Insulation Adhesive Canisters Enhance Rooftop Productivity

Each OlyBond500 canister set is self-contained, and comes with a 25-foot application hose, gun assembly, six mix tips, three extension tubes as well as a disposable wrench for securing the hoses to the canisters. The unique applicator “gun” includes a locking trigger designed to prevent accidental adhesive discharges on the roof. The 17-inch long extension tubes enable contractors to stand upright during application for better ergonomics and less fatigue.

“On almost a daily basis we’re hearing from contractors from across the country that OlyBond500 Canisters provide a highly labor efficient method of installing insulation adhesives,” said Adam Cincotta, adhesives business unit leader for OMG Roofing Products. “They love the fact that these systems do not require any extra or specialized equipment, rooftop power or highly skilled labor. Just connect the hoses and go!”

When compared to other canister based low-rise foaming adhesives, OlyBond500 Canisters can provide up to 20 percent more coverage and up to 35 squares per set, depending on the conditions and insulation used, according to the manufacturer. In addition, OlyBond500 Canisters enable users to spatter the adhesive for use with fleece backed membranes.

“In addition to productivity gains, canisters do not require highly skilled applicators, so contractors can assign skilled labors to work on other things rather than applying adhesive,” said Cincotta. “I expect to see more contractors adopt this strategy as the labor shortage continues.”

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

PVC Pressure-Sensitive Cover Strip Eliminates Need for PVC-Coated Metal

Carlisle SynTec Systems introduces Sure-Flex PVC Pressure-Sensitive (PS) Cover Strip, a groundbreaking new product designed to help contractors save time, labor, and money. Carlisle’s new PVC PS Cover Strip is used for stripping-in flat metal edging and eliminates the need for costly PVC-coated metal or two-piece clip-on edge metal. PVC PS Cover Strip is compatible with a variety of metal finishes and is quick and easy to install; no welding is required. Simply apply PVC Step 1 Activator, followed by PVC Step 2 Primer, then install the PVC PS Cover Strip. 

For more information, visit www.carlislesyntec.com.

New All-Purpose Hybrid Epoxy Offers Increased Work Time

Manus Products has expanded its Flex-Weld product line. Following more than 10 years of success with Flex-Weld 5, 15, 15 Non-Sag, and 25, Manus has added Flex-Weld 90. With Flex-Weld 90, users have an increased work time. Flex-Weld is an all-purpose, hybrid epoxy that provides excellent tensile, peel, and shear strength and that is light-stable and highly UV resistant. According to the company, it exhibits superior adhesion and flexibility to a wide variety of substrates including ceramics, concrete, wood, composites, FRP, and most metals — without the use of a primer. At a 1:1 volume mix ratio, Flex-Weld is designed to be user-friendly and forgiving, retaining high peel strength and flexibility through a wide temperature range.

For more information, visit www.manus.net

Sealer Designed for Metal Roof Applications

Drop-Stop sealer was specifically designed for application to metal roofs and problem areas such as gutters, expansion joints, etc. Drop-Stop can easily be applied over sloped, contoured surfaces and will give long lasting, colorful protection, according to the company. Made from select synthetic rubbers, Drop-Stop is applied effortlessly as heavy bodied paints. This unique material actually stretches and recovers to bridge roof joints in which thermal movement can be expected. With 1500 PSI tensile strength and 600 percent elongation capabilities, Drop-Stop can single handedly tackle most metal repairs. White Drop-Stop is stocked in: 20 oz. sausage packs, 1 gallon pails, 5-gallon buckets and 55-gallon drums.

For more information, visit www.dynamicfastener.com.

Low-VOC Adhesive Provides Productivity-Boosting Advantages

Carlisle SynTec Systems announced CAV-GRIP III Low-VOC Adhesive/Primer can now be used to bond Sure-Seal, Sure-Tough, and Sure-White EPDM to horizontal substrates for warranty terms up to and including 20-year, 90-mph designs. CAV-GRIP III provides substantial productivity-boosting advantages on the jobsite, according to the company.

