GelMaxx USA News GelMaxx USA News, Products, and Site Updates http://www.orient-herb.com/news.html Tue, 04 Dec 2018 21:52:13 +0000 TOP 7 WAYS TO USE GELMAXX http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12618-top-7-ways-to-use-gelmaxx.html Tue, 04 Dec 2018 21:52:13 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12618-top-7-ways-to-use-gelmaxx.html New regulations...Are you ready? http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12617-new-regulations-are-you-ready.html Mon, 15 May 2017 17:40:52 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12617-new-regulations-are-you-ready.html GelMaxx USA! http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12616-gelmaxx-usa.html Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:06:49 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12616-gelmaxx-usa.html 2017 World Of Concrete Convention-Las Vegas Come join us at the 2017 World of Concrete Convention in Las Vegas January 17th-20th. We will be in the Outdoor Silver Lot, Booth O31439. If you come by and see us we'll have some samples and demos for you to see what our product is all about. GelMaxx can proudly tell you we are all excited to be attending WOC this year and also excited to be able to share this wonderful product with all of you. http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12615-2017-world-of-concrete-convention-las-vegas.html Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:49:54 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12615-2017-world-of-concrete-convention-las-vegas.html Get rid of paint waste. LEGALLY GET RID OF PAINT WASTE. LEGALLY GELMAXX is EPA COMPLIANT, TIME EFFICIENT, and 100% ORGANIC. ECO-QUICKgel will adsorb paint waste, drywall, and stucco waste into a safe material that can be disposed of immediately in any standard trash can. WE CAN SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY!    Call for FREE Demos and Distributor Opportunities.   www.orient-herb.com | 855.322.3335 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12614-get-rid-of-paint-waste-legally.html Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:07:14 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12614-get-rid-of-paint-waste-legally.html Eco-Quick Gel does more than one job. Eco-Quick Gel is not only used for concrete grinding. The Eco-Quick Gel will also absorb paint waste, drywall, and stucco waste into a safe material that can be disposed of immediately in any standard trash can. our product is EPA compliant and passes the paint filter 9095B, TCLP, and TSS Tests. http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12613-eco-quick-gel-does-more-than-one-job.html Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12613-eco-quick-gel-does-more-than-one-job.html Silica Dust is killing the construction work force! Must Read! What is Silica? Crystalline Silica, also referred to as silica dust is a toxin that is produced when cutting or grinding concrete, brick, stone, as well as other raw stone based products.  The dust which is given off contains the harmful crystalline silica particles.  The main issue is that this dangerous dust is inhaled into the lungs, where it may cause a deadly disease known as silicosis.  Silicosis is deadly and incurable. For years professionals working in many different trades  within the construction industry have succumbed to silicosis.  The most important thing to remember is that like many other deadly diseases, silicosis is  preventable. The Truth Every day throughout the world, thousands of people are exposed to the harmful silica dust.  OSHA estimates that more than 2.3 million workers in the United States alone are exposed to silica dust.  90% of the exposed individuals work in the construction industry. The Different Stages of Silicosis Silicosis is broken down into three stages which are chronic or classic silicosis, accelerated silicosis, and acute silicosis. Chronic or classic silicosis is the most common of the three.  It occurs after 15-20 years of exposure to low or moderate amounts of crystalline silica.  A chest X-Ray is required to determine if lung damage has occurred.  Symptoms associated with chronic or classic silicosis are shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, and possible repertory failure. Accelerated silicosis occurs after 5 to 10 years of exposure to high amounts of crystalline silica.  The symptoms associated with accelerated silicosis are severe shortness of breath, weight loss, and weakness. Acute silicosis occurs after as little as a few months of exposure to extremely high amounts of crystalline silica.  The symptoms associated with acute silicosis include severe shortness of breath which can be disabling, weakness, weight loss, and even death. The Facts The facts of the matter are that it has been known for years that silicosis is a real issue, and that people can and have died from it.  So why haven’t there been changes to the regulations, and why haven’t employers attempted to protect their employees from the silica dust? In the industry there have been two ways to protect employees from the silica dust.  There is the standard hose and vacuum style of preventing the inhalation of harmful silica dust, and there is the wet cutting method.  The wet cutting method utilizes water when cutting or grinding products which contain silica dust.  The water encapsulates the crystalline silica particles and is safer to the employees and to the public due to the lowered risk of inhalation of silica dust.         Slurry There is a byproduct which is produced when contractors "wet cut".  This byproduct is called concrete slurry and is formed when water meets the silica dust and forms a goopy watery mess called slurry. Many people do not prefer to "wet cut" because they claim it is a mess to dispose of the slurry water that is created.  Wet cutting can potentially save lives from silicosis.  For years construction professionals have struggled with properly disposing of slurry waste water without harming the environment.  Recent OSHA regulations In the recent months, OSHA has increased regulations regarding Silica dust and preventing silicosis.  The recent regulation change must be followed in the construction industry by mid-2017.  Follow the link here to see information on the entire regulation change. Gelmaxx has the solution! For years Gelmaxx slurry solutions has been fiercely campaigning to prevent silicosis.  Gelmaxx slurry products were designed to help the contractor during all parts of the cleanup phase. The unique formula uses organic materials making it safe for the environment and operators, while maintain EPA compliance. Our AQUAmaxx separator reduces the amount of concrete slurry while producing reusable water for jobsite machinery. Our ECO-QUICKgel solidifier absorbs concrete slurry into a dry material that can be disposed immediately in any standard trash container.  The Change Silicosis is preventable!  Together we can save lives!  The next step is to take action, together lets #stopsilicosis forever.   http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12612-silica-dust-is-killing-the-construction-work-force-must-read.html Fri, 05 Aug 2016 22:00:11 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12612-silica-dust-is-killing-the-construction-work-force-must-read.html 2016 Concrete Decor Show-Join Us at booth #315  Join Us at the 2016 Concrete Decor Show in San Diego, California  Gelmaxx is pumped to be part of the 2016 Concrete Decor show held in San Diego, CA. At Gelmaxx we are continuing to make 2016 the "Year of Gelmaxx". The Concrete Decor show will start on September 25th and end September 29th, 2016. We will be showcasing our products for the show from Booth #315. What's Going On This Year at the 2016 Concrete Decor Show? The annual tradeshow will take place at the San Diego Town and Country Resort located at 500 Hotel Circle North San Diego, CA 92108. Whether you have walked the show before or planning to attend for the first time, there is so much to see! However, if you need to cut your time short at the 2016 Concrete Decor Show, make the Gelmaxx booth a priority. How come, you may ask? The issues regarding silica dust and safety have been a hot topic for years, but it is finally starting to get the public attention that it deserves. The industry will be making a strong shift toward wet applications, and the sooner companies put together a cleanup system in place, the easier the transition will be when it becomes a requirement. In fact OSHA recently enplaced a rule that requires engineering controls to be established to prevent workers from breating silica dust. The new rule must be followed by June 23rd 2017 in the construction related industry. OSHA states that the new rule will help save over 600 lives a year. For more information on this article visit the OSHA website. As severe drought plagues western states like California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and more, reducing water usage is extremely significate. That is where our AQUAmaxx concrete slurry separator comes into play. Separating wastewater drastically reduces waste and the clean water can be reused on the jobsite. Being a green company will certainly attract more customers. Gelmaxx would like to invite you to attend the show, and we hope to see you there! http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12611-2016-concrete-decor-show-join-us-at-booth-315.html Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12611-2016-concrete-decor-show-join-us-at-booth-315.html World of Concrete 2016 – Join us at Booth 031258 in the Silver Lot Gelmaxx is pumped to be part of the World of Concrete for the fifth year in a row! With the year 2015 quickly coming to a close, we are preparing to make 2016 the ‘Year of Gelmaxx’. We plan to start with the World of Concrete on February 2-5, 2016 where we will be showcasing our products for the world in booth 031258 in the Outdoor Silver Lot.   