Building Materials

Miscellaneous Barriers

With StoTherm NExT, Energy Efficiency Is the Key to Sustainable Construction

Sto Corp. Provides EIFS Design that Delivers Performance and Value While Promoting Sustainability ATLANTA - (June 25, 2008) - In a recent statement released by Sto Corp., the innovative world leader in cladding, coating and restoration systems, it was said that, because of the environmental issues of climate change and global warming, the quest for green buildings is increasingly prevalent....

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Construction Equipment

Spray Foam comes in open- and closed-cell formulas.

CertaSpray(TM) Foam Insulation sticks to surfaces, creates air seal, and can be used in whole house and building applications or in combination with fiber glass insulation, particularly in hard to reach areas such as cathedral ceilings, knee walls, and roof decks. By reducing air leakage, polyurethane spray foam minimizes hot and cold spots and maintains indoor air quality by impeding penetration...

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Miscellaneous Barriers

Sto EmeraldCoat® Now Boasts ICC-ES Code Compliance

Sto EmeraldCoat® is used in residential and commercial construction as a code-compliant water-resistive barrier. ATLANTA - (April 2, 2008) Sto Corp., the innovative world leader in cladding, coating, and restoration systems, has announced that Sto EmeraldCoat, an integral part of the StoGuard(TM) air and moisture barrier system, has received ICC-ES approval for use under all claddings except...

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Miscellaneous Paper

Georgia-Pacific Building Products Showcases Industry Leading Building Materials and Innovative Solutions at the 2008 International Builders' Show

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 13 -- Georgia-Pacific Building Products continues to strive for innovation in construction, featuring a number of industry-firsts at the 2008 International Builders' Show. Among them are next generation exterior wall sheathing, an open web I-joist and new extended exposure warranties for two paperless gypsum building materials that are superior to the warranties of any other...

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Siding

Cedar Valley Mfg. Introduces a New Coastal Shingle Siding Panel

HOLLISTER, Calif., Jan. 9 -- Cedar Valley, the leader in handcrafted shingle panels, has introduced a new 7-1/8 exposure to its Coastal line of shingle panels. Handcrafted with 1/2" thick-butt mixed grain Western Red Cedar shingles, the 7-1/8" exposure is the newest addition to the popular line of Coastal thick-butt shingle panels, offered exclusively by Cedar Valley. "Our Coastal line of...

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Decks and Decking

UPM's New 'Green' Building Material Creates Buzz at Design Miami

WESTMONT, Ill., Dec. 7 / - UPM ProFi, an innovative, environmentally appealing wood/plastic composite, stood the test of hundreds of stiletto heels and dozens of active children at the opening of Design Miami yesterday. The new product, primarily used as decking, has been gaining popularity in Europe as an attractive, "green" building material, and it is now being introduced to North America at...

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Decks and Decking

Sheergrain® Decking: Revolutionary Product Leads New Generation of Decking

MOORESVILLE, N.C., November 9, 2007- L.B. Plastics introduced its revolutionary 2 x6" SheerGrain® Decking in late 2006, garnering "Most Innovative Product 2007." L. B. Plastics, Inc., began development of SheerGrain® in response to shortcomings of wood and composite decking. Finalizing several years of R&D, L.B. Plastics, Inc., unveiled its proprietary SheerGrain® Technology, a...

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Building Materials

Mercantile Lofts Institutes Hollaender® Speed-Rail® in an Array of Applications

Bravura Architecture, located in Louisville, Kentucky, wanted a design for the lobby of the refurbished Mercantile Lofts condominium complex in Louisville that reflected the open concept of the overall project. They saw Speed-Rail® as the ideal framing system for the mailbox center and other sections of the entrance lobby. While these sections of the lobby used Speed-Rail with wood infill...

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Membranes

DuPont Introduces Sustainable Innovations for Commercial Buildings

DuPont(TM) Tyvek® CommercialWrap® D and DuPont(TM) Thru-Wall Flashing Will Help Builders Earn Credit Toward U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Certification WILMINGTON, Del., July 19 / -- DuPont today introduced new sustainable innovations that will help increase the protection and energy efficiency of commercial buildings. DuPont(TM) Tyvek® CommercialWrap® D and DuPont(TM) Thru-Wall...

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Miscellaneous Fabrics and Cloths

Sto Corp. Advances Waterproofing Technology

ATLANTA - (March 16, 2007) Sto Corp., the innovative world leader in cladding, coating, and restoration systems, has advanced the technology of the StoGuard(TM) spray-on building wrap product line with StoGuard(TM) Fabric. Also introduced as part of this same system is a new fabric product called StoGuard RediCorner for use in rough openings. StoGuard Fabric is a non-woven cloth reinforcement...

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