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

Waterproofing Membrane Is Solvent Free

NOVALINK WMChem Link launches NOVALINK WM, a waterproofing membrane available in two- or five-gallon pails. 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.

For more information, visit www.chemlink.com.

Versatile Machine Notches and Hems Metal Panels

Eave Master from Swenson Shear The Eave Master from Swenson Shear can notch and hem panel eaves in seconds. According to the company, it provides a consistent cut on straight runs and is ideal for use on commercial jobs. The Eave Master features an adjustable table to accommodate panel widths between 12 inches and 24 inches. The inch ruler on the notchers allows for an easy-to-measure hem line, and it features quick-change notching station for right and left panel runs. The machine weighs 150 pounds and can be lifted by two people.

The Swenson Shear team custom designed the Eave Master for commercial roofing. Just like the SnapTable Pro, this tool can match any manufacturer’s panel profile. This is the newest tool in the company’s standing seam product line. This specialized product is made with top-of-the line stainless steel metal.

“Our goal is to have tools for everyone in the roofing industry that will simplify the work, add safety, quality and value to their team,” said Swenson Shear’s National Sales Manager, Morgan Aue.
To see a video of the tool in action, click here.

For more information, visit https://www.swensonshear.com/.

New Comprehensive Suite of Reporting Tools Added to Business Management Software

AccuLynxAccuLynx, a provider of business management software for roofing contractors, announced the release of its newest product offering: ReportsPlus, a suite of simple reporting tools that let users access, visualize and share the data they store in AccuLynx. The product is designed to help roofing companies easily understand performance, improve decision-making and drive business growth.

“Our customers depend on the information they store in AccuLynx to manage every aspect of their business,” said Mark Rattin, Vice President of Product & Design. “They wanted a way to easily access their data and interpret it in meaningful ways, so we developed ReportsPlus to bring KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to the forefront. We designed it to be extremely easy to use so that anyone could create powerful reports and dashboards in minutes.”

ReportsPlus introduces a collection of new features available in AccuLynx, including:

  • Reports Library: A new set of pre-built reports, which unlock critical data pertaining to sales and production, job costs and marketing leads
  • Custom Reports & Dashboards: Provides the ability to customize any pre-built report and dashboard with options to add and remove data, apply filters, groupings and logic, and choose how data is displayed
  • Dashboard Library: A library of pre-built dashboards designed by role, which provide a view into sales pipelines, marketing leads, job profitability, A/R, and production
  • Report and Dashboard Sharing: Provides the ability to share customized reports or dashboards with individual AccuLynx users or everyone in the company
  • Automatic Report Delivery: Provides the option to schedule a report for automatic delivery via email, allowing users to designate recipients, file format, delivery time and frequency
  • Report and Dashboard Bookmarking: Provides the option to mark any report or dashboard as a “favorite” and refresh in one click for quick access to data from the main navigation
  • “AccuLynx customers already experience over 35 percent increase in their roofing jobs,” said Mike Stein, CEO of AccuLynx. “ReportsPlus will help them maximize their growth potential by leveraging the data they already store in AccuLynx. It has the ability to revolutionize how roofing companies manage their business. By providing insight into untapped metrics and KPIs, contractors can make better decisions that result in improved profitability and higher revenues. We’re confident that, with this release, AccuLynx has the best reporting tools tailored to roofers.”

    ReportsPlus is available within the AccuLynx web application. For more information, visit http://go.acculynx.com/get_demo and www.AccuLynx.com.

    Roof Vent Designed Specifically for Clothes Dryers

    The DryerJack is the first roof termination designed for the demanding needs of venting clothes dryers. Made in the USA of Galvalume and available powder coated in black, brown or white, DryerJacks are built tough. Building code disallows screens and requires that dryer terminations have a backdraft damper. With a patented curved damper, the DryerJack meets code requirements and goes further. To safely vent dryers, airflow restriction must be minimized to prevent lint blowback and the fire hazard that creates. A passageway of 21 square inches delivers nearly zero airflow restriction, allowing the dryer to operate at peak performance.

    The 26-gauge Galvalume DryerJack is available in two models. Model 466, at less than 5 inches tall, delivers safe venting through the roof and low-profile aesthetics. When you need room for high-profile tile or to accommodate heavy snowfall, select model DJK486. It’s as efficient as model 466 but provides more clearance above the roof.

    For more information, visit www.dryerjack.com.

    New Coating Line Includes Silicone and Acrylic Elastomeric Products

    ALSAN CoatingsSoprema Inc. launches a new collection of silicone and acrylic products under the brand name of ALSAN Coatings. ALSAN Coatings are ideal for maintaining and extending the life of existing roofs by protecting them from natural weathering.

