Sherwin-Williams polysiloxane 1K finish coat
Enhanced Weathering and Chemical Resistance Stretches Maintenance Budgets, Schedules
Sherwin-Williams introduces Polysiloxane 1K, a single-component polysiloxane finish coat that provides superior weathering and chemical resistance compared to typical polyurethanes.
“Polysiloxane 1K offers excellent long-term color and gloss retention, extending the coating system’s life cycle in harsh environments,” said Brad Rossetto, Vice President, Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “It’s a single-component coating that eliminates the hassle of mixing that comes with two-component coatings. This means less product and packaging waste, saving time and cost.”
Polysiloxane 1K is an ideal steel coating choice for maintenance or new construction applications in the petrochemical, power generation, marine and general industrial markets.
Fast-drying Polysiloxane 1K utilizes a patented Sherwin-Williams resin and cures with a reaction from atmospheric humidity. It offers low VOCs (<250 g/L), is HAPs free and isocyanate free.
Polysiloxane is available in an Extra White base that can be tinted. It provides protection in a recommended range of 1.5 to 2.5 mils DFT. Application can take place in temperatures as low as 40º F and up to 90 percent relative humidity. It dries to touch within two hours at 77º F and can be recoated within four hours.
Simpson Strong-Tie AT-XP fast-curing, all-weather adhesive
Simpson Strong-Tie Anchor Systems introduces AT-XP Acrylic-Tie – a fast curing anchoring adhesive for uncracked concrete that’s specifically formulated for optimum performance in all types of weather conditions, including below-freezing temperatures.
AT-XP dispenses easily and performs with no load reductions in substrate temperatures as low as 14° F (-10 C).
AT-XP adhesive has the easiest hole cleaning requirements of any adhesive anchor on the market today; a hole need only be cleaned with a standard nylon brush and compressed air before dispensing the adhesive.
Rigorously tested in accordance with ICC-ES AC308 and IBC 2009 requirements for uncracked concrete, AT-XP is available in 13 oz. and 30 oz. cartridges for a broad range of applications, including threaded rod anchoring and rebar doweling into concrete.
Rectorseal Smoke and Acoustic Sealant
Rectorseal introduces a new Smoke and Acoustic Sealant for use in smoke and sound rated assemblies. This acrylic, latex sealant provides a seal for penetrations and membrane openings, and allows for static or dynamic movement.
Changes to the building code have increased the requirement for Smoke Partition Wall Assemblies, which are designed to restrict the movement of smoke within a building. All joints and through penetrations are now required to have a low air leakage rate (L-rating) in these smoke partitions. Through excessive testing RectorSeal has developed a Smoke and Acoustic Sealant to maintain the smoke characteristics as required by the changes to the codes.
RectorSeal Smoke and Acoustic Sealant provides excellent sound attenuation characteristics in accordance with ASTM E90, and reduces the movement of smoke and airborne particles as demonstrated in air leakage testing modified UL 1479 and modified UL 2079. RectorSeal Smoke and Acoustic Sealant is available in Caulk and Spray grade and is easily applied by caulking gun, trowel, spray or brush and cleans up with soap and water. RectorSeal Smoke and Acoustic Sealant is used in vertical and horizontal non-fire rated assemblies to prevent the passage of smoke and sound.
RectorSeal Smoke and Acoustic Sealant has been tested in accordance to the following standards: ASTM E84, ASTM E90, ASTM E1399, and tested for air leakage in accordance to modified UL 1479 and modified UL 2079. RectorSeal Smoke and Acoustic Sealant's STC rating of 69 is the highest in the market and helps achieve and maintain the STC value of the system designed. This sealant is low in VOC content and meets LEED criteria established under the Environmental Air Quality and Regional Materials. RectorSeal Smoke and Acoustic Sealant is now available through Rectorseal's nationwide network of distributors or by calling Customer Service at 1-800-231-3345.
