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Work shoes are slip-resistant

Emma Safety Footwear has made available Mitchel work shoes. Designed for safety and comfort, Mitchel work shoes are made of full-grain leather with a wear-resistant coating, antistatic insoles with reinforced heels and Gripforce® DUO anti-slip outer soles reportedly capable of withstanding high temperatures. The shoes' steel toes protect users' feet from dropped materials and tools. Inside the shoes, Hydro-Tec® Sanitized Silver lining material is said to provide ventilation and moisture removal, and "Comfort Sponges" around the ankles provide additional padding for comfort and support.

Flashing tape provides airtight seal

DuPont™ Safety & Construction has introduced DuPont FlexWrap™ EZ self-adhering flashing tape. Designed to seal around small exterior penetrations of various shapes, DuPont FlexWrap EZ tape is said to help improve a building's energy efficiency by creating an airtight, water-resistant barrier. The 100 percent butyl adhesive reportedly provides a strong seal during extreme temperatures. DuPont FlexWrap EZ tape is available in 2 3/4-inch-wide by 15-foot-long rolls.

Lanyard solution helps secure dropped tools

DEWALT® has introduced LANYARD READY™ integrated solutions for corded and cordless DEWALT tools. DEWALT LANYARD READY solutions reportedly enable users to tether tools to rigid structures on job sites when working at heights. The maximum lanyard length is 6 1/2 feet, ensuring a dropped tool won't fall out of reach. Some DEWALT tools already are equipped with attachment points for DEWALT LANYARD READY solutions; other DEWALT tools can be brought to a DEWALT Service Center for professional attachment point installation.

Roof drains are highly visible

OMG® Roofing Products has introduced Hercules-Plus RetroDrains featuring integrated vortex breaker technology designed to help improve the removal of water from roofs. Hercules-Plus RetroDrains reportedly provide up to 2 1/2 times greater flow capacity than Hercules Drains without vortex breaker technology. The integrated vortex breaker technology also is said to reduce the chugging effect that occurs when a vortex collapses, which can overload a plumbing system. The drains' strainer domes are made of heavy-duty, rust-resistant cast aluminum. Safety yellow powder-coated Hercules-Plus RetroDrains are available in 3, 4, 5 and 6 inches with an optional TPO- or PVC-coated flange for direct membrane attachment.

Pipe collar fits all pipes

Acme Cone Co. has made available a universal pipe collar designed to fit many styles of pipes on commercial roof systems. The pipe collar can fit standard pipes with diameters of 1 1/2, 2, 3 or 4 inches, helping ensure contractors have the right size pipe collar for every job. Featuring a clamp and a round base, the pipe collar reportedly eliminates the need for T-seam patches and reduces the number of probes needed in the weld.

Three-tab shingles resist algae

Atlas® Roofing Corp. has made available Legend® Designer Fiberglass Shingles. Said to imitate the look of high-architectural materials, the three-tab shingles feature Scotchgard™ Protector, which helps prevent black streaks caused by algae, and are designed to resist winds up to 110 mph. Legend shingles are suitable for single-family or multifamily homes and available in five colors: Black Shadow, Desert Shake, Hearthstone Gray, Heatherblend and Weathered Wood.


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