Roofing Contractor

Product Focus: Adhesives

April 12, 2007
Focus on Adhesives

Dow Building Solutions

Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, offers INSTA STIK™ Quik Set roofing adhesive and the new Multi-Bead Applicator and STYROFOAM™ DECKMATE Plus FA. INSTA STIK™ Quik Set features improved cure times (tack-free in 3 to 7 minutes, compared to 20 to 30 minutes for the previous formulation). Because it is a single-component foam, INSTA STIK Quik Set is always on ratio, reducing adhesion failure. It is available in a 23-pound canister (with and without dispensing equipment) that delivers up to 90 square feet of adhesive per unit. It works well in a wide range of temperatures (33°F to 110°F), extending the practical working season and hours. INSTA STIK Quik Set is compatible with all extruded polystyrene, expanded polystyrene and polyisocyanurate insulations. Ten-, 15- and 20-year warranties are available. For more information, visit www.dowbuildingsolutions.com.

TAMKO

TAMKO offers a complete line of high-performance Tam-Pro adhesives that make applying membranes quicker and easier. The line of products includes Tam-Pro M3 and Tam-Pro 856 premium SBS adhesives. The adhesives are primarily used as interplys for modified bitumen roofing systems and are applied with a squeegee, brush or spray. Tam-Pro 803 wet or dry surface plastic roof cement is ideal for flashing construction and detail work. The line’s Q-20 premium SBS flashing cement tubes help prevent leaks around various flashing areas of modified-bitumen roofing applications. All of the company’s adhesives are 100 percent asbestos free and designed for easy application. For more information, call 800-641-4691 or visit www.tamko.com.

OMG Roofing Products

OMG Inc. claims its dual-component OlyBond500 and OlyBond 500 SpotShot adhesives have the widest range of FM approvals available. Applied by special dispenser, OlyBond500 polyurethane adhesive adheres to a variety of board stocks, new and retrofit roof substrates and insulation board to insulation. It is available in winter, regular and summer formulas. OlyBond500 SpotShot is a fast-acting, dual-component, low-rise urethane foam adhesive designed to attach insulation to roof decks. Easily dispensed by a hand-held applicator, it is designed for crickets, smaller roofs, limited access areas and repairs. Its odorless, noiseless application will not disturb occupants. For more information, call 800-633-3800 or visit www.olyfast.com.

Ashland

Pliodeck urethane insulation adhesive from Ashland Inc. is a one-part adhesive for bonding insulation to substrates and to other insulation. Eliminating mechanical fastening onto concrete decks, it locks down in 30 minutes, cures in 24 hours and will cover up to 75,000 square feet per day. The adhesive can be applied by cart or by hand and requires neither electric power nor air pressure to install. Because the urethane-based product contains no VOCs, its 1-gallon or 2.5-gallon containers are easily disposed of as regular refuse. For more information, visit www.ashland.com.

Polyfoam

Polyfoam provides a full line of innovative polyurethane roofing adhesive products, chemical systems and dispensing equipment. Designed in response to Hurricane Andrew’s exposure of inadequate tile attachment methods, the company developed its Polypro AH160 two-component polyurethane foam adhesive. The workhorse of its Polyset professional tile roofing system, the product provides superior high-wind resistance. The adhesive is also utilized in the company’s new Ecoset, its first fully warranted tile roofing system. The company also offers Polyset One, a single-component urethane adhesive, and Tite-Set, a boardstock insulation adhesive for commercial installations. For more information, call 800-774-3626 or visit www.polyfoam.cc.

BASF PFE

AmeriGlue from BASF Polyurethane Foam Enterprises LLC is a two-part, spray-applied polyurethane adhesive that offers quick application rates and strong adhesion between roofing components. Installed up to 75 percent faster than traditional mechanically fastened systems, it expands to fill gaps and seams between insulation boards, enhancing system integrity and recovering R-value. It fully adheres to most building materials, including non-nailing decks like concrete or gypsum. The adhesive also completed testing in accordance with UL 1897, Uplift Tests for Roof Covering Systems in several different construction configurations and it meets the FM Approvals Standard 4470 for securing selected roof insulations in various windstorm classifications. For more information, call 800-669-2273 or visit www.basf-pfe.com.

Carlisle SynTec

Carlisle SynTec Inc. offers One Step adhesive, a construction-grade, two-component polyurethane adhesive that attaches insulation to various substrates and decks without the need for mechanical fasteners. The adhesive is conveniently packaged in a two-component cartridge and distributed in four-cartridge cases. Applied using an oversized, dual-cartridge caulking gun, the product covers 400 to 600 square feet per case. It requires neither heat nor moisture to cure, providing better control over setup time and increasing productivity. The adhesive can be used on the company’s 5-, 10-, 15-, or 20-year system warranties, in conjunction with the company’s standard fully adhered roofing systems. For more information, call 800-479-6832 or visit www.carlisle-syntec.com.

