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HP PageWide XL 8000 launched in India

hp printerHewlett Packard recently introduced a new portfolio of HP PageWide XL Printers in India, with the launch of its HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer. It is the fastest large-format production printing available in color and black-and-white, claims HP. The new printers can produce CAD drawings and GIS maps in a wide XL format used in the construction sector.

"PSPs offering print services to the construction vertical customers are beset with various challenges including that of color accuracy, improving productivity, streamlining workflow and reducing costs. The newly launched HP PageWide XL 8000 printer delivers medium-to-large PSPs robust mid-to high-volume production of technical maps and drawings in black-and-white and color, at up to 800 and 320 A0 pages per hour respectively. The HP PageWide XL 8000 printer basically does the job of two printers in one single device, providing monochrome and color prints at breakthrough speeds up to 60 percent faster than the fastest monochrome light-emitting diode (LED) printer, helping PSPs offer superior quality prints with lesser turnaround time and higher affordability. We remain committed to deliver state of the art printing solutions to our customers, helping them stay profitable and explore fresh revenue streams for their business," pitches Devang Karia, Country Manager, Large Format Design, PPS, HP India.


MC-Special Plus

Even in the case of excellent composition and compactness, concrete consists of small voids. The so-called “capillary pores” (on an average 13-16 per cent by volume) which are due to a generous addition of mixing water. The additional mixing water is used to obtain sufficient compactness and workability. Owing to these capillary pores, concrete is always more or less pervious to water or hygroscopic. As opposed to conventional waterproofing products, MC-Special Plus provides integral waterproofing properties by combining two characteristics into one specially designed product. These properties that give concrete the extra edge in protection against water ingress are:
Reduction of Capillary Pores: Special additives in MC-Special Plus make the concrete more workable (increases slump) at the same w/c ratio or provide a reduction in w/c at the same workability levels. This property helps concrete achieve excellent compactability thereby reducing capillary pores.

Hydrophobic Pore Blocking Mechanism: In addition to reduction of capillary pores and the DynamicSynCrystallization, MC-Special Plus has special additives, which on one hand causes contraction of capillaries and on the other hand converts the water-absorbing capillary forces into water repellant capillary forces due to the hydrophobic effect of the constituent. Thus water is pushed out of the capillary pores and the concrete is kept dry.

A combination of the properties above provide the concrete an efficient, reliable and durable waterproofing protection against rains, ground water, moisture, dampness, humidity etc.MC-Special Plus is an integral waterproofing compound in powder form, used for all types of concrete, requiring water impermeability. It conforms with IS 2645.


· Resists water penetration and absorption.
· Makes the mix more workable (improves the slump)
· Makes the w/c ratio reduction possible.
· Does not change setting time nor adversely affect the reinforcement.
· Disperses rapidly and makes a homogenous mix.
· Free from chlorides
· Provides an efficient and durable barrier against rainwater, moisture and ground water

MC-Special Plus is easy to use, either in the concrete batching plant or in a transit mixer at site. MC-Special Plus should be added to the concrete after all other components of the mix have been added. Concrete should be mixed for atleast a minute after addition of MC-Special Plus. Dosage is economical at 1 per cent by weight of cement or atleast 3kg MC-Special Plus per cu m of Concrete.
MC-Bauchemie (India) Pvt Ltd manufactures this product along with a host of other Construction Chemicals in technical and financial collaboration with MC-Bauchemie, Germany.


LED Bollards from K-Lite

product-kliteK-Lite offers efficient and cost-effective LED bollards with rotationally symmetrical illumination for ground surfaces. The photometric design of these luminaires is based on LED integrated with K-Lite’s precision reflector module. Consistent implementation of a new technological developments combined with the highest technical and structural quality have resulted in these state of art luminaires. These luminaires are characterised by their high luminous efficiency, extremely long service life and the uniformity of the degree of illuminance.

These luminaires are available in Ø100 and Ø166, three different heights to suit the installation site. Their sturdy construction makes them especially suitable for areas in which considerable robustness is required to ensure vandal proof service.

Application: For the illumination of footpaths, entrance areas, driveway, private and public areas.

Advantages include:

· Extruded aluminium alloy housing through homogenization for durability and thermal management.

· Stainless Steel hardware used for long life and for ease of maintenance.

· Silicon EPDM gasket used for IP ratings and conforming to the safety and reliability requirements of the products.

· UV stabilized, non-yellowing polycarbonate diffusers for better light transmission, vandal resistant and UV stabilisation.

· Finished with 60 micron thick polyester based powder coating for uniform deposition and excellent finish.

· CREE / OSRAM / NICHIA make LEDs, which are internationally recognised brands with higher lumen output are used for better illumination and longevity.