What's Going On This Year at the Tradeshow? Once again, the annual tradeshow will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Whether you have walked the show before or planning to attend for the first time, there is so much to see when there is over 600,000 net sq ft of indoor and outdoor exhibit space! It’s no wonder that the show runs 4 days long. It would take that much time to walk the entire showroom. However, if you need to cut your time short at the World of Concrete, make the Gelmaxx booth a priority. How come, you may ask? The issues regarding silica dust and safety have been a hot topic for years, but it is finally starting to get the public attention that it deserves. The industry will be making a strong shift toward wet applications, and the sooner companies put together a cleanup system in place, the easier the transition will be when it becomes a requirement. As severe drought plagues western states like California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and more, reducing water usage is extremely significate. That is where our AQUAmaxx concrete slurry separator comes into play. Separating wastewater drastically reduces waste and the clean water can be reused on the jobsite. Being a green company will certainly attract more customers. Discounted Admission Still needing more convincing to attend the show? How about DISCOUNTED ADMISSION through the Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA)? As an acting member of the CSDA, we are able to provide discounted tickets to the convention when you use source code “A26” during online registration. Click HERE to buy tickets. Remember to stop by the Gelmaxx booth 031258 in the Outdoor Silver Lot for FREE samples of ECO-QUICKgel and AQUAmaxx, interactive demonstrations, and prize giveaways. Hope to see you there! http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12610-world-of-concrete-2016-join-us-at-booth-031258-in-the-silver-lot.html Mon, 16 Nov 2015 19:55:35 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-12610-world-of-concrete-2016-join-us-at-booth-031258-in-the-silver-lot.html World of Concrete 2015 As the end of the year quickly approaches, the return of the annual World of Concrete tradeshow is on the rise. With over 600,000 net square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space and more than 1,100 exhibitors, World of Concrete 2015 will be the largest show in over six years.  On February 3-6, 2015, Gelmaxx will be exhibiting center stage at the main event in booth 031558 on the Silver Lot. Taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the World of Concrete is the epicenter of any and all these things concrete related. We’re excited for another chance to meet you all face-to-face and to show what our products can really do. Make sure talk to us about any questions and concerns regarding your job applications. Your feedback helps us improve our products and address issues that would have otherwise been unknown. Since the beginning of 2014, OSHA has proposed new silica dust regulations that will soon be put into effect. If you’re on the fence about attending this year’s convention, this is the perfect opportunity to find new products and technology to help prepare you for the changes that are about to come. If you would like to learn more information about OSHA’s proposed regulations, click HERE.   What's New With Gelmaxx? We have certainly grown this year and are proud to state that we now offer Gelmaxx products in Illinois and Georgia, in addition to our 26 other worldwide locations. And through the course of 2014, we have added the 14 lb bucket of ECO-QUICKgel slurry solidifier to our product line. The new product size is perfect for small to medium size jobs that require easy portability, and has a pop off lid for easy access and storage.   Discounted Admission If that doesn’t do it for you, how about discounted tickets? As an acting member of the Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA), they are providing discounted tickets to the convention when you use source code "A26" during online registration. Also, we would like to offer you $30 exhibit-only admission tickets when you use source code "BUY" during online registration. Still need more convincing to go to the World of Concrete? How about the city of Las Vegas itself? • Meeting friends (new and old) all in the same place• World renowned restaurants and buffets• Casinos and hotels • Top rated concerts, shows, and entertainment• and MUCH more If you have never attended the World of Concrete, this should definitely be the year. Make sure to stop by the Gelmaxx booth 031558 in the outdoor Silver Lot. And don’t forget to ask for FREE samples and a t-shirt! http://www.orient-herb.com/n-10930-world-of-concrete-2015.html Tue, 04 Nov 2014 23:43:56 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-10930-world-of-concrete-2015.html Resurfacing Concrete Pools Without The Hassle of Slurry Wastewater As the temperature rises during summer, so does the desire for a nice swim, perhaps in your own pool. Whether you’re building one in your backyard or fixing up an old one, there are many different avenues to consider. While repairing your concrete pool, the issue of wastewater becomes unavoidable. From resurfacing the plaster to fixing a crack, learning how to deal with the slurry head-on helps simplify the cleanup. Resurfacing The Plaster Resurfacing the pool plaster can be an immense challenge with all the chipping and the grinding, but it is necessary for the perfect finish. Some contractors prefer to grind the plaster without any water, which allows the dust to flow freely into the air. Although they may be wearing masks or using dust vacuums, it is a not a safeguard that is completely effective. The dust can seep through small openings, which is dangerous to inhale for extended periods of time. Instead, why not grind the plaster with water? That effectively keeps the dust contained while drastically reducing the risk of airborne debris. But what about the slurry wastewater left behind? ECO-QUICKgel slurry solidifier is the simple solution. It’s a liquid waste absorbent that will solidify the slurry in minutes. By drawing lines of ECO-QUICKgel around the work area, it traps the wastewater from traveling anywhere.  How does this method help besides reduce dust? Using water to grind the plaster helps prolong the life of the grinding blade while providing a smoother, deeper cut with less work. Instead of grinding off the plaster, some choose to sand blast the surface. But even so, a pressured water blast is necessary to clear any dust or particles left behind, which still produces wastewater. Repainting The Surface When the pool is still in decent shape, a more economical option is painting instead of resurfacing it. To remove the paint, using a water blaster is the easiest method. However, with water comes the mess. Easily take care of the slurry wastewater with ECO-QUICKgel like the process above. Draw lines of ECO-QUICKgel, let it absorb, and haul it to the trash can. Crack Repair An older pool may have many cracks that need to be repaired. To fix the crack, a grinder or saw is needed to deepen and extend the length of the crack on both ends before sealing it. Some may decide to cut dry, but the water keeps the dust contained while helping extend the life of the blades. ECO-QUICKgel will certainly take care of the slurry left behind. Creating or repairing a pool may appear to be a lot of work, but by staying prepared with the right tools makes the workload seem that much lighter.       http://www.orient-herb.com/n-10772-resurfacing-concrete-pools-without-the-hassle-of-slurry-wastewater.html Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:53:56 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-10772-resurfacing-concrete-pools-without-the-hassle-of-slurry-wastewater.html Concrete Decor Show 2014 Another year has passed and Gelmaxx is gearing up for the Concrete Décor Show 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas! With many exciting changes that have taken place with Gelmaxx, we are thrilled to share them with the public during the exhibition from October 1-3, 2014 at booth 437. The construction market has rebounded and continues to grow from the recession, which has increased the demand for decorative concrete. Attending the Concrete Décor Show gives a clear picture about the future of decorative concrete and how the latest technology and techniques will affect the industry. Other shows may provide seminars to learn about current topics in the field, but that may not be the best learning technique for everyone. Each year, the Concrete Décor Show provides a hands-on learning experience for attendees to acquire new skills, which will take place September 29-October 3, 2014.   