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    Architectural Products Update

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    Wood-Toned Aluminum Panels

    Móz Designs offers MetalWoodz, a collection of wood-toned solid-core aluminum panels for use in surface-laminate or rigid-panel applications. The customized rigid architectural products include column covers, wall panels, elevator interiors, ceilings, canopies, and room dividers. The decorative laminate sheets are offered in panel sizes of 48 by 96 inches or 48 by 120 inches (122 by 244 or 122 by 305 centimeters); the standard thickness is 0.040 inches (0.102 centimeters). Available in four wood colors: Honduran Mahogany, Brazilian Cherry, European Beech, and English Walnut. Option of gloss or satin finish and choice of hand-etched pattern. Made of 85% post-industrial recycled aluminum.


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    Copper Surfaces for Interior Design

    The KME Design Collection is a colorful suite of copper and copper-alloy surfaces suitable for interior cladding and finished objects. The collection includes mesh and flat mesh sheets; woven, perforated, and embossed surfaces; and a variety of surface treatments, including matt, burnished, scratched, and brushed. Available in natural copper color, green patinated copper, and dark-brown oxidized copper, as well as bronze (copper-tin alloy), bright gold (copper-aluminum alloy), and bright gray (tinned copper). The perforated and embossed surfaces are offered in a range of patterns. From the copper manufacturing group KME, based in Florence, Italy.


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    Lightweight Slate Roof

    SlateTec® is a simple lightweight roofing system using natural slate. The patented system combines highest-grade (S1) slate with a recyclable polymer interlayment, which is lapped beneath and concealed by the slate pieces. By eliminating the portion of each slate piece that would be hidden in a traditional slate application, this system reduces roof weight by about 40 percent. This allows homes to be roofed in slate without costly reengineering or strengthening of the roof-support structure. Weight and price are comparable to synthetic imitation slate. Lifespan is 75 years or more. From SlateTec, Inc.



    Remote-Locking Door Hardware

    Kwikset® offers SmartCode™ door hardware with Home Connect™ Technology, providing true remote residential locking. The primary operation of these electronic levers and deadbolts is via keypad. The optional Home Connect technology allows users with web-enabled devices to remotely check the door lock status, lock or unlock the door, and receive text or email messages; it also allows integration with a home automation system. Hardware fits standard doors and operates on four AA batteries. Lock is easy to re-key. Automatically unlocks in case of emergency. Available in three styles and a variety of finishes. Pictured: SmartCode Lever in Polished Brass.


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    Concrete Waterproofing Restoration

    Kryton International Inc. has developed the Hydrostop Restore & Protect System, a three-step restoration and protection system for above-grade concrete structures. The first step uses a non-shrink waterproof grout to repair cracks and defects at the concrete surface. The second step coats the surface with a polymerized, cementitious slurry, which provides a durable barrier to water and chemical intrusion. The third step uses a blended silane-siloxane sealer to create a long-lasting water repellant. This suite of products can extend the life of aging concrete infrastructure and buildings, providing a less expensive, less disruptive alternative to total replacement.



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