February 2010

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MATERIALS

RECYCLED-GLASS SLABS
Thumb_IMG_0180_renamed_21465 Green World Glass, Murrieta, Calif., offers recycled-glass terrazzo 3cm slabs in three collections encompassing 22 colors. The U.S.-manufactured slabs are available in full (60” X 120”) and half (30” X 120”) sizes; full slabs weigh 700 lbs, or approximately 14 lbs ft(2). The company also offers a line of recycled-glass terrazzo vanity tops.
Contact: Green World Glass, 888-91GLASS

PENNSYLVANIA BLUESTONE
Thumb_Kilmer nu 100_0212_renamed_8777Herb Kilmer & Sons Inc., Kingsley, Pa., offers Pennsylvania bluestone and fieldstone products, including a line of natural thin-veneer products in a variety of shapes and finishes; sold by the square foot, they are available by the pallet or box as both flats and corners. Stock slabs and park benches are also available.
Contact: Herb Kilmer & Sons, 877-600-2284

LANDSCAPE STONE
Mystonesupply.com, Wichita Falls, Texas, offers natural landscape stone, including thin-veneer stone, from quarries in Texas and Oklahoma. Full-sized stones include stand-up, slabs, random builders, regulars, mini-boulders, boulders, brick rock, squares-and-rectangles and stair treads. The thin veneer includes both random and straight-edge stones. Flats are 150 ft(2) per pallet, while corners are 100 linear feet per pallet. Colors range from white and cream to reds and browns through to grays.
Contact: Mystonesupply.com, 800-221-6374

EQUIPMENT

ANTIQUING BRUSHES
Thumb_Nuovo Tapflex Brush_renamed_13451 GranQuartz, Tucker, Ga., introduces Nuovo Tapflex Leather/Antique Brushes for automatic edging machines and hand-tool fabrication. The tools offer snail-lock and 5/8”-11 connections, and can be used on granite, marble and quartz surfaces. The 4”-diameter tools are available in grits from 60 to 400.
Contact: GranQuartz, 800-458-6222

 

TEXTURE DISCS
Thumb_alpha ceramica TFAlpha Professional Tools®, Oakland, N.J., introduces Ceramica TF, a four-disc system for producing a textured finish without manual abrasive brushing. The 4”-diameter flexible discs, available in Positions 0 to 3, can be used with an undersized rubber backer pad with wet polishers to create textured edges on internal corners and sink rims.
Contact: Alpha Professional Tools, 800-648-7229

 

CNC PRODUCTION CENTER
Thumb_T812 V2_renamed_5566Thibaut S.A., Vire, France, introduces the T812 V-2, a 4-axes CNC production center with sliding-door access for increased accessibility to materials and operator safety. The machine features polishing with a B3 head, tilting worktable and 36-tool magazine with automatic tool change via its T’CAD/T’CAM V3 software. The working area is 3,000mm/118.1” X 1,500mm/59”. The U.S representative is EuroStone Machine of Atlanta.
Contact: EuroStone Machine, 404-633-2201

CNC STRIP CLAMPS
Thumb_stripclamp02_renamed_27748Blick Industries, Laguna Beach, Calif., offers Strip Clamps for edging and polishing of thin strips from all sides. Clamps can be moved to opposite sides without moving the position of a part; six support body positions with 1” increments allow the units to be used with materials in widths of ~4”-~8”. The clamps include non-marking surfaces on the supports and clamp; the units can be made at any height and are available in most of the popular fitting sizes.
Contact: Blick Industries, 949-499-5026

SILENT-CORE BLADE
Thumb_Recon Combat SC Blade_renamed_10017GranQuartz, Tucker, Ga., introduces Recon Combat™ Silent-Core Blades, featuring 20mm-tall segments. The blades include a high diamond concentration and a special matrix to eliminate redressing; the line is available in diameters of 12”, 14” 16”, 18” and 20”.
Contact: GranQuartz, 800-458-6222

 

 

DIAMOND DRILL BITS
Thumb_1400pAlpha Professional Tools®, Oakland, N.J., introduces Alpha® Wet Diamond Drill Bits for making fastening holes, corner holes for cut-outs and pipe/faucet holes. The electroplated diamonds on the bit can cut through granite, marble, glass and ceramic tiles at up to 3,500rpm; the bits can be used on standard drills, as well as 5/8”-11 polisher spindles using the company’s adapter. Available sizes include 3/16”, 1/4”, 5/16”, 3/8”, 1/2” and 1 3/8”.
Contact: Alpha Professional Tools, 800-648-7229