What makes this program so unique is that the learning experience doubles as a form of giving back. All 6 Concrete Décor workshops will take place at the Presbyterian Night Shelter, which provides food and housing to the homeless. The classes will help build and renovate selected facility concrete surfaces and functional areas. The projects will include: Restoring/revitalizing previously stained floors Polishing the concrete in the sleeping quarters Innovative wall & floor treatments Hardscaping Presbyterian Night Shelter has been around for 30 years helping the homeless people of Fort Worth, Texas. Within 2013 alone, they served over 401,406 meals and sheltered over 444 children. Learn a little more about PNS at www.journeyhome.org. Be part of a class that will help change lives. Space is limited, so make sure to sign up soon HERE! We are excited to see you at our booth 437 at the Concrete Décor Show! We’ll be available to answer any questions, give you a product demonstration, and provide you with FREE samples.  http://www.orient-herb.com/n-10717-concrete-decor-show-2014.html Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:55:52 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-10717-concrete-decor-show-2014.html Grinding And Polishing Concrete Countertops As more and more homeowners are looking to renovate their homes, they want to upgrade to luxurious concrete countertops. Whether done professionally or at home, the process remains the same: create the mold, cast the concrete, and polish the countertop. In order to give concrete that smooth finish, contractors grind the surface with water. However, as the water combines with the concrete particles, it creates slurry wastewater that is illegal to just dump down the drain or leave on the ground. By using our ECO-QUICKgel slurry solidifier, it quickly turns the slurry into a dry material that is safe to dispose directly into any standard trash can. There are multiple methods to apply ECO-QUICKgel while grinding your concrete countertop. Collect all the slurry water into a container and pour & mix ECO-QUICKgel until completely solidified. Pour some ECO-QUICKgel into the trough that the wastewater will flow into to start the solidification process. Once the job is complete, add more ECO-QUICKgel if necessary. Draw a line of ECO-QUICKgel around the grinding area to create a water barrier. As you grind, the wastewater will stay within the confines of the border you have created. Clean up is as easy as sweeping up and tossing it in the trash. Although some may prefer granite, concrete countertops have really been on the rise. With concrete, it is much easier to mold the perfect countertop by designing where drain boards, sinks, etc. will be placed. By mixing pigments and aggregates into the concrete, it can mimic the beauty of granite. As concrete countertops continue to take center stage, concrete grinding is necessary to reveal that lustrous shine. Taking that necessary step to handle the slurry wastewater is not complicated with Gelmaxx. Handle your slurry like a pro.  http://www.orient-herb.com/n-10601-grinding-and-polishing-concrete-countertops.html Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:17:42 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-10601-grinding-and-polishing-concrete-countertops.html Earn LEED Certification Points with Gelmaxx As the economy begins to bounce back, more construction is taking place but with a large emphasis on sustainability. Being green is a major selling point for most buildings, and LEED certification is key. However, don’t be fooled by products that declare themselves as ‘LEED certified’ because the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) does “not certify, promote, or endorse products and services of individual companies”[1]. The LEED certification “applies only to buildings and neighborhoods”. However, we can provide information on which prerequisites or credits Gelmaxx products might be able to support in regards to LEED certification.  Construction Activity Pollution Prevention (Prerequisite)Intent: To reduce pollution from construction activities by controlling soil erosion, waterway sedimentation, and airborne dust.Requirements: Create and implement an erosion and sedimentation control plan for all construction activities associated with the project. The plan must conform to the erosion and sedimentation requirements … To learn more, click HEREGelmaxx Benefits: By cutting and grinding wet, the amount of airborne silica dust is drastically reduced and the slurry produced is easily disposed with ECO-QUICKgel.  Construction and Demolition Waste Management Planning (Prerequisite)Intent: To reduce construction and demolition waste disposed of in landfills and incineration facilities by recovering, reusing, and recycling materials.Requirements: Develop and implement a construction and demolition waste management plan. Establish waste diversion goals for the project by identifying at least five materials…To learn more, click HERE.Gelmaxx Benefits: By using AQUAmaxx to separate the wastewater, the amount of waste is significantly reduced and the clean water on top can be reused on the jobsite.  Construction and Demolition Waste Management (Possible 2 points) Intent: To reduce construction and demolition waste disposed of in landfills and incineration facilities by recovering, reusing, and recycling materials.Requirements: Recycle and/or salvage nonhazardous construction and demolition materials. Calculations can be by weight or volume but must be consistent throughout… To learn more, click HEREGelmaxx Benefits: By using AQUAmaxx to separate the wastewater, the amount of waste is significantly reduced and the clean water on top can be reused on the jobsite.  Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan (Possible 1 point) Intent: To promote the well-being of construction workers and building occupants by minimizing indoor air quality problems associated with construction and renovation.Requirements: Develop and implement an indoor air quality (IAQ) management plan for the construction and preoccupancy phases of the building. The plan must address all of the following… To learn more, click HEREGelmaxx Benefits: By cutting and grinding wet, the amount of airborne silica dust is drastically reduced and the slurry produced is easily disposed with ECO-QUICKgel.  Sustainable Wastewater Management (Possible 1 point) Intent: To increase the efficiency of wastewater reuse by encouraging water reuse, reduction or recovery. Requirements: Reuse building wastewater on site. Use water from approved non-potable sources including:recycled wastewater (on-site or municipally supplied), swimming pool backwash operations, air conditioner condensate…to learn more, click HERE Gelmaxx Benefits: By using AQUAmaxx to separate the wastewater, the amount of waste is significantly reduced and the clean water on top can be reused on the jobsite. [1] http://www.usgbc.org/help/does-leed-certify-products-or-companies http://www.orient-herb.com/n-10535-earn-leed-certification-points-with-gelmaxx.html Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:24:34 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-10535-earn-leed-certification-points-with-gelmaxx.html World Day for Safety and Health at Work Did you know that a worker dies from a work-related accident or disease every 15 seconds? With statistics like these (provided by the United Nations), it is important to bring awareness to safety and health at work. April 28, 2014 marks the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. It first began in 2003 by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to inform the public about this important issue. With strong public awareness, we will be able to create a safety and health culture that can help reduce work-related deaths and injuries. Within the concrete industry, an important health risk has been brought to light by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Silica dust has been the culprit in thousands of preventable deaths for decades. When silica dust is allowed to enter into the lungs, it can cause silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and kidney disease. Unfortunately, the negative effects of silica dust are not immediate, but slowly emerge later when the damage cannot be repaired. Click HERE to learn more about OSHA's regulations. Silica dust is created when contractors are grinding or cutting concrete without any water. With the current safety measures in place, there are still countless lives lost. However, OSHA has proposed new safety and health standards that Gelmaxx is in support of. Long before OSHA suggested for contractors to use a wet method, Gelmaxx has been advocating the positive results from using water. Not only does it eliminate silica dust, but it helps prolong the life of the equipment as well. Some are turned off because of the mess that water can create, but with Gelmaxx’s AQUAmaxx separator and ECO-QUICKgel solidifier, concrete slurry can be easily taken care of and disposed directly into the trash can. We are each responsible for helping stop deaths and injuries on the job, but without the proper knowledge, we are rendered useless. On World Day of Safety and Health at Work, we each have an obligation to ourselves and each other to bring awareness to the harmful risks we face at work and to participate in implementing preventative measures. We invite you to join us on this significant day! http://www.orient-herb.com/n-10100-world-day-for-safety-and-health-at-work.html Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:03:33 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-10100-world-day-for-safety-and-health-at-work.html World of Concrete 2014 It’s that time again. Gelmaxx is preparing for the World of Concrete 2014 (WOC) in Las Vegas, Nevada! If you have never been to this event, then 2014 is your year to catch it all. WOC is a packed, high energy trade show that brings in suppliers, vendors, manufacturers, and contractors from all over the world. This will be the second time that Gelmaxx will exhibit at the World of Concrete on the outdoor silver lot at booth #031335. The show is from January 21-24, 2014. What is the World of Concrete? 