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EPDM membrane has no odor

Firestone Building Products LLC has added GenFlex® Seam2Seam EPDM SA, a fully adhered EPDM solution, to its commercial roofing portfolio. Coated from edge to edge with Secure Bond adhesive technology, the membrane reportedly installs quickly and easily without sprayers or seam tape. GenFlex Seam2Seam EPDM SA can be applied in temperatures as cold as 20 F. With zero volatile organic compounds and no odor, it is said to be ideal for installation on occupied buildings.

Gloves have a strong shell

Brass Knuckle® has introduced SmartCut BKCR303 work gloves designed for enhanced flexibility and a balance of mechanical protection, performance and comfort. The gloves feature a fiberglass, ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene shell said to have a strength-to-weight ratio eight to 15 times greater than steel. The gloves’ thinner, 13-gauge material provides deftness while maintaining cut resistance. A nonstick polyurethane coating on the palms and fingers reportedly enhances a user’s grip against oils and greases. SmartCut BKCR303 work gloves have uncoated back and wrist areas for ventilation. A seamless and stretchable full-knit wrist provides a snug fit, and color-coded cuffs easily indicate glove size.

Seam clamp enhances wind resistance

S-5! has added the WindClamp2X to its line of WindClamp products designed to increase wind resistance for standing-seam and other concealed-fastened metal roof systems. The WindClamp2X is a small aluminum clamp placed over a roof’s seam at designated intervals to prevent male-to-female seam separation and seam separation from the roof’s mounting clip. The technology reportedly has been an effective solution to preserve roof systems in geographic regions with increased probability of extreme wind-uplift conditions. The WindClamp2X is designed for specific double-folded standing seams, such as Butler® MR-24® roof systems and Varco Pruden SSR roof systems.

Nailer holds 35 fasteners

SENCO® has introduced its F-35FRHXP full round head cordless framing nailer. Featuring FUSION cordless pneumatic technology, the cordless nailer reportedly can drive nails fully into hard substrates, including engineered lumber such as oriented strand board. There is no ramp-up time between shots, allowing users to work quickly when bump firing. Unlike gas-powered nailers, the F-35FRHXP cordless nailer produces no fumes and does not require fuel cells. The cordless nailer features a 20-degree magazine that holds 35 fasteners and accommodates nails from 2 to 3.5 inches long and .113 to .131 inches in diameter. When powered by a 3.0 Ah lithium-ion extended-life battery, the F-35FRHXP cordless nailer can drive up to 600 nails per battery charge. The cordless nailer comes with two batteries, a 5-amp quick charger, a no-mar tip and a storage bag.

Sealant has versatile applications

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has made available Seal-Fast® Liqui-Flash polyurethane roofing sealant. Said to provide excellent adhesion, elongation and tensile strength, the one-component, 100% solids, nonshrink sealant can be used in typical and difficult-to-access applications. Seal-Fast Liqui-Flash is compatible with a variety of substrates, including metal, polyurethane foam, aged smooth asphalt, aged polymer-modified bitumen, aged PVC and aged EPDM. Applied using a brush or ribbon nozzle, the sealant requires minimal tooling but reportedly is viscous enough to prevent running and drain-out. Seal-Fast Liqui-Flash is available in black, gray and white and packaged in 10-ounce caulk tubes, 20-ounce sausage tubes, 1-gallon pails and 3.5-gallon pails.

Screwdriver bits have tapered torsion zone

Bosch Power Tools has introduced Bosch DRIVEN impact screwdriver bits. Built for impact endurance and ultimate torque, the screwdriver bits reportedly are ideal for use in general construction, as well as concrete and electrical applications. A magnetized tip geometry ensures a stronger tip compared with standard designs, and a tapered torsion zone is said to provide a smoother transition to absorb torque peaks, reducing stress at the tip. Bosch DRIVEN impact screwdriver bits are CNC-milled and designed to resist cam-out under impact with a torsion zone built for impact endurance. The screwdriver bits also are Bosch Custom Case-compatible for easy tilt-in, tilt-out access and bit storage.


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