edge environmental testing in residential and commercial structures. (PRWEB) July 24, 2011 Genesis Testing Group has a new weapon in its arsenal for inspections involving lead based paint and Chinese drywall in commercial and residential locations. XRF technology utilizes the latest innovations such as SDD detectors and polarization optics to scan for potential problems. Lead based paint has been a problem in home construction for several decades....

2011-07-18 00:01:36

Andujo's Drywall Shares Tips and FAQ's for Homeowners Looking to Hire a Drywall Contractor Vallejo, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2011 Today, Andujo's Drywall, a Vallejo drywall contractor, launched a set of recommendations to help homeowners make an educated decision when hiring and working with a drywall contractor. To avoid the frustrating experience of finding bulges and rifts on a finished wall, homeowners will want to take special steps to find a skilled drywall contractor. Achieving the...

2011-06-15 00:00:26

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is blasting Fannie Mae, and all major US banks for continuing to dump toxic Chinese drywall foreclosures on unsuspecting home buyers in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, and Southeast Texas. The group says, "If it weren't insulting enough that US banks, that have been heavily subsidized by US taxpayers are continuing to dump toxic Chinese drywall home foreclosures on innocent home buyers without disclosure, it's even more insulting, that...

2011-06-07 05:18:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PeerAssist, a leading developer of tailored construction management software solutions, raises the bar for construction safety with their new application, Certification Assist. This unique construction safety certification software allows contractors to oversee and track all employees to determine who has, needs or is going to need additional safety training. Because PeerAssist tailors each application to their clients' specific needs,...

2011-06-02 00:00:29

According to the State of Florida's own records, enough toxic Chinese drywall was shipped into this state to build 60,000 homes. These numbers do not include ports in New Orleans, Houston, or other major shipping hubs in the US Southeast. The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center says, "We don't think city, county, state legislatures, or governors in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Southeast Texas, or Virginia can wait any longer for President Obama, and the US federal government to come...

2011-05-31 14:59:00

TAMPA, Fla., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CertainTeed is introducing a new drywall solution, Easi-Lite(TM) gypsum board. Up to 30 percent lighter than standard gypsum boards, Easi-Lite can be used for both interior ceilings and walls in residential and commercial applications. The lightweight design makes the wallboard easier to transport, stock on the jobsite and install, reducing muscle strain and fatigue. In addition, Easi-Lite gypsum board is easy to score and snap for improved...

2011-05-18 00:01:29

The Construction Defect Center is warning all US homeowners, homebuilders, or contractors to think twice about buying cheap Chinese building products. The group says, "Ever hear about toxic Chinese drywall? Toxic Chinese drywall was being imported into the US as late as early 2009, its all over the US Southeast, and when its all said and done, its going to be a disaster that's going to cost tens, and tens of billions of dollars, or more to fix. Trust us, buying cheap Chinese building products...


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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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