Product Focus: Adhesives & Sealants
M-1 from Chem Link is a universal adhesive/sealant formulated for many roofing applications including flashing repair, sealing coping and termination bars, and repairing leaks. It’s a polyether, so it reacts with moisture to cure. The sealant is effective on damp surfaces and can even be utilized in standing water for emergency leak repairs. It adheres to most common construction materials, doesn’t shrink and applies down to 32 degrees Fahrenheit. M-1 is solvent free, odor free and presents no toxic risks to contractors or building inhabitants. For more information, visit www.chemlink.com.
EPDM Solvent-Free Bonding Adhesive
Firestone Building Products
Firestone Building Products’ RubberGard™ EPDM Solvent-Free Bonding Adhesive is a premier bonding adhesive that allows contractors to complete more work in less time, aiding in projects that come with tight manpower, logistics or regulations constraints. The adhesive is near zero VOC, non-hazardous and non-flammable. It doesn’t require mixing and features a wet-lay application to allow contractors to apply the membrane as soon as the adhesive step is complete. For more information, visit www.firestonebpco.com.
VOC-Free Membrane Adhesive
The Garland Company
Garland’s cold-applied Green-Lock® Membrane Adhesive is a VOC-free, 100 percent solids, solvent-free membrane adhesive that bonds modified base and cap sheets securely together while enabling a VOC-free installation from the deck to the topcoat. This fast-curing adhesive eliminates the adverse effects typically associated with solvent-based products such as odors and solvent blisters. When it reacts with moisture in the air, Green-Lock forms a tenacious bond and aids in the performance of multi-ply modified bitumen roof systems. For more information, visit www.garlandco.com.
Water-Based Membrane Adhesive
Johns Manville’s TPO Water-Based Membrane Adhesive is a one-part contact adhesive that meets low-VOC requirements. This adhesive is compatible with approved insulations and cover boards, and concrete decks. The adhesive is bright blue when wet and dark green when it’s ready to adhere. Each bucket gives 25 percent more coverage than standard water-based adhesives. For more information, visit www.jm.com.
EPDM Bonding Adhesive
Mule-Hide’s Water Base Bonding Adhesive is formulated for quick, clean installation of fully adhered EPDM systems. Environmentally friendly, it has no solvents or VOCs. With single-side, wet application and easier sheet positioning that requires less labor, it enables virtually wrinkle-free membrane adhesion in less time, every time. Clean-up is quick and easy. With fewer workers required to complete the job, and fewer callbacks later, this fast, clean installation delivers high installed value and frees up crews to get from job to job quickly. For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.
Metal Roof Sealant
Novaflex® Metal Roof Sealant is designed to have excellent adhesion to all types of metal, including Kynar®, and permanent flexibility. The sealant extrudes down to -20 and up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, and it’s tack free in 10-15 minutes. The seal stays flexible for years with minimal shrinkage so there’s no sagging, slumping or cracking. For more information, visit www.novagard.com.
Adhesive Insulation Attachment
OMG Roofing Products
The OMG OlyBond 500 is a fast-acting, dual-component adhesive that’s designed to be easy to use, hassle free and get contractors on to the next job quicker. Whether it’s a 10- or 10,000-square job, there’s an adhesive that’s right for the project. OMG offers several convenient application tools that feature the proper efficiency for the size of the job. The adhesive is non-penetrating, odor free, meets local and federal regulations, and reduces the noise level of the construction. For more information, visit www.omgroofing.com.
Asphalt Modified Urethane Adhesive
Royal Adhesives & Sealants
Royal’s Millennium Hurricane Force® 1-Part Membrane Adhesive is an asphalt modified urethane adhesive that is solvent free. With a VOC content less than 250 grams per liter, the product is useful in VOC-regulated markets. It’s designed for adhering modified bitumen vapor retarders, base sheets and cap sheets to approved substrates. For more information, visit www.royaladhesives.com.
Selena USA has introduced TYTAN Subfloor High Yield Adhesive, featuring innovative collapsing gel adhesive technology specifically formulated for installing subfloor and other horizontal wood panel applications, such as roofing. The collapsing gel adhesive technology provides superior yield, maximum strength and gap filling on horizontal applications. Its aerosol-can application method can save roofers time and money. Its high-yield formulation means that just one 29-ounce can potentially replaces 12 28-ounce traditional adhesive cartridges. For more information, visit www.tytan.com.
Leak Repair Cement
Topps’ Polyprene® is a high-performance leak-repair cement. New and improved with special wet-surface adhesives for emergency all weather repair to metal. Use 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. Excellent for crack repair and in gaps. It expands and contracts with the movement of building materials and stays watertight. Now available in easier-to-handle 3-gallon pails and tubes. For more information, visit www.toppsproducts.com.
Advanced Polymer Sealant
Triangle Fastener Corp.
TFC’s APS500™ Advanced Polymer Sealant is engineered to produce superior adhesion to metal, coated metals, wood, masonry, PVC and most common construction materials. It’s a Class 50 sealant that provides exceptional movement capabilities compared to Class 25 sealants. It’s UV resistant, paintable and provides long-life performance. The sealant is formulated to install in temperatures as low as -32 degrees Fahrenheit and can be made in more than 100 colors. For more information, visit www.trianglefastener.com.