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Processor grades calcium carbonate for fly ash substitution, SCC

Huber Carbonates launched a series of ground calcium carbonates earlier this year at The Precast Show in Denver, underscoring the powders’ capacity to replace fly ash; improve concrete mix workability; contribute to self-consolidating mix spread profile; and, maintain consistent white color without impacting fresh or hardened concrete properties.

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Con Cast, Jensen premier Schlüsselbauer’s HDPE lining technology

Schlüsselbauer North America has recently introduced The Perfect Technology for wet cast concrete pipe and manholes, enabling U.S. and Canadian drainage structure producers to add high density polyethyene-lined offerings for sanitary sewer and aggressive applications. The manufacturer presents Perfect Pipe as an ideal combination of HDPE conduit and high strength concrete structure, fulfilling essential demands for effluent disposal. Lined pipe exhibits resistance to chemical attack; static load capacity, including in vehicle traffic conditions; and, ease of handling on site.

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Lightweight form vibrators prove nimble in precast production

Presented as lighter in weight and easier to transfer from one form to another than comparable models, the U1-1600 High Frequency Electric Vibrator delivers the force required to minimize voids and provide a smooth surface finish in precast concrete. With greater equipment reliability and service life, product engineers note, the competitively priced vibrator offers quality, durability and reduced cost of ownership.

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Wells Concrete enlists UltraSpan in hollow core production upgrade

Wells Concrete has been a leading developer, producer and erector of architectural and structural precast concrete across the Upper Midwest for 60-plus years. When weighing the market outlook, management questioned the capabilities of its Minnesota hollow core production line to competitively pace plank demand in the region.

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Vollert, Nordimpianti guide Pathfinder deeper into precast

Continued growth in precast production and attendant needs for increased plant efficiencies have informed Michigan-based Pathfinder Systems’ teaming with Germany’s Vollert and Italy’s Nordimpianti for North American equipment representation. The latter companies have provided plant solutions to precast producers the world over. Pathfinder Systems has served the North American market for 20-plus years with dry cast equipment, and sees entry in precast as a natural fit with its services and expertise.

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