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Adhesives cater to projects

DAP® has made available a line of volatile organic compound-compliant construction adhesives; each product is created to meet the demands of specific projects. An asphalt sealant also is featured with the line of adhesives.

The new line includes adhesives such as BEATS THE NAIL® All-Purpose Construction Adhesive VOC compliant, a latex-based adhesive with low odor; DAP 2000® Heavy-Duty Projects Construction Adhesive VOC compliant, a strong, weatherproof, solvent-based adhesive that can bond to a variety of substrates; and Gutter & Flashing Butyl-Flex® Adhesive VOC compliant, a butyl rubber-based solvent adhesive said to be durable, flexible and watertight.

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Telephone: (888) 327-8477

Adhesive offers fast installation

Atlas Roofing Corp. has introduced Fastac roofing adhesive, a two-component, self-leveling, elastomeric polyurethane froth adhesive said to offer strength and efficient installation. Fastac can be used to bond insulation board to various substrates, as well as insulation board to other insulation board.

The adhesive is applied directly to a substrate in bead form, and then insulation board is placed into the adhesive and walked into place. A chemical cure occurs within 5 minutes to 10 minutes after application.

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Telephone: (770) 933-4479

Fastening driver is lightweight

The IMPACTOR™ Fastening Driver Cordless Series has been made available by Bosch Power Tools and Accessories and offers 9.6-, 12- and 14.4-volt fastening drivers. The 4-pound, 6 1/2-inch-long drivers offer 950 inch-pounds, 1,050 inch-pounds and 1,150 inch-pounds of torque, respectively.

Additional features include a 1/4-inch quick-change chuck; variable-speed trigger; and multiposition work light. The drivers also come with a one-hour charger and carrying case.

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Telephone: (877) 267-2499

Manual offers new features

APA—The Engineered Wood Association has released its 2005 Engineered Wood Construction Guide, a reference manual for contractors who use engineered wood products in residential and commercial construction. The publication includes recommendations for roof construction, and the association also has reformatted the manual to a single-column format.

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Telephone: (253) 565-6600

CD-ROM offers code commentaries

The International Code Council has made available the 2003 I-Code Commentaries on CD-ROM, an efficient way to navigate the 2003 Commentaries in PDF format.

The commentaries demonstrate codes and explain when and why code requirements should be applied, providing illustrated examples. They feature complete code text, historical background and technical information and include a search option for text, figures and tables.

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Telephone: (800) 786-4452

Grip driver adds flashlight

Metabo Corp.'s cordless 4.8-volt Power Grip® driver now features a complementary flashlight. The Power Grip flashlight is said to provide bright light with a 5.2-volt halogen light bulb and also can use the driver's 1.25-ampere hour battery pack.

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Telephone: (800) 638-2264

Software offers enhancements

WennSoft™ has introduced version 8.0 with new product offerings and features. Some enhancements to the features offered in the 8.0 version include a stand-alone version of the current eTimeTrack feature; Intercompany Accounts Payable entry for efficient accounts payable facilitation; additional user-defined fields within the Job Cost product that tailors the application to specific needs; Schedules Maintenance Module that can set meter readings to trigger service calls; and salaried employee time entry feature.

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Telephone: (262) 317-3700

Eyewear offers custom fit

Uvex has introduced FitLogic™ safety eyewear that allows users to adjust at four different points to offer a custom fit. A process that produces fully assembled pieces capable of incremental adjustment was used to make the product.

The eyewear features a lightweight, adjustable, cushioned browbar and nosepiece that rotates 360 degrees and pivots for a precise fit. The temple tips are soft and have a sliding action for comfort, and the temple arms adjust up and down and click into place. Other features of the eyewear include a floating lens design for ventilation; an extended wraparound lens; anti-fog coatings; and lenses with the ability to block 99 percent of ultraviolet rays.

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Telephone: (800) 343-3411

Earmuffs mount on hardhats

Bilsom® has released Thunder,® Leightning® and Clarity™ series earmuffs that can mount on hardhats or be folded away onto the helmet when they aren't needed. The earmuffs also feature cushions for comfort and hygiene purposes.

The Leightning earmuffs feature multiple attenuation levels. The Thunder earmuffs are made of nondeformable plastic and also feature multiple attenuation levels. The Clarity earmuffs feature noise-filtering technology.

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Telephone: (800) 430-5490

Manual addresses roof problems

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) Inc. has made available its Architectural Sheet Metal Inspection Guide that troubleshoots common roof problems.

Meant for standing-seam, batten-seam or Bermuda-type roof systems, the 52-page manual discusses construction and purposes of architectural elements, as well as what to look for during inspections. The manual also addresses topics such as sealants; air leakage; moisture transfer methods; and the importance of timely inspections.

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Telephone: (703) 803-2989

Underlayment is lightweight

Berger Brothers Co. has released Pro-Master Roof Shield UDL Synthetic Roofing Underlayment, which is said to be lightweight at 28 pounds. The nonslip, 10-squares-per-roll underlayment is made from ultraviolet-stabilized material. At a 52-inch width, the product is printed with nail patterns and alignment guides.

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Telephone: (800) 523-8852


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