Founded in 1937, RectorSeal Corporation is a leading manufacturer of chemical and specialty products designed for professional tradesmen. Steady growth over the years has been maintained through a commitment to providing high quality products and services. With a diversified business strategy, Rectorseal aggressively pursues new and unique technologies to serve the construction, plumbing, HVAC and electrical industries. RectorSeal Corporation is devoted to providing innovative quality products supported by strong customer and technical service. RectorSeal is a proud member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC.)
RECTORSEAL, 2601 Spenwick Drive, Houston, Texas 77055. Phone: (800) 231-3345 Fax: (713) 263-7577.
PROvantage VOC-compliant solvent-based adhesives
Franklin International's new PROvantage line of VOC-compliant solvent-based adhesives now includes the industry's first-ever solvent-based adhesives that do not etch foamboard and plastic tub surrounds.
The new PROvantage line of construction adhesives stands out as the industry's first full line of VOC-compliant, solvent-based construction adhesives. The line includes eight adhesives that, together, meet the range of bonding applications on the construction site and at home.
Three of the eight adhesives are first-of-their-kind – the first VOC-compliant, solvent-based adhesives developed specifically for use on wood, foamboard and tub surrounds. The formulas for foamboard and tub surrounds merit special note: as the first-ever solvent-based adhesives that do not "etch" foamboard and plastic tub surrounds, they represent a giant technological leap in the adhesives industry.
"Typical solvents used in adhesives tend to damage plastic tub surrounds and foamboard," explains Franklin marketing director Craig Stone. "But PROvantage is not your conventional solvent-based adhesive. Its highly unique, propriety formulation makes it safe for use with these substrates – and for the environment. At the same time, it delivers all of the preferred performance characteristics of conventional solvent-based adhesives, such as fast-grab, cold-weather extrusion and consistent cure time."
PROvantage adhesives offer a VOC content of less than 50 g/L and meet even the strictest state, regional or federal VOC regulations. They also rely substantially less on oil derivatives. This, and the unique technology and proprietary manufacturing processes behind PROvantage, enable Franklin to reduce production costs – and save contractors 10 percent or more on the typical cost of VOC-compliant, solvent-based construction adhesives.
Titebond PROvantage construction adhesives are available in 28-ounce cartridges; some also are available in 10-ounce cartridges. More information on PROvantage products and distributors is available at www.Titebond.com/Provantage or through Franklin Technical Service at (800) 877-4583.
Bonstone Fast Set Extreme Adhesive
Fast Set Extreme from Bonstone is a structural strength epoxy adhesive for most stone applications involving restoration and the assembly of stone. Fast Set Extreme is ideal for jobsite repairs.
Packaged in: 50 ml, 250 ml, 600 ml cartridges plus gallons & pails.
American Clay PlasterPlus
American Clay Enterprises, Inc. has created a game-changer in cost and durability for commercial interior wall finishes. New PlasterPlus binder is added to the American Clay earthen plasters, resulting in a hard, yet repairable, No-VOC finish for the cost of a high quality, Zero-VOC paint job. PlasterPlus is sold dry in 27-pound lots through select commercial distributors, and is intended for commercial projects--such as healthcare, hospitality, universities--and big build residential.
The polymer binder has No-VOCs, is mold resistant, extremely easy-to-apply, and still can contribute up to eight (8) LEED points--along with singularity and timeless beauty--to any project. No wonder the field response has been ardently positive thus far.
American Clay has been used for numerous commercial / industrial jobs to date--from hotels (including Disney) and retail to schools, colleges, spas and churches. Now with PlasterPlus, American Clay can replace paint more equitably: for 80,000 sq. ft. projects, the cost can come in as low as $1.00 per sq. ft., including labor and product. Adding the completely repairable binder to the single-coat commercial Enjarre, as well as to any of the color-integral American Clay premier Legacy products, results in the easiest, hardest surface application of American Clay to date, and at the cost of both your texture and your "Zero-VOC paint".
