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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...
SMC Brembana
15 September 2018 | Equipment
SMC Stone Machinery sells the Italian CMS Brembana CNC range in the UK and Bovone edge polishers and tools. At Marmo+Mac, CMS Brembana (Hall 3, B47/B65-C50/C70) will be showing its Easyline...

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...
Stone Euipment International

Andy Bell (left) from Stone Equipment International will be back on the Emmedue stand at Marmo+Mac in Verona at the end of September.

25 August 2018 | Equipment
Now that the summer holidays are over Stone Equipment International is looking forward to the Verona Marmo+Mec exhibition at the end of September. This year, both Andy Bell, MD of National Masonry (...

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...
GMM buys Techni

This was the workshop of Planet Granite last year when Glenn Langdon (left), the Sales Director of Australian Techni waterjets, dropped in to see Steve Murphy, the owner of Planet Granite, the first UK stone processor to buy a Techni waterjet. Now Italian CNC stone saw and edge polisher manufacturer GMM has bought the Techni company. Its UK agent, Roccia Machinery, will add Techni waterjets to its offering.

29 June 2018 | Equipment
GMM, the Italian manufacturer of CNC saws and edge polishers sold in the UK by Roccia Machinery in Derby, has bought TWJ, the Australian company that makes Techni waterjets.Although there are more...

The SpeedCut 100 wire saw from Epiroc, with a wire at speeds of 45m per second, is on show this week (26-28 June) at the Hillhead heavy plant exhibition and demonstration in Derbyshire.

24 June 2018 | Equipment
Making its debut at the Hillhead heavy equipment exhibition and demonstration in Derbyshire this week (26-28 June) is the Epiroc SpeedCut 100 wire saw, which can cut dimensional stone blocks from the...

The new Marmo Meccanica LCR that can produce pencil rounds quickly and at a reasonable price was just what some companies in the UK were waiting for.

20 June 2018 | Equipment
The new Marmo Meccanica LCR edge polisher has proved an instant hit for Stone Equipment International, which represents the Italian manufacturer in the UK. Within two months, three of the machines...