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New facility for Grace/Pieri release agents opens in France

Grace Construction Products has opened a new production facility in Larnaud, France, for its Grace/Pieri release agents. The new plant enables Grace to increase sales of release agents around the world, manufacture the products with higher flexibility, and speed delivery time to customers. Operations in Larnaud are designed to reach […]

Countertop vibration system produces dense finish

The new Vibra-Beam Countertop System is a state-of-theart, patent-pending countertop vibration system. This lightweight system can be attached to any standard sawhorse to create a highquality vibration table that produces an extremely tight, dense and void-free finish. The Vibra- Beam is ideal for both new construction and remodeling contractors. Available […]

Mapei beefs up decorative concrete division

Gary Powell has been named Mapei’s new Concrete Repair Systems Terrazzo Specialist. Powell will be in charge of product development, marketing and sales of the company’s new decorative concrete topping, Terratop Terrazzo. This topping allows for thin installations, which makes it much lighter than traditional cement terrazzo. It has a […]

Forging A Bond: An Overview of Bonding Agents in Decorative Concrete

Bonding agents are a widely debated family of products. Some concrete contractors will tell you they have a favorite bonding agent, one that they use almost exclusively. Others say they evaluate every job and develop a unique solution, drawing from a wide range of products. And there are some contractors who swear by the oldest bonding agent of them all, simply using a mixture of portland cement and water.