2014 marks the World of Concrete’s 40 year celebration! WOC is an impressive international event “dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries showcasing leading industry suppliers.” Attendees have the opportunity to: - Be the first to witness new innovative tools- Hands-on look at construction machinery and equipment- Safety training courses and training- Have all questions answered by a knowledgeable sales representative- Unlimited networking opportunities   To find out more about WOC 2014 or to sign up, click HERE. Since Gelmaxx is part of the Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA), we are proud to offer FREE attending registration, courtesy of CSDA! Click HERE to register for free.   What’s new with Gelmaxx Slurry Solutions? We have come a long way since we first premiered in last year’s show. Gelmaxx has certainly expanded from 6 locations to an outstanding 19 locations worldwide! Our goal is to make Gelmaxx easily accessible for every business and consumer. You can find our distributor locations HERE. Gelmaxx products still have quality performance while maintaining the same great price. The absorbency rate of our ECO-QUICKgel slurry solidifier has increased! We debuted with an absorbency rate around 400 times its weight, but we now conversantly state that it is around 600-700. We have certainly improved our packaging with more eye-catching designs and updated our product samples. We are pleased to introduce our AQUAmaxx slurry separator samples, which you can test on your own before you purchase our product. Our website is now filled with new videos to demonstrate the easy of use and the multiple ways that Gelmaxx products can be used. Find all of them on our website or youtube.com/gelmaxxusa. We all hope to see you at the World of Concrete! Make sure to stop by booth #031335 on the outdoor silver lot! See Gelmaxx products in action, and take home some FREE samples! And don’t forget about our FREE attendee registration by CSDA.     http://www.orient-herb.com/n-9292-world-of-concrete-2014.html Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:01:08 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-9292-world-of-concrete-2014.html Handling OSHA's Proposed Silica Dust Regulations with Water and Gelmaxx Many are aware of the harmful effects of concrete dust, aka crystalline silica, and make a conscious effort to protect themselves from overexposure. However, countless lives are still being impacted from the negative effects of silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and kidney disease. On August 23, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed new standards to toughen its regulation of silica dust exposure, like turning toward wet methods. Water effectively eliminates silica dust, and keeps workers safe. As the water combines with the concrete dust, it creates slurry that Gelmaxx helps dispose of safely in any standard trash can.    What Is Silica Dust? Crystalline silica is a slow acting agent that does not pose a problem until it is too late. Dry concrete grinding or cutting fills the air with harmful silica dust throughout the entire jobsite. Silicosis results from exposure to low concentrations of silica dust over a long period of time, which usually spans from ten or more years. This slow process lures contractors into a false sense of hope that their health is unaffected, but their lungs are slowly deteriorating. Lungs are naturally able to filter out regular dust and dirt, but silica dust is too small for the lungs’ filtering system to be effective.     What New Rules Are OSHA Proposing? Currently, the daily permissible exposure limit (PEL) is about 100 µg (micrograms)/M3 for most industries and 250 µg/M3 for construction. With OSHA’s new proposal, they would like to cut this limit in half to 50 µg/M3 throughout every industry. To help keep worker exposure at the new PEL, OSHA would require new work practices like: Engineering controls that include local exhaust ventilation, equipment hoods and enclosures, dust suppressants, spray booths, high efficient particulate air (HEPA) vacuums, and control rooms Respiratory protection requires the provision of respirators and establishing respirator programs Exposure assessment under a fixed schedule of semi-annual sampling or a performance-based schedule Medical surveillance requires an initial health screening and then triennial period screenings for workers exposed above the proposed PEL of 50 µg/M3 for 30 days or more per year Information and training is necessary for all employees in jobs where there is potential silica dust exposure Regulated areas and access control for employees that are, or reasonably expected to be, in excess of the PEL Find out more about these requirements at OSHA’s website.   OSHA's Public Hearing  On March 18, 2014 - April 4, 2014, there will be a public hearing on OSHA's proposed silica dust rules at the Department of Labor's Frances Perkins Building in Washington, D.C. Let your voice be heard. Those who file a timely written notice of intention to appear are able to testify and ask questions of agency officials and other witnesses during public hearings. More than 200 people filed notices of their intent to testify at the public hearing.  The purpose of the hearing is to provide information and clarification that complements the written comments that OSHA has received. The hearing will be presided over by an administrative law judge where participants can present their opinions and evidence on the subject of silica dust.  Check out the schedule of appearances before the court. We will provide more information about the hearings as they progress.    What Is the Best Solution? With all of these new standard practices, although practical and necessary, silica dust prevention will become costly on the employers and time consuming for the industry. Turning to a wet alternative is an extremely efficient and affordable direction to take. By using water to subdue the crystalline silica, it creates wet slurry that Gelmaxx helps dispose of responsibly. The two-part Gelmaxx system first separates the water from the concrete slurry with the AQUAmaxx separator. By separating the water, you are reducing your waste and producing clean water that you can reuse in your machines. To dispose of the leftover slurry, the ECO-QUICKgel solidifier absorbs the liquid and turns it into a dry material that is safe to dispose directly into any standard trash can. Feel confident because Gelmaxx is EPA compliant and eco-friendly. Currently, these standards are merely a proposal by OSHA, but it demonstrates the direction that the concrete industry is heading towards. Contractors will need to adopt a wet cutting or grinding method, and Gelmaxx will provide the ultimate concrete slurry solution.  http://www.orient-herb.com/n-9233-handling-oshas-proposed-silica-dust-regulations-with-water-and-gelmaxx.html Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:38:42 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-9233-handling-oshas-proposed-silica-dust-regulations-with-water-and-gelmaxx.html Insider's Look At ICPSC 2013 Polished Concrete in Atlanta, Georgia. What could be better than ICPSC 2013? For those that were unable to attend, let us give you an insider’s look of the entire trade show. From September 12-15, ICPSC was jam packed with exhibitor booths, concrete slab demonstrations, and seminars lead by industry leaders.        During the two exhibiting days, the show floor was packed with amazing vendors from around the US. To name a few, there was Ermator, Runyon Surface Prep and Rental Supply, Xtreme Polishing Systems, Concrete Polishing Solutions and many more. If you were a contractor that was on the fence about buying certain products, ICPSC was the perfect venue to get a hands-on experience and one-on-one interaction with a knowledgeable sales representative. Although the tradeshow was smaller in comparison to events like World of Concrete, all the major players in the industry made sure to be present. For any attendee, the $40 entrance fee is well worth the price to walk the show because of the quality of venders that were present.  The Gelmaxx booth had a constant stream of contractors and manufacturers that were intrigued by our demonstration. Many were still shocked by how fast the separation of the AQUAmaxx separator was and the high absorption rate of the ECO-QUICKgel solidifer. One of the highlights of the show is when we demonstrated how clean the separated slurry water from AQUAmaxx was. It is clean enough for fish to live in! Now if the fish approve, the water is certainly clean enough to reuse in your machines.                               