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Products of interest to building professionals, particularly metal roofing installers, metal builders and low-rise builders.

PPG To Highlight New DURASTAR ULTRA-COOL Coatings

PPG (NYSE:PPG) will debut its newly reformulated DURASTAR ULTRA-COOL silicone-modified polyester (SMP) coatings and exhibit its flagship line of DURANAR high-performance coatings during METALCON 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Oct. 26-28. PPG also will host an “Oktoberfest Around the World” celebration at its booth during the event. Reformulated to meet...

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Levi’s Building Components Introduces New Ridge Vent

Levi’s has introduced FloVent R120 Metal Roof Ridge Vent into its extensive offerings of metal roofing components. The polyether foam construction of FloVent R120 prevents weather element damage by compressing and conforming to every void between the ridge cap and the roof panel. FloVent R120 fits any roof panel configuration and...

Fabral Expands Powerseam Product Line

Fabral continues to deliver on its commitment to support customer success with the addition of a new metal structural standing seam panel system. Effective Sept. 1, 2016, the new architectural Powerseam II profile will be available through the company’s Gridley, Illinois, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and St. Joseph, Minnesota, manufacturing facilities. As with...

Nationwide Protective Coating introduces new color pigment system

Nationwide Protective Coating Mfrs., Inc., has recently introduced COOL COLORS with ColorActiv® Technology, a highly reflective, energy-saving colorant with excellent fade resistance. The new color pigments were originally designed for military applications. The reduction in surface temperatures provided stealth capabilities against thermographic heat-seeking radars to military vehicles and structures. This same...

New Flat Head Deck Screws from Levi’s

Levi’s introduces Flat Head Deck Screws into its extensive line of fasteners/screws. Uses range from conventional decking to roofing furring strip applications. Levi’s offers five lengths in #9/#10. A high quality, long-lasting salt spray coating ensures corrosion resistance and a long-life for deck screw application. Bucket storage makes the Deck Screws easy to...

Discovering a cure for concrete cancer

Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, have discovered a cure for concrete cancer utilizing discarded glass. Concrete cancer is a chemical reaction that leads to the degradation of concrete. “Every year, millions of tons of glass bypass recycling centers and end up in North American landfills,” says Assoc....

Valspar Introduces Fluropon® Pure

New Coating Advances Sustainability in Architecture Industry MINNEAPOLIS – Valspar, an industry leader in architectural coatings products, is introducing the newest addition to its Fluropon® 70 percent PVDF family of coil and extrusion coatings, Fluropon Pure. In making the announcement, Jeff Alexander, Valspar VP of sales, coil and extrusion division, said, “We...

Redesigned Petersen Catalog Features Five New PAC-CLAD Products

Petersen introduces five new products in the PAC-CLAD lineup, all beautifully presented in its redesigned corporate catalog. The updated catalog also includes new, enhanced features for an existing product, plus 30 new photographs of inspirational architecture designed using PAC-CLAD roof and wall products. The new catalog is available for viewing or...

IMETCO Announces New Metal Rainscreen Builder App

IMETCO (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) recently launched its metal rainscreen builder app, allowing customers to virtually build a custom IntelliScreen system by choosing components best suited for their environment and project requirements. The easy-to-use app provides a finished rendering for use in architectural specifications or project submittals. IMETCO‘s new metal rainscreen builder app allows users...