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SEP 2017

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20 • September 2017 NEWS SCOPE PRODUCERS The Lanxess Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit supplied nearly 37 metric tons of charcoal-colored Bayferrox 340 pigments to Beton Brunet, based in Salaberryde-Valleyfield, Québec, for production of 5.5 kilometers of precast concrete barriers that lined both sides of the inaugural 2.75-km Hydro-Quebec Montreal ePrix race course. The July 29–30 event capped the FIA Formula E circuit 2017's third season, which kicked off in Hong Kong and toured eight other cities, including Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Paris, Berlin and New York. In motor sport, Formula E is a dubbed "sports platform for sustainability," as the series features full electric-powered cars and uses city street courses. Twice the size of standard units, the concrete barriers used to block off the Montreal ePrix route as well as separate the crowds from the raceway were spe- cially designed and constructed, and adorned with the city's logo for aesthetic appeal. The barriers were likewise engi- neered for re-use, owing to Montreal's three-year contract to host the ePrix. "Prior to this project, we had only worked with pigments on a small scale, so our experience in regards to usage and color targets was limited," says Beton Brunet Project Leader Isabella Bégin. "[Lanxess] pigment experts were able to recommend a package size that could be directly dropped into our production process, eliminating dust, waste, extra handling steps and poten- tial weighing errors." "The [project's] theme of sustain- ability is a great fit, as it aligns with many of the values of our business," adds Lanxess IPG Account Manager North America Lise Charron, based in Montréal. "Bayferrox pigments are SCS-certified. Scientific Certification Systems is one of the leading compa- nies for independent certification and determines, for example, the propor- tion of recycled raw materials used in an industrial production process." Beton Brunet barriers pace Montreal ePrix routing, safety measures The charcoal-colored barriers premier- ing at this year's ePrix will be deployed for future Formula E events along Mon- treal thoroughfares. Increase Concrete Unit Weights from 140 lbs per Cu Ft in Any Increment to Over 200 lbs Cu Ft. Custom Mix Designs Are Available. Applications: • Counterweights • Ballast • Pipe Coatings • Radiation Shielding • New Innovations • New Innovations US Iron Provides: • Year Round Shipping • Available as a Coarse or Fine Aggregate or as a Blend For Additional Information, Contact: • Ph: 765-210-4111 HEAVY WEIGHT CONCRETE AGGReGATE *prices subject to change Complete Rugged 22' Wide Screed $ 1,599 * +shipping Visit our website to see videos & our complete product line. 888-329-6039 5032 College Avenue-Suite B Quincy, IL 62305 Now Available! Screed Support System Reduces fill volume by 85% compared to a pipe screed. The World Leader in light weight roller screed to see videos & our complete product line. compared to a pipe screed.

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