Steel Sheet Meets Emissivity Requirements with Chromium-free Polymer Coating

U.S. Steel Corp. has expanded its Coated Steel Sheet family of products.

U.S. Steel Corp. has expanded its Coated Steel Sheet family of products.

U.S. Steel Corp. has added ACRYLUME E PLUS Coated Steel Sheet to its family of products. The new coated flat-rolled steel has a chromium-free clear emissive polymer coating and provides the quality and performance attributes inherent to ACRYLUME with improved thermal emittance.

ACRYLUME E PLUS offers the environmentally conscious metal building construction industry a chromium-free emissive acrylic coating on GALVALUME Coated Steel Sheet, which is designed to meet challenging solar reflectance and thermal emittance regulations. Prior to the introduction of this product, the emissivity requirements could only be met through pre-painted GALVALUME products. ACRYLUME E PLUS also meets numerous European Union environmental directives including Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH).

The original ACRYLUME, which meets all current environmental guidelines in the United States, will continue to be available to customers for commonly used applications such as metal roofing and siding.

The new ACRYLUME E PLUS provides users with the same benefits as traditional ACRYLUME. ACRYLUME CF, ACRYLUME E PLUS minimizes staining and discoloration issues during storage, handling and installation. It does not require the application of lubricants prior to rollforming.

Control Heat and Glare through Polycarbonate, Acrylic and Plastic Skylights

Liquisol Solar Control Paint

Liquisol Solar Control Paint

Liquisol Solar Control Paint is designed specifically for polycarbonate, acrylic and plastic skylight applications. It provides long-lasting solar control to materials and surfaces where window film cannot be used.

Liquisol’s paint line includes 4Ever, 4EverBlue, 4EverDark and 3Seasons. Each can be applied to glass, acrylic or plexiglass conservatories, skylights and sky domes to reduce heat and glare. Liquisol paints let in sunlight but reflect infrared heat while blocking more than 98 percent of harmful UV rays. This makes the indoor environment more comfortable, while lowering cooling costs and extending the life of furniture, fabrics and artwork by resisting discoloration.

Liquisol’s 3Seasons was designed for hot summer, extremely cold winter climates. This temporary paint can be easily removed and reapplied when needed, allowing excessive solar heat to be blocked most of the year while taking advantage of solar gain during winter.

Liquisol’s 4Ever, 4EverBlue and 4EverDark are permanent solar reflective paints. Each was designed to provide a choice of visible light transmissions and heat rejection. The newest of these, 4EverDark, provides extreme heat and glare protection while 4Ever lets in the most light and is optimal for applications where customers want heat and glare control combined with a maximum amount of light.

4EverBlue puts off a blue hue designed to mimic the sky, giving occupants the feeling of beautiful weather outdoors while providing an efficient solar control solution. 4EverBlue has a 57 percent Total Solar Energy Rejection.

Air, Vapor and Water Barrier Products for All Six Sides of the Building Envelope

Garland Aero-Block product line offers solutions for all six sides of the building enclosure

The Garland Aero-Block product line offers solutions for all six sides of the building enclosure.

As the push for more energy-efficient buildings continues, numerous building codes are now including air barrier requirements. To address these changing standards, Garland has engineered a new product line of high-performance solutions that prevent unwanted air, vapor and water from penetrating the building envelope. The Garland Aero-Block product line offers solutions for all six sides of the building enclosure, as well as for gaps in walls or between sections of walls.

This new polymer-modified-asphalt technology is available in three formats. The fluid-applied solvent-based polymer and fluid-applied water-based polymer versions can be applied by brush, spray or roller. There is also a pre-fabricated, self-adhering multi-layer membrane. The entire Aero-Block family create vapor-closed protection, meeting the requirements for a Class I air/vapor barrier.

A companion vapor-open product line, Aero-Perm, will become available later this year. Aero-Perm will offer the same capabilities as Aero-Block systems, while providing permeability to water vapor.

Solar Roof Vent Offers Increased Airflow

Master Flow Green Machine High-Power Solar Roof Vent

Master Flow Green Machine High-Power Solar Roof Vent

GAF has introduced the new environmentally friendly and energy-saving Master Flow Green Machine High-Power Solar Roof Vent. The new vent offers many features and benefits to help contractors differentiate themselves, including increased airflow and improved aesthetics.

