Euclid Chemical microfiber recycles 10 plastic bottles per pound

Sources: Euclid Chemical, Cleveland; CP staff Euclid Chemical cites the sustainability benefits of its new PSI Fiberstrand Repreve 225 synthetic microfiber, a fine denier monofilament product bearing polyester material from post-consumer plastic bottles. The introduction stems from a partnership with Unifi, which has parlayed Repreve into the top branded fiber derived from recycled material.  Every pound of PSI Fiberstrand Repreve…

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MANUFACTURERS – June 2022

The employee-owners of Besser Co. have honored 37-year veteran Rodney Lang on his recent retirement, noting how his engineering background, outgoing nature, and resourcefulness allowed him to apply his talents in a wide variety of roles which impacted producers and fellow employee-owners worldwide. After graduating from Lake Superior State University, he joined Besser as electrical engineer, paving the way for…

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Euclid acquires Chryso’s NA cement grinding aid, additives business

Sources: Euclid Chemical, Cleveland; CP staff  Euclid Chemical has expanded its concrete admixture and construction chemicals portfolio with the Chryso Inc. cement grinding aid and additives business, along with related intellectual property, in North America. The business spans Conventional Grinding Aid, Strength Enhancer, Technical Additive and Chromium VI Reduction groups. The first two include agents for improving fineness characteristics and…

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Admixtures target finishing, strength, waterproofing

Euclid Chemical launched three new admixtures at the World of Concrete, each developed to respond to engineering and construction professionals’ evolving needs. The liquid Eucoshield is designed as an integral finishing aid that prevents rapid moisture loss from the concrete surface by binding the internal water in the pore structure. It is especially effective for operations performed in direct sun,…

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ORGANIZATIONS – March 2022

Timothy Cullen has joined the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute as director of Technical Activities, tasked with developing and disseminating the PCI Body of Knowledge necessary for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast concrete structures. Before joining PCI, he was vice president of Blue Ridge Design, a structural engineering consulting firm in Winchester, Va., and was previously a design engineer with High Concrete…

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Euclid Chemical integrates Brett Admixtures operations

Sources: Euclid Chemical Co., Cleveland; CP staff Euclid Chemical recently closed on Brett Admixtures, which has produced and distributed Euclid solutions since 1998, and spans an Albertville, Minn. headquarters, plus Marengo, Iowa, Fargo, N.D. and Sioux Falls, S.D. satellite facilities. “Primarily serving the upper Midwest of the U.S. and Canada’s Manitoba province, Brett Admixtures has a deep-rooted knowledge of our…

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Euclid adds resilience to New American Home

Euclid Chemical’s flooring products were incorporated in the 2021 New American Home, offering resilience to high-wind events and fire. Located in the downtown corridor of Winter Park, Fla. the concrete home showcases state-of-the-art materials in home efficiency, construction and design. The manufacturer’s Level Top PC-AGG self-leveling overlayment was used in white throughout the first floor’s main living area, office and…

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Solvent-free epoxy slab coatings

Dural Aquatight 100 Plus and Dural 50 LM FS join company’s line of epoxy-based products, bringing forth new solutions to combat water-related damage and ensure optimal concrete protection and repair. The former is a low odor, solvent-free, fast cure slab moisture mitigation agent placed as a single coat to become a critical part of the flooring system, used even when…

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Euclid Chemical lands patent for low-dust, epoxy grout aggregate

Sources: Euclid Chemical Co., Cleveland; CP staff

A new patent covers dust-limiting aggregate in Euclid Chemical’s E3 epoxy grout series. Researchers developed the DL Technology to support worker safety by reducing the amount of handling and mixing dust in re-grouting routines typical of manufacturing or process equipment movement. 

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