ClarkDietrich has announced the launch of Strait- Flex Gold, a new paper-faced composite corner bead featuring a memory-free hinge that adjusts to any angle. The product replaces the previous Mid-Flex 250 corner bead and provides durability and impact resistance, while the heavy-weight, diamond-punched paper provides maximum adhesion for an even lay-down, according to the manufacturer. The paper surface is pretreated to accept paint, and finishing compound is not required over the laminated area. It is packaged in 100-foot rolls and can be cut to minimize scrap loss. Contact a local distributor for pricing.