Natural Stone 101 and Chemistry of Adhesives

 

 

 

 


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DATE: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
TIME: 2:00 to 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Universal Granite and Marble
7739 South 6th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154
SPEAKERS: Tony Malisani, Malisani, Inc.and Mike Beckmann, Bonstone

 

Natural Stone 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Oldest Building Material

This one-hour class is designed for construction industry professionals desiring to gain a full understanding of natural stone as a building material. Learn more about the various natural stones (limestone, travertine, onyx, marble, serpentine, sandstone, slate, quartzite, and granite). Obtain information about common quarrying techniques, fabrication, and finishing methods. With this understanding, you'll enhance your ability to select the right stone, fabrication technique, and finish for your project.

 

Natural Stone: The Evolving Marketplace, Technology & Product Applications

This seminar will showcase the story of genuine stone in a variety of ways including a tour of a stone facility. Witness a 10 minute video showcasing the history of stone, modern day quarrying techniques, and stone's durability, beauty, and value. Learn and discuss landscape, interior and exterior use and application of natural stone. Obtain more information about the use of sandstone, bluestone, limestone, and quartzite for hardscapes, as well as the interior use of limestone, marble, granite, and slate. Study the use of limestone for trims, caps, stoops, poolcopings, watertables, veneers, and much more. Learn how safety in production practices is important to the stone industry.

 

The Chemistry of Adhesives

This presentation will compare the many adhesive chemistries used in the stone fabrication and restoration industry. Included will be the usual workhorses: epoxy, polyester, acrylic; and will also include the newer chemistries like polypoxy, urethanes, and the newest urethane hybrid systems. The presentation will focus on the comparative properties of these chemistries, and will highlight the pros and cons of each. We will also discuss some of the “Do’s and Don’ts” when using these adhesives.

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