Refillable System for Commercial Roofing Adhesives

ICP Building Solutions Group’s latest low-slope commercial roofing solution is a refillable system and is intended to pair with the company’s Polyset CR-20 and Board-Max adhesives. Polyset CR-20 is a low-rise, two-component polyurethane foam adhesive engineered for speed and simplicity. According to the company, it’s ideal for adhering fleece back membranes in both new and re-roof applications. Polyset Board-Max adhesive is specifically engineered to secure insulation and cover boards to various roof decks, cover boards and substrates. 

The new refillable cylinder options provide the same quality adhesives and a lower applied cost per square foot, with the same Handi-Gun dispensing unit and ColorWise Temperature Warning Nozzles, making it easy to access hard-to-reach areas and provide faster application on open roofs. According to the manufacturer, the system offers a higher coverage rate than disposable tanks, and low cost to entry makes this system ideal for high-volume and high-efficiency roofing contractors. 

“As part of our mission as an organization to innovate with contractors’ needs in mind, we’re pleased to bring refillable systems to the market, paired with our leading Polyset CR-20 and Board-Max adhesives,” said Dave Spaulding, director of sales, ICP BSG Low Slope Roofing Products. “This offering reduces equipment and applied costs while reducing the environmental impact of work, both on and off the job site, by eliminating landfill waste.” 

After the completion of the job, returning the cylinders is easy. When the tanks are empty, contractors simply return them to the pallet, wrap the pallet, and call the 800 number that comes with the cylinders on the Bill of Lading. There is no return freight for the contractor because the return freight is built into the total cost of the product, making this a greener solution with fewer steps for the contractor. 

For more information, visit www.icpgroup.com

Low-Rise Adhesive Now Available in Larger Containers

Mule-Hide Products Co. now offers Helix Low-Rise Adhesive in 15-gallon pony kegs and 50-gallon drums for use in completing larger jobs. Mule-Hide Products Co. now offers Helix Low-Rise Adhesive in 15-gallon pony kegs and 50-gallon drums for use in completing larger jobs. According to the manufacturer, Helix Low-Rise Adhesive provides quick, clean adhesion of approved roof insulations, thermal barriers, cover boards and fleece-backed single-ply membranes to a wide variety of acceptable roofing substrates. The two-component, construction-grade polyurethane foam is applied in a single step, saving crews time and hassle. 

Both parts of the adhesive (Part A and Part B) are ready to use from the container – no mixing required – and are applied simultaneously in a 1:1 ratio through a static mix tip. The adhesive 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. The adhesive cures fully in just minutes.
 
A pony keg covers approximately 2,350-7,000 square feet of roof and a drum covers approximately 8,350-25,000 square feet of roof, depending on bead spacing and substrate properties. Containers of Part A and Part B are priced separately but must be purchased as a set.
 
According to the company, the adhesive is odorless and solvent-free and contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), making it crew-, building occupant- and environment-friendly.
 
The adhesive eliminates the need for mechanical fasteners, maintaining a puncture-free vapor retarder, preventing thermal bridging and protecting the structural integrity of the roof deck. The adhesive provides superior wind uplift resistance, allowing it to be used on taller buildings and buildings in higher wind zones. In addition, it provides exceptional hail resistance when used as an adhesive for fleece-backed membranes. 
 
In addition to the pony kegs and drums, Helix Low-Rise Adhesive remains available in cartridge twin-pack tubes (covering approximately 125-400 square feet of roof) and two-tank sets (covering approximately 1,000-3,000 square feet of roof). 

H.B. Fuller Agrees to Purchase Royal Adhesives & Sealants

H.B. Fuller Company, a global developer and manufacturer of proprietary adhesives and sealants, announced it has signed an agreement to purchase Royal Adhesives & Sealants, a manufacturer of specialty adhesives and sealants.

“This accretive acquisition accelerates realization of our 2020 strategic objective to focus and grow in engineering adhesives and other highly specified market segments, while exceeding our targeted cash flow, EPS and EBITDA margin targets,” said H.B. Fuller President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Owens. “With Royal’s strong customer relationships and experienced team, we will add depth and breadth to our portfolio. Royal’s complementary offerings will expand our presence in North America, Europe and China, and add new technology and capabilities. We have identified $35 million in cost synergies and $15 million in growth synergies that we expect to realize over the next three years as a result of merging these two great adhesives businesses. Upon closing the transaction, H.B. Fuller will be a company with nearly $2.9 billion in revenue, focused on profitable growth in attractive engineering, durable assembly, and construction adhesives markets.”

