July 2011

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT ...

200_Woods_PT10-2VACUUM LIFTER
Wood’s Powr-Grip®, Laurel, Mont., offers the  PT10HV11 vacuum lifter, capable of lifting loads up to 1,500 lbs (680 kg) with power tilting of loads 90° between flat and upright positions. The Powered Tilter 1500 spreads the weight of the slab across the pad frame, reducing risk of breaking or dropping stone; while the unique pad frame is sized for large stone slabs, optional shutoffs for individual vacuum pads permit use with a wide variety of load sizes or shapes.  The PT10HV11 is specifically designed with ten 10" (25 cm) lipped vacuum cups with foam pad rings, enabling a seal with honed, saw-cut and flamed surfaces, as well as polished stone. 
Recently developed Pad Frame Extensions provide an option to augment the versatility of the PT10HV11 vacuum lifter, allowing operators to reconfigure the pad frame layout to accommodate different sized or irregularly shaped loads. 
Contact: Wood’s Powr-Grip, 800-548-7341.


MATERIALS

200_CambriaNEW SURFACE LOOKS
Cambria, Le Sueur, Minn., introduces the Waterstone Collection, an 11-color range of quartz surfaces with the appearance of movement and veining found in quarried granite and marble. The selection includes Buckingham™, with flares of browns, golds and grays; Torquay™, with a milky feel and occasional swirls of gray and tan; and Braemar™, with gray, black and cream quartz crystals that create a contemporary mix.
Contact: Cambria, 866-226-2742.

200_WildRocks_caesarSIX NEW COLORS
Caesarstone, Van Nuys, Calif., introduces six new colors in two style categories. For a contemporary look, the new selections are Linen, a rich greyish beige; Belgian Moon, a soft black designed in collaboration with Jeff Lewis, of Bravo's Flipping Out; and Haze, a light, clean gray. More traditional surfaces are Atlantic Salt, with peppered gray and whites; Wild Rocks, with hints of browns and blacks;  and Late Autumn, with touches of beiges, browns and hints of gold.
Contact: Caesarstone,  877-978-2789.

200_Silestone_Giallo_ NovaNEW SERIES
Cosentino North America, Stafford, Texas, introduces the Galactic Series of Silestone® quartz surfaces with high scratch/stain/scorch resistance and the company’s new Protector+ anti-microbial protection. The series includes seven colors – Black Dragon, Giallo Nova, Halley, Kimbler, Quasar and Seleno –and include GREENGUARD® and NSF International 51 certifications. The materials are avaialble in 63” X 128” slabs in 1cm, 2cm and 3cm thicknesses.
Contact: Cosentino, 800-291-1311.