ICSPC was certainly the place to get all the current news in concrete polishing. The seminars ranged from “Successful Business Strategies” and “Understanding Abrasives” to “Powering Your Worksite” and “Producing Architect Lunch & Learns”. Even Skip Edwards, the founder of Gelmaxx, gave a seminar. Skip teamed up with David Straud from Ermator to give an insightful presentation about Proper Waste Disposal and the Physics of Vacuums. Click HERE to view the PowerPoint slides that went along with their presentation. A video link will be provided in a few short weeks. With OSHA’s new law proposals about silica dust prevention, many contractors attended the seminar with a peaked interest. A change is coming to the concrete industry, and Gelmaxx be the solution you need. ICPSC 2013 was a colossal successful, and we cannot wait until next year’s event.  http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8984-insiders-look-at-icpsc-2013.html Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:53:57 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8984-insiders-look-at-icpsc-2013.html Is It Legally Safe To Dispose Solidified Slurry In The Trash Can? In the construction industry, sometimes dealing with concrete slurry is unavoidable. Unfortunately, concrete slurry waste is prohibited from being dumped straight down the drain, due to its harmful nature. After using a slurry solidifier like Gelmaxx, is it legally safe for contractors to toss the resultant material straight in to the dumpster? Yes, it is completely legal and compliant with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. The material must pass one of the most important tests, the EPA Method 9095B Test. Within a five minute test period, nothing can pass through a paint filter, or the material is deemed to contain free liquids. If free liquids are present, then the material is unacceptable in landfills. The EPA states that free liquids can be placed in a landfill if all of it has been “solidified so that free-standing liquid is no longer observed or has been otherwise eliminated”[1]. Some landfills might question the disposal of the solidified slurry because of their unfamiliarity with the material; however, EPA documentation states that is perfectly acceptable for landfills once it is completely solidified. Furthermore, only certain slurry solidifying brands like Gelmaxx are acceptable for landfills because of the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP). This is a sample method for chemical analysis used to simulate leaching in a landfill. In other words, the TCLP determines whether the liquid that excretes from the solids will carry any environmentally harmful substances. Make sure to get a product that encapsulates the heavy metals and keeps the slurry from emulsifying and leeching into the landfill. However, please keep in mind that if the concrete slurry has harmful toxins before solidification, it will still be considered hazardous after solidification. Now is it legally safe for contractors to dispose solidified concrete slurry directly in the dumpster? Yes, because it abides by all the EPA standards for proper liquid waste disposal.      You can find this entire published article in Polishing Contractor magazine's August/September 2013 issue on page 17-18. [1] Authenticated US Government Information, p. 473. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2010-title40-vol25/pdf/CFR-2010-title40-vol25-sec264-314.pdf   http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8922-is-it-legally-safe-to-dispose-solidified-slurry-in-the-trash-can.html Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:09:31 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8922-is-it-legally-safe-to-dispose-solidified-slurry-in-the-trash-can.html Project Water: Bringing Clean Water to Those In Need   Gelmaxx is more than ready to give back to communities in need. Through a non-profit organization called Water Charity, we created Project Water to help raise money to bring clean drinking water for those around the world. During the month of September 2013, Gelmaxx will donate: $5 dollarsfor every 35lb bucket or 50lb box of ECO-QUICKgel sold  Your purchase can help save a life. You can even donate directly to our Project Water Fundraiser HERE or at the bottom of the page.  We are proud that our eco-friendly products help recycle water and reduce waste. Naturally, we teamed up with Water Charity who helps supply safe water, effective sanitation, and meaningful health resources.    WHO IS WATER CHARITY? Water Charity is a 501(c)3 public charity that has implemented about 1,200 water and sanitation projects in 60 countries. The non-profit uses 100% of public donations to supply safe water, effective sanitation, and meaningful health resources to those in need. Water Charity’s goal is to improving the human rights and dignity of individuals throughout the world by providing them with resources that impact upon their health and wellbeing. They have become one of the best and highest-ranked water charities delivering global services. Their projects are all low-cost and high-impact, using appropriate technology for each situation. Water Charity uses Peace Corp Volunteers as project managers to bring successful results. Every little bit helps since most of their water projects only require about $550 per area. Please feel free to visit their website at www.watercharity.org to learn more about them.     HOW CAN YOU HELP? 1) Donate directly to Project Water Fundraiser HERE or below2) Purchase a 35lb bucket or 50lb box of ECO-QUICKgel3) SPREAD THE WORD – Use social media to tell your friends about Project Water and all the positive things that are happening (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Email, Blogs, etc) We know that with all of your help and support, we can make Project Water successful. Let’s work together to bring a better life for others. Donate online to Gelmaxx | Project Water at Razoo // http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8827-project-water-bringing-clean-water-to-those-in-need.html Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:47:18 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8827-project-water-bringing-clean-water-to-those-in-need.html International Concrete Polishing & Staining Conference (ICPSC) 2013 Gelmaxx is proud to announce that we will be attending this year’s International Concrete Polishing & Staining Conference 2013 (ICPSC). The event is from September 12 -15, 2013 and we will be exhibiting on: Thursday, September 12th & Friday, September 13thGwinnett Center in Duluth, GABooth #13 Don’t know much about the event? ICPSC is aimed toward polishing contractors, designers, specification writers, architects, engineers, and those looking to expand their skills. The convention is filled with industry leaders and manufactures that provide knowledge and support to improve day -to-day business. ICPSC is truly an international convention with people coming in from over 25 different countries. Gelmaxx will be giving live demonstrations for everyone at the convention. Come witness firsthand how fast acting and effective our ECO-QUICKgel and AQUAmaxx are. Our new packaged samples will also be available for you to take home for FREE! Try Gelmaxx products for yourself, and see what                                                                                           industry leaders have been raving about.   Once again, Gelmaxx is teaming up with Ermator for ICPSC. We will be leading seminar about “The Physics of Vacuum Systems and Proper Waste Disposal”. It will be on Saturday, September 14th at 8:30am - 9:45am. Our discussion will be about: How to efficiently use your dust vacuums:  - Cyclonic Separation  - Pre-Filter  - HEPA Filter  The best method to dispose concrete waste:  - Dry concrete dust                                                                                           - Wet Concrete Slurry                                                                                           - Easily incorporate disposal method into workflow (Make sure to check out our blog post about Concrete Grinding in Only 6 Steps. We teamed up to demonstrate these simple techniques for large and small job applications.) Exciting events are happing at the ICPSC event this upcoming September. Make sure to drop by the Gelmaxx booth #13 and Saturday seminar. If you haven’t bought your attendee ticket yet, it’s not too late to Register for ICPSC. Read all about Gelmaxx's experience at ICPSC 2013! Get an insider's look HERE http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8684-international-concrete-polishing-staining-conference-icpsc-2013.html Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:53:51 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8684-international-concrete-polishing-staining-conference-icpsc-2013.html How To Clean Ready-Mix Cement Trucks Daily While Saving Water To ensure the top performance of your ready-mix truck, maintenance is key. Rather than allowing the concrete to harden, washing away concrete buildup daily is the easiest way to extend the life of the truck. Although routine washing may seem like a hassle, it is the most efficient method to keep the trucks clean. When the concrete is allowed to set inside the mixing drum, the only solution is chipping off the hardened concrete with a jackhammer. Or if chipping does not properly remove the concrete, some have resorted to small explosives. Chipping also poses many safety hazards: rolling drum, sharp mixing blades, falling concrete, and many more. You can read more