New Box Rib Wall Panels Expand Design Options

Petersen expands its family of PAC-CLAD Precision Series wall panels with the introduction of the Box Rib line. The four new Box Rib wall panels feature 87-degree rib angles and a variety of rib spacing patterns.

The Box Rib architectural wall panels are 1-3/8 inches deep with a nominal 12-inch width. According to the company, they deliver design flexibility while combining bold visual effects with easy, cost-effective installation. Each of the four Box Rib profiles is offered in a no-clip fastener-flange option, or a clip-fastened panel to accommodate thermal expansion and contraction.

Architects and designers can specify one of the four panel profiles or combine multiple Box Rib panels on the same surface to create custom patterns of ribs and valleys. According to the company, Petersen’s Box Rib panels are ideal for practically any structure that requires exterior wall cladding such as schools, hospitals, banks, sports facilities, office and industrial buildings, and most other nonresidential applications, but also residential buildings.

“Petersen continues to respond to architects who tell us they want more options for wall cladding by introducing the Box Rib line,” said Mike Petersen, president of Petersen. “As architects’ creativity evolves, our product line also evolves with the same high-quality manufacturing, technical support and testing that Petersen is known for.”

The Box Rib panels are part of Petersen’s PAC-CLAD Precision Series line of wall panels, which means they can be mixed with the seven Precision Series Highline wall cladding products to create a wide variety of custom patterns for a building’s exterior. The Box Rib panels are backed by the following tests: ASTM E-330, ASTM E-1592, ASTM E-283 and 331, AAMA 501.

Minimum Box Rib panel length is 4 feet; maximum lengths are 30 feet for steel, and 22 feet for aluminum on the no-clip fastener-flange version, with longer lengths available on clip panels. The Box Rib panels are available in 24 and 22-gauge steel, .032 and .040 aluminum in 46 standard PAC-CLAD colors, plus Galvalume Plus. BIM, CAD and related files are being posted on pac-clad.com as they become available.

Box Rib panels, as well as all Precision Series wall panels, can be installed horizontally or vertically. Additionally, Precision Series Box Rib, Highline and HWP panels can be specified as perforated, but only in aluminum for use in applications such as equipment screens, over graphics or for architectural flair.

Petersen, a Carlisle company, manufactures PAC-CLAD architectural metal cladding products in multiple gauges of steel and aluminum. PAC-CLAD products include standing seam roof panels, hidden- and exposed-fastener wall panels, flush- and reveal-joint panels, vented or solid soffit panels, perforated metal, coil and flat sheet, composite panels, column covers, plus fascia and coping.

For more information, visit pac-clad.com.

Snap-on Fascia System for Single-Ply Applications

OMG EdgeSystems expands its popular line of TerminEdge Fascia with the introduction of TerminEdge LT Fascia, specifically designed for single-ply applications that do not require an approved Factory Mutual edge system. 

ES-1 tested for performance, TerminEdge LT is a three-piece, snap-on fascia system that is fast and easy to install. According to the manufacturer, the system includes a formed 24-gauge galvanized steel retainer with self-locating, pre-punched slotted holes to help reduce installation time. In addition, the system includes a decorative snap-on fascia cover and matching four-inch wide concealed splice plates. 

TerminEdge LT products are supplied in convenient 10-foot lengths and available with face heights in any size from 3.75 inches to 12 inches to accommodate most nailer heights. Fascia covers are available in more than 100 colors and finishes in 22 and 24-gauge galvanized steel; .040-in., .050-in., or .063-in. aluminum; and 22-gauge Stainless Steel. In addition, TerminEdge LT comes with a full assortment of inside/outside miters, end caps, sumps and spill-outs, and is warranted for 20 years and wind speeds up to 110 mph. 

For more information, contact your local OMG field sales representative, call OMG EdgeSystems customer service at (800) 892.9173, email info@omginc.com, or visit www.OMGEdgeSystems.com

Self-Adhered Fire-Resistant Roof Underlayment

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., offers Polystick XFR, a dual-purpose fire-resistant and self-adhered waterproofing underlayment designed to provide superior fire resistance for combustible decks with metal roof coverings and other high-temperature applications.