    The ALSAN Coatings line is comprised of:

  • ALSAN Coating SIL 402, a low-VOC, high-solids, single-component silicone roof coating that forms a durable weatherproof coating for exceptional UV protection and resistance to standing water. This maintenance coating is intended for application over existing single-ply (TPO, PVC, EPDM and CSPE), modified bitumen, BUR, and metal roofing systems and/or approved existing coatings.
  • ALSAN Coating AC 401, a high-quality, plasticizer-free, water-based, acrylic elastomeric roof coating that is tested in accordance to ASTM D-6083. ALSAN Coating AC 401 is highly reflective and offers outstanding flexibility and resistant natural weathering. This reflective coating is intended to be applied over existing single-ply (TPO, PVC, EPDM and CSPE), modified bitumen, BUR, and metal roofing systems and/or approved existing coatings.
  • These products are supported by several primer options that allow the coatings’ use across a range of roofing materials and help prevent asphalt bleed-through, inhibit rust and promote adhesion. Additional accessories include an all-purpose cleaner, Polyfleece polyester fabric for reinforcing seams and flashing, walkway coatings/granules, silicone caulk and butyl fleece tape. Both ALSAN Coating SIL 402 and ALSAN Coating AC 401 are available in white and custom colors.

    “With the addition of ALSAN Coatings, SOPREMA now has an answer for virtually every roofing need and budget,” said Tom Stuewe, product manager, SOPREMA. “The ALSAN Coatings line now allows customers to reduce rooftop temperatures and prevent premature aging caused by UV rays, reduce energy consumption and costs, and extend the life of existing leak-free roofs that could be comprised of a variety of substrates—all at an economical price point. These materials also offer a low environmental impact, thanks to low-VOC content and their ability to extend roof lifespans, reducing landfill waste associated with tear-offs.”

    For more information, visit www.soprema.us.

    Granulated Self-Adhered Roofing Underlayment Features Slip-Resistant Surface

    RhinoRoof Granulated Self-Adhered Roofing Underlayment The RhinoRoof brand of synthetic roofing underlayment now includes comprehensive roof deck protection. Comprised of the most advanced formulations for self-adhered roofing technology, new RhinoRoof Granulated Self-Adhered Roofing underlayment features a granulated, slip-resistant surface. The new synthetic underlayment offering complements contractors’ safety programs by providing a slip-resistant surface material on roofs of varying slopes. When paired with RhinoRoof U20 synthetic underlayment, the Granulated Self-Adhered Roofing Underlayment provides a system approach to protecting the entire roof deck against ice dams and wind-driven rains.

    “RhinoRoof Granulated Self-Adhered Roofing Underlayment provides protection in the most vulnerable areas of the roof such as eaves and valleys,” said Jim Stange, Product Manager for Self-Adhered Underlayment. He noted the “peel and stick” product offers excellent adhesion across a broad temperature range. “The new granulated self-adhesive underlayment has been tested for adhesion at 40F and 75F and exceeds D1970 standards,” he said. The product can be left exposed for up to 30 days. Even at cold temperatures, the RhinoRoof® Granulated Self-Adhered Roofing Underlayment adheres to the roof deck, supporting flexible installation during seasons when temperatures can fluctuate widely.

    Accroding to the company, multiple features contribute to the performance of RhinoRoof Granulated Self-Adhered Roofing Underlayment. The granulated surface features a 3-inch taped selvage edge and a polymer modified asphalt backing. The split sheet peel-away release liner facilitates easy installation on a broad range of roof designs. The product is packaged in a shrink-wrapped poly-sleeve, making it less susceptible to damage from the elements and easy to carry on the jobsite.

    For more information, visit www.eavetopeak.com.

    New Powered Pallet Truck Offers Higher Lift Capacity

    Combilift, the material handling solutions provider, has launched a new high capacity powered pallet truck – the Combi-PPT.

    The powered pallet truck comes with standard lift capacities of 3,000 kg and 6,000 kg, with higher capacity models from 7,000kg to 16,000kg available on request. It is a further addition to the Irish company’s growing pedestrian range with the optional operator’s platform enabling stand-on or walk behind operation.

    The Combi-PPT includes a feature common to all Combilift’s pedestrian models: its unique, patented multi-position tiller arm. This enables the operator to stand at the side of the unit rather than at the rear (as is the case with other walk behind brands), giving operators excellent visibility of even the bulkiest loads and their surroundings. The operator’s position also eliminates any possibility of crush risk when working in confined areas and prevents product damage.

    “With the introduction of the Combi-PPT, very heavy loads can now be handled using these walk-behind machines, ensuring high levels of safety whilst guaranteeing efficient procedures even in confined spaces,” according to Martin McVicar, Managing Director, Combilift.

