Shear Cuts Metal while Conserving Materials and Costs

Kett Tool Co.’s KD-400 18-Gauge Double-Cut Shears help manufacturers and contractors conserve materials and cut costs. The shears deliver precision cuts in cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, plastic and Formica without warping or bending the original material or the finished piece.

Kett Tool Co.’s KD-400 18-Gauge Double-Cut Shears help manufacturers and contractors conserve materials and cut costs.

Kett Tool Co.’s KD-400 18-Gauge Double-Cut Shears help manufacturers and contractors conserve materials and cut costs.

The Double-Cut Shears’ dual blades transfer any distortion produced in cutting to a small 7/32-inch waste strip, leaving behind material edges that are not hardened or burred to allow maximum use of sheet material. The blades’ swiping action also seals edges of coated metals.

Kett’s KD-400 shears use a 5-amp, variable speed, 2,500 RPM electric motor to produce straight or contoured cuts in C.R. mild steel (up to 18-gauge), most grades of stainless steel to 20-gauge, aluminum to 0.080 inches, and plastic or Formica up to 3/32 inches thick—all at speeds of up to 300 inches per minute. The lightweight, maneuverable shears easily follow a scribed line, capable of cutting a radius as small as 6 inches.

The KD-400 Double-Cut Shears are also available with a contour cutting blade 60-21C to cut tighter curves and the HS blade 60-21HS for cutting foam filled doors. All shear heads are precision made in the U.S. featuring A2 tool steel blades for prolonged durability.

The KD-400 Double-Cut Shears are available through authorized dealers.

Cap Sheet Reflects Ultraviolet Rays, Absorbs Less Heat

The RCap Plus cap sheet features reflective white granules embedded into the membrane to reflect ultraviolet rays and absorb less heat.

The RCap Plus cap sheet features reflective white granules embedded into the membrane to reflect ultraviolet rays and absorb less heat.

Malarkey Roofing Products has introduced the RCap Plus cap sheet for low slope, commercial roofing systems. It features reflective white granules embedded into the membrane to reflect ultraviolet rays and absorb less heat.

RCap Plus utilizes ground and packed granules, and these granules ensure more coverage in the membrane per square. Malarkey grinds the asphalt granules at its South Gate, Calif., manufacturing facility.

The solar reflectivity and limited heat absorption of the RCap Plus cap sheet are key design features of the product. RCap Plus meets CEC Title 24, Part 6 standards and has an initial Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) rating of 87. As part of a roof system, RCap Plus may help decrease energy costs used to cool the building and extend roof service life.

Solar Mounting System Features Carbon Steel Finished Frame

The framing of the solar mounting system features a carbon steel finish that is hot dip galvanized per ASTM A 123.

The framing of the solar mounting system features a carbon steel finish that is hot dip galvanized per ASTM A 123.

PHP Systems/Design, a designer and manufacturer of rooftop pipe and equipment support systems, has introduced a solar mounting system.
 
The PHP Solar Panel Mounting System’s base material is made from injection molded high density/high impact polypropylene with UV-inhibitors and antioxidants. The framing features a carbon steel finish that is hot dip galvanized per ASTM A 123. This system addresses height, wind and heat concerns with regard to solar panel installations.
 
The PHP Solar Panel Mounting System is designed to support a variety of solar panels and can be used for any type of roof; from flat roofs to roofs sloped up to 2 in 12. Seismic and high wind applications are available for solar support applications. 

Four-Color Blending Process Allows Customization

Tectura Designs has added a four-color blending process to its portfolio of concrete rooftop, on-grade and architectural pavers.

Tectura Designs has added a four-color blending process to its portfolio of concrete rooftop, on-grade and architectural pavers.

Tectura Designs has added a four-color blending process to its portfolio of concrete rooftop, on-grade and architectural pavers. This capability, made possible by Tectura Designs’ investment in technology and manufacturing facilities, adds to the company’s diverse portfolio of paving products and its custom capabilities.
 
The four-color blends provide customers creative control and the ability to create one-of-a-kind gradients with custom orders. Tectura Designs’ Stone River series is the first line to feature this four-color blending, offering six standard color blends.
  
The four-color blending technology is the latest innovation to come out of Tectura Designs’ 100,000-square-foot paver manufacturing facility. Tectura has delivered hydraulically machine-pressed pavers for more than 40 years, and the facility, which opened in 2016, gives customers creative control, including:

  • The ability to customize the color palette of any paver, and oversee the dye- and aggregate-mixing processes
  • Standard color options and an array of finishes and surface textures
  • More than 60 sizes
  • A selection of samples and aggregate combinations
  • High performance thresholds, with H-20, H-25, HS-20 and HS-25 loading capabilities for both light and heavyweight vehicular traffic

 

Algae Resistant Shingle Line Is Available in Four Additional Colors

The Vista Algae Resistant (AR) shingle is comprised of specially formulated granules for increased security against algae growth.

The Vista Algae Resistant (AR) shingle is comprised of specially formulated granules for increased security against algae growth.

Malarkey Roofing Products expands the color offerings for the Vista shingle line with four new colors.