Royal is expected to generate approximately $650 million in revenue and $138 million in adjusted EBITDA for H.B. Fuller’s fiscal year 2017. The company operates 19 manufacturing facilities in five countries, and employs approximately 1,500 people globally.

The agreed upon purchase price is $1,575 million, subject to customary adjustments. H.B. Fuller intends to finance the transaction through new debt financing. H.B. Fuller has previously announced specific financial goals for organic growth, cash flow and EBITDA margin improvement in the company’s 2020 strategic plan and believes this acquisition will support acceleration and over performance relative to these objectives. Royal is a supplier of industrial adhesives in a diverse set of end markets, including commercial roofing, aerospace, transportation, insulating glass, solar, packaging and flooring applications. With this acquisition, H.B. Fuller will gain product technology and add people and skills that will result in a more capable and dynamic company for customers and employees, according to the company. H.B. Fuller remains committed to maintaining its current dividend and rapid deleveraging using the significant free cash flow it expects to have available for this purpose.

Subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close as soon as October of 2017. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is acting as H.B. Fuller’s sole financial advisor in relation to this acquisition, and Faegre Baker Daniels LLP is acting as H.B. Fuller’s legal counsel. H.B. Fuller is acquiring Royal from affiliates of American Securities LLC, based in New York with an office in Shanghai.

Conversion Kit for PaceCart Is an Economical Option

The Pace Cart Conversion Kit can help contractors dispense more OlyBond 500 Adhesive per hour.

The Pace Cart Conversion Kit can help contractors dispense more OlyBond 500 Adhesive per hour.

OMG Roofing Products has introduced a Conversion Kit for the PaceCart that enables contractors to use 15 gallon drums (30 gallon sets) of OlyBond500, rather than 10 gallon Bag-in-Box sets. The Pace Cart Conversion kit (patent pending) is designed for use on PaceCart 2B and PaceCart 3 equipment, and provides contractors with an economical option compared to purchasing new equipment or other retro kits on the market. Once installed, the Conversion Kit can help contractors dispense more OlyBond 500 Adhesive per hour.

Some Assembly Required

Assembly of the 15 Gallon Drum Conversion Kit onto a PaceCart can be completed by one person in about 10-15 minutes. Tools required for the assembly include an Allen-wrench (provided), screw gun with 5/16-in. bit (5/16-in. bit provided), and screwdriver. Assembly on a PaceCart 3 also requires an adjustable wrench.

After installation, contractors have a choice of applying OlyBond Adhesives from either the Bag-in-Box sets or from 15 gallon drums. OMG 15 Gallon Drum Conversion Kits are in-stock and available. In addition, written and video installation instructions are available and on-line here.

New Two-Part Polyurethane Adhesive Cures in Minutes

DUOTACK 365Manufactured by Soprema, DUOTACK 365 is a new low-rise, two-part polyurethane adhesive for adhering insulation boards, cover boards or thermal barriers. It is a higher-performing formulation of the company’s standard DUOTAK and will be universally accepted for use anywhere that the standard formulation was used. According to the manufacturer, DUOTACK 365 meets FM, UL and FBC regulations. The new product can be stored more easily and cures in minutes. The adhesive contains no VOCs and comes in two-part cartridges, 10-gallon container sets, and 50-gallon drums.

Multi-Purpose Structural Adhesive and Sealant Designed for Wide Range of Uses

M-1 Structural AdhesiveChem Link, formulator and manufacturer of high-performance adhesives, sealants, coatings and related products for application throughout the building envelope, introduces the benefits of the M-1 multi-purpose structural adhesive and sealant. M-1 is designed for bonding and sealing a wide range of construction materials.

M-1 offers 400 psi shear strength, 575 percent elongation, and a Class A fire rating. M-1 is most often used for flashing, coping, skylights and HVAC applications, as well as an emergency repair sealant for temporary repair of leaks.

“We work closely with our customers to develop products that combine high performance with safety,” said Jeff Piotrowicz, product manager, Chem Link. “We’re proud to offer M-1, which provides versatility for the industry with its ability to form a tough, waterproof seal on most roofing materials.”