about these safety hazards HERE. The main question is, why go through such difficult measures when all of that can be avoided. A routine wash keeps the truck and all its parts in pristine condition. The only downfall of washing cement trucks and mixing drums daily is the large amount of water involved. Using a high-pressure power washer to clean the ready mix truck can use up to 5-12 gallons of water per minute, depending on the intensity of the power wash. On the other hand, cleaning the mixing drum takes at least 200 gallons of water. With this excess amount of water, the ability to recycle and reuse the same water is tremendous. AQUAmaxx provides such a solution, since it has the ability to separate water from concrete particles. Essentially, AQUAmaxx acts as a slurry flocculant. Normally, the cleaning process will turn the water into concrete slurry. However, with the addition of AQUAmaxx, the water has the same cleaning power as before without turning into concrete slurry. Once the water from the mixing drum is poured into the washout, the AQUAmaxx will start to separate the slurry in the washout as well. Thus, you are getting more out of the slurry separator than what is being used in the drum. Once the system is in place, the positive effects of AQUAmaxx become apparent. The AQUAmaxx will separate the water in the washout quicker than allowing the slurry to naturally fall. And by allowing the slurry water to sit for a few days, it will turn the slurry waste into a dry cake like you see in the example on the right. The dry slurry is perfectly acceptable to dispose in any standard trashcan. The more drums you clean with AQUAmaxx, eventually the less water and product you will have to use. As more drums are mixed in the washout, the better the separation will be.  Since the washout water already has some of the slurry flocclant in it, you will need less product when using it to clean the mixing drum. Cleaning the ready-mix trucks daily will certainly prolong the life and performance of the machine. Just make sure to use AQUAmaxx slurry separator to help. The process maximizes the use of water and AQUAmaxx while reducing waste and resources. This will cut costs and ensure productivity.  http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8645-how-to-clean-ready-mix-cement-trucks-daily-while-saving-water.html Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:51:42 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8645-how-to-clean-ready-mix-cement-trucks-daily-while-saving-water.html What Is The Proper Method For Concrete Slurry Disposal? In the construction industry, sometimes dealing with concrete slurry is unavoidable. What is concrete slurry exactly? It is the mixture of water and concrete solids that result from concrete grinding, cutting, or coring. Unfortunately, concrete slurry waste is prohibited from being dumped straight down the drain, due to its harmful nature. Thus, what is the proper method for slurry disposal?   Why Should We Dispose Slurry? Before we learn how to dispose slurry, we need to discuss why. Without understanding why concrete slurry waste is unsafe, the act of disposing it will seem mundane and meaningless. Every state has different rules and regulations when it comes to proper slurry disposal.  However, the devastating effects of leaving concrete slurry exposed and neglected by contractors are universal. First, when the concrete slurry is allowed to run down pipes, they erode the pipes quicker while creating a water blockage or a flood. Second, if the concrete slurry runs into the storm drain, it will negatively affect the ocean because they are directly connected. Concrete slurry can be highly alkaline with larger pH levels. Thus, if it were combined with the ocean’s delicate biosphere, it can cause serious harm to the aquatic life. Even if there was no storm drain present and the concrete slurry was left to dry, the wind will spread the slurry particles over grass, lakes, streams, and ocean. It can even mix into the very air we breathe. Why does it matter if the slurry particles end up in the grass? If the grass gets watered or it rains, the water runoff will still contain harmful slurry waste, which ends up in the storm drain. Third, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dictates that we use proper slurry disposal methods, unless we would like to face up to $10,000 in fines. However, many contractors are willing to forgo the risk of fines unless there is an easy and efficient solution to slurry disposal.   Easy Slurry Disposal Methods Gelmaxx has created the perfect slurry disposal solution. Our products are extremely easy to use, cost effective, and environmentally friendly. They do not require any equipment and the resultant material is safe to throw directly into any standard waste container. In order to reduce waste and reclaim water back from the concrete slurry, AQUAmaxx is a sufficient answer. Our slurry separator uses similar technology to slurry flocculation that allows the concrete solids to drop to the bottom while the clean water rises to the top. After the slurry separation is performed, the leftover waste can be taken care of by ECO-QUICKgel. ECO-QUICKgel is a slurry solidifier that acts as an absorbent when mixed with the concrete slurry. The slurry solidifier complies with EPA regulations and is landfill ready. The EPA states that free liquids that have “been mixed with sorbent or solidified so that free-standing liquid is no longer observed” are acceptable in a landfill. (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2010-title40-vol25/pdf/CFR-2010-title40-vol25-sec264-314.pdf) What’s perfect about ECO-QUICKgel is how versatile the clean method can be. You can broadcast the slurry solidifier directly on the ground that contains the slurry, and use a broom or stiff squeegee to sweep up the remains. If you prefer a quicker method than sweeping, slurry vacuums are a great alternative. In the videos below, we demonstrate how you can vacuum the solidified concrete slurry straight into the Dustless machine. Or watch how to use the Ermator vacuum to recycle water and solidify the slurry with ease.   If you have already collected the slurry in drums or pits, both AQUAmaxx and ECO-QUICKgel can help with your slurry disposal. Add AQUAmaxx to reduce the amount of waste and just decant the water. Then add ECO-QUICKgel to solidify the remaining concrete slurry. With both products, it is best to mix it in the concrete slurry to create a faster reaction and speed up processing time. There are abundant reasons why proper slurry disposal is important, which range from environmental risks to enormous EPA fines. Fortunately, with all these reason why we should properly dispose slurry, there are countless ways how to dispose slurry with Gelmaxx. All that is left is finding the right method for your job.   http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8565-what-is-the-proper-method-for-concrete-slurry-disposal.html Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:32:18 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8565-what-is-the-proper-method-for-concrete-slurry-disposal.html Concrete Grinding in Only 6 Steps Gelmaxx has teamed up with Ermator once again! We have created videos to demonstrate how to easy grind a concrete floor with Gelmaxx products and the Ermator W2000. In these videos, we show how to apply these methods in a small AND large job application.   Small Job Applications We demonstrate how to easily reuse water during the entire grinding process without chasing any more water. The cleanup becomes simple with our Eco-Quickgel, which solidifies the concrete slurry into a solid that can be tossed in any trash can. Prime Your System with water and AQUAmaxx Grind the concrete floor Vacuum slurry water with Ermator 2000 Replenish grinder with separated water Repeat steps 2-4 until job is complete Solidify slurry waste for disposal Tip: For a constant supply of water, place the water hose connected to the Ermator W2000 inside the burnishing machine. If you would like to see the extended video, please CLICK HERE.   Large Job Applications We show you how to take the hassle out of a large grinding job using AQUAmaxx and ECO-QUICKgel. We also featured the Ermator W2000 system, which was very convenient when we pump the water out of the drum and down the sewer. Prime your system with water and AQUAmaxx Grind the concrete floor Collect the slurry water with an auto scrubber Dump slurry waste in a 55 gallon drum Pump off clean water to replenish grinder or dispose in sanitary drain Solidify slurry waste for disposal If you would like to see the extended video, please CLICK HERE.   Click HERE to learn more about our Gelmaxx products. Please don’t hesitate to request your free sample today.  