The Green Machine offers 750 CFM max airflow and its simple installation makes it easy for all contractors, with virtually the same installation process as typical electric-power roof vents. Impact-resistant construction helps it to withstand hail and foreign object impact, and its standard six-year limited warranty with three-year Labor Protection Plus** allows contractors and homeowners peace of mind.

Two models of the Green Machine™ High-Power Solar Roof Vent are being introduced. The Solar-Powered model has a 20-watt integral solar panel and an adjustable thermostat/humidistat, and helps to reduce attic cooling costs. The Dual-Powered model uses unique dual-power technology to switch automatically between solar and house power for 24/7 cooling during cloudy weather or at night. It uses just 1/6th the electricity of typical electric-powered vents and comes with an adjustable thermostat that features a dual-power controller.

** See Master Flow Powered Ventilation Products Ltd. Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.

Fabricate Flush Wall/Soffit/Underdeck Profiles

New Tech Machinery's 1 1/2-inch FWQ profile

New Tech Machinery’s 1 1/2-inch FWQ profile

Following the success of the 1-inch Flush wall/soffit/underdeck panel profile (also known as FWQ profile), New Tech Machinery has released a 1 1/2-inch FWQ profile. The new profile offers an easily adjustable reveal from 0 to 3 inches in 1/2-inch increments. It can be produced with up to 22-gauge painted steel, painted aluminum, or 16- to 20-ounce copper. The 1 1/2-inch FWQ profile also accommodates the Hot Melt Sealant Technologies system. A non-powered perforator option is available for soffit venting.

(800) 574-1717

Patch Kit Adheres without Primer

KEMPEROL Roofpatch

KEMPEROL Roofpatch

KEMPEROL Roofpatch is a ready-to-use patch kit that uses advanced waterproofing technology to reliably stop leaks and cover cracks and damaged areas. The kit comes in a flat aluminum pouch that includes rubber gloves and a reinforcement fleece pre-saturated in a single-component, solvent-free and odor-free KEMPEROL 1K-SF waterproofing resin. The reinforced membrane is pre-cut at 10 by 18 inches so a single patch can handle most repairs. Patches, which can be overlapped to cover larger areas, adhere without a primer to bitumen sheets, PVC roofing sheets, concrete, wood and metal. The resin is rain-fast in 60 minutes and can be walked on after 12 hours.

(800) 541-5455

Fall-arrest System Includes Pneumatic Air Hose

USP Structural Connectors' MAX X-Line fall-arrest system

USP Structural Connectors’ MAX X-Line fall-arrest system

USP Structural Connectors has made its MAX X-Line fall-arrest system nationally available. The fall-arrest system reduces job-site tripping hazards by incorporating a pneumatic air hose within the fall-arrest system’s lifeline, allowing contractors to eliminate the unsafe presence of a pneumatic air hose in addition to a lifeline beneath their feet. The MAX X-Line lifeline also can be clipped into a USP permanent, gasketed anchor that can be attached to the structure’s framing.

(800) 328-5934

Seal Wounds Instantly

Woundseal

Woundseal

When accidents happen, injured workers can stop bleeding cuts instantly with WoundSeal, a topical powder doctors have used in the hospital for years. Now available through occupational first-aid distributors and over the counter at national pharmacies, WoundSeal creates an instant, protective and waterproof scab. Ideal for the job site, the easy-to-use powder enables injured workers to effectively treat their own wound and avoid exposure to contaminants, like dirt, grease and dust.

(800) 722-7559

Shingles Feature Scotchgard

Atlas Pinnacle Pristine Shingles

Atlas Pinnacle Pristine Shingles

Atlas Roofing has introduced Pinnacle Pristine Shingles featuring Scotchgard Protector. Designed with the roofing contractor in mind,the shingles are oversized: 39 3/8 by 14 inches with a 6-inch exposure. They feature a true 1 1/4-inch-wide nailing area. Two FASTAC sealant lines adhere quickly and ensure a strong, long-lasting seal. The shingles have a 130-mph wind warranty with a standard four-nail application.

Green Roof Is Synthetic

EasyTurf's green-roof-surfacing-system

EasyTurf’s green-roof-surfacing-system

EasyTurf has debuted its green-roof-surfacing-system, which is a realistic, low-weight and cost-saving landscape. The artificial grass system meets requirements of a green roof project, such as preserving, enhancing and making viable living space from areas that were traditionally wasted. EasyTurf’s synthetic grasses are engineered specifically for military surfaces, commercial and residential athletic and playground surfaces, putting greens and pet-friendly landscapes.

(866) 327-9887