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DOW BUILDING SOLUTIONS New Look Sealant System Supports Builders’ Energy Efficiency Needs

Sealants are becoming an increasing valuable part of the toolkit as demands for energy efficiency increase and air-tightness becomes more important. Builders and developers need a system that they can rely on, that requires minimal operator training and is flexible enough to meet the demands of different applications.

The FROTH-PAK foam machine from Dow Building Solutions has been specially-designed as a foamed-in-place polyurethane sealant to help control air leakage from buildings and insulate gaps, cracks, cavities and joints in the building envelope. It can also be used for sealing-in doors and windows and at roof/wall intersections.

In response to operator demands, the system now comes with a redesigned INSTA-FLO Gun, a sturdy, lightweight applicator which helps the operator control flow rate, reducing overspray and waste. The gun also comes with a safety mechanism to protect against accidental discharge, and a range of specially-designed nozzles to suit different application requirements.

“FROTH-PAK has been a favourite with builders and other construction professionals for many years because it’s not only a great sealant, it also resists moisture, insulates, gives structural support and dampens noise,” said Alex Crisp, Account Manager for Dow Building Solutions. “Because of that we have a range of customers, including plumbing and insulation installers, as well as heating and ventilation and swimming pool technicians – we continually update the system to help meet the needs of them all.”

The portable FROTH-PAK system is made up of two pressurised tanks, linked by hoses to a dispensing gun. The contents of the tanks react when dispensed and produce a froth-like substance which quickly expands to up to five times their original volume. The foam solidifies in about 60 seconds, curing to become a solid, permanent structure in around five minutes. The foam adheres to most surfaces, including wood, metal, masonry, glass and most plastics.

The system can be used with a range of specially-tailored dispensing nozzles, with designs catering for tight areas where precise control is required right through to hidden cavity applications needing high volume coverage. Nozzles available include:

· Caulking low output – for controlled bead size in tight areas

· NS cone/spray medium output – a cylindrical spray pattern for filling voids and cavities in small areas

· Fan/spray medium output – ideal for flat applications such as walls, roofs and ceilings were a smooth finish is desired

· High output – large volume coverage for filling large areas such as hidden cavity applications.

Dow Building Solutions also offers STYROFOAM-A blue extruded foamed polystyrene insulation, GREAT-STUFF polyurethane foam sealant, and INSTA-STIK polyurethane adhesives as well as a range of accessories designed to help improve the energy efficiency of buildings.


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