MANUAL PRODUCTION CENTER
Thumb_Fab King_renamed_22618RYE Corp., Lenoir City, Tenn., offers the Fab King, a manual production center with a production area of 114” X 30” and an 8” Z-axis. The U.S.-made unit includes a 3 HP variable-speed motor operating at 2,700rpm-10,000rpm, adjustable table height, adjustable water floor, center and halo water feed and a friction brake for precision raising/lowering of the spindle. The machine is available through GranQuartz, Granite City Tool Co., Regent Machine Corp., VIC International Corp., Eastern Marble & Granite Supply and Diaco Innovations.
Contact: GranQuartz, 800-458-6222; Granite City Tool Co., 800-32807094; Regent Machine Corp., 866-233-4876; VIC International Corp., 800-423-1634; Eastern Marble, 800 643-8818; Diaco Innovations, 866-503-4226

DUST COLLECTOR
Scientific Dust Collectors, Alsip, Ill., introduces the SC Series cartridge collector, featuring the company’s patented nozzle-cleaning system and internal high-side inlet baffles. The heavy-duty design includes all welded construction; cartridges are easily accessed from the outside.  
Contact: Scientific Dust Collectors, 708-597-7090

COMPRESSORS
Thumb_SX Series_SX5_renamed_16184Kaeser Compressors Inc., Fredericksburg, Va., offers its line of  SX rotary-screw compressors, available from 3 HP to 7.5 HP and noise levels as low as 62 dB(A). With pressures from 125-217 and capacities to 28.3 cfm, the units also feature a cooling design producing lower discharge temperatures – making it easier to collect and remove moisture from the air stream. Units are also available as AirCenters, with a compressor, dryer and tank in one compact package – or with only integral dryers as part of our “T” series.
Contact: Kaeser Compressors Inc., 800-777-7873

INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, RENEWAL

COUNTERTOP SAVER
Thumb_SHSVCM PR-01_renamed_27278Omni Cubed Inc., Placerville, Calif., introduces the 2010 model Sink Hole Saver VCM, the company’s newest manual-pump vacuum cup countertop strengthener to protect finished stone pieces from breakage during lifting, moving and installation.  The product features 6” vacuum cups, which can be re-pumped without removal or loss of remaining suction.  
Contact: Omni Cubed, 877-311-1976

SOUND, CRACK MORTAR
LATICRETE International Inc., Bethany, Conn., introduces an improved version of its LATICRETE® 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive, now with a single-component formula needing only water to produce a lightweight, flexible mortar. It provides a ?IIC rating of 15 for sound-deadening performance as tested to ASTM E2179 and ASTM E492, and exceeds ANSI A118.12 specifications for crack isolation requirements of 1/8” (3 mm) over approved substrates. LATICRETE 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive is rated “EXTRA HEAVY” per Robinson Floor Test ASTM C627, and is reinforced with Kevlar® for added strength for thin-bed or medium-bed applications of stone and tile.
Contact: LATICRETE International Inc., 800-243-4788

INDUSTRIAL GROUT
Thumb_LATICRETE SpectraLOCK 2000 IG at 300 dpi_renamed_8266LATICRETE International Inc., Bethany, Conn., introduces LATICRETE® SpectraLOCK® 2000 IG, a high-performance epoxy grout with enhanced chemical, stain and temperature resistance. The non-sag formula allows a working time of 80 minutes, with fast curing for same-day installations; its resistance to most acids, corrosives and solvents allows its use in a variety of heavy-duty environments, including food-processing areas and high-traffic locations.
Contact: LATICRETE International Inc., 800-243-4788

ACCESSORIES

UNIVERSAL STORAGE
Thumb_Groves- universal storage_renamed_25748Groves Inc., Woodstock, Ill., introduces the Universal Storage System, a high-strength solution for storing finished pieces, cut-downs, remnants, and other items. The unit features extruded lightweight aluminum rails for strength, with 1” diameter galvanized steel posts; the outside rails are designed to accommodate 2 X 4s in a retention slot for cushioning slabs. Removable posts simplify loading and unloading; the 6”-wide X 3”-high rails and are 60” long and can be butted together to achieve any desired length.
Contact: Groves Inc., 800-991-2120

DESIGNER SINK
Thumb_Arcon_DoubleBowlU_Left-xx_renamed_2405Blanco, Lumberton, N.J., introduces the ARCON sink to its STEELART brand collection. The flowing-arc design balances strong lines with a soft, sophisticated touch, with a zero radius edge against a smooth, seamless curve. The sink is available in six models, including a super single, 1-3/4 bowl and double bowl that will fit both custom and standard cabinet sizes.
Contact: Blanco, 609-914-0825

FOLD-UP A-FRAME
Thumb_FAF 60_renamed_22564Groves Inc., Woodstock, Ill. introduces the FAF–60 fold-up A-frame, designed specifically for the stone-fabricating industry with a 12,000 lbs total capacity, (6,000 lbs per side).  It also features folding base arms that greatly reduce its footprint for shipping, as well as reduced storage when not in use. The unit, with a hot-dip galvanized finish, is 60" long X 60" wide X 58" high, with a 6" spread at the top of the “A. “
Contact: Groves Inc., 800-991-2120