New masonry products for March 2012
Impact-reducing gloves, acrylic finish and more
ProFlex Impact-Reducing GloveErgodyne
St. Paul, Minn.
Ergodyne's ProFlex 925F(x)OD Thermal Dorsal Impact-Reducing Gloves with OutDry provide a defense against Mother Nature's harshest, while delivering back-of-the-hand protection in the coldest, wettest endeavors. The gloves use a patented, waterproof membrane lamination process that directly bonds the OutDry membrane to the inside of the glove's outer shell to create one seamless waterproof entity with no gap in between. The 925F(x)OD has a unique combination of impact protection, durability, abrasion resistance and grip that make it unlike any dorsal impact-reducing glove alternative on the market today.
Insect Shield Repellent Work WearInsect Shield
Patent-pending, EPA-registered Insect Shield technology provides long-lasting, effective, invisible and odorless protection against insects that can carry Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, malaria and other insect-borne diseases. Insect Shield apparel products repel ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges (no-see-ums) through 70 launderings. The Insect Shield assortment consists of work wear and professional apparel, including options with the added benefits of sun protection, high visibility and fire resistance. Protective items such as mosquito nets are available as well. The Twill Work Shirt MSRP is $46, and the Hi-Vis Coverall MSRP is $105.
Hammer Drill With Long-Lasting MotorMetabo Corp.
West Chester, Pa.
Metabo Corp. introduces the SBE751 one-half-inch hammer drill. The tool can be used on a number of construction materials such as concrete, metal, wood, brick and tile. It is ideal for use in electrical installations, railing installations, HVAC and concrete construction, weighing 7 pounds and featuring a 750-watt motor. The LongLife motor design withstands abuse from dust and overload conditions, resulting in the tool’s long service life. The hammer drill’s ergonomic design, including a rubberized handle, locking side handle and compact construction, creates a balanced machine for improved safety, comfort and performance.
AquaSol Acrylic FinishParax
Parex has launched AquaSol, an acrylic finish with enhanced hydrophobic and photocatalytic technology. In addition to the features found in standard acrylic finishes, AquaSol also repels water, reflects UV rays and reduces pollution. AquaSol will optimize both environmental and aesthetic values throughout a building’s life cycle. Environmentally, the photocatalytic technology behind AquaSol helps breakdown atmospheric pollutants in the air and on the surface. AquaSol’s properties also help keep the wall surface temperatures cool as it reflects heat from the sun. Aesthetically, the exterior remains cleaner as dirt merely runs off the AquaSol surface when water hits the facade.
Multi-LED Broad-Beam UV-A LampSpectronics Corp.
Spectronics Corp.’s TRITAN 365 is an ultra-high-intensity, multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A inspection lamp that is perfect for NDT applications. The TRITAN 365 features three ultra-hi-flux, UV-A LEDs for NDT inspection, plus a white light LED to illuminate dark areas. The TRITAN 365 is compact and lightweight, weighing just 16 ounces. A convenient, three-way rocker switch allows easy control of the light sources. A lightweight, angled lamp body ensures fatigue-free inspections. A rubber bumper with a Borofloat glass lens protects the LEDs from damage in high-risk situations, and a built-in fan keeps the LEDs cool, providing optimum light output during lengthy use.
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