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SEP 2015

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www.concreteproducts.com September 2015 • 29 A patented composite insulated concrete wall panel system produced at 23 licensed U.S. and Canadian plants has obtained a two- hour fire resistance rating according to ASTM E119 – 11A, Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials. Under University of Miami Structures and Materials Laboratory staff, staff of Medley, Fla.-based Fenestration Testing Laborato- ry Inc. subjected 10-ft.-square THiN-Wall specimens, with 3-in. concrete layers sand- wiching 4-in. of XPS insulation, to sustained flexural. During the fire exposure, no visual changes to the specimens were observed. The THiN-Wall system uses the non-con- ductive, glass fiber reinforced NU-Tie to pro- duce an extremely strong and energy efficient insulated concrete wall panel. Additional information on the E119 – 11A test result or THiN-Wall licensing can be obtained from Composite Insulated Concrete Systems' Doug Gremel, 800/869-0359; www.thin-wall.com. BRIEFS MANUFACTURERES THiN-Wall attains two-hour fire rating WORLD'S FIRST BATTERY-OPERATED REBAR TYING TOOL www.maxusacorp.com In 1993, MAX developed the world's first battery-operated rebar tying tool for the Japanese market. Since then, MAX Rebar Tying Tools have been revolutionizing rebar tying work all around the world. The MAX Rebar Tying Tools are extremely fast and easy to use. Just pull the trigger and you can tie rebar in less than a second. NEW NEW RB398 Uses 21 ga. wire ties up to #5 x #6 PHOTOS: CICS (testing); J.R. Slaw, Lehighton, Pa. (THiN-Wall project)

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