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May 2011
 
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WeldSeal seals porosity
IMPCO, East Providence, R.I., launched a high-performance brush-on polymer compound formulated for sealing porosity in welds that contain gases under pressure or liquids. It is resistant to a broad range of chemicals, chlorinated and fluorinated solvents and water. Details: impco-inc.com.

Skolnik offers silicone bungs
Skolnik Industries Inc., Chicago, Ill., is now offering new silicone bungs with stainless steel wine barrels. The U.S.-made Duall Combo Bung is fabricated from 100% food-grade silicone and fits over any necked opening. Details: skolnik.com.

SolarBee unveils potable water tank mixer
The new GS-12 model from SolarBee, Dickenson, N.D., is a cost-effective, high-volume, electric-powered device that mixes potable water storage tanks of a wide size range. Economical to purchase and operate, the low-voltage mixer is easily installable, with no need to enter or drain the tank. Details: solarbee.com.

Sonoma Cast Stone: sustainable sinks
Environmentally Sustainable EarthCrete is now available from Sonoma Cast Stone, Sonoma, Calif. The lighter pieces allow for better space management and reduced shipping costs without compromising the look and feel of classic concrete. Details: sonoma­stone.com.

Intelligrated showcases Dashboard
Dashboard, an exclusive web-based support portal from Intelligrated, Cincinnati, Ohio, provides users with access to real-time incident notifications, project-specific documentation, searchable incident histories, event reporting and full reporting export capability. Details: intelligrated.com.

Kubota ramps up innovations
Kubota Tractor Corp., Torrance, Calif., announced its new and improved RTV900XT. The Variable Hydro Transmission (VHT) Plus2 boasts higher torque to maximize towing and hauling performance along with smooth dynamic braking and easier shifting. Details: kubota.com.

The Barrel Mill rolls out new oak alternative
Hybrid Oak Infusion Spirals from The Barrel Mill, Avon, Minn., give winemakers premium French oak and premium American oak together in one barrel set. The innovative spiral design is both cost-effective and time-efficient. Details: infusionspiral.com.

Moyno provides better solids reduction
Moyno 500 grinder pumps from Moyno Inc., Springfield, Ohio, feature compact, lightweight designs that combine an efficient solids reduction unit with a high-performance progressing cavity pump. Details: moyno.com.

Cellarwise releases surface cleaning gel
Cellarwise, Paso Robles, Calif., revealed AIRD Rejuvasol, an oak barrel external surface cleaning gel that restores and brightens galvanized barrel band surfaces. Details: cellarwise.net.

Tonnellerie Saury debuts new barrels
Tonnellerie Saury constructed two new barrels this year: l’Ecrin, designed in the Bordelaise-style and slow-toasted over low heat, and Tradition Bourgogne, available in “Pinot Noir” or “Chardonnay” toasting profiles. Details: sauryusa.com.

Image of Wine presents electronic aerator and bamboo coasters
Image of Wine, Las Vegas, Nev., introduced the electronic Spreathe wine aerator, which aerates a bottle of wine in two minutes, as well as eco-friendly bamboo wine coasters. Details: imageofwine.com.

Staco powers three-phase supply
Staco Energy Products Co., Dayton, Ohio, introduced the FirstLine P, a three-phase uninterruptible power supply ideal for IT applications, assembly/manufacturing lines and other applications where a high level of available power is essential. Details: stacoenergy.com.

Enartis Vinquiry delivers stability test
Two new technologies came on the market by way of Enartis Vinquiry, Windsor, Calif. The Immuno Test method detects unstable proteins, and the CheckStab ?2008 Life tests for tartrate stability. Details: enartisvinquiry.com.

 
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