OMG Roofing Opens Two International Warehouses

To support a goal of accelerating international sales growth in Asia and Europe, OMG Roofing Products has established warehouses in Rotterdam in the Netherlands as well as in Shanghai, China.

The two warehouses are centrally located within their regions to enable OMG to supply products to roofing contractors and OEM partners in each of these markets. Both warehouses will stock a range of products sold locally, including OMG Fasteners and Plates, RhinoBond Tools and Plates, OMG Telescopic Tubes, OlyBond500 insulation adhesives, OlyFlow Drains, and EverSeal Roof Repair Tape.

“OMG Roofing Products has continued to grow and expand beyond U.S. borders,” said Web Shaffer, vice president of marketing. “By adding these warehouses we are building a foundation on which to accelerate our international growth by improving our service and expanding our distribution into new countries throughout Europe and Asia.”

Headquartered in Agawam, Mass., OMG Roofing Products is a global supplier of commercial roofing products including specialty fasteners, insulation adhesives, roof drains, pipe supports, emergency roof repair tape as well as productivity tools such as the RhinoBond Induction Welding System. The company’s focus is delivering products and services that improve contractor productivity and enhance roof system performance.

Henkel Offers Recycling of Anaerobic Adhesives Program

Henkel is partnering with TerraCycle to offer a recycling solution for anaerobic adhesives. Through the Adhesive Recycling Program, Henkel customers can purchase a postage-paid recycling box that they fill with used LOCTITE adhesive containers and send to TerraCycle for processing. TerraCycle will thermally treat the containers and turn them into new plastic products.

“As a company with a commitment to sustainability, we think this is a great way to offer an environmental solution to our customers,” said Simon Mawson, senior vice president general adhesives, North America. “We hope they will appreciate the option of recycling used LOCTITE containers instead of sending material to landfills and incinerators and use it to achieve their own sustainability targets.”

Sustainability is one of Henkel’s core corporate values. By the year 2030, the company aims to triple efficiency by reducing their products’ environmental footprint at every stage of the product life cycle. The Adhesive Recycling Program aligns with that initiative, diverting used LOCTITE containers from local landfills and incinerators.

“We are breaking ground with our Henkel partnership,” said TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky. “This is the first time we have recycled this anaerobic adhesives and we hope it will be an eye opener to an industry that has previously not had an option to recycle adhesive containers.”

Henkel sales reps will be reaching out to customers about the program. Interested companies can also contact their local LOCTITE distributor for more information.

SOPREMA Acquires Chem Link

SOPREMA, a manufacturer of roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering solutions, announces the acquisition of Chem Link, a manufacturer of high-performance, environmentally friendly adhesives, sealants and coatings.

Chem Link will operate as a subsidiary and it will be business as usual for their customers and for the markets they serve. The joining of companies accelerates access to more technology, products and innovation for existing and new complementary markets.

“We’re proud to be welcoming Chem Link into our company, helping SOPREMA further our commitment to providing environmentally friendly innovations that drive our industry forward,” says Tim Kersey, vice president and general manager, SOPREMA USA. “Adding Chem Link is an opportunity for us to provide greater value for all our customers, suppliers and employees.”

“Chem Link’s business principles and core values align extremely well with SOPREMA’s, and being a part of the SOPREMA Group will provide additional resources to assist the company in attaining its fullest potential,” says Phil Georgeau, founder.

Apply Adhesives with Ergonomically Designed Cart

OMG Roofing Products has introduced the PaceCart 3, a robust application system for applying OlyBond500 Adhesives packaged with patented Bag-in-Box technology.

OMG Roofing Products has introduced the PaceCart 3, a robust application system for applying OlyBond500 Adhesives packaged with patented Bag-in-Box technology.

OMG Roofing Products has introduced the PaceCart 3, a robust application system for applying OlyBond500 Adhesives packaged with patented Bag-in-Box technology. The PaceCart 3 includes an ergonomically designed, easy-to-use dispensing manifold for applying two-part low-rise adhesives. The manifold does not require greasing, so it simplifies start-up and shut-down procedures. PaceCart 3 also features two pumps designed for use with high-viscosity liquids. A color-coded adhesive tray helps prevent cross contamination of Part 1 and Part 2 adhesive components, and an easy-to-read voltage meter helps identify power input. PaceCart 3 has been outfitted with a shelf designed to hold a portable generator for improved mobility on large projects (generator not included).