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YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> More than a decade ago, Blanchard’s Haulage embraced a burgeoning Performance Based Standards scheme to find an innovative solution to a dimensional transport dilemma. The end result is a fleet of distinctive 8×4 Volvo crane trucks that have provided a critical solution for a major customer while still delivering much needed versatility. For the best part of 45 years Blanchard’s Haulage, based in Grafton in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, has partnered with Volvo Trucks Australia to obtain efficiencies and innovations in performance as it goes about delivering the best solutions for clients in infrastructure and the pole transport industry. Robert Blanchard, the Executive Officer of Blanchard’s Haulage, considers it a ground breaking business – and with good reason. Although the association with Volvo can be traced back to 1972 when the company purchased its first truck from the commercial vehicle manufacturer, it has consistently looked to adopt new technologies including the latest safety suites offered in the 1990...

Meghan Markle: New bling: Meghan Markle upgrades her ring to include more diamonds

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If you don’t yet have a toaster oven you can’t use with food, here’s yet another

If you don’t yet have a toaster oven you can’t use with food, here’s yet another reason: DIY powder coating. Powder coating is much harder and more durable than paint – a property imbued to it by the fact that it’s baked on to a part. [Thomas] had a go at powder coating some skateboard trucks, and with the right tools, found the process downright easy. [Thomas] only needed a few things to powder coat his parts, the first and most important being a powder coat gun. A few years ago, Craftsman produced a powder coat gun that’s still available on Amazon and eBay for about $50. Powders are plentiful and cheap in small quantities. The only other tools needed were an N95 or better respirator, some high temperature tape for masking off the part and a toaster oven. If you want to coat big parts, there are DIY oven options for that. After the part was sandblasted down to bare metal, [Thomas] masked off all the holes and threads of the part with polyimide tape. Any tape that’s capable of withstanding high temperatures will do, and most of us have a roll of Kapton sitting next to a 3D printer, anyway. The part is coated with powder via an electrostatic charge, and this means attaching a gr...

New hydronics products designed to reduce hot-work, busywork | 2019-05-13

FAREWELL TO FLAME: Uponor ProPEX LF Brass Copper Press Adapters can be used with an expansion tool to create a flameless PEX-tocopper transition. High-efficiency boilers. Displays that translate error codes into plain English. Adapters that let technicians skip the flames and heavy welding equipment — and, in some cases, the extra burden of the fire department standing over their shoulders. Hydronics manufacturers have been focused on making the world of hydronic heating more efficient for contractors and for end users alike. Here’s a look at some of the newer products to hit the the market in the realm of hydronic heating. When it comes to piping, Uponor’s newly launched ProPEX copper press adapters say “don’t sweat it” — pun intended. “As PEX piping becomes more prevalent in commercial plumbing projects, design and installation professionals told us they needed a solution to quickly and confidently connect hybrid plumbing and hydronic piping systems,” said Doug Fulton, senior director, corporate strategy and segment marketing at Uponor. Using Uponor ProPEX LF Brass Copper Press Adapters and the M18 ProPEX Expansion Tool from Milwaukee Tools, technicians can create a PEX-to-co...

All 2,493 items targeted by China’s tariffs in US trade war — Quartz

China’s latest tariff retaliation, announced today, will hit some $60 billion in US exports, including hundreds of agricultural, mining, and manufactured products, threatening jobs and profits at companies around the United States.  Before the trade war starts in earnest, China bought about 17% of US agricultural exports and was a major market for other goods, from Maine lobster to Boeing aircraft. It has been the largest market for Apple iPhones since 2016. Since the escalation of tariffs, though, China has stopped buying soybeans and lobsters, and Apple warned it would miss its expected Christmas holiday sales figures because of trade tensions. In addition to the 25% tariffs below, Beijing also added 20% tariffs on 1,078 US products, 10% tariffs on 974 US products, and 5% tariffs on 595 US products (all links in Chinese). The list was translated from China’s ministry of finance press release using Google translate, and may be inexact in spots. Quartz also rearranged some items on the list to group them into categories, and they may not be in the order of their “harmonized tariff schedule” codes.  Aqua Bike, Water Bike, Aquatic Bike, Underwater Bike, Water Exercise Bike –...

Recharge Your HVAC Trade Show Experience | 2019-03-18

TRY IT OUT: Keefer Rader, owner of Outlaw Mechnical in Sandia Park, New Mexico, and Gabriel Curry, a service tech at the company, checked out Milwuakee Tools’ battery-powered pipe threader. This year, my wife, Dorian, and I wanted to re-energize our AHR experience by taking one of our technicians to the show with us — Gabriel Curry. We’re sure glad that we did, and so is he. Naturally, the other guys were miffed that they didn’t get chosen. But hey, they’ll get their chance in years to come. The show is pure inspiration for me, and I look forward to starting my year with it. I was a bit curious to see what Gabe’s reaction would be. Sure enough, it was magic — like a kid’s first experience with fireworks. Gabe and I were able to compare notes and impressions on all of the new technology, tools, mechanical components, and equipment that we saw. HANDS ON: “In some cases, we actually had the opportunity to gain some hands-on experience,” Keefer Rader said. His participation in hilmor’s Fastest Hands competition is just one example. At the Taco booth, we were able to use Taco ECM circulators and zone valves. And walking through the Milwaukee Electric Tools booth was like walking thr...

Leather Dyes Market 2019 Global Industry Size, Revenue Growth Development, Business Opportunities, Future Trends, Top Key Players, Market Share and Global Analysis by Forecast to 2024

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12 Korean Skincare Products That Will Absolutely Transform Your Skin

From viral beauty trends like “glass skin” and “cloudless skin”, you know the Korean beauty community knows a thing or… a thousand things natural beauty and how to achieve great skin. Unlike us North Americans who can’t get enough high coverage foundation, fake lashes, lip fillers, and strong brows (okay, I’m exaggerating a little here but you know what I mean), Korean beauty trends are all about natural, youthful, glowing skin with little to no makeup. And thus, a huge emphasis on skincare and skincare routines. Coming to you straight from Seoul are the highly innovative Korean skincare products, using the most natural and gentle ingredients that benefit the skin. Whether you have oily, combination, dry, sensitive, or acne-prone skin, there’s a K-beauty product for that. Nothing sucks more than that moment you feel a bump on your skin and low key knowing that it’s going to transform into a massive volcano the next day. Tame that volcano by dotting on some Blemish Out Pink Spot cream. Formulated with ingredients like pinosylvin and rosemary that are proven to be anti-inflammatory, watch that volcano disappear. Packed with 90...