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Cover board resists very severe hail

Georgia-Pacific Building Products has introduced its DensDeck® StormX Prime Roof Board. Designed to protect low-slope roof systems, the cover board is the first high-performance gypsum roof cover board to meet FM Global’s Very Severe Hail classification. In addition to hail, the cover board resists dents, cracking, crazing and compound delamination. DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Boards also reportedly have 5% total water resistance by weight and 1 gram surface water absorption performance on both sides of the board.

Roof hatch enhances energy efficiency

The BILCO® Co. has made available its BILCO Thermally Broken Roof Hatch. The roof hatch’s thermally broken cover and curb reportedly reduce heat transfer between interior and exterior metal surfaces to resist condensation, and its polyisocyanurate insulation enhances energy efficiency. With an 11-gauge aluminum cover and frame, the roof hatch also features heavy-duty hinges and a slam latch with interior and exterior turn handles. The BILCO Thermally Broken Roof Hatch is available in all standard BILCO single leaf sizes, and special single leaf sizes are available upon request.

Adhesive resists weather and water

ICP Building Solutions Group has introduced Polyset® TPO/EPDM Spray Contact Adhesive, a portable, self-containing, single-component adhesive solution. Designed to adhere TPO and EPDM membranes to most walls and substrates for commercial low-slope roofing applications, the adhesive has low volatile organic compounds and can be applied in temperatures as cold as 25 F. Polyset TPO/EPDM Spray Contact Adhesive reportedly has a high tack, fast dry time and resists weather, water, fuel, oil and other plasticizers. The adhesive covers up to 1,000 square feet, fully cures in one to three days and has a shelf life of 18 months.

Regulate adhesive flash-off times

Carlisle SynTec Systems has introduced ReadyFlash Technology for SecurShield® flat and SecurShield HD polyisocyanurate insulation products. The technology reportedly allows applicators to manage adhesive flash-off times by choosing between two colored facers on every board. ReadyFlash Technology products feature a dark-colored coated-glass facer on one side of each insulation board and a light-colored coated-glass facer on the other side. The dark facer uses energy from the sun to accelerate adhesive flash-off, and the light facer slows adhesive flash-off. By choosing which side of the board to use, applicators can offset environmental variables affecting adhesive flash-off such as temperature, sunlight, humidity, wind speed and time of day.

Heated wrap protects adhesive

OMG® Roofing Products has added the Powerblanket® Wrap as a heating solution for OlyBond500 canisters. Designed to protect the temperature-sensitive adhesive during cold-temperature applications, the Powerblanket Wrap is said to reduce material waste. Measuring 20 inches by 45 inches, the insulated wrap completely covers a single OlyBond500 canister. The Powerblanket Wrap is preset to 90 F, comes with a 6-foot power cord and operates on standard 120-volt current.

Lanyard has an orange shock pack

Pure Safety Group has introduced its Guardian® Cable Leading Edge Lanyard. Designed for leading edges, the lightweight lanyard reportedly permits up to 12 feet of fall protection for a user on an at-height work surface. The Guardian Cable Leading Edge Lanyard features a vinyl-coated 1/4-inch galvanized steel cable and a high-efficiency external shock absorber said to keep arrest forces low during fall deceleration. The lanyard’s high-visibility orange shock pack cover helps confirm proper application suitability. The Guardian Cable Leading Edge Lanyard is available in single- or dual-leg configurations with steel rebar or snap hooks.


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