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2013-10-31 23:32:59

Insulation Stop, the nation’s leading provider of radiant barriers and bubble foil insulation is pleased to offer InfraStop’s new under concrete insulation. This new product, unlike standard bubble foil insulation products, is uniquely designed to withstand the rigorous conditions of a concrete pour making it a cost effective option when choosing insulations. Latham, New York (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Insulation Stop has supplied radiant barrier and reflective foil insulation...

2013-10-29 23:25:21

The global market for sealants and sealant applicators is expected to reach $19.1 billion in 2013 and increase to $19.8 billion in 2014. BCC Research projects the market to grow to $24.1 billion by 2019, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4% from 2014 to 2019. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, Sealants and Sealant Applicators: Technologies and Global Markets (http://www.bccresearch.com), the global...

2013-10-24 23:26:04

Aramid Fiber and High Performance Tower Guy (HPTG) assemblies top off the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Phillystran, a WireCo® WorldGroup brand, recently designed, manufactured and supplied 8 aramid fiber (Teijin Twaron) High Performance Tower Guy (HPTG) assemblies each approximately100 feet in length required to support the 400 foot mast atop the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, One World Trade Center. These custom...


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2010-12-03 22:35:03

Kevlar, a trademark of para-aramid synthetic fiber, is related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. DuPont developed Kevlar in 1965 and was first commercially used in the 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Its normal form is as a rope or a sheet of fabric that can be used as an ingredient in composite material components. Kevlar is used in bicycle tires, racing sails, and body armor due to its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio. Twaron, produced in 1978, is a...

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2010-11-19 17:31:54

Kevlar, a trademark of para-aramid synthetic fiber, is related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. DuPont developed Kevlar in 1965 and was first commercially used in the 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Its normal form is as a rope or a sheet of fabric that can be used as an ingredient in composite material components. Kevlar is used in bicycle tires, racing sails, and body armor due to its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio. Twaron, produced in 1978, is a...

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2005-05-25 17:09:09

Slate is a fine-grained, homogeneous, sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed (foliated) in layers (bedded deposits). Slate can be made into roofing shingles ('roofing slates' in the United Kingdom), because it has two lines of breakability: cleavage and grain. This makes it possible to split slate into thin sheets. Slate is mainly composed of quartz and muscovite (a mica), often along with biotite, chlorite, and hematite, or, less frequently,...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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