PlasterPlus-enhanced American Clay provides big project builders and developers the following benefits:
American Clay CEO and co-Founder Croft Elsaesser has been working hard toward this product development. "It took us a year of rigorous in-house testing and third party verification on VOC and formaldehyde levels to assure our team that we had a superior material to provide to large-scale builders and developers. Our goal is always to maintain a healthy indoor air quality to both applicator and the end-user."
American Clay is also posting on www.americanclay.com under "Professional à Commercial Projects" page: the PlasterPlus sellsheet, MSDS sheet, application instructions and a FAQ.
Nelson CLK Sealant
Nelson CLK Sealant is versatile and ready to use in virtually any application
Contractors can quickly and easily maintain the integrity of fire-rated construction with CLK silicone sealant from Nelson Firestop.
Installed by a caulking gun, or by manually trowelling using a mason's trowel or putty knife, CLK sealant is ideal for firestop penetrations and construction joints, such as around metallic pipes or conduits, and for floor-to-wall, floor-to-floor and head of wall applications. CLK is waterproof, smoke-proof and gas-proof, so nothing gets through.
Highly adhesive and simple to apply, this non-shrinking and non-toxic sealant maintains its flexibility and allows for movement or vibration, so it retains its sealing qualities even with expansion, contraction or other fluctuations.
In addition to protecting and preventing the spread of fire, smoke, gases and water, CLK has been acoustically tested to demonstrate excellent noise reduction properties.
Nelson Firestop CLK meets UL1479, ASTM E-814, ASTM E-1966 and ASTM E-84
For more details, call 860-331-7325 or visit www.nelsonfirestop.com.
Dampney masonry stains
A full line of masonry stains that penetrate concrete, brick, stucco, and stone to create a colorfast, water-repellent, weather-resistant surface is available from Dampney Company, Inc. of Everett, Massachusetts.
Dampney Dymacryl 1100 Sierra Tone Water-Repellent Masonry Stains absorb deeply into the porous microstructure of concrete, brick, stucco, and stone where they cure to form a lining in the pores which is a water-repellent, semi-permeable barrier that breathes.
Colorfast and flake-resistant, these masonry stains are available in 10 popular colors and cover uniformly while preserving the original texture of the substrate.
Featuring VOC compliant formulations, Dampney Dymacryl 1100 Sierra Tone Water-Repellent Masonry Stains are based on a combination of 100% acrylic polymers and copolymers, color stable inorganic pigments, and surface penetrating agents. Suitable for application by airless spray, brush or roller, the drying time is 20-30 minutes and recoat time is 1 hour at 70ºF.
Dampney Dymacryl 1100 Sierra Tone Water-Repellent Masonry Stains are offered in 1-Gallon and 5-Gallon cans. Literature and pricing are available upon request.
For more information contact Dennis Aikman, Marketing Director at 617-389-2805.
Fomo polyurethane foam insulation
A major challenge in existing homes is air infiltration – a problem that can appear in multiple areas of a home, including the attic, rim joist and crawlspace. Using polyurethane foam to seal these critical areas is one the most cost-effective and easy solutions to stop air infiltration.
Traditional air sealing methods can be costly and require extensive time to apply. Using a polyurethane foam, such as Fomo Products, Inc.’s Handi-Family product line, creates an effective barrier in a fraction of time and cost. For instance, one can of Handi-Foam yields the same amount of air sealing material as 30 standard tubes of caulk, and it’s simple to install.
“Some air sealing methods can be messy and hard to maneuver, especially in tight spaces like attics and crawlspaces,” said Sara Jonas, senior manager – marketing, Fomo Products. “Using Handi-Foam makes the job go a lot smoother in a lot less time because it’s easy to use, extremely portable and doesn’t require additional materials or tools.”
From top to bottom
Existing homes typically have multiple air infiltration points, from the attic down to the basement. Closed cell foam is the best option when air sealing because it will also act as a vapor retarder, assisting with another common problems in existing homes that can lead to mold.
Vented attics are the best environment for employing air sealing methods with polyurethane foam, as they usually contain several spots of air and moisture penetration. These problem-areas include junction boxes, can lights, pipe penetrations and drywall-to-wood connections.