You can also learn more about Ermator and the W2000 vacuum system at www.ermatorusa.com. http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8424-concrete-grinding-in-only-6-steps.html Thu, 16 May 2013 18:29:09 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8424-concrete-grinding-in-only-6-steps.html GelMaxx Wet Polish Training Class GelMaxx is proud to present wet polish training classes with Skip Edwards. We have scheduled three chances for you to take this remarkable class: June 27,2013 July 25, 2013  August 1, 2013 With experience that spans more than a decade, Skip Edwards has certainly earned the title as a grinding and polishing expert. In 2011 and 2012, Skip was recognized at the World of Concrete with the prestigious first place award for the Best of Class Propane during the Concrete Rodeo. Skip can teach you the latest in decorative polishing techniques that will give you the tools you need to stay ahead of your competition and make more money. You can learn more about him at www.skipedwardstraining.com. Although many contractors prefer to cut dry, wet polishing has many superior benefits like: Cutting production time in half Saving labor costs Getting a deeper cut and better shine  Reducing the amount of steps Saving the life of your diamonds No exposure to harmful silica dust What deters many contractors from polishing wet is the mess they have to clean up. However with GelMaxx products, the hassle of dealing with slurry waste water is eliminated. Skip Edwards will be demonstrating how to get an amazing polish with Gelmaxx in half the time as the traditional dry polish. The cost of the training will be $150.00, which can be applied as credit toward GelMaxx product purchases. The class will be in San Diego, CA. After your polishing training session, make sure to enjoy all that beautiful San Diego has to offer. There are world renowned beaches, the famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and many more attractions. For more information or to sign up, please call 855-322-3335 or email paul@www.orient-herb.com. Make sure to sign up now. Space is limited. http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8389-gelmaxx-wet-polish-training-class.html Tue, 07 May 2013 20:13:12 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8389-gelmaxx-wet-polish-training-class.html T.B. Penick & Sons Improves San Diego Airport with Gelmaxx T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc. is one of San Diego’s largest general construction companies. However, they go beyond just construction. They have recently undergone work for San Diego International Airport Terminal 2. The design team is in charge of creating a spectacle that will captivate and excite the passengers, visitors, and staff. If you have never heard of T.B. Penick & Sons, they are an award-winning firm that has been involved in projects like Sea World, MGM Mirage City Centre in Las Vegas, Disneyland, Disney Hong Kong and Coney Island Boardwalk in New York to just name a few. T. B. Penick’s bid includes over 100,000 square feet of decorative concrete flatwork where they will be using decorative concrete and epoxy terrazzo composed of marble, granite or glass aggregates. In order to create an amazing finish, the team will need to polish the terrazzo to give it that great shine. However, how will T.B. Penick handle all the slurry left behind? That’s where they have turned to Gelmaxx to complete the job. T.B. Penick has put their trust in Gelmaxx Slurry Solutions to dispose of their concrete slurry waste in a safe and efficient manner. Gelmaxx has been able to reduce the amount of waste on the jobsite and decrease the amount of labor that go into slurry clean up. With a job of this magnitude, T.B. Penick has slurry drums lined up, filled to the brim. With the assistance of AQUAmaxx separator, we are able to reduce the slurry waste in half. However, the best part is when the workers are able reuse the clean water back in their machines. While using the high pressured washer, they are safely recycling the same water they applied to the ground back into the water tank. Both Gelmaxx and T.B. Penick are San Diego based companies. We are proud to support a fellow San Diego company that helps improve and elevate our city. If you would like to learn more about the work being done on the San Diego Airport, click HERE.    http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8162-t-b-penick-sons-improves-san-diego-airport-with-gelmaxx.html Fri, 05 Apr 2013 18:57:15 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8162-t-b-penick-sons-improves-san-diego-airport-with-gelmaxx.html ACI Spring 2013 Convention: Responsibility In Concrete Construction Where will you be on April 14-16, 2013? GelMaxx is going to be at the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Spring 2013 Convention. This year's theme is "Responsibility in Concrete Construction", which works perfectly with GelMaxx's green products. Not only does GelMaxx strive to help contractors work quickly and efficiently, but our goal is to give them an easy, responsible option for disposing their liquid waste.  GelMaxx will be at booth #325. Make sure to stop by to see a free demonstration of our two part-system. Not only that, but you can pick up a free sample of ECO-QUICKgel to try for yourself. Skip, the founder of GelMaxx, will also be part of the Exhbitor Demonstration that is taking place on Monday and Tuesday. He will be doing a live demosntrating on Tuesday, April 16 at 10:30am, showing how GelMaxx products can help cut costs on the jobsite while being eco-friendly.  The ACI Spring Convention brings together industry leaders from all over. This show goes beyond exhibits by granting attendees the chance to learn the latest technology in concrete. Not only that, but attendees are joining an educational and technical program that is aimed toward the theme of "Responsibility in Concrete Constrution".  Come listen to amazing speakers who are experts in their field and participate in the technical tours of Shoreview, 35W Bridge, and Gerdau. To join the ACI Spring Convention, find out more information HERE.  If you are attending the show, make sure to stop by the GelMaxx booth. Find out what all the hype is all about. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.    http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8130-aci-spring-2013-convention-responsibility-in-concrete-construction.html Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:14:09 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8130-aci-spring-2013-convention-responsibility-in-concrete-construction.html Gelmaxx Helps Makeover Charlotte Rescue Mission At this year's Concrete Decor Show, they wanted to do more than put on a regular show. These concrete conventions gather industry leaders together to show off their new products and techniques. However, rather than creating pieces that will be tossed in the landfill, everyone at the Concrete Décor show decided to give back to the community. Charlotte Rescue Mission has such a positive impact on the city because they reach out to the homeless and those fighting addiction. Founded in 1938, the rescue mission has been meaning to fix the stairs and redo the concrete floors in the recreation area, but lack of funds to do so. Thus, steps in the Concrete Décor Show.   The two organizations have teamed up to help revitalize the men’s program known as Rebound. Gelmaxx and the other concrete exhibitors will help create freshly stained floors, restore the gym with a polished basketball court, and numerous other projects. Since this is a convention that focuses on decorative concrete, you can expect their work to be more than just ordinary. They are taking out all the stops to provide an amazing place for the Charlotte Rescue Mission. Click HERE to see more photos from the project.  The Concrete Décor Show officially kicks off tomorrow, so most of the work at the mission must be completed by today. In order to help speed up the process, that’s where Gelmaxx comes in. Our two step approach with the AQUAmaxx separator and ECO-QUICKgel solidifier has really kept the projects clean and time efficient. Rather than wasting time fetching water, AQUAmaxx separates the clean water to reuse in your machines. And instead of using extra manpower to help polish the floors, their services can be used in more important areas since the ECO-QUICKgel makes it easier to complete. Make sure to watch the video above. You can see Skip and Jason representing Gelmaxx throughout the segment. There is quite a bit of work going into the Charlotte Rescue Mission, about $250,000 amount of work actually. That figure ranges from the products and supplies included in each project to the labor involved. The rescue mission has such a positive impact on the community that we hope our concrete contributions make as big of an impact on their Rebound program. To read more about what Gelmaxx will be doing at the Concrete Décor Show, click HERE http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8060-gelmaxx-helps-makeover-charlotte-rescue-mission.html Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:06:54 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8060-gelmaxx-helps-makeover-charlotte-rescue-mission.html Protecting The Environment From Waste Water Pollution Gelmaxx has been focusing on concrete slurry waste, but our products can be used in a much greater capacity. Our company was created 2 years ago with a mission of protecting the environment from waste water pollution. Our ECO-QUICKgel solidifier is able to absorb any water based liquid up to 400 times its weight. With that being said, our products can help the fight against storm drain pollution. You may be thinking, “How can Gelmaxx help?” Simple. Use our ECO-QUICKgel when washing your car. All the toxins and chemicals from your soap get swept away in the storm drains. However, if you draw a line or two of ECO-QUICKgel at the bottom of your driveway, it will catch the runoff and stop it from entering the storm drains. That is just one. If you’re trying to get rid of your household waste products