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Bath Granite & Marble is the latest company to buy the ECS Eich water recycling system from On Point Engineering. On Point is also the UK agent for the Thibaut machinery Bath Granite & Marble has bought. 

25 November 2018 | Equipment
Machinery needs a lot of clean water, which is encouraging companies to install more reliable recycling systems. These are some of the latest installations.On Point Engineering introduced itself last...
ICEE has used its waterjet to cut holes in 3,500 pebbles to help Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership better understand coastal erosion and alleviate flood threats.
Photos: Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership 
23 November 2018 | Equipment
Since waterjets got the fifth axis that allows them to cut mitres, sales of them have been increasing in the stone industry in the UK and across the world. Many stone companies that have not yet...
ThermaTech INOX

The ThermaTech INOX has been chosen by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to clean its memorials to those who died in the two World Wars.

22 November 2018 | Equipment
ThermaTech stone cleaning equipment from Restorative Techniques is being used all over the world by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) as its prefered system of cleaning gravestones and...
Stonehealth Doff clean

Stonehealth Doff being used to clean the Aviva building in York.

20 November 2018 | Equipment
Being close to high levels of traffic pollution and next to water makes the Aviva building in York vulnerable to biological soiling.Stonehealth DOFF was chosen (by Purple Rhino, which is a...
Updated H8-126XM range of lift trucks from Hyster

The updated H8-126XM range of lift trucks from Hyster address dust issues.

19 November 2018 | Equipment
The latest 8-16 tonne lift truck series of American Hyster forklifts, sold in the UK by Briggs Equipment in Cannock, Staffordshire, take a new look at coping with dust.Dust – in workshops and...
Sheng Da Bodyguard

The Breton Worthy, which now becomes the Sheng Da Bodyguard.

13 November 2018 | Equipment
Italian stone machinery manufacturer Breton has licensed its Worthy bridge saw to be made in China, mainly for the Far Eastern market.Breton has stopped making the Worthy, which it has replaced with...
Flexbone 2Easy

The Flexbone 2Easy floating mat can halve flooring installation times.

13 November 2018 | Equipment
BAL is launching two new uncoupling mats with particular advantages for problem floors.Following the launch of the award-winning BAL Rapid-Mat in 2014, the Flexbone range offers two different...

New from Wiseman is SSC – a sandstone cleaner that can be used indoors and out.

5 November 2018 | Equipment
Wiseman has launched a sandstone cleaner under the name of SSC that it describes as "the next generation" of cleaner for sandstone (including York stone). It helps remove algae, moss,...
Weber grout

A new premium grout for interiors and exteriors from Saint-Gobain Weber.

5 November 2018 | Equipment
Saint-Gobain Weber has launched a premium tile fixing grout called Weberjoint Premium that it says gives a high quality finish with long lasting performance.It is scratch-resistant, water repellant,...
BAL Floor Epoxy

The new BAL Floor Epoxy grout.

2 November 2018 | Equipment
BAL has launched a new epoxy grout for floor tiling.It is a three-part resin grout available in new Smoke and Ebony colours.With a formulation comprising liquid resin, liquid hardener and powder...

The new Supraflex SE 14-2 125mm diameter grinder and polisher from Flex. It was developed with a focus on the health & safety of the user.

21 October 2018 | Equipment
Some of the tools used for working stone have not changed much in thousands of years. Others are evolving quickly to cope with changing methods and new materials. NSS asked the tool suppliers what...

A new website from Stonetools. Intuitive design and search features allow visitors to navigate the site quickly. The company’s full product range can be viewed, including diamond tools for power tools and CNC machines, abrasives, power tools themselves and more.

5 October 2018 | Equipment
Increasingly, tools are being bought directly from websites that can take orders and apply individual customer and quantity discounts. It is a familiar enough scenario: you have an account or you...

See Prodim Proliner and Factory at the Marmo+Mac stone exhibition in Verona, Italy, 26-29 September.

11 September 2018 | Equipment
Prodim is leading the stone market further into digital production with its Proliner Generation 4X and the latest Prodim Factory software release. They are on show at Marmo+Mac in Verona (26-29...

David Coster (right), who has represented Dry-Treat in the UK and Ireland for many years, is now a Director of the new UK distribution company, Advanced Stone & Masonry Supplies Ltd.

27 July 2018 | Equipment
A new company has been established to sell Dry-Treat stone treatments in the UK and Ireland.It is called Advanced Stone & Masonry Supplies Ltd, set up in July as a sister company to Mirus...
Wacker Neuson-Lithium ion

The Wacker Neuson lithium ion-powered mini excavator showing what it can do at the Hillhead exhibition in June. It is clean, quiet and as powerful as a diesel equivalent.

6 July 2018 | Equipment
Earlier in the year, JCB introduced a lithium ion powered mini excavator (see report here). At the Hillhead exhibition of plant and machinery in Derbyshire last week, Wacker Neuson introduced another...