Features include: 

  • Can be used in temperatures as low as 25°F (-4°C) 
  • VOC compliant and low odor 
  • Quick application with spray gun 
  • Fast tack time (< 5 minutes) 
  • No stirring and easy clean-up 
  • Up to 60 percent labor savings compared to traditional bonding adhesive applications 

For more information, visit www.carlislesyntec.com.

New Roof Flashing Provides All-Weather Maintenance

New Seal-Fast Repair Hero roof flashing from Mule-Hide Products Co. is an all-system, all-weather maintenance and repair product.

A universal solution, the solvent-based, fiber-reinforced terpolymer sealant adheres to all roof substrates, including asphalt, modified bitumen, metal, TPO, EPDM, PVC, Kynar, concrete, Elvaloy/PVC, Hypalon (CSPE) and polyisobutylene (PIB).

Ready to work in all conditions, Repair Hero can be applied to dry or wet surfaces and under water. It can be used in any weather – rain or shine and in any ambient temperature.

According to the manufacturer, its exceptional elongation and high tensile strength enable Repair Hero to out-perform asphalt-based cements and silicone-based roof patches.

  • It delivers excellent adhesion, out-sticking silicone-based patches in TPO and EPDM applications.
  • It withstands soaring temperatures and intense exposure to ultraviolet light – conditions that can cause asphalt-based cements to become brittle and crack.
  • It is 50 percent more elastic and more than 9 times stronger than silicone-based roof patches, enabling it to better withstand building movement, foot traffic and the poundings dealt by Mother Nature.

Repair Hero complies with VOC-related regulations in all 50 states and does not need to be mixed or stirred before use and does not skin over or separate in the can after opening.

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com

 

Color Matching Sealant Offers Indoor-Outdoor Versatility

New Echo Colorway color matching sealant from Mule-Hide Products Co. allows contractors to deliver window, door and siding projects that are tough, durable and beautiful, according to the company.

Echo Colorway is a one-component, rapid moisture-cure caulk designed for interior/exterior use in sealing around windows, doors and siding. It provides aggressive adhesion with the most common construction substrates, including fiber cement, cedar, brick, stone, coated aluminum, steel, fiberglass, vinyl, PVC, stucco, EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System), wood, glass, concrete, masonry, flashing tapes and Kynar. It also is compatible with a wide range of additional materials, including rubberized asphalt flashing and other flexible plastic building materials.

A palette of 29 colors – from Ultra Clear, White and Black to a rainbow of tans, browns, blues, greens, reds and grays – makes it easy to coordinate the caulk with windows and siding. The caulk can also be painted just two hours after application, ensuring a perfect fit for those hard-to-match projects.

Echo Colorway can be applied to horizontal and vertical surfaces to fill gaps up to ½-inch deep and 1-inch wide. It bonds to wet or dry surfaces and can be applied in ambient temperatures ranging from -40 F to 140 F.

According to the company, Echo Colorway delivers 10 times the bond strength of other sealants. Flex Technology gives it the elasticity to weather freeze-thaw cycles and building movement; it is a Class 50 sealant under ASTM C920, able to withstand 50 percent extension and 50 percent compression (+/- 50 percent joint movement).

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

Low-VOC Aerosol Contact Adhesive/Primer Applies and Flashes Off Quickly

AeroWeb Low-VOC Aerosol Contact Adhesive/Primer The new AeroWeb Low-VOC Aerosol Contact Adhesive/Primer from Mule-Hide Products Co. was designed to boost productivity. According to the manufacturer, the product delivers aggressive adhesion and a quick drying time while going on as much as 60 percent faster than traditional roller-applied adhesives.