A quick flash of spray polyurethane foam (approximately ½ inch thick) will seal around these areas. When used in conjunction with traditional insulation methods, such as blown-in cellulose or fiberglass, this small amount of foam will stop air infiltration while maintaining the R-value designated by building codes.
Rim joists are another common spot for air and moisture infiltration. Traditionally rim joists have been insulated with fiberglass, which can lead to mold problems when exposed to the elements and doesn’t stop air infiltration. Removing the existing fiberglass and spraying a flash of spray foam (approximately one-half to three inches thick) around the rim joist will create an airtight seal. The fiberglass can be placed over the foam to further insulate.
Crawlspaces can be a major contributor of moisture in a home, as well as cause “cold spots” in the floor. Spray polyurethane foam is one of the easiest ways to insulate these hard-to-reach areas. Most crawlspace retrofits can be completed with one laborer in less than a few hours when using a spray foam kit.
“Crawlspaces, rim joists and attics are three of the most important places to look at when you’re remodeling an existing home with energy concerns,” Jonas said. “We’ve seen homes reach up to 30 percent savings on their annual energy bill after utilizing just one of these applications. It’s a significant impact for the homeowner and a value added offering for the contractor.”
DAP 3.0 Advanced All-Purpose Sealant
New DAP 3.0 Advanced All-Purpose Sealant is specially formulated with Kwik Dry Technology, allowing it to be exposed to water after just three hours without washing out; other caulks and sealants may require a 24-36 hour waiting period before exposing to water.
And for outdoor applications, it can be applied in extreme weather and temperature conditions (-35°F to 140°F). Both DIYers and contractors alike can save time and money by finishing the job faster and reducing the chance for errors.
Prospec moisture vapor reducer
ProSpec from Bonsal American expands its line of flooring repair products with the Moisture Vapor Reducer (MVR).
It lowers the moisture vapor transmission rate of a concrete substrate by up to 80 percent, taking a substrate that emits 15 pounds of moisture per 1,000 square feet in 24 hours to less than 3 pounds per 1,000 square feet in 24 hours.
ITW Plexus adhesives get greenguard certified
ITW Plexus’ line of 24 industrial and surfacing adhesives have been certified by the Greenguard Environmental Institute (GEI) as low-emissions products suitable for indoor environments.
Greenguard certification means that Plexus Adhesives meet the Institute’s stringent emission requirements for health, irritation, and odor concerns.
Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified adhesives are ideal for the assembly of countertops, boat hulls, truck cabs, and other products for use in enclosed environments.
Touch 'n Seal Foam dispenser
Convenience Products' Touch 'n Seal CPDS 1000 Constant Pressure Foam Dispensing System is an inexpensive, low-maintenance, portable constant pressure spray foam dispensing system that uses an internal air compressor to deliver higher foam yield at more than twice the speed as foam kits.
The system delivers Class 1 Fire Retardant foam from a unique double-valved disposable canister, ensuring consistent foam flow and reduced chemical waste.
It operates on standard 120-volt power and comes complete with all necessary tools and cleaners.
Powers Fasteners AC 100+Gold Outperforms the Competition at Elevated Temperatures
Now ICC-ES-ESR 2582 Code listed for uncracked concrete.
The new AC100+Gold from Powers Fasteners is a two part vinylester injection adhesive anchoring system. AC100+Gold shows no discernable load reduction at 230 degrees F (-5c) as tested by an ICC-ES accredited lab.
The adhesive anchoring system includes injection adhesive in a dual cylinder plastic cartridges, mixing nozzles, dispensing tools and hole cleaning equipment.
New Powers AC100+Gold is available for delivery now in cartridge sizes of 5, 8, 10, 12 and 28 ounces.
AC100+Gold General Application:
AC100+Gold is in stock and ready for delivery. Call 800-524-3244 toll free for your nearest authorized Powers distributor or for a free demonstration.
