Fastener maker Simpson Strong-Tie has announced the acquisition of Fox Industries, a manufacturer of cementitious, epoxy, urethane, elastomeric and polyester coatings, grouts, mortars, adhesives, sealers, sealants, and membranes and custom manufactured fiberglass parts for the marine, industrial, transportation, commercial building and public works industries. The Baltimore-based company was founded in 1969.
Channel analysis Dollar sales and unit sales of the caulk and sealant category both showed year-over-year gains, according to consumer research from the Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD Group. But unit volume is down compared with two years ago. The warehouse home centers dominated — nearly three of every five tubes of caulk — but have trended down in the past 12 months.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics said its Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound and Sealant is now available at Menards stores.
Previously, Green Glue products were obtainable only through the Green Glue website or a network of specialty acoustic distributors. Now the products are available for contractors, DIYers and home theater enthusiasts to purchase directly in the building materials section of 232 Menards stores in the Midwest, the company said.
Chicago -- Decking vendors of all persuasions shared McCormick Place with suppliers of other remodeling materials as the Deck Expo and the Remodeling Show joined their events this year. Exterior siding and PVC/composite decking seemed to dominate the floor, although a large wood pavilion showcased cedar, redwood and pressure-treated lumber.
Milwaukee Electric Tool introduced the M18 Cordless Caulk and Adhesive Gun, with a pitch built around additional power.
Capable of delivering up to 950 lbs. of force for the highest viscosity materials, this powerful applicator supplies unmatched pushing force for the toughest applications, even in cold temperatures. The variable speed trigger and six-setting maximum speed dial optimize the tool’s 0-21 IPM (inches per minute) flow rate.
Fairfax Lumber & Hardware will offer Sansin Corp.'s line of interior and exterior environmentally friendly wood coatings and sealants.
According to Strathroy, Ontario-based Sansin, its wood finishes qualify as a low and super-compliant coating, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District regulations for architectural coatings (SCAQMD 1113), and meet the newly revised California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) regulations.
Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that targets industrial building products, has announced the acquisition of Boyd Corp. through its LTI Flexible Products portfolio.
Boyd is a designer and manufacturer of sealing and energy management solutions for blue-chip OEMs, primarily serving the electronics, heavy truck, aerospace and medical markets. Boyd focuses on seals and gaskets that provide electromagnetic, acoustical, and electrical shielding and thermal insulation.
Liquid Nails Adhesive has launched an acoustical sound sealant (AS-825), an elastic, durable sealant designed to reduce sound transmission in all types of wall systems.
Available alongside Liquid Nails Brand Drywall Adhesive (DWP-24) at building material distributors nationwide, Acoustical Sound Sealant remains flexible, has a very low odor, is VOC compliant and can be cleaned with water.
From ballots sent out electronically earlier this year, Home Channel News received a record number of votes for Golden Hammer Winners, producing 32 winners in four categories. The LBM & Durables category -- subdivided into seven sub-categories -- produced the following winners:
The NPD Group research breaks down the distribution of caulk/sealant, glue and adhesives by distribution channel.
In 2010, the hardware/home center/department store channel dominated with 75.9% of dollar share (blue). The mass merchant/warehouse club channel (green) accounted for 12.6% of spending. Specialty retailers (yellow) captured 9.0% of dollar share. Other (dark blue) captured 2.9%.
Unit share presented similar breakdowns, with low-price mass retailers increasing the most compared with dollar share.