According to the company, Polystick XFR combines ADESO and Burn-Shield technologies with the highest quality materials to yield a product that excels in providing robust fire protection and reliable waterproofing. This product achieves UL Class A fire ratings for combustible decks while also providing long-term superior weathering performance.

Utilizing ADESO Dual-Compound Self-Adhered Technology for fast, labor-saving application, Polystick XFR features an SBS (elastomeric) modified bitumen upper compound and an aggressive self-adhesive compound on the bottom. Fiberglass reinforcement provides additional strength and stability, and Polyglass’ own patent-pending Burn-Shield Technology provides superior resistance to flame spread. The end result is a penetration-resistant underlayment of unmatched quality rated to withstand temperatures up to 265 degrees Fahrenheit.

Because Polystick XFR is specifically designed for high-temperature applications, it is an ideal underlayment for metal roof covering systems like steel, copper and similar materials. It is also approved for use under asphalt shingles, mechanically attached tiles, and any other application where fire resistance is needed or desired. When used as a secondary layer above Polystick MTS PLUS, this product can be installed as part of a multi-ply underlayment system. And because Polystick XFR can be exposed for up to 180 days, contractors can use it with confidence on works in progress.

“I’m excited about Polystick XFR,” said Polyglass National Product Manager Marco Sieber, “because Polyglass is able to offer an extremely high-performance product from a fire plus water protection and labor savings perspective in a market with very few other good options for the contractor, specifier and building owner.”

For more information, please visit polyglass.us.

Shock-Absorbing and Retractable Lanyards Prevent Dropped Objects

Ergodyne announced six new additions to its Squids line of trapping, tethering and topping solutions designed to prevent dropped objects on the worksite. The launch includes two shock-absorbing tool lanyards, two retractable lanyards, a water bottle holder/trap and tape measure trap.

“The new shock absorbing and retractable lanyards improve on already great designs for lighter weight, lower profile tool tethering solutions,” said Nate Bohmbach, Ergodyne Product Director. “In addition to evolving those products, we’ve also bumped up the size of our water bottle and tape measure traps to be able to accommodate larger gear.”

The retractable tool lanyards feature a cut-resistant Dyneema cord and are certified to tether hand tools up to 0.5lbs / 0.23kg in retracted state and prevents tools up to 2lbs / 0.9kg from becoming falling objects. 

Shock-absorbing tool lanyards feature corrosion-resistant stainless steel carabiners and are certified to tether tools up to 15 lbs / 6.8 kg. 

The new larger size bottle holder secures up to 33.8 oz / 1L water bottles, containers or canisters. It features a stainless steel belt clip for attaching to tool belts and fall protection harnesses and durable D-ring for tethering to tool lanyard. 

The new larger size tape measure holder is designed to accommodate larger tape measures (30-40 ft / 9-12m). It features a stainless steel belt clip for attaching to tool belts and fall protection harnesses, and a durable D-ring for tethering to tool lanyard. 

According to the manufacturer, all of the products are third-party tested to the ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 standard for dropped object prevention.

“Last year, the industry saw an increase in the number of workers injured by falling objects — that’s a major problem,” said Tom Votel, President and CEO of Ergodyne. “Continuing to innovate and improve upon solutions in the drops prevention category is more important than ever.”

For more information, visit www.ergodyne.com

New Line of Evaporative Coolers

Big Ass Fans offers new line of evaporative coolers. Cold Front by Big Ass Fans brings a full range of customer options for use in spaces of all sizes and applications, delivering a dramatic temperature reduction up to 33 °F (18 °C).

Capable of covering anywhere from 600 to 6,500 square feet (55 to 600 square meters), the Cold Front lineup allows owners to cool at a fraction of the cost of air conditioning, plus take comfort outside and on the go with ease.

Featuring a thicker, more durable, chemically treated media coated in a thermosetting resin compared to similar products, Cold Front units are able to resist algae and mold growth; hold up to frequent cleanings and abuse; and prevent dirt and other particles from penetrating into the substrate

According to the company, with Cold Front’s variable-speed controls, maintaining the perfect temperature is as simple as turning a dial. Designed for convenience, all Cold Front models feature locking swivel casters, automatic low-water shutoff, and an easily accessible drain plug, while the largest model adds a backlit LCD display, premium remote, occupancy sensor for hands-free operation, and an auto-dry function to maximize media lifespan and keep the cooler in peak condition.