like liquid reside from paints, thinners, solvents, glues, and cleaning fluids, don’t dispose of them in the gutter or storm drains. As long as the product is water based and non-toxic, Gelmaxx will be able to safely solidify the liquid to throw away in the trash. In addition, lawns have fertilizer and pesticides that can be carried into the drains when excessively watered. But if you place some ECO-QUICKgel around the perimeter of the lawn where water can runoff, the solidifier will stop the water from overflowing into the gutter or storm drain. Why do the extra work? Water from storm drains flow straight into the ocean. Since storm drains are not connected to the sewer system, the water that flows into storm drains are not treated and filtered for pollutants. Thus, the pollutants we allow to enter the storm drains are ending up in the oceans we swim in. There are countless ways that Gelmaxx can help you prevent storm drain pollution. Don’t be afraid to be creative. We can be the change that needs to happen. http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8041-protecting-the-environment-from-waste-water-pollution.html Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:23:23 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8041-protecting-the-environment-from-waste-water-pollution.html Concrete Decor Show 2013 Gelmaxx will be at the Concrete Decor Show 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 11-15, 2013! We will have our own display booth #1016 demonstrating Gelmaxx products. This show is the only educational conference and trade show in the US that focuses on decorative concrete. The show is perfect for any professional that wants to see new demonstrations and techniques within the decorative concrete field. Throughout the show floor, there will be booths that range from designing to applying/installing decorative concrete. This decor show will introduce you to new products and techniques that will inspiring your work to be the best its ever been. Click HERE if you want to learn more about attending the show. Gelmaxx products work perfectly in this field because decorative concrete takes a lot of detail and precision. With our two-step system, we help keep the worksite clean and efficient throughout the entire process. Now the added stress of clean-up has been removed. If you are attending the show, make sure to stop by the Gelmaxx booth #1016. You've heard about our products. You've seen our videos. But now is the time to see it in person! http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8002-concrete-decor-show-2013.html Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:17:17 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-8002-concrete-decor-show-2013.html Gelmaxx Takes Over WOC in Las Vegas Being at the World of Concrete 2013 was an amazing experience for Gelmaxx and our entire team. One of the best parts was being able to showcase our products to the public and really being able to demonstrate what Gelmaxx can do. At the World of Concrete, we were literally able to meet people from all over the world ranging from Australia, South Korea, Columbia, and more. By meeting these world travelers, we were able to discover that there is such a need for a product like ours. Every country has their own rules and regulations for construction, but have one major commonality: they have no idea how to dispose of their slurry waste. This is where Gelmaxx steps in. Our ECO-QUICKgel and AQUAmaxx are meant to save you time and money, but one of Gelmaxx’s strongest benefits is its eco-friendly properties. No matter what part of the world, our natural resources are depleting and the amount of waste is constantly growing. However with Gelmaxx products, you can reduce the amount of slurry waste you are disposing while recycling the clean water.         Gelmaxx exhibited from Tuesday through Friday, giving demonstration after demonstration. As people walked by our booth, they were captivated by both tanks that held separated and solidified concrete slurry. Spectators could not help but want to touch the solidified slurry; to feel the texture, to find out exactly what they were seeing. Most people were shocked to feel how dry, solid, and gel-like the resultant was.          There were even some contractors that had already used ECO-QUICKgel on their jobsites. For example, Timothy from Northern California used our products while operating their Bobcat machines. They described how easy it was to just pour the solidifier on their liquid waste and dispose of the solids. Attendees were also pleased to learn that if you draw a line or circle of ECO-QUICKgel around the work area while sawing, drilling, or coring, it will create a water barrier that stops the slurry water from spreading all over the worksite. The ECO-QUICKgel really makes a messy job easy and manageable. Although some of the attendees had already known about our ECO-QUICKgel, they were pleasantly surprised to learn about AQUAmaxx. And when they found out that it only takes about 2-3 quarts of AQUAmaxx to separate an entire 55 gallon drum, they were floored. They were able to view Gelmaxx as a viable product that they could use on their own worksites. Gelmaxx also teamed up with Outpak during the World of Concrete and demonstrated how their portable washouts easily compliment the Gelmaxx cleanup system. Rather than dealing with large 55 gallon drums, the whole product can be disposed of in the worksite dumpster. Now there’s no mess and no hassle. The World of Concrete 2013 was an undeniable success. Gelmaxx is ready to change the face of concrete.   http://www.orient-herb.com/n-7972-gelmaxx-takes-over-woc-in-las-vegas.html Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:59:24 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-7972-gelmaxx-takes-over-woc-in-las-vegas.html World of Concrete 2013 Gelmaxx is loading our trucks and heading off to Las Vegas! We're going to be part of this year's World of Concrete. This will be Gelmaxx's first year showcasing our products in our own booth! We are beyond excited to show everyone our new products, and how they can make slurry cleanup easy for anyone. What we'll be demonstrating is how to use AQUAmaxx to separate your slurry solids from the water. Through this separation, you are able to cut down on waste and have reuseable water for your jobsite machines. No longer do you need to run back and forth getting water when you have a fresh supply waiting to go. We'll also be demonstrating how our ECO-QUICKgel can solidify the slurry waste into a product that is easily disposable in any standard trashcan because it complies with the EPA 9095B Paint Filter test. There are so many simple methods to apply ECO-QUICKgel to get rid of the slurry. For example, after vacuuming the slurry, you just need to mix in a 2lb bag of ECO-QUICKgel to your 55 gallon drum. Or you can lightly coat the concrete slurry on the ground, and just use a vacuum, like from Dustless Technology, to pick it up. That way it saves you a step, and you don't have to mix the slurry and ECO-QUICKgel. If you want to see a demonstration of how that works, just check out our video HERE. But that's not all we'll be showing off. We have amazing new machines that are custom built to perfection. Our concrete slurry pump is guaranteed to be the talk of the entire show because of the way it separates the slurry particles from the water. It will save you time and money because the more times you reuse the water with AQUAmaxx, it allows the solution to separate more quickly and efficently. Thus, when using this AQUAmaxx water on your jobsite machinery, it's already primed to separate the concrete slurry and the water while its being applied on the floor! Think about how much waste you've reduced. If you plan on heading to the World of Concrete, you need to make sure to stop by our booth because of the amazing giveaways we have ready to hand out. Make sure to get your lanyard, chapstick, and Gelmaxx t-shirts before they all run out! However, that's not even the best prize. Gelmaxx is giving away not one, not two, but THREE PRIVATE FREE fishing trips in beautiful San Diego. All you need to do it come by our booth and drop your business card in our fish bowl. You have three chances to win since there will be one winner each day from February 5-7. This is certainly a trip that you want to win! Gelmaxx also has the privilege at this year's show to be the exclusive company to handle all concrete slurry waste at the convention. So be sure to check out our logo on each waste bin!  Oh, and did we mention that we are nominated for the Most Innovative Product at the World of Concrete? It is such a coveted titled and would be a great honor to recieve it. So everyone at the convention should for Gelmaxx! You can vote at photo displays kiosks located at the World of Concrete Bookstore in the Grand Concourse and adjacent to the Product Show Case area near Registration in Central Hall. Two additional ballot kiosks will be near the entrances to North Hall and South Hall. Exhibitors who have nominated products in the MIP award program will also have ballots. Click HERE for more information. Gelmaxx is excited to get our products in your hands. So we hope to see you all in Las Vegas!   http://www.orient-herb.com/n-7878-world-of-concrete-2013.html Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:04:45 +0000 http://www.orient-herb.com/n-7878-world-of-concrete-2013.html 网赚博客