By: Allen Anderson / January 1, 2015

Smalley & Company is stocking 2 sizes of 16# grit ZEC discs – 4-1/2″ x 7/8″ and 7″ x 7/8″. Click here for a brochure!!

  1. Silicon carbide grain type – very aggressive.
  2. Does not require any support and it is fitted directly on the hand grinding machine.
  3. Very high grinding speed in comparison with the grinding wheel and, at the same time, finishing of the work piece due to its special flexibility.
  4. Scraps ejected through the perforated holes avoid loading of the disc and, at the same time, prevent the work piece from overheating.
  5. Can be used wet and underwater.

Uses include:

  1. Primarily for the removal of sealants, epoxy/polyurea joint fillers and coatings prior to re-caulking and/or re-coating.
  2. Joints overfilled with epoxy or polyurea that need to be shaved or ground down.
  3. Doing any type of concrete/spall repairs – leveled out with the surrounding areas.
By: Allen Anderson / January 1, 2015

BASF has created a mobile apps:

Android phones




On your computer, you can use the web-based version:

Product formulations WILL NOT change. Product packaging will change to blue and orange, which will provide a uniform appearance accross all lines. Finally, for a period of at least 18 months, the new product name will appear first followed by the “formerly ‘old product name” on: product packaging, data sheets and safety data sheets.

Included is the official BASF announcement and two cross-reference charts that will help you with the transition. Feel free to print and utilize in your offices, on your desks, etc.

Click here for the official letter

By: Allen Anderson / January 1, 2015

Dow Corning 121 Structural Glazing Sealant – enjoy the benefits of in-shop applied structural silicone sealants, now in the field!

Dow Corning is excited to introduce the Dow Corning® 121 Structural Glazing Sealant, a new neutral-cure, RTV silicone sealant ideal for assembly, installation or repair of structurally glazed glass and other substrates. With its unique 1-to-1 (“121”) mix ratio, the Dow Corning 121 Structural Glazing Sealant is designed for easy, efficient use for either on-site or in-shop applications. Complete cure time only takes 24 hours instead of up to 3 weeks, increasing productivity and reducing work-in-progress inventory, while the silicone based formulation provides a more durable, UV-resistant, longer-life product than organic weatherseals and structural tapes. It is supplied in a two-part cartridge complete with a static mixer.

Approved pneumatic dispensing gun for use with this product is available through our partnership with Albion Engineering Company. Please note that use of unapproved dispensing equipment can void the warranty. The approved gun is the Albion AT400.

To find product information, such as Data Sheet and MSDS, visit the product web page at Dow Corning 121 Structural Glazing Sealant.