For more information, visit bigassfans.com.

Shielding Lotion Protects the Hands of Construction Workers

Gloves In A Bottle is a shielding lotion that bonds with the skin to form a protective layer that lasts through four hours of washing and sanitizing until it needs to be reapplied. According to the company, its unique formula helps rebuild the skin so it can hold its own natural oils and moisture again while reducing skin irritation from over washing and overuse.

Construction workers have been deemed essential in many places that are under shelter-in-place orders, which means that they are hard at work, but still need to practice safety measures like keeping their distance from others and washing or sanitizing their hands often on the job site. Construction workers’ hands normally take a beating from heavy workloads but mix in the constant rubbing and scrubbing to clean them and they can quickly become raw, cracked or sore, which can make it difficult to perform their job.

There are hundreds of moisturizing lotion and cream options, but most of these only provide dry skin relief for a few minutes, or until hands are washed, and then they have to be reapplied. Gloves In A Bottle is designed to bond with the outermost layer of skin cells, enhancing the skin’s ability to retain natural oils and moisture and assisting in the skin’s ability to protect against hand sanitizers, alcohol and other irritants, harsh soaps, common household and workplace products and even the cosmetics that strip moisture out of the skin.

According to the company, it does not wash off like other lotions, but comes off naturally as your skin exfoliates. For continued protection, simply reapply within 4 to 12 hours, depending on the frequency of your hand washing and amount of exposure. 

According to the manufacturer, Gloves In A Bottle is free of all parabens, phthalates, triclosan, sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulfates (SLES), formaldehyde, toluene, propylene glycol, salicylates, gluten, latex, dairy, wheat, soy, peas, corn, animal products, animal testing, added fragrance, colorants, peanuts and all other nuts. Gloves In A Bottle is vegan, dermatologist tested and prescribed, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), cruelty free and every ingredient is on the FDA’s most safe list. Through a series of clinical studies conducted by independent labs and hospitals, it has been proven to be so safe it is approved for all staff use in hospitals, even in operating rooms. 

Gloves In A Bottle is available with or without SPF. It is available in a variety of sizes and discounts are available when ordering in bulk. 

For more information, visit www.glovesinabottle.com

New Utility Tray Accessory for Platform Material Hoist

Safety Hoist Company introduces The Utility Tray XL. Easily installed on the EH-500 and HD-400 hoist models, the newly designed Utility Tray is manufactured for versatility. The pre-assembled tray is a steel fabrication and measures 44 inches wide by 25 inches deep and 12 inches high. The Utility Tray includes two Deck Extenders, which expand the carriage width to 45 inches, allowing greater support for rolled goods. Using the Utility Tray XL, contractors cab safely lift items such as tiles, buckets, tools, HVAC units and other construction materials.

For more information, visit www.safetyhoistcompany.com.

Pitch Pan Kits Available in Two Sizes

Mule-Hide Products Co.offers ShapeShift Kits, which put everything needed to create pitch pans in one convenient package. A new addition to Mule-Hide Products’ ShapeShift line, the “grab-and-go” kits are available in two sizes to accommodate jobs of various sizes. 

Large kits contain 16 ShapeShift corner sections, 16 ShapeShift straight sections, three pouches of MP Liquid Sealant in white and three cartridges of JTS 1 joint and termination sealant in white. Small kits contain 16 ShapeShift corner sections, one pouch of MP Liquid Sealant in white and two cartridges of JTS 1 in white. Large kits create four 7- by 7-inch pitch pans. Small kits create four 4- by 4-inch pitch pans.

ShapeShift kits can be used to create pitch pans for acrylic-coated, smooth modified bitumen, and smooth built-up roofing systems. When ShapeShift pitch pans are filled with MP Liquid Sealant, they are traditional pitch pans for installation on horizontal surfaces. When filled with JTS 1 joint and termination sealant, ShapeShift pitch pans can be installed on vertical surfaces, enabling them to be used to flash troublesome cables or conduits penetrating parapet walls when prefabricated pipe boots will not work.

