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2010-11-22 07:00:00

DUBAI, UAE, November 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The various methods of protecting concrete are explored by Joseph Nabih, Technical Manager, Sika Gulf at MEED's Middle East Roads, Bridges and Tunnels conference today at Westin Hotel, Dubai. He highlighted various challenges and solutions for concrete protection with a focus on Hydrophobic Impregnations. Hydrophobic Impregnation is a proven concrete protection technology that prevents water ingress into concrete structures thus decreasing the...

2010-11-12 15:38:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Masterchem Industries, maker of KILZ® brand products announced the launch of KILZ Masonry and Stucco primer at select Lowe's stores in Arizona, California, Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, and Texas. KILZ Masonry and Stucco primer is an alkali resistant primer that can be used on recently poured masonry and stucco surfaces. This new primer from the KILZ brand enables painting professionals to prime and paint masonry surfaces just...

2010-10-26 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Wash., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Lythic Solutions has achieved a major advance in stain protection for exposed concrete floors, it was announced today by Lythic Solutions president David Loe. Lythic SPD Protector utilizes a new protection technology that significantly increases concrete's resistance to stains, acid etching, and liquid penetration. It has been proved in third-party laboratory testing and in the field. "We believe this is a game-changing product," stated Loe. "It...

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2010-10-05 14:56:52

Spanish and Scottish researchers have added wool fibers to the clay material used to make bricks and combined these with an alginate, a natural polymer extracted from seaweed. The result is bricks that are stronger and more environmentally-friendly, according to the study published recently in the journal Construction and Building Materials. "The objective was to produce bricks reinforced with wool and to obtain a composite that was more sustainable, non-toxic, using abundant local materials,...

2010-10-01 12:00:00

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insteel Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: IIIN) today announced that its fourth quarter 2010 earnings conference call will be webcast live over the internet on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. ET following the release of the Company's fourth quarter financial results at 8:30 a.m. ET on that same day. The conference call can be accessed on the Company's website at http://investor.insteel.com/ and will be archived for replay. About Insteel...

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2010-09-28 14:18:12

By Dave Guerin, Louisiana Tech University Geopolymer concrete, an innovative and environmentally-friendly building material developed at Louisiana Tech University's Trenchless Technology Center (TTC), will be featured in a transportation exhibition taking place at the Detroit Science Center. Developed by Dr. Erez Allouche, research director for the TTC, and his team, geopolymer concrete is an emerging class of cementitious materials that utilize "fly ash", one of the most abundant industrial...

2010-09-22 12:17:00

FORT ATKINSON, Wis., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Concrete Contractor, the leading business information resource for concrete contractors, announced today its Contractors' Choice Top Products of 2010. Top winners are recognized by readers based on interest and inquiries over the past year. "Having the right tool or product is key to meeting production deadlines, providing high quality workmanship and ensuring budgets are met," says Editor Rebecca Wasieleski. "The 25 products named Top...

2010-09-21 12:53:00

CROYDON, Pa., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Engineers will receive Professional Development Hours at the upcoming Oldcastle Precast plant tour, pipe demonstration and live equipment presentation with featured guest speaker, Jack Lettiere, former New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner. Mr. Lettiere's presentation will highlight a one-day event entitled "Performance Based Infrastructure" to be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. at Oldcastle Precast located...

2010-07-06 10:58:00

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insteel Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: IIIN) today announced that its third quarter 2010 earnings conference call will be webcast live over the internet on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. ET following the release of the Company's third quarter financial results at 8:30 a.m. ET on that same day. The conference call can be accessed on the Company's website at http://investor.insteel.com/ and will be archived for replay. About Insteel...

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2010-07-06 09:39:17

Road surfaces can make a big contribution to local air purity. This conclusion can be drawn from the first test results on a road surface of air purifying concrete. This material reduces the concentration of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 25 to 45 percent, said Prof. Jos Brouwers in his inaugural lecture last Friday. The tests were carried out in the municipality of Hengelo, where the busy Castorweg road was resurfaced last fall. As part of the project, around 1,000 square meters of the road's...