Ensure Blister-free Installation of EPDM Bonding Adhesive

EPDM x-23 Low-VOC Bonding Adhesive boosts roofing crew productivity while helping ensure blister-free installations of EPDM roofing systems.

EPDM x-23 Low-VOC Bonding Adhesive boosts roofing crew productivity while helping ensure blister-free installations of EPDM roofing systems.

With its fast flash-off, easy application and extended open time, EPDM x-23 Low-VOC Bonding Adhesive from Mule-Hide Products Co. boosts roofing crew productivity while helping ensure blister-free installations of EPDM roofing systems. The adhesive quickly creates a strong bond between EPDM membranes and a variety of porous and non-porous substrates. It is easily applied using a 9-inch medium nap roller. An extended open time—the period after flash-off during which the adhesive film remains tacky—makes EPDM x-23 Low-VOC Bonding Adhesive a good choice when working with larger EPDM sheets. It also allows sheets to be left open longer, enabling more solvent to escape and further reducing the potential for blistering.

Roofing Adhesive Features One-Step Application Process

Helix Low-Rise Adhesive is ready to use from the container, no mixing required.

Helix Low-Rise Adhesive is ready to use from the container, no mixing required.

With a one-step application process, Helix Low-Rise Adhesive from Mule-Hide Products Co. provides adhesion of approved roof insulations, thermal barriers, cover boards and fleece-backed single-ply membranes to a variety of roofing substrates.
 
The polyurethane foam is applied in a single step. Both parts of the adhesive are ready to use from the container – no mixing required – and are applied simultaneously in a 1:1 ratio through a static mix tip. It is applied in continuous ribbons or beads spaced 4, 6 or 12 inches apart, depending on the project and code requirements. There is no overspray, and it cures in minutes.
 
Helix Low-Rise Adhesive contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). 
 
It does not require mechanical fasteners, maintaining a puncture-free vapor retarder, preventing thermal bridging and protecting the structural integrity of the roof deck.
 
The bond created by Helix Low-Rise Adhesive provides wind uplift resistance, allowing it to be used on buildings in higher wind zones. In addition, it provides hail resistance when used as an adhesive for fleece-backed membranes.
 
Helix Low-Rise Adhesive comes in cartridge twin-pack tubes or two-tank sets. Both include one container of each of the adhesive’s two components – Part A and Part B. Cartridge twin-packs cover approximately 200-600 square feet of roof and tank sets cover approximately 1,000-3,000 square feet of roof, depending on bead spacing.
 
The cartridges fit most dispensing guns currently available on the market. Tank sets come with a Helix Gun Assembly (25-foot dual-hose with attached spray gun), petroleum packet, wrench, and 10 Tank Static Mix Tips. Contractors need not purchase specialty pumps or spray rigs. No external power source is required to run application equipment.

GenFlex Roofing’s EZ TPO Peel & Stick Membrane Extends the Installation Window for Contractors to 20 F

GenFlex Roofing Systems has introduced an enhanced self-adhesive technology for its EZ TPO Peel & Stick membrane.

GenFlex Roofing Systems has introduced an enhanced self-adhesive technology for its EZ TPO Peel & Stick membrane.

Indianapolis-based GenFlex Roofing Systems has introduced an enhanced self-adhesive technology for its EZ TPO Peel & Stick membrane. The new adhesive formula offers twice the bonding strength of competitive self-adhesive products (by pound foot per inch in peel testing) and can be installed in temperatures as low as 20 F and as high as 120 F.

The improved Peel & Stick adhesive allows contractors to maximize their productivity. By avoiding separate transportation, mixing, priming and application of adhesive, as well as clean-up of associated rooftop clutter, the self-adhesive membrane means significant time and labor savings. The pre-formulated and factory-applied adhesive also equals uniform performance.

The new EZ TPO Peel & Stick adhesive has no VOCs and is odor-free. By exceeding low-VOC-emissions requirements, the EZ TPO Peel & Stick membrane is safe for installers and building tenants, avoiding any delays or concerns when working in occupied buildings. In addition, the product’s durability and solar reflectance make it an energy-saving option.

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TPO Membrane Features Enhanced Adhesive

GenFlex Roofing Systems has introduced an enhanced self-adhesive technology for its EZ TPO Peel & Stick membrane.

GenFlex Roofing Systems has introduced an enhanced self-adhesive technology for its EZ TPO Peel & Stick membrane.


