Lanxess moves first in EPD for iron oxide pigments

Lanxess Corp. will feature an extensive concrete pigment portfolio at The Precast Show 2022, March 3-5 in Kansas City, Mo. The Inorganic Pigments business unit will present Bayferrox red, yellow, black and brown iron oxide pigments, plus green shades based on Colortherm chromium oxides, along with recently verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Lanxess is the first synthetic iron oxide pigment…

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General Shale parent observes masonry robot’s productive dexterity

Robotics technology developer FBR Limited of High Wycombe, Western Australia, recently completed the first house using its Hadrian X. The block- and brick-placing robot was demonstrated at the company’s headquarters with Porotherm clay block from Vienna-based Wienerberger Group, parent company of North American brick leader General Shale. The structure was built in a style commonly found in Europe, featuring gable…

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Rinker Materials’ Texas pipe plants suit Oldcastle Infrastructure

Sources: Forterra Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff In a new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Forterra details an Asset Purchase Agreement to advance a merger with Quikrete Holdings Inc. The Agreement calls for the sale of Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio concrete pipe production assets—presently held by Quikrete subsidiary Rinker Materials—to Oldcastle Infrastructure Inc. The proposed transaction anticipates…

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