The new product, called the BOLT STAR 24” Arctic Edition, is 4.5 times more resistant to freezing temperatures compared to ABS plastics when left on site overnight in the cold. ((This is measured at a 5.6 ft-lb/inch polycarbonate impact strength at -40° F (ASTM D256), compared to 1.2 ft-lb/inch for ABS plastic.)) “The idea behind a cold weather edition is not necessarily meant to enable contractors to pour concrete when it’s below freezing. Some states do not even allow this.” Says Ken Gregory, President of Bolt Star LLC. “Instead, the Arctic Edition is intended to be more ‘cold weather resistant’ and thus provide a higher degree of performance for contractors working in colder regions.”
The high-strength polycarbonate material used in manufacturing the blue “arms” or legs of the Arctic Edition is widely used in outdoor construction, automotive and industrial applications. The Arctic Edition also has a higher resistance to concrete residues and chemical buildup on the tool. “The Arctic Edition demonstrates our commitment to continuously search for innovative materials that are more sustainable than wood,” adds Gregory.
The BOLT STAR 24” Arctic Edition can be used with all BOLT STAR accessories, like the Xtender Adaptor for nested tube and the Square Form Adaptor. The BOLT STAR 24” Arctic Edition is 100% manufactured in the USA.
BOLT STAR received the prestigious NOVA Award for its contribution to construction efficiency, quality, safety and reducing construction waste. BOLT STAR also has won the Construction & Engineering Award from BUILD Magazine; the Product of the Year Award for Specialty Products from EC&M Magazine; and the Top Products Award from Electrical Products & Solutions Magazine.
About Bolt Star LLC
Bolt Star LLC specializes in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of innovative tools for the construction industry. Our goal is for every contractor to have tools that increase efficiency, quality and safety, and speed construction. Wherever possible we seek solutions that contribute to a better world by reducing construction waste. These tools are then distributed to contractors through Graybar, HD Supply/White Cap, Rexel USA and a nationwide network of independent distributors.
For more information, contact Ken Gregory at 1-844-380-7827 ext. 4 or visit www.bolt-star.com