Showroom January/February 2021

Best New Products


Sika Launches Purform® Polyurethane Technology

Sika has developed a new polyurethane technology, which it is launching under its PURFORM® brand. The new polymers will first be integrated into Sika’s top seller Sikaflex®, as well as into liquid applied membranes, according to the company. The products have an improved performance profile, are even more enduring, and have a strong sustainability profile, according to Sika.

Polyurethanes have different applications in the automotive industry, and these solutions are used in the bonding of body components for electric vehicles. From 2021 on Sika says it will be supplying customers with products that are in line with the upcoming REACH regulations which are more strict than previous versions designed to enhanced health
and safety safeguards for users, according to the company.

Calibration Framing and Software

Autel Introduces Two New Items

The Autel Intelligent ADAS Optical Positioning System features six high-resolution cameras to deliver three-dimensional adjustment for the most accurate frame centering and vehicle distance recognition, according to the company. The company notes that the positioning system feature are compatible with its existing Autel Standard Calibration Frame, and are designed for seamless integration.

This new component system optically measures two-wheel clamp targets to significantly cut down setup time and increase placement precision.

The Autel MaxiSys ADAS provides the original complete diagnostic functionality, comprehensive and precise ADAS calibration, according to the company. With MaxiSys calibration tools and accurate software, Autel MaxiSys ADAS is an ideal calibration tool for collision repair, glass replacement and repair shops.


New Line of Pocket Knives for Everyday Carry

Crescent Tools launched a new line of pocket knives, which the company says are strong, sharp, sleek and safe. The four knives are available with two different blade options—heavy-duty D2 steel and 5Cr15MoV steel.

The premium D2 steel options feature either a drop-point style blade (CPK325A) or harpoon-style blade (CPK350A), both have a gray wash finish. The drop-point blade design provides blade tip strength and overall blade durability for a variety of cutting applications, according to the company. Meanwhile, the harpoon blade design provides overall blade durability and extra leverage for a variety of cutting applications.

The 5Cr15MoV steel options come with both drop-point (CPK325C) and harpoon style (CPK350C) blade options. All four knives feature a smooth-action heavy-duty ball bearing system provides quick and easy blade deployment for the life of the tool, the company notes.

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