August 2011

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DuPont Building Innovations, Wilmington, Del., offers five new colors in its Zodiaq® line for 2011: Coarse Pepper, with white veining through grays and reflective black flecks; Caraway, an almond with waves of cinnamon and ginger-root flecks; Poppy Seed, a deep gray with peppery charred flecks; Chicory, with grays and taupes dotted with sea-salt-like flecks; and Sage, a browned rosemary with anise/vanilla-bean flecks.
The company also makes three popular colors – Antique Pearl, Vela Brown and Abyss Black – available in Zodiaq’s lowest-price category.
Contact: DuPont, 877-229-3935.


Husqvarna Construction Products, Olathe, Kan., introduces the Husqvarna Versa-Cut, with alternating turbo segments with a total height of .4” (.3” diamond depth, .1” segment base. The blade can cut a variety of hard materials, including granite, masonry and ceramic tile; it’s available in diameters of 12”, 14” and 16”.
Contact: Husqvarna Construction Products, 913-928-1000.

200_image003GRINDING PAD
Applied Diamond Tools, Chesterfield, Mo., introduces a 4” vacuum-brazed diamond grinding pad for creating a small radius by hand, smoothing out cuts, and removing materials where necessary. The 30-grit pad is attached with quick-change Velcro® to a semi-rigid rubber backer for absorbing noise and vibration. The pad is designed to be used wet, with an optimal speed of 4,000-5,000rpm.
Contact: Applied Diamond Tools, 800-980-7808.

200_Mid Rail Side View 2 Heads hrLARGE WATERJET
Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., introduces the Mid Rail Gantry Model MR513 waterjet, capable of processing material up to 5’ X 13’. The three-axes machine comes standard with one cutting head, with an option to add a second. Jet Edge intensifier pumps are available from 25 HP-280 HP in electric and diesel models; the unit also includes a industrial PC controller with the ability to program all three axes.
Contact: Jet Edge Inc., 800-538-3343.

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200_Aardwolf Panel ClampLIFTING CLAMPS
Granite City Tool Co., Waite Park, Minn., offers Aardwolf Panel Clamps for manual lifting of stone pieces. The units lock on pieces automatically with rubber-lined, spring-loading heads; the aluminum-body construction also includes molded rubber hand grips, with a range of 0”-2 1/2”. The lifting capacity per set is 330 lbs.
Contact: Granite City Tool Co., 800-328-7094.




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Pearl Abrasive Co., Commerce, Calif., introduces the P3 Granite Turbo blade, engineered with a large 8mm diamond turbo rim for fast cutting, minimal chipping and longer life. The blade can also handle other natural stones, quartz surfaces and hard masonry, and is designed for wet or dry use. It is designed to be used dry or wet and is available in 4”, 4 1/2”, 5”, 6” and 7” diameters.
Contact: Pearl Abrasive Co., 800-969-5561.

200_SigmaControl2_Kaeser_compressor_control_web_tcm9-296649COMPRESSOR CONTROL
Kaeser Compressors Inc., Fredericksburg, Va., introduces the Sigma Control 2TM  for compressors with enhanced communication and control options, monitoring more than 20 critical parameters. Its built-in web server and standard Ethernet port enables viewing of compressor information from any PC without any additional hardware or software, and a variety of communications adapters (Modbus RTU, Profibus DP, Devicenet, Profinet, etc.) are available for integration into plant monitoring systems or a centralized control station.  For optimal energy efficiency, there are several pre-loaded operating profiles, and the unit can perform two-unit lead/lag sequencer programming.
Contact: Kaeser Compressors Inc., 877-586-2691


200_Bronze-KG-Group-2STONE ADHESIVE
Superior Stone Products, Byron Center, Mich., introduces Superior BRONZE, a polyester natural-stone adhesive with a strong bonding formula and fast cure times. Formulated for indoor applications, the adhesive can be used for sealing, rodding and laminating; the tack-free curing prolongs the life of polishing pads. It can be easily colored with the company’s Superior Coloring Paste.
Contact: Superior Stone Products, 800-493-5111.

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200_Grout MaximizerGROUT ADDITIVE
MAPEI, Deerfield Beach, Fla., introduces Grout Maximizer™ a premium latex-based additive for mixing with the company’s Keracolor™ S Portland-cement-based grout to increase resistance to water and oil-based stains for interior and exterior projects. When added to the grout at the time of installation, Grout Maximizer is easier to apply than epoxy grouts, but still provides reduced absorption of water, dirt and spills. Use of this additive doesn’t affect the grout color and eliminates an extra sealing step.
Contact: MAPEI, 800-426-2734.





200_bamboosinkBAMBOO SINKS
Domain Industries, Austin, Texas, introduces the line of Austra bamboo sinks for a fresh new look coupled with an eco-conscious quality. The vessel sinks, available in five styles, are crafted from solid blocks of bamboo; each sink is professionally sealed with a waterproof polyurethane to create a hassle-free finish.
Contact: Domain Industries, 866-385-7775.





200_Hilti appANCHOR APP
Hilti Inc., Tulsa, Okla., introduces its Anchor Selector App for iPhones. Available through iTunes for no charge, the app allows users to browse and choose anchors based on a variety of criteria including load values, location, base material, and baseplate geometry. The Find Anchor feature includes hole diameter, embedment depth, setting instructions and list of tools needed for installation; searches can be saved for quick reference.
Contact: Hilti Inc., 800-879-8000.



BIM AVAILABILITY, Littleton, Mass., announces the availability of AutoDesk® Revit® BIM objects for each of their natural-stone veneer products through ARCAT, a major publisher of building product information. Each one also includes appropriate product data, along with embedded links to’s CSI 3-Part specifications. The objects are available for no charge.
Contact:, 800-231-2200.