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