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Simpson
Strong-Tie
expands product
high loads in cracked or non-cracked
portfolio
concrete and the “Superplus” anchor
which can be used in safety critical
application of a lower load.
Industry leader, Simpson Strong- Steve Canty (Sales Manager for UK
Tie, continues to expand its already North) at Simpson Strong-Tie UK, said:
comprehensive product portfolio and is “The new Liebig range is a highly
now a leading distributor of the LIEBIG specialised group of products which is
anchor bolts and anchoring systems. unrivalled by its competitors. As a
With more than 600 product lines, distributor, this is another example of
No noise is
LIEBIG is renowned for its high quality and how we, at Simpson Strong-Tie, strive to
innovative heavy fastening and anchoring offer even greater choice and service to
system range. our customers within the construction
good noise
Simpson Strong-Tie acquired the market place.”
operating assets of German-based LIEBIG To support the launch of the
last year and now holds stocks of the Liebig range, Simpson Strong-Tie UK
LIEBIG products range at its plant in have produced a comprehensive
From planes, trains and automobiles, Tamworth, Staffordshire. 58-page technical catalogue and
the new animated Pilkington Sound The range features: Undercut Anchor launched a dedicated website:
Simulator helps to understand noise Systems, Expansion Anchor Systems and www.simpson-liebig.com. Both of which
control glazing with more ease than ever Adhesive Anchor Systems, all of which are provide full Liebig product information and
before. used in a number of highly demanding offer access to additional customer
The new Pilkington Sound Simulator is applications such as nuclear power plants support.
an animated interactive online tool which and off-shore drilling platforms. For more information, or to request a
allows users to hear the simulated The range also includes the “Ultraplus” brochure, telephone the Simpson Strong
effects different types of glass have on anchor - which is used for exceptionally Tie Customer Care Team on 01827 255600.
reducing external noise. Architects and
specifiers simply log on to
www.pilkington.co.uk/tools to choose
which type of noise pollution is most
relevant to their building e.g. air traffic, 47th edition
road or factory noise. The Pilkington
Sound Simulator then plays back the MK Electric has just published the 47th leading Logic
sound that could be heard by the edition of its catalogue – providing a Plus
building’s occupants through different superbly comprehensive reference to one collection;
types of Pilkington glazing. of the largest quality ranges of electrical Decorative,
Sources of noise such as railways, product and accessories available on the Modular,
nightclubs and neighbours can cause market. Covering an incredible 5300 Datacoms,
people to experience inconvenience, products, the mammoth four-colour tome Portable
annoyance, stress and even diagnosable runs to nearly 700 pages; and provides power, and
illness. Glazing and windows play an comprehensive fully-illustrated range Ingress
important part in reducing this noise. details on the company’s extensive offer – Protected
Noise reducing glass like Pilkington from wiring devices to circuit protection items from
Optiphon™ can also offer acoustic and cable management. It also includes the highly
privacy in applications such as hospitals range highlights for MK’s Ackermann and regarded
and schools. Friedland sister businesses. Masterseal
Pilkington Optiphon™ is a high Highlights in this new edition – the first and
performance acoustic laminated glass for three years – include Echo, the Commando ranges. Sentry and
that allows architects and specifiers to company’s wireless, batteryless, self- Sentrysocket are covered within Circuit
offer greater noise reduction without powered switch technology; Astral, a Protection; while Cable Management
having to install thick panes of glass. The versatile and intelligent MESH network encompasses Perimeter and Distribution,
technology behind Pilkington Optiphon™ system incorporating Zensys RF Conduit and Mini; and Alarm and
uses a PVB (polyvinyl butyral) specific communication technology; new ranges of Communication trunking. Range
interlayer that can be varied in number in energy saving and lighting management identification pages are backed up with
accordance with a projects needs. products, and it’s bespoke Design Service extensive technical information, including
Whilst the Pilkington Sound Simulator for ‘specials’. The company also explicitly full specifications, dimensional diagrams
tool will not be able to replicate the and comprehensively states its and installation hints and tips.
architect’s specific conditions it is a guide commitment to sustainability – not least its The MK Electric catalogue is also
to the benefits of using noise reducing claim to have the ‘greenest’ cable prefaced with notes on safety and
glass. For more detailed information on management products in the industry. reliability, design and innovation, updates
how glass can help with noise reduction Wiring Devices is divided into eight on changes to regulations and an overview
please contact Pilkington on 01744 categories from the perennially popular of the MK, Ackermann and Friedland
692000. White – such as the company’s market businesses. www.mkelectric.co.uk
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