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New Products & Processes BASF launches new Construction of building products is always in the hands of the local Centre in Canada regulatory agency.” product information,ICC-ES thoroughly examined Propex’s BASF’s Construction Chemicals test reports, calculations, quality control methods, and other division has announced the grand factors to ensure the product is code-compliant. opening of its new Construction For more information, visit www.propexglobal.com. Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada. A celebratory event was hosted at the site for more than 100 construction contractors, distributors, architects, and engineers Strata Chamber Receives in the greater Toronto area. First Component of Part 7 “The new BASF Construction Centre will service the MSHA Approval Greater Toronto Area and the Canadian marketplace and will The Strata Worldwide Breathable Air continue to build on BASF’s leadership position and commit- Component used in its portable Fresh Air ment to providing product and system solutions to solve even Bay mine refuge chamber has received the most demanding job-site challenges in the construction U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration industry,” said John Salvatore, Head of BASF Construction (MSHA) approval. Chemicals Americas. The Fresh Air Bay Breathable Air Component is one of a The BASF Construction Centre offers on-site customer series of design modifications Strata is making to the Fresh Air service and support, manufacturing and warehousing Bay design to meet MSHA’s new chamber regulations as capabilities, and is centrally located to ensure optimal service specified in Part 7 of the Title 30 Code of Federal Regulations. to BASF’s construction partners in the industry. Additional The approved Breathable Air Component is an element of benefits include increased service to the Canadian marketplace the proprietary breathing air system standard in all Strata Fresh and enhanced distribution and logistics to deliver products Air Bays. This breathing air system provides chamber on time. occupants with 96 hours of breathable air in the event of an The BASF Construction Centre will feature a full line of emergency that prevents escape from the mine. products from the Construction Chemicals business. “With Fresh Air Bay is an inflatable mine refuge chamber that is the opening of the Construction Centre, we are reinforcing deployed in post-accident situations to provide miners trapped our commitment to serving the needs of construction underground with breathable air and other life-sustaining professionals in the Canadian marketplace,” said Brian Denys, provisions while they await rescue. Head of BASF’s Construction Systems business. For more information, visit www.strataworldwide.com. For more information, visit www.basf-admixtures.com. King Packaged Materials Company ICC-ES ESR#1165 Verifies Makes Social Media Debut that Fibermesh Meets Code Effective immediately, the King Requirements Packaged Materials Company Fibermesh® 150 and can be found on Facebook by Fibermesh 300, manu- searching for “King Packaged factured by Propex, Materials Company,” “Construc- recently received an evaluation report (ESR#1165) from tion & Masonry Products,” or visiting www.facebook.com/ ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that KPMIndustriesLtd. The move to include this social media outlet these microsynthetic concrete fiber reinforcements meet in its marketing mix will allow the construction products division code requirements. Building officials, architects, contractors, and the masonry group to actively engage with various audiences specifiers, designers, and others use ICC-ES Evaluation on the web. This strategic decision also reflects the growing web Reports to provide a basis for using or approving Fiber- presence of many companies within the prepackaged cementitious mesh in construction projects under the International Fibrous products industry, and the overall trend toward technological Reinforcing Code. advancement within the construction products market. ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian explains why ICC-ES The addition of Facebook will allow users to retrieve product Evaluation Reports are so important. “Propex can now information and those resources currently featured on the reference the evaluation report to ensure building officials construction products website, www.kingshotcrete.com. and the building industry that the product meets I-Code Facebook will not likely be the only social media platform used requirements,” Moinian said. “Building departments have by King Packaged Materials Company, as the company plans a long history of using evaluation reports, and ICC-ES to add other social media outlets to its online suite in 2013. For operates as a technical resource with the highest quality of more information on the company social media initiatives, product review for the building department. Final approval please contact Shannon Polk at spolk@kpmindustries.com. 72 Shotcrete • Winter 2013


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