Primer delivers strong adhesion
Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has added Multibase SB, a one-part, 100 percent acrylic-based resin primer, to its
silicone roof coating system. Multibase SB is said to deliver strong adhesion and prevent asphalt bleed-through in
nonponding water conditions. The primer is intended for use before application of Mule-Hide 100% Silicone Roof
Coating. Multibase SB can be used on polymer-modified bitumen, built-up roofing and PVC roof surfaces; it is not
intended for use on coal-tar pitch roof systems or TPO membranes. The light-yellow primer's lack of mineral fillers
reportedly enhance its adhesion to a roof surface, and its thin viscosity and low surface tension allow it to
completely saturate a roof surface to form a strong bond. Multibase SB is available in 5-gallon pails and 55-gallon
drums and can be applied using airless spray equipment, a roller or a brush.
Descender can support three users
Checkmate® Lifting and Safety Ltd. has made available its Checkmate MAX 300 Descender designed to support
up to three users simultaneously. The device's body, plates and pulley are made from hard anodized aluminum, and its
carabiner is steel. A polyamide kernmantle rope gives the Checkmate MAX 300 Descender a maximum descent height of 656
feet. The device also features heat-dissipating fins said to remove heat buildup during descent; nonmechanical
lock-off points for use during remote or direct rescue; rope friction points for operator-controlled descent; and a
revolving handle for raising a user a short distance during a rescue. The Checkmate MAX 300 Descender reportedly can
be used in inverted mode while attached to a user. In addition, the device is symmetrical, allowing for full use of
all functions regardless of the running direction and giving each user full functionality during a multiple-user
Impact wrench is compact
DEWALT® has added the TOOL CONNECT™ 20V MAX XR® 1/2" Mid-Range Impact Wrench to its line of 20V
MAX tools. Weighing 3.48 pounds and measuring less than 7 inches long, the wrench is compact and reportedly achieves
2,000 RPM and 3,100 impacts per minute. The wrench also features a brushless motor, variable speed trigger, belt clip
and bright LED light for illuminating dark work areas. The TOOL CONNECT system allows a user to set the wrench to
automatically alternate between forward and reverse by adjusting the tool's settings in the TOOL CONNECT app,
eliminating the need to manually change the tool's direction.
Padlock unlocks via fingerprint
Tapplock Corp. has introduced Tapplock one+, a battery-operated "smart" utility padlock designed to protect
tools and other gear left at a job site overnight. Crafted from 7-mm reinforced stainless steel, the padlock
reportedly is unbreakable and has anti-pry and anti-shimming technologies to protect against tampering. Tapplock one+
can be unlocked in three ways: A capacitive fingerprint sensor permits a user to unlock the device in less than 0.8
seconds (up to 500 fingerprints can be programmed into the padlock); the Tapplock app permits a user to unlock the
device via Bluetooth; and a back-up method permits a user to unlock the device by entering long and short
combinations on the power button. A user also can track and monitor the padlock's access history using the app.
Tapplock one+ is said to be dust-resistant, weather-resistant and fully functional even if submerged in water.
Adhesive/primer is low-odor
Carlisle SynTec Systems has introduced CAV-GRIP III Low-VOC Adhesive/Primer, a low-odor substance designed to
bond Carlisle SynTec Systems' Sure-Seal,® Sure-Tough® and Sure-White® EPDM to horizontal substrates. The
product reportedly is volatile organic compounds-compliant and can be used in temperatures as cold as 25 F. CAV-GRIP
III Low-VOC Adhesive/Primer can be applied using a spray gun and does not need to be stirred before
Concrete tiles are recyclable
Boral® Roofing LLC has added five colors to its line of concrete roof tiles available in California.
Graphite, Oceana, Saddleback Blend, Sepia and Shadow Black are darker, neutral shades said to complement the natural
terrain and landscape of California. Each color is available in four tile profiles, and all the tiles reportedly are
Class A fire-rated. The concrete tiles are manufactured using locally sourced, natural geologic material, and they
can be recycled at the end of their life cycles, reducing landfill waste.