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Cabinet protects safety equipment

KNAACK® has added the KNAACK Safety Kage™ 139-SK-01 cabinet to its line of KNAACK Safety Kage products. Measuring 60 inches long, 30 inches wide and 60 inches high, the cabinet is designed to store fall-protection equipment and personal protection equipment on job sites. The cabinet's interior features hooks to hang fall-protection equipment; shelves to store hard hats, vests and gloves; and cubby holes to store smaller items such as safety glasses and dust masks. The cabinet's exterior has protected storage spaces for a first-aid kit, fire extinguisher and personal eye wash station. The KNAACK Safety Kage 139-SK-01 cabinet is constructed from heavy-duty 16-gauge steel panels said to protect gear from harsh weather, and the cabinet's safety-green powder-coated finish reportedly enables users to easily locate the cabinet during an emergency.

Asphalt shingles resist wind uplift

IKO® has introduced Nordic™ heavy-duty laminated architectural asphalt shingles designed to resist wind and impacts. Nordic shingles feature IKO's ArmourZone,® a 1 1/4-inch-wide reinforced nailing surface said to enhance fastening power, enabling the shingles to resist winds up to 130 mph. The shingles' Fastlock™ sealant strips also create strong bonds between rows of shingles, protecting against wind uplift and water penetration. A coating of polymer-modified asphalt reportedly acts as a shock absorber to cushion the roof system from hail impacts. Nordic shingles replicate the look and visual texture of wood shakes or slate tiles and are available in Brownstone, Castle Grey, Cornerstone, Driftshake, Frostone Grey, Glacier, Granite Black, Sedona and Shadow Brown.

Fleece is available pre-cut

SOPREMA® Inc. has made available ALSAN RS Pre-Cut Fleece, a nonwoven polyester reinforcement designed for use with ALSAN RS PMMA-applied waterproofing membrane applications. Previously available only in rolls, ALSAN RS Pre-Cut Fleece now is available in pre-cut detail kits intended for use with small and large pipe penetrations and corner installations. Designed to help contractors address difficult detailing and irregular shapes encountered during waterproofing, ALSAN RS Pre-Cut Fleece is said to save contractors time cutting fleece during waterproofing installations, reducing cutting errors and scrap waste. The fleece reportedly forms a seamless water- and puncture-resistant flashing system over SBS polymer-modified bitumen or SENTINEL PVC roof membranes.

Shingles are impact-resistant

Atlas® Roofing Corp. has made available StormMaster® Shake and StormMaster Slate asphalt shingles with Core4™ Enhanced Polymer Technology. The shingles feature PolyCore™ Technology said to use enhanced virgin polymers to construct strong, long-lasting shingles; FlexCore™ Technology said to enhance shingles' flexibility, reducing tearing and cracking; WeatherCore™ Technology said to give shingles the durability to resist damage from hail and high winds; and ThermalCore™ Technology said to mitigate the effects of shingle expansion and contraction during temperature fluctuations. StormMaster Shake and StormMaster Slate shingles have a Class 4 impact rating, and StormMaster Shake shingles reportedly resist winds up to 150 mph. StormMaster Slate shingles are available in six colors, and StormMaster Shake shingles are available in 10 colors.

Drill/driver fits in tight spaces

DEWALT® has added the 20V MAX Compact Drill/Driver to its 20V MAX System. Weighing 2.4 pounds and measuring 6.3 inches long, the lightweight drill/driver is designed to fit in tight spaces. Powered by a 1.3Ah battery, the 20V MAX Compact Drill/Driver reportedly has 13% more power than an average drill/driver and achieves up to 1,650 rotations per minute. The drill/driver features an efficient brushless motor said to deliver a long runtime, variable speed triggers, an LED work light to illuminate dark spaces and an adjustable belt hook that can be attached on a user's right or left side.

Underlayment is self-adhering

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. has redesigned its Polystick® MU-X self-adhering underlayment. The underlayment features an SBS polymer-modified bitumen upper compound and self-adhering ADESO® dual-compound on the bottom side. An enhanced black polypropylene film has been added to improve membrane walkability and reduce bleed-through. Intended for use as a secondary water barrier for roof coverings in hot environments, Polystick MU-X has a high-temperature rating of 250 F and reportedly can withstand ultraviolet exposure for up to 90 days. The underlayment has a split release film on the bottom of each roll for easy application, and 3-inch lay lines are printed on both edges of the underlayment for bidirectional installation.


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