October – December 2019

Oct - Dec 2019 Product Awareness


Clamping up

Sutton Tools has recently launched FOUR new series of industry-strength clamps. ONE-HAND ALUMI CLAMPS This range of four sizes is designed for heavy industrial and professional applications—when you need to hold weighty materials in place. The aluminium alloy body is designed to withstand immense pressure, with a clamping force of up to 350kgs. These clamps feature buffer jaw heads with automatic bounce-back action when released. The bar is [...]

Oct - Dec 2019 Product Awareness

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Don’t risk non-compliance

Australia has recently introduced a new Standard for Postinstalled Concrete Anchoring. Published by Standards Australia in late 2018 titled AS 5216:2018 “Design of post-installed and cast-in fastenings in concrete”. The new Standard was developed by an expert committee (AEFAC) representing relevant organisations in the fastening industry. This New Standard requires cast-in and all post-installed fasteners to be considered either as safety critical or non-critical. * Safety-critical applications are defined as fastenings where [...]

Oct - Dec 2019 Product Awareness

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Ramset™ ChemSet™ REO502

NEW Ramset™ ChemSet™ REO502 PLUS the latest Chemical Anchoring Epoxy Adhesive from ramsetreid™. Ramset™ ChemSet™ REO502 PLUS supersedes the REO502 Jumbo and REO502 Easy Flow products with a new formula which can be installed in Dry, Damp and Wet concrete and even Flooded Holes without any additional loading time. When installing ChemSet Anchor Studs or threaded rod in flooded holes, there is NO reduction in design load. Ramset™ [...]

Oct - Dec 2019 Product Awareness

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Are your workers safe?

Let’s talk abrasives in the workplace Worker safety is a hot topic in industry today. Companies have had to adjust their procedures and lift their standards to comply with the latest regulations. However, when it comes to abrasives these standards are often forgotten or ignored. By purchasing cheap abrasives with unknown origin and no defined safety standards, you put your workers at risk of injury, or [...]

Oct - Dec 2019 Product Awareness

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Protect with Bostik Fireban

Fire and smoke can cause the greatest damage to any building and in many cases; it leaves the building beyond repair. Aside from the physical damage done to the building, this can also leave behind a significant financial and emotional burden to those impacted by it. Fireban now includes four products that are designed to seal the gaps from room to room, floor to floor [...]

Oct - Dec 2019 Product Awareness

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Dayton Superior enters Australian market

Dayton Superior is the leading single-source provider of concrete accessories, concrete chemicals, and concrete forming products for the commercial, industrial and multi-residential construction industry. From bar chairs to bridge formwork, from pure epoxies to precast lifting hardware, from clutches to reinforcing connectors, from sealers to splices, from face lifters to form liners … and every product in between, Dayton Superior offers over 17,000 hardworking products, systems and solutions for [...]

Oct - Dec 2019 Product Awareness

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The world’s first cordless 1” High Torque Impact Wrench just made it easier to say ‘goodbye’ to compressors and generators. MILWAUKEE® Tool just elevated the productivity for users who fasten up to 44mm (13⁄4″) bolts with the introduction of the first and only cordless 1″ high torque impact wrench. An incredible breakthrough for cordless power tool technology, the M18 FUEL™ 1″ High Torque Impact Wrench with ONE-KEY™ is also the [...]

Oct - Dec 2019 Community News

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Driving Success: Inside a Supercars racing team

Milwaukee Racing is back for its sophomore season in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Team owner Phil Munday takes us inside his race-day garage. After a solid debut season in 2018, the team at Milwaukee Racing is back competing in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, and team owner Phil Munday has his eyes on the top prize. “It’s my life long goal [...]

Oct - Dec 2019 Industry In Action

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A slick operation

For some, success occurs organically. For others, strategically. Alemlube creative marketing manager Geoff Barlow, however, believes the secret to surviving 50 years in the competitive construction supply sector comes down to your ability to prove yourself both flexible and adaptable. “While our main focus has been and always will be our customers, our relentless pursuit of innovation and progress results in continued and ongoing improvements in our products, our [...]

Oct - Dec 2019 Good Advice

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Incidents happen, but without insurance, tradies could be exposed to crippling hits to the back pocket.

Why tradies need the right insurance As a trademan, it goes without saying you know your industry. But you might not have the same thorough understanding of your insurance needs. Not having an in depth knowledge of the insurance market, the exposures you face and the appropriate insurance policies that will mitigate against your exposure can have a significant affect on your business, your livelihood and that of your family. [...]