The new colors, Antique Brown, Heather, Sienna Blend and Silverwood, have been added to the 
existing colors of Midnight Black, Natural Wood, Storm Gray and Weathered Wood for a total of eight colors in the product category.

The Vista Algae Resistant (AR) shingle is comprised of specially formulated granules for increased security against algae growth. In environments where algae growth is prevalent, black streaks can stain a roof surface. The Vista additionally utilizes Nexgen, a polymer modified asphalt technology made from postconsumer materials. The polymer modified asphalt technology provides enhanced granule adhesion and weather protection. It is certified for Class 3 impact resistance which can withstand impacts from simulated hailstones over one inch in size.

Work Glove Provides Cut Protection and Slip-Resistance

The SmartCut BKCR404 glove is designed with high-molecular-weight polyethylene fiber thread blend to ensure dexterity and tactile sensitivity.

The SmartCut BKCR404 glove is designed with high-molecular-weight polyethylene fiber thread blend to ensure dexterity and tactile sensitivity.

When the job calls for cut protection, slip-resistance, and surface protection, the Brass Knuckle SmartCut BKCR404 is the glove to use. This glove is ideal for handling finer-surfaces and finished goods, like glass, polished metals, painted or powder coat surfaces, ceramics and more.

BKCR404 is designed with high-molecular-weight polyethylene fiber thread blend to ensure dexterity and tactile sensitivity. This HDPE knit fiber provides ANSI cut level 4 protection without bulk. The polyurethane coating over palms and fingers is pliable, enhancing dry grip. When compared to nitrile and latex coatings, polyurethane offers a high level of dexterity and improves ergonomics.

The coating on the BKCR404 leaves minimal marking (residue)—even on glass, metal or other fine finishes. The BKCR404 is approved by PPG on its low emissivity (or low-e glass coated) products due to minimal marking and easy clean up.

Fit is a part of comfort, affecting both productivity and wearer compliance. These gloves reflect Brass Knuckle’s fit, form and function development methodology, wherein stitching, yarn combinations and coatings each account for the natural curvature of the hand and flex points.

Hanger Connects Rafters to Hip/Valley Beams

The Simpson Strong-Tie LSSJ field adjustable jack rafter hanger features a hinged seat that adjusts to typical rafter slopes.

The Simpson Strong-Tie LSSJ field adjustable jack rafter hanger features a hinged seat that adjusts to typical rafter slopes.

Simpson Strong-Tie has introduced a hanger that easily connects rafters to hip/valley beams in roof framing. The Simpson Strong-Tie LSSJ field adjustable jack rafter hanger features a versatile, hinged seat that easily adjusts to typical rafter slopes. The gripper seat frees up a hand for the installer at the time of attachment. The hanger attaches to the open side of the jack rafter for easier fastener placement. The LSSJ can be installed after the rafters are set into place so a framer doesn’t have to pause during installation. The LSSJ is sold in two versions—skewed to the left or right—and is available in three sizes.

Adhere Insulation Boards and More in Low Temperatures

DUOTACK 365 is a low-rise, two-part polyurethane adhesive for adhering insulation boards, cover boards and thermal barriers.

DUOTACK 365 is a low-rise, two-part polyurethane adhesive for adhering insulation boards, cover boards and thermal barriers.

SOPREMA Inc. has launched DUOTACK 365, a low-rise, two-part polyurethane adhesive for adhering insulation boards, cover boards and thermal barriers. DUOTACK 365, a new higher-performing formulation of standard DUOTACK, will be universally accepted for use anywhere the standard DUOTACK was used. DUOTACK 365 features very low application temperature and meets FM, UL and FBC regulations. The product cures in minutes, contains no VOCs and comes in an easily identifiable gray color. DUOTACK 365 is available in two-part cartridges, 10-gallon cubitainer sets and 50-gallon drums.

Architectural Shingle Features Recycled Polymers

The Vista Nexgen architectural shingle is fortified for enhanced granule adhesion and extreme weather protection.

The Vista Nexgen architectural shingle is fortified for enhanced granule adhesion and extreme weather protection.

Malarkey Roofing Products has introduced the Vista Nexgen polymer modified laminated architectural shingle, which is fortified for enhanced granule adhesion and extreme weather protection. Nexgen utilizes a blend of Flexor asphalt with reclaimed post-consumer recycled polymers, which improve the shingle characteristics of asphalt flexibility, granule adhesion, cold-weather installation and impact resistance while supporting sustainable product design. Vista includes a UL 2218 Class 3 impact-resistance rating and increased security against algae staining. The product is available in four colors: Midnight Black, Natural Wood, Storm Grey and Weathered Wood.

Butyl Seals Without Hardening

The #8660 single-component non-skinning butyl provides adhesion and a permanent seal where a non-hardening weather seal is desired.

The #8660 single-component non-skinning butyl provides adhesion and a permanent seal where a non-hardening weather seal is desired.

Lucas has added #8660 single-component non-skinning butyl to its product line. The #8660 provides adhesion and a permanent seal between concealed end-laps, metal roof panels, standing-seam roof panels, ridge cap, wall panels and other applications where a non-hardening weather seal is desired. This product is a suitable material for OEM and shop assembled metal details. The #8660 comes in a neutral color, guns easily in cold or hot weather, and is packaged 12 per case.