GenFlex Roofing Systems has introduced an enhanced self-adhesive technology for its EZ TPO Peel & Stick membrane. The new adhesive formula offers twice the bonding strength and can be installed in temperatures as low as 20 F and as high as 120 F. The new adhesive also has no VOCs and is odor-free. Therefore, the membrane is safe for installers and building tenants, avoiding any delays or concerns when working in occupied buildings.

Durable Tape Can Be Used for Around-the-House Fixes or Industrial Repairs

T-REX Tape is formulated with durable, extra-thick, sun-resistant materials to work longer and hold stronger than other utility tapes, in all kinds of weather.

T-REX Tape is formulated with durable, extra-thick, sun-resistant materials to work longer and hold stronger than other utility tapes, in all kinds of weather.

T-REX Tape is formulated with durable, extra-thick, sun-resistant materials to work longer and hold stronger than other utility tapes, in all kinds of weather.

T-REX Tape can be used for simple around-the-house fixes or extreme industrial repairs on a work site.

T-REX Tape consists of three different layers: a double-thick adhesive bringing together a tough, thick polyethylene skin and a reinforced inner cloth layer using an advanced technology called co-extrusion. The aggressive adhesive is melted and pressed through a high-tensile, woven fabric and into the molten polyethylene skin using heat and pressure to lock the layers together. This is what gives T-REX Tape four times the staying power, three times the holding power and two times the bite compared to regular tapes.

This double-thick, super-aggressive adhesive allows the tape to offer superior hold on more surfaces than other ordinary tapes, including rougher and dirtier surfaces in a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels. T-REX Tape also is specifically designed with a thick sun-resistant skin which gives the tape its famed holding power—inside or outside.

Adhesive Delivers Long-lasting Bond

HydroBond Water-Based PVC Bonding Adhesive from Mule-Hide Products

HydroBond Water-Based PVC Bonding Adhesive from Mule-Hide Products

HydroBond Water-Based PVC Bonding Adhesive from Mule-Hide Products delivers a high-strength, long-lasting bond while giving contractors the convenience and time savings of a one-sided, wet lay-in application. The adhesive is formulated to bond PVC membranes to a variety of porous and non-porous substrates. It can be used on clean, dry horizontal surfaces with slopes of up to 2:12 and as a contact adhesive in applications with steeper slopes or in vertical applications. The adhesive can be applied using a medium-nap roller or 3,000-psi sprayer.

Natural Orange Solvent Designed to Clean Up Tar, Asphalt, Mastic and More

Roofer’s and Paver’s Edge Tar, Asphalt, Adhesive and Tack Oil Remover

Roofer’s and Paver’s Edge Tar, Asphalt, Adhesive and Tack Oil Remover

Roofer’s and Paver’s Edge Tar, Asphalt, Adhesive and Tack Oil Remover is the strongest natural orange solvent available. Specifically formulated for the tough jobs encountered by roofing and paving companies, this biodegradable product is safe on most painted surfaces. The product is great for tar, asphalt, oil, grease, adhesives, mastic, etc. It is biodegradable and 100 percent natural. The convenient aerosols make cleanup a breeze.

Available in convenient aerosols, 4- by 1-gallons, 35-gallon drums and 55-gallon drums.

MFM Building Products Receives U.S. Patent Approval for Adhesive

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, is pleased to announce that the company’s PowerBond adhesive system has received US patent approval (Patent No. 8,603,629).

The patented PowerBond technology was developed to allow select MFM waterproofing membranes to be applied in temperatures as low as 25 F (3.9 C), while remaining stable at elevated temperatures. The dual layer/two-component PowerBond system has been incorporated into several of the company’s premium Peel & Seal, WindowWrap and underlayment products. PowerBond offers savings over other cold weather adhesive systems such as butyl and acrylic formulas.

PowerBond products adhere aggressively to the building substrate, provide self-sealing capabilities around fasteners, and will not crack or dry out for excellent waterproofing protection. The temperature range can be lowered further when using MFM Spray Adhesive during installation. MFM PowerBond products also offer an extended warranty of 12 years.

According to Tony Reis, MFM Sales & Marketing director, “We have seen tremendous growth with our PowerBond products, particularly WindowWrap PowerBond and Peel & Seal PowerBond White 250. Sales for these products have increased in both cold and warm weather markets.” Reis added that the PowerBond adhesive system can be applied to other MFM products as a special order item.