    “Combilift developed its first pedestrian models (the Combi-WR, Combi-WR4 and the Combi-CS) in response to an industry demand to move away from ride-on forklifts. As a company we are seeing a growing demand for pedestrian trucks, driven by safety concerns where customers and/or employees are in the vicinity of operating forklifts. It is our intention to significantly expand our pedestrian forklift range as can be seen with the launch of the Combi-PPT. This forklift offers safer operation, maximum operator visibility and narrow aisle performance.”

    The Combi-PPT’s automatic folding platform is an added benefit for operators when large distances have to be covered in a warehouse or production plant. The power steering, dual rear wheel drive and AC motor technology make it effortless and stress free for operators: it “glides” across the floor even when moving very heavy loads and its manoeuvrability enables tight corners to be negotiated safely and with ease. A range of optional fork lengths, widths and configurations is available – in line with Combilift’s policy of supplying customised solutions for individual customer requirements.

    Features Include:

    • Power Steering
    • AC Motor Technology
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Patented Multi-Position Tiller Arm

    Optional Extras:

    • Fork Configurations for Reels
    • Wider Forks
    • Longer Forks
    • Closed Fork Height
    • Slave Pallet System Available

    For more information, visit www.combilift.com.

    New Perimeter Rail Chute Guard System Meets OSHA Requirements

    SafePro launches its new Perimeter Rail Chute Guard systemSafePro launches its new Perimeter Rail Chute Guard system. This innovation is engineered to meet the latest OSHA safety requirements mandating the use of fall protection for the open edge chute area of the roof.

    The SafePro Perimeter Rail Chute Guard system is designed to provide commercial rooftop fall protection, safety and security. According to the company, it is the ideal solution for safety guardrails on rooftops during re-roof construction. The chute guard system is easy for contractors to work with, including a functioning gate that glides open to allow for debris to be safely discarded off the roof edge into the trash chute. When closed, the gate automatically locks in place.

    The company’s chute guard systems provide proper fall protection where most construction sites tend to overlook this as an open area on the roof and prevent exposure to leading edge fall hazards. SafePro’s perimeter rail chute guard systems exceed OSHA strength and stability requirements.

    Complete SafePro perimeter rail systems serve as temporary or permanent fall hazard barricades during rooftop access or construction. The perimeter rails can be configured for multiple uses to prevent risk around open areas. Heavy-duty, ballasted steel bases do not penetrate the roof or void the existing rooftop warranty.

    “Our primary focus is to protect lives by providing fall protection innovations to meet evolving OSHA requirements and develop the best solutions for our customers’ needs,” said Brian Rys, SafePro Operations Manager. “The Chute Guard system offers the same high level of performance as the entire SafePro product line that our customers depend upon.”

    The SafePro brand emphasizes its commitment to provide products with significant impact on workplace safety, to prevent injuries and save lives. SafePro helps to mitigate risks to building owners, property managers and roofing professionals with improved security. SafePro™ patented products meet and exceed OSHA requirements. The company offers exclusive products and custom designed solutions.

    For more information, visit www.safeprosafety.com.
    SafePro launches its new Perimeter Rail Chute Guard system

    Smog-Reducing Granules Harness the Power of the Sun to Improve Air Quality

    The 3M Industrial Mineral Products Division recently launched 3M Smog-Reducing Granules to help remove smog pollution (nitrogen oxides or NOx) using roofing shingles. Integrated throughout a shingle’s surface, 3M’s roofing granules are designed with a specialized photocatalytic coating applied to the base mineral. The specialized coating on the granule is activated by the sun’s UV rays, while blending inconspicuously into various shingle color combinations. As sunlight hits the shingles containing the smog-reducing granules, radicals are generated and transform nitrogen oxide gases into water-soluble ions, improving air quality. According to the company, this smart solution for pollution mitigation can help communities contribute toward their NOx emission reduction efforts.

    “3M is leading the way with roofing technology solutions for improving environmental impacts on human health and welfare,” said Frank Klink, senior laboratory manager, 3M. “The roofing granules are a first for residential asphalt shingles. The new 3M granules will help roofing manufacturers develop high quality, aesthetically-pleasing shingles that can turn any roof into an active smog reducing catalyst, essentially becoming smog’s worst enemy.”

    To prove out the technology, 3M submitted granule and shingle samples to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for evaluation. Performance testing occurred using challenge gasses in a reaction chamber. Downstream of the system, NOx concentrations were recorded in real time, prior to, during, and after UV illumination. According to the company, the testing validated the efficacy of 3M’s photocatalytic materials in reducing smog and contributing towards air purification.

    For more information, visit www.3M.com.