The new adhesive can be used in a wide variety of applications, including adhering standard TPO and standard EPDM membranes to horizontal and vertical surfaces; adhering fleece back membranes to vertical surfaces; enhancing the bond between Mule-Hide F5 Air & Vapor Barrier and various substrates; and priming unexposed asphalt prior to applying Mule-Hide HeliX Low-Rise Adhesive for insulation attachment.

AeroWeb’s low-VOC (volatile organic compound), methylene chloride-free formula provides powerful adhesion and a quick drying time in a wide range of temperatures, helping contractors avoid weather-related delays. It can be applied as an adhesive or primer in ambient temperatures as low as 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fast, even aerosol application saves crews time while also increasing the coverage rate. Applied using a self-contained spray system, AeroWeb goes on up to 60 percent faster than traditional roller-applied adhesives. The web-like spray pattern also means that the adhesive must be applied to just 75 percent of the surface, versus 100 percent coverage with roller-applied adhesives.

A short tack time and long application window further boost crew productivity. AeroWeb flashes off in less than five minutes, so crews aren’t kept waiting. AeroWeb then remains sticky longer, enabling crews to work with larger sections of membrane.

According to the company, setup is minimal. Clean-up of tools and surfaces is fast and easy using UN-TACK safe solvent or mineral spirits. AeroWeb complies with VOC-related regulations in all 50 states. It is sold in #40 cylinders filled with 30 pounds of adhesive. One cylinder typically covers 1,000 square feet when used as a contact adhesive.

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.
AeroWeb Low-VOC Aerosol Contact Adhesive/Primer

New Sealant and Waterproofing Membrane Designed for Durability, Sustainability

NOVALINKChem Link launches two new products: NOVALINK FP, a flash and patch mastic product, and NOVALINK WM, a waterproofing membrane. NOVALINK FP will be available in a 10.1 oz. cartridge and NOVALINK WM will be available in two- or five-gallon pails.

NOVALINK FP is a high-quality, moisture-curing elastomeric waterproofing and sealant designed to fill, seal and level grout lines, voids, seams and surface damage on construction materials prior to application of liquid waterproofing. It is also useful for repairing roof leaks, asphalt shingles, roof valleys and seams, chimney flashings and in emergency roof repair situations.

NOVALINK WM is a cold-applied, single-component waterproofing membrane that cures by exposure to atmospheric and substrate moisture to form a continuous, tough, reinforced elastic seal. It is solvent-free and compliant with all known environmental and OSHA requirements, allowing its use in confined spaces with standard personal protection equipment.

“We are excited to launch these two new products, which will replace our previous BARR product offering and ensure our customers have access to products best suited to meet their needs,” said Jeff Piotrowicz, product manager. “These are strong, durable products that are also formulated as sustainable solutions, with low VOC content and low environmental impact. They are easy to use and easy to trust.”

According to the manufacturer, customers can find BARR products under these new NOVALINK SKUs:

  • F1110 (NOVALINK FP 10.1 oz. cartridge)
  • F1117 (NOVALINK WM five-gallon pail)
  • F1118 (NOVALINK WM two-gallon pail)
  • For more information about NOVALINK FP and WM products, customers should contact their sales representative.

    For more information about the company, visit www.chemlink.com.

    Conductive Primer Designed for Electronic Testing of Conventional Roof Assemblies

    Detec Systems has developed TruGround, a conductive primer which enables accurate electronic leak detection (ELD) testing on conventional roof membranes including black EPDM, TPO, PVC, modified bitumen, hot and cold fluid applied. According to the manufacturer, TruGround must be installed directly below the membrane per ASTM D7877. TruGround can be used for quality assurance testing on newly installed membranes and is chemically compatible with fully adhered, mechanically attached and torch-down membranes. Once applied, ELD testing can be performed for the life of the roof. Future breaches or seam voids can be quickly pinpointed, allowing repairs to be done immediately, preventing costly moisture damage from occurring.

    For more information, visit www.detecsystems.com.