Green Building Material Of The Future

Asbestos is slowly disappearing from offices and houses the world over as societies became aware of its harmful affects.  Although this new found awareness and action is a positive step there is another product that has potentially hazardous health effects, drywall.

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Drywall has a freighting ingredient known as gypsum, a waste product of coal-burning plants.  Gypsum is known to produce both mercury, formaldehyde and has the potential to be radioactive when combined with phosphates.

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This was a major issue in both the USA and China as citizens of both countries became ill when exposed to drywall with high levels of these substances.  Along with heavy metal and chemical concerns there is also a lot of dust associated with the deterioration and instillation of drywall which can severely affect indoor air quality.  Fortunately, there is a product that can replace drywall.

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Magnesium oxide is slowly becoming the go to material for interior walling in offices and homes.  Magnesia imagewas used in the construction of the Great Wall of China along with the Coliseum and many other ancient landmarks that have stood the test of time.  The benefits of Magnesia are that it is environmentally friendly, fire-resistant, waterproof, mold/fungus and bug free and most importantly has only positive effects on indoor air quality.

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Thus, the use of magnesium boards can greatly improve the air quality within a house and eliminate many allergens that would otherwise affect the inhabitants.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation is committed to sustainable growth that improves the quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come. We take the recent construction scares across the globe very seriously and believe that our magnesium products can have a significant affect on improving the quality of life for many people. Magnesium products are part of our commitment to improving the quality of life for people the world over.

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For our full list of products that we offer check out our website here. Be sure to join the conversation in our LinkedIn groupFacebookTwitter and Instagram. Try also our new mobile application by scanning the QR code below.

Jordan S.//SMC Editor

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Sources:

http://www.smcbuildingsystem.com/MagnesiumPlate–tpl1024.html

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/02/chinese-drywall-adverse-health-effects-wallboard/8574707/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_drywall

http://www.propublica.org/article/american-made-drywall-emerges-as-potential-danger

http://ask.metafilter.com/232074/Dangers-of-Drywall

http://ductworks.com/indoor-air-quality/top-10-ways-homeowners-can-ensure-good-indoor-air-quality/

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-skyscraper-construction-crane-image2205911

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Liquid Packaging Made Famous by a Watch Company

Do you own a water resistant watch? As consumers we are blessed able to select our watches from various brands such as Suunto, Tissot and Rolex to name but a few. These companies most probably use a service from a third-party QA provider who verifies the water resistance through an industry protocol. Today we do not have to be aware of the protocol, thanks to the Spanish  watch manufacturer Festina who has taken the marketing of water resistant watches to a next level.

The company demonstrates the quality convincingly by packing the product into a transparent plastic bag filled with distilled water. The Profundo is 42mm wide in steel and water resistant to 200 meters. The dive-style watch has a rotating diver’s bezel and comes in orange, yellow, blue, and black dial colors. Inside the watch is a Japanese Miyota quartz movement. The divers strap is either silicon, plastic, or rubber.

The Festina Group was founded on 1902 in Switzerland. It was bought by a Spaniard Miguel Rodríguez in 1984. Today five watch brands Calypso, Jaguar, Festina, Lotus and Candino as well as two jewelry brands Lotus Style and Lotus Silver work under the brand.

Like Festina’s watches, every product can be packed in liquid by using a liquid packing machine. In Shanghai Metal Corporation we also trade Automatic Liquid Packing Machines for industrial use. To know more about our products, please visit our website. Please also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Try also our new mobile application by scanning the QR code below.

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Tuomas P. // SMC Editor

Original stories and pictures: Festina, behance.net