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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...

2010-05-28 15:55:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This weekend, millions of travelers will take to U.S. highways to begin the unofficial start of summer. Few of these drivers and their passengers will pause to consider the road they are driving on -- unless they run over a pothole or get slowed down by a construction project. But every trekker should pay close attention since, as taxpayers, they foot the bill for highway repaving projects. The State of West Virginia has been addressing the...

2010-05-24 15:57:00

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Mold and mildew are unrelenting parasites that feast in the shower and bath areas of our homes. Their mere presence is unsightly, unhealthy, costly and, at times, embarrassing for the homeowners. The battle to prevent an home invasion of mold and mildew may seem futile, but it doesn't have to be that way. "Part of the solution rests upon the type of grout being used," said shower systems expert Tony Vanario, president of Richmond Tile &...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.