ConProTec

The MIXPAC hand-held adhesive dispensing system from ConProTec Inc. is designed to make two-component adhesives as easy to use as a single component adhesive. The integrated, high-performance system consists of a manual or pneumatic dispensing gun, a cartridge and a static mixer. The product allows contractors to make bonding decisions based on performance rather than application concerns. Its cartridge system reduces hazardous and material waste and spent cartridges are easily disposed as normal refuse. The system also improves adhesive performance by inherently controlling the components’ mix portions for a precise ratio. For more information, call 603-893-2727 or visit www.conprotec.com.

DeWitt

DeWitt Products Co.’s PRO SBS Modified Bitumen Adhesive is specially formulated to bond SBS modified rolled roofing as well as composition felts. The product is manufactured with a blend of selected asphalts and SBS rubber to give it elastomeric properties. The adhesive is easy to apply, maintains low-temperature flexibility and can be installed under cold weather conditions. Available in 5-gallon pails or 55-gallon drums, it can be spray-applied or spread with the simple use of a notched squeegee. Other advantages include its high elastomeric bonding strength and lap strength, which far exceed the minimum requirements under ASTM D-3019-85 Type III. For more information, call 800-962-8599 or visit www.dewittproducts.com.

Gardner-Gibson

Gardner-Gibson Inc.’s Flexx-Bond Rubberized Coating and Adhesive is a premium liquid-applied modified bitumen adhesive designed to bond sheets of SBS or standard asphalt roll roofing in cold process roofing systems. The addition of rubber enhances performance to last longer, resist cracking and provide increased waterproofing protection. It may also be applied as an asphalt coating, with a blend of rubber and reinforcing fibers to provide a strong, flexible, waterproof seal. Flexx-Bond has exceptional adhesion to roll roofing, masonry surfaces and new asphalt rolls. The multi-use product forms a tough rubberized seal for lasting protection. For more information, call 813-367-0282 or visit www.gardner-gibson.com.

Worthen Industries

The UPACO adhesives division of Worthen Industries manufactures adhesives and sealants for TPO and EPDM single-ply roofing membrane installation. The company’s 3840 adhesive is a flammable high-bond strength contact adhesive for TPO, while its 1944 product is a flammable contact adhesive for EPDM. The company’s product line also includes clear, non-yellowing cut edge sealers for TPO and PVC roofing membranes where water, sunlight, heat resistance and long-term flexibility is essential. In addition to its bonding adhesives, the company produces a line of primers and tiecoats for chloro-sulfonated polyethylene membrane installation. For more information, call 603-888-5443 or visit www.worthenindustries.com.

APOC

The APOC 136 DURA BOND MBA Elastomeric Col-Ply adhesive is a highly rubberized adhesive formulated for use with modified bitumen membranes and cold process roofing systems. Manufactured using only select SBS rubber, the adhesive provides exceptional elongation and recovery properties as well as enhanced adhesive properties and lap strength. It is also an excellent choice as a replacement for hot asphalt in built-up roof assemblies. The product eliminates burn hazards associated with hot kettles and propane torches and allows for additional open time, which results in a higher quality installation. The company manufactures all products with strict quality assurance procedures and designs them for use by top roofing professionals. For more information, call 813-367-0282 or visit www.apoc.com.

W.P. Hickman

W.P. Hickman Systems features Multi-Ply Adhesive SF, a solvent-free, cold-applied, moisture-cure adhesive for BUR and Modified Bitumen roof membrane construction. It is designed to meet the demand for sustainable, environmentally responsible products. VOC regulations continue to reduce permissible solvent content within architectural and industrial maintenance products and even more stringent requirements can be expected. With this in mind its rapid-set adhesion provides some of the highest Factory Mutual wind ratings available for cold-applied roof systems. Multi-Ply Adhesive SF is ideal for projects such as schools, hospitals or other facilities that are sensitive to lingering solvent odor, kettle fumes or torch applications. For more information about the product, visit www.wphickman.com.

United Coatings

United Coatings offers KYMAX, a low-build elastomeric coating that provides superior reflectivity, color stability and weather resistance to new and existing roof surfaces. KYMAX is a versatile product that can be applied directly over a variety of substrates, including standing seam and corrugated metal, sprayed-in-place polyurethane foam, modified bitumen, PVC, TPO, Hypalon and EPDM. A highly flexible product, KYMAX exhibits a tough, enamel-like finish that resists abrasion, biological growth, dirt, oil and all types of weather extremes. For more information, visit www.unitedcoatings.com.

Stevens Roofing Systems

Stevens’ EP FastLine Adhesive by Ashland is a 100 percent solids, low-VOC, single component urethane adhesive specifically formulated to bond EP membrane to a wide variety of substrates. Load the 1.0 or 2.5 gallon cans in the low cost, easy to use cart, pour out EP FastLine Adhesive in 12-inch on center ribbons and roll the membrane in right behind. It’s the fastest and safest way to install your next adhered Stevens EP project. For more information, visit www.stevensroofing.com.

Topps Products

Topps® Polyprene™ High-Performance Roof Cement is the superior choice for general reinforcement and repairs to flashings around equipment, vent pipes, chimneys, sign holders, etc., as well as anywhere two dissimilar or similar materials meet. It is designed to maintain strength and flexibility and stays flexible at all temperatures. For more information, call 800-867-7177 or visit www.toppsproducts.com.