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Crystallizing admixture helps cap ‘The Shard’

Xypex C-1000 admixture was used to waterproof capping beams and other elements used in the construction of London’s new 95-story building, The Shard, named by its creator for its resemblance to a giant pyramid-shaped shard of glass rising 1,016 ft. in the air. Designed by Renzo Piano, The Shard replaced Southwark Towers next to London Bridge station. As of now, it is the tallest building in the European Union, and boasts 1.2 million sq. ft. of mixed-use floor space.

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North Star logs certification for BASF Rheopel

North Star Stone and Masonry announced the Water-Repellent Admixture Certification for concrete block production containing RheopelPlus high-performance admixtures produced by BASF Construction Chemicals, LLC. The company will manufacture Rheopel Plus admixture-treated concrete masonry units, having met the performance requirements for water repellency as set forth by BASF Construction Chemicals, LLC, at their Medford, Minn., plant location. Rick Johnson, plant manager, will oversee manufacturing, production and distribution to ensure quality levels and availability consistent with other North Star products.

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Roller bearing units

New SKF ConCentraSYAF roller bearing units introduce ready-to-mount and highly reliable solutions for conveyors exposed to harsh operating conditions. An innovative and unique concentric mounting system properly and securely grips the circumference of a rotating shaft to virtually eliminate potential fretting corrosion, minimize risks of imbalance-initiated vibration, and promote optimized function and trouble-free performance, contributing to longer service life.

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Carbide bushing tool

The Bosch Carbide Bushing Tool is engineered specifically for those smaller concrete chipping or gouging jobs that require a concrete roughing accessory.

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Portable air compressors

Doosan Portable Power introduces three new models of dual pressure mid-range air compressors—P425/HP375WCU, HP450/ VHP400WCU, and P600/XP535WCU. The innovative portable air compressors are built to withstand the most challenging applications and perform efficiently in the harshest environments. They are ideal for use in a variety of applications, including general construction, abrasive blasting and pneumatic tool applications, and complement any rental fleet.

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