Tin-plated product resists corrosion
Roofinox America has introduced Roofinox Tin-plated (Terne), a tin-plated stainless-steel product developed and manufactured specifically for roll formation and fabrication.
Roofinox Tin-plated (Terne) features a layer of 100 percent tin over a base of either 439 or 316L stainless steel, a formulation reportedly ideal for a variety of roof system types, including drainage solutions and accessory pieces. Roofinox Tin-plated (Terne) is said to be corrosion-resistant, malleable and 100 percent recyclable.
Telephone: (732) 440-8069
Gloves provide cut protection
Brass Knuckle® has introduced its SmartShell™ BKCR4599 protective gloves with ANSI Level 4 cut resistance. Designed with three layers of material covering the palms and fingers, the gloves provide heavy-duty cut protection.
The glove lining is made of a high-performance polyethylene and spandex composite said to deliver strong cut resistance. Bonded to the lining is gray polyurethane fabric with a nitrile surface to protect against light liquid penetration. Certain areas of the palms are reinforced with padding for impact resistance, and thermoplastic rubber padding on the backs of the hands resists abrasion while maintaining flexibility.
Telephone: (770) 674-8930
New shingle colors are available
Malarkey Roofing Products has added two colors to its line of Highlander® solar-reflective shingles: Dove White and Golden Amber.
The new shingle colors are said to meet California Title 24 energy code requirements, and Dove White reportedly has earned ENERGY STAR® certification. Highlander shingles also feature Scotchgard™ Protector for protection against algae.
Telephone: (800) 545-1191
Waterstops are self-adhering
GCP Applied Technologies Inc. has introduced its Adcor® SAS 500S Hydrophilic Waterstops designed to self-adhere to concrete, metal and PVC substrates.
The waterstops are said to be easily installed by peeling the release paper away and pressing the waterstop strip to a clean, dry surface. The waterstops' self-adhering design reportedly reduces the risk of damage during installation as well as the expansion restrictions sometimes caused by fixings that can result in leaks. The waterstops can be used for vertical, horizontal and overhead applications.
Telephone: (617) 876-1400
Software has a new user interface
Corecon Technologies has launched the next generation of its cloud-based construction software suite. The latest version of the software enables residential and commercial contractors to manage projects and job opportunities from their offices or job sites.
The most recent software features a new user interface said to increase speed and improve functionality while displaying information in a clean format. A quality control and safety module now is available in addition to previously established modules for estimating, project management and scheduling, and a vendor hub reportedly enables cross-project reporting on transactions such as purchase orders, bills and subcontracts. The user interface also improves navigation for users accessing the software on standard-size tablets.
Telephone: (866) 258-6698
Weather technology tracks severe weather
MetLoop LLC has developed three subscription-based software product lines—a mobile app, customizable desktop cloud-based software and enterprise interfaces.
The products reportedly are capable of tracking severe weather as it occurs and provide severe weather alerts that are 95 percent accurate at specified locations, such as an individual house or commercial building. The technology allows roofing contractors to know exactly where severe weather will occur or has occurred, helping protect workers and increasing response times to places that may have suffered weather-related damage.
Telephone: (850) 362-7703
Blower has 145-mph air speed
DEWALT has added the DEWALT 12 Amp Handheld Blower to its line of outdoor power equipment.
Weighing about 9 pounds, the handheld blower is lightweight and reportedly has an air speed of 145 mph and an air volume of 409 cubic feet per minute. The blower's variable speed trigger and speed lock, along with its flat concentrator and 1-inch round concentrator attachments for concentrating airflow, are said to make the blower a useful tool for job-site preparation and cleanup.
Telephone: (800) 4-DEWALT (433-9258)