Powers, based in Brewster, N.Y., is a leading marketer of concrete anchoring systems and also offers an extensive line of adhesive anchoring systems, roofing fasteners, gas and Powder actuated tools and fasteners, carbide drill bits and mechanical anchoring systems. The company has been serving professional construction and plant maintenance markets since 1921, and has 25 regional sales locations in the United States as well as international locations throughout the world.
Pres-On High-Performance Acrylic Adhesive Holds to Wood, Painted Surfaces and Plastics
Pres-On's new "free film" acrylic adhesive is for OEM's who require the immediate adhesion of materials during assembly, including difficult to attach woods, foams, fabric, painted surfaces, and plastics.
New Pres-On FFVSA-5 acrylic adhesive exhibits very high ultimate adhesion properties and holding power, along with excellent environmental resistance and aging properties. Measuring only .005 inch thick, it will not cause unsightly gaps between materials in the assembled product. It also represents a cleaner, easier-to-apply alternative to messy glues while delivering superior reliability.
Pres-On FFVSA-5 is available in lengths of 180 yards for longer production runs, as well as widths of 3/16 to 54 inches.
For more information, pricing and samples, call 800-690-8025 or email email@example.com.
Powers Fasteners T308+ Adhesive Anchoring System
Powers T308+ is a two component epoxy adhesive anchoring system that fits most competitive tools on the market.
The system includes injection adhesive in plastic cartridges, mixing nozzles, dispensing tools and hole cleaning equipment. Free dispensing nozzle included.
The T308+ epoxy adhesive is a smooth paste formulation with low odor that is solvent-free, V.O.C. compliant and does not contain mercaptans. Its Department of Transportation approved in most US States. (For a complete list of approvals, please go to Powers .Com and click on the approval section.)
T308+ adhesive is designed for bonding threaded rod and reinforcing bar into drilled holes in concrete base materials.
General Application and Uses:
The new Powers T308+ is in stock and ready for delivery. Call our toll free number for your nearest authorized Powers distributor or for a free demonstration: 1-800-524-3244.
Sherwin-Williams Tile-Clad HS Epoxy
Effectively checks mildew growth in damp, humid locations.
Sherwin-Williams Tile-Clad High Solids Mildew Resistant epoxy is an industrial coating that protects against mildew growth on exterior surfaces where dampness and humidity are areas of concern.
Tile-Clad High Solids Mildew Resistant is an excellent choice for areas such as clean rooms, laboratories, institutional kitchens and chemical processing equipment where mildew growth must be guarded against in order to maintain operations.
It can also be utilized in a wide variety of applications where mildew growth may occur, such as water tank exteriors, structural and support steel, power plants, nuclear power facilities, offshore structures and fuel storage tanks, reducing the need for labor-intensive cleaning and the need to re-coat, should mildew damage the finish.
Unchecked, mildew growth can require labor-intensive cleaning and eventually damage an exterior coating, shortening its life cycle. New Tile-Clad High Solids Mildew Resistant epoxy builds on Sherwin-Williams’ proven Tile-Clad High Solids epoxy technology to effectively check mildew growth, saving labor and offering extended coating service life on substrates including steel, galvanizing and concrete.
“Tile-Clad High Solids can help keep critical operations online as well as improve the overall aesthetics of outdoor tanks and structures,” said Brad Rossetto, Vice President Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “It reduces the labor costs involved with cleaning, as well as the labor and maintenance costs associated with recoating.”
A two-package coating, Tile-Clad High Solids Mildew Resistant features a gloss finish and is available in a wide variety of safety colors.
Simpson SET-XP fixes cracked concrete
Code provisions in the 2006 IBC require the industry to factor in whether conditions exist that may cause concrete to crack.
The provisions also require new anchorage solutions. Simpson Strong-Tie Anchor Systems has several code-listed solutions for cracked concrete, including SET-XP Epoxy-Tie adhesive (see ICC-ES evaluation report: ESR-2508), Titen HD screw anchor (ESR-2713) and Strong-Bolt wedge anchor (ESR-1771).