ArcelorMittal presents latest steel innovations at Bauma 2016
To heighten awareness of the huge advantages of steel sheet pile solutions, ArcelorMittal Sheet Piling is on hand at Bauma 2016 to introduce its latest solutions to a wider audience.
Notably, ArcelorMittal announces the launch of its new AS500® x 13.0 straight web sheet pile. Straight web sheet piles are used to form cylindrical structures in large-scale construction projects, generally closed and filled with soil. The weight of this internal soil mass guarantees the stability of the construction. ArcelorMittal’s latest product is the heaviest straight web section on the market today, with a unique interlocking strength of 6000kN/m per default and high resistance to corrosion due to its increased thickness.
The group is also presenting its new AZ® - XL range at Bauma 2016, a wider, lighter generation of sheet piles launched in 2015 in response to a steady increase in demand for greater sheet pile widths. ArcelorMittal’s sheet piles are used worldwide for the construction of quay walls and harbours, locks and breakwaters, for bank reinforcement on rivers and canals, as well as bridge abutments, underground car parks and other foundation structures in different soil conditions.
Amit Sengupta, Chief Marketing Officer at ArcelorMittal Europe, said: “Our clients need to build reliable structures as rapidly and cost-effectively as possible. ArcelorMittal’s sheet piles are characterised by excellent section modulus to weight ratios and high moments of inertia, meaning they fulfil every one of these requirements."
uPVC pipes, safety glasses and Spetz app launched
This week has seen a range of new product and service launches for the construction trade.
Vinyl Pipes has launched uPVC Column Pipes, which extend the life of pipes. Column Pipes with a power lock (patent pending) will not only to raise the safety standards but improve the efficiency of Borewell installations. This Lock system, a by-product of the in-house R&D team, is designed to bear load making the pipes stress-free, torque resistant and perfect for handling high pressure water.
Conscious that using the correct glasses could prevent 90% of jobsite injuries, Milwaukee's expanded range (pictured) features anti-scratch and fog free styles, new lens colours and magnification features, complementing its 'cut resistant' gloves.
Arriving on the UK app scene, Spetz is billed as a ‘one-stop shop’ for anyone "panicked by household flooding or electricity failure," as it unites tradespeople with consumers.
Spetz founder and CEO Yossi Nevo said urgent needs come in all forms and it’s unlikely that any household has tried and trusted tradespeople to match every possibility.
"The Spetz app rapidly connects them with a suitable ‘rescue service’ in as little as 30 seconds and that rapid reassurance is completely free - it’s the tradespeople who pay for these job leads. Those start at around £6 a time, but the tradesperson can then go on to make thousands from our automated system funnelling the best and most appropriate work their way.”
Spetz is now three years old operating in Israel, Australia and is now beginning a full UK rollout, after a ‘soft’ launch.