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.

    Chem Link Launches New Website

    Chem Link formulator and manufacturer of high-performance adhesives, sealants, coatings and related products for application throughout the building envelope, has refreshed and relaunched chemlink.com. The new website features over 300 SKUs and supporting product literature and is now designed to streamline the process of customers finding the right products for their needs through enhanced product search filters, a product video library and an improved user experience.

    “We are especially excited to launch the new chemlink.com because it has been designed with one true goal in mind: To make it easier than ever for users to quickly reach the information they need,” explained Sara Jonas, marketing manager of Chem Link. “We made enhancements to the overall interface design, upgraded the search functionality and general navigation throughout the site, and we added more visual media via a video library that helps visitors know for sure whether they’ve found the ideal product—and how to use it effectively.”

    In addition to the new features of the website, Chem Link customers can still find all the same products, brochures, tech data sheets and pertinent information on proper product usage through the easy-to-customize search engine and resource library. Information can also be emailed from product pages, and customers can find information on what colors, sizes and product quantities are available before making a purchase.

    For more information, visit chemlink.com.

    Chem Link Opens New Training Center

    Chem Link has opened a new training center at which the company will offer in-person and virtual contractor education.

    Located in Schoolcraft, Mich., the new 3,200-square-foot facility with a 540-square-foot classroom can be utilized for groups of up to 20 contractors, training on both Chem Link and SOPREMA products. Training takes place in a classroom setting featuring stations set up to provide customers with hands-on experience using these products. This experience is designed to teach and engage using written, hands-on application combined with training videos through Chem Link’s interactive media classroom.

    “We are pleased to be able to offer our customers the chance to receive this type of product training,” explained Rocky Stroud, National Sales Manager, Chem Link. “Our new education facility means we can give contractors the firsthand experience they need to feel confident using our products in the field, and we can also provide virtual training to contractors in remote locations. It is a great opportunity to ensure customers can learn in the manner that suits them best.”

    For more information, visit www.chemlink.com.

     

    Chem Link Expands Penetration Seal System Line

    Chem Link now offers a 5-inch E-Curb penetration seal system, the newest size offering in the full E-Curb line of products. Designed to better fit contractor needs, lighter-weight E-Curbs feature interlocking “slip-fit technology,” which is designed to allow for quick assembly and easy installation.

    E-Curbs are designed for use on granulated modified bitumen, asphalt and coal tar built-up roofing applications, as well as PVC, PIB and TPO single-ply roofing membranes. All E-Curb kits come with gloves, 1-Part Pourable Sealant and M-1 Adhesive/Sealant to complete the job.

    Acoording to the manufacturer, all E-Curbs offer excellent adhesion to most roofing materials.
    No flashing or mechanical attachment is required. Service temperatures range from -40°F to 200°F (-40°C to 93°C).

    “We’ve seen significant growth in the solar industry for a need for a 5-inch E-Curb,” said Jeff Piotrowicz, product manager, Chem Link. “Additionally, this new size allows greater flexibility for our contractors to create a durable, waterproof rubber seal around penetrations and extends our current E-Curb offering for steep slope roofs.”

    Chem Link E-Curb

    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.”

    Soprema Inc. Opens New Offices and Training Center

    SOPREMA Inc. has opened a training center and offices in Hayward, Calif. The Hayward facility, located approximately 45 minutes west of San Francisco, will be a shared space for customers of SOPREMA, RESISTO and the newly acquired Chem Link. The training center reaffirms the commitment SOPREMA has to providing education and training to the industry.

    The facility stretches more than 8,800 square feet and will facilitate a number of educational programs, including AIA- and RCI-accredited continuing education courses and seminars, contractor training programs and industry events.

    “We are proud to open a training center that will facilitate so many education tools for our customers, including contractors, architects and consultants,” said Tim Kersey, VP/GM. “The training facility features a classroom for offering continuing education credit courses and a hands-on training area supporting our contractor training program, as well as room for product demonstrations.”

    The facility will host training on products and technologies from SOPREMA, RESISTO and Chem Link. The facility opening follows several recent SOPREMA expansion projects, including a recent manufacturing expansion at SOPREMA’s Gulfport, Miss., facility, encompassing manufacturing, product testing, distribution and training, and a ground breaking on the Wadsworth, Ohio, campus for a new PMMA/PMA resin facility.

    In celebration of its establishment, SOPREMA held a grand opening event at the Hayward facility.

    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.

    Structural Adhesive/Sealant Now Available in 5-ounce Squeeze Tube

    CHEM LINK's M-1 Structural Adhesive/Sealant is now available in 5-ounce squeeze tube packaging.

    CHEM LINK’s M-1 Structural Adhesive/Sealant is now available in 5-ounce squeeze tube packaging.

    CHEM LINK Products M-1 Structural Adhesive/Sealant is now available in a 5-ounce squeeze tube packaging.

    The 5-ounce squeeze tube packaging is available in 36-tube Master Packs each consisting of six, six-pack cartons. Also available with the new packaging is a table top display for convenient merchandising for your show room counter.

    The new inventoried item is listed as: M-1 White 5oz Master Packs.

    Please note that all other colors are currently made to order items. Please allow four to six week lead time for manufacturing.