Kit sections are made of high-strength polymer in white. They feature interlocking joints and snap together for easy assembly. MP Liquid Sealant is packaged in 2-liter foil pouches. The threaded cap allows any unused product to be saved for up to 30 days after opening.

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

Redesigned Roof-Integrated Solar Kit Is Easier to Install

GAF Energy launches an upgraded version of its solar roof product, DecoTech 2.0. According to the company, the redesigned product will deliver the same homeowner value and give installers a fast, easy, durable solar solution for customers. DecoTech 2.0 will maintain the same excellent aesthetic appeal of all GAF Energy’s products, while simplifying the installation process for installers. The upgraded system features wiring improvements for durability and safety. It also boasts fewer points of attachment and new fastener hardware for quicker and simpler installation.

“GAF Energy offers homeowners highly efficient roof-integrated solar in North America, now with an even more streamlined installation system. We need to be improving and innovating in this moment more than ever, and our new DecoTech 2.0 system delivers on that. Not only does our redesigned system simplify the installation process, but it can reduce costs and save our local roofing contractors time,” said Martin DeBono, President of GAF Energy. “The goal is to provide a product to roofers that is as simple and easy to install as a non-solar roof, while delivering superior value.”

GAF Energy empowers roofing contractors across the United States with a comprehensive and economical approach to solar installations. Designed to provide a good-looking, low-profile alternative to typical rack-mounted solar panels — which are typically drilled through the roof’s shingles — GAF Energy solar integrates directly with the roofing system and is part of the primary water-shedding layer. New super high-efficiency solar panels optimize power output and maximize aesthetic appeal, combined with robust flashing and a sleek black perimeter shield to help reduce the risk of leaks and animal intrusion.

Homeowners interested in a new solar roof can find out more at: https://www.gaf.energy/homeowners/

Roofing contractors interested in installing GAF Energy products can find out more at: https://www.gaf.energy/roofers/

For more information, visit www.gaf.energy.

High-Performance Flame-Free Roof Solution Reduces Safety Risks

IKO’s new ArmourStick HD flame-free commercial membrane roofing system, explicitly tailored for projects that demand a restricted flame environment, helps decrease safety risks and speed up installation for contractors. 

The ArmourStick HD system consists of ArmourStick HD-Base, ArmourStick HD-Cap and the following components depending on your specific application: IKO Protectoboard, IKOTherm Insulation, IKO Millennium Adhesive and IKO MVP.

Designed to meet the needs of building sites where an open flame should be avoided, the ArmourStick membrane system is suitable for a broad range of commercial applications. According to the manufacturer, it is an outstanding choice for schools, hospitals or government facilities where SBS-modified bitumen membrane systems are a desired roofing solution. 

“We are proud to be the only Canadian manufacturer to offer a base sheet with a double release film — on top as well as on the underside,” said Akif Amin, vice president of IKO’s Commercial Division Canada. “The split release film on the top keeps the properties of the primerless surface of the base sheet intact. This primerless surface adheres strongly to the ArmourStick HD-Cap sheet, creating a firm bond and resulting in cost and labor savings for the contractor.”

Contractors can eliminate the need for propane equipment when installing the ArmourStick HD flame-free system, significantly decreasing safety risks on the job site. Additionally, the base sheet’s silicone-treated release film eases and speeds up installation. Both base and cap sheets offer a generous 3.5-inch side lap, allowing immediate sealing of the membrane, while creating a stronger and trustworthy joint. IKO’s selvage-edge technology is designed to provide excellent performance in any climate.

The ArmourStick HD membrane system is constructed of a sturdy nonwoven reinforced composite mat, strengthened with glass fiber stands and coated with SBS-blended polymers and premium asphalt. This reinforcement provides outstanding dimensional stability and resistance to elongation and puncture. 

 “We strive to deliver a broader range of new products for our contractors. The addition of the ArmourStick HD Membrane System provides a full, stand-alone system compatible with many existing IKO commercial roofing products and accessories,” continued Amin. .

For more information on IKO’s ArmourStick HD Peel and Stick Commercial Membrane Roofing System and IKO’s commercial roofing system solutions, visit www.iko.com/comm.