Saturn Materials is proud to be an exhibitor at the annual Mississippi CSI 2017 Product Show. The Mississippi CSI Product Show and Seminar brings you the best in education opportunities and product information in Mississippi’s Construction Industry. The private event will be hosted at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl,Mississippi on February 22, 2017 and doors open at 8am. Join Saturn Materials at our booth for the product show from 11:00am-2pm. Parking lot A is available adjacent to Exhibit Hall. For more information on the MSCSI Product Show visit their website here. Can’t wait to see you there!
Bowser-Morner, an expert construction materials testing laboratory, recently released our third party test results. We’re proud to announce our above average status that ensures Saturn Materials masonry products are of excellent quality. Our bricks went through the four rigorous tests listed below. Thru Wall C-90 Strength and Absorption Report This tests the compressive strength, absorption, fire rating and linear shrinkage results. The average Net Unit Load psi is 4420 and the average absorption is 4.2. See our test results here for our 8x8x16 Thru Wall unit. Modular Brick C-55 Strength and Absorption Report The Brick C-55 provides providing compressive strength, …
Introducing: CHARCOAL Rich. Dark. Bold. Introducing the newest color addition to Saturn Material’s product line: Charcoal. This color truly packs a punch. With its saturated color that is solid all the way through, you won’t confuse these with painted bricks! Make a strong statement with this revolutionary new color for your next masonry project. To learn more about our products, visit our Technical Data page. Stay tuned for more exciting color and shape announcements!
We recently had a customer ask us if it was possible to make a 6 inch block for their project. We said, “Of course!” And so the mold for this unit was born. The Starkville Police Station is currently being renovated and required new interior blocks for the walls. Saturn Materials was approached because we have the ability to be flexible in creating new shapes. We are happy to be able to provide the necessary materials to this historic building. Does your project require a special shape or size masonry unit? Contact us to find out if we can help.
Saturn Materials was featured in The Sherman Business Report section of The Dispatch today. They are the local newspaper for Columbus, Starkville and the Golden Triangle in Mississippi. Read the article HERE.
Choosing the right brick pattern for your project can drastically affect the overall aesthetics of the building. We’ve created downloadable pdf files for the five most common brick patterns. Do you like the running bond pattern but want to use a larger brick? Use our Ambassador brick and save time with cutting by using the modular for the returns. Download one or download them all. You can find them on our Capabilities/Services page.
Fly Ash is a waste material produced from burning coal. Fly ash is abundant and often has to be disposed of in landfills or stockpiled. Ideally, this material should be consumed and transformed for another purpose. One option for consumption is to use the material to form concrete. Currently, ASTM International, whom is responsible for issuing and maintaining standardized methods and practices, recognizes fly ash as an acceptable additive in concrete. OSHA has also recognized fly ash use in concrete as a safe choice for the consumption of fly ash.
Saturn Materials LLC is proud to be the newest member of the National Concrete Masonry Association. The NCMA is the national trade association representing the producers and suppliers of concrete masonry products, including concrete block, manufactured stone veneer, segmental retaining walls and articulating concrete block. Saturn Materials can now be found listed in the NCMA Member Producer Directory at ncma.org.
What is fly ash? Fly ash is the bi-product of the coal combustion process used to make electricity at many power plants across the country. It is the light-weight material that is separated from bottom ash, which is then collected and stored in silos for testing or recycling. Why does using fly ash benefit the environment? There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about the use of fly ash and how it can benefit the environment. When fly ash is used as a replacement for Portland cement in the process of producing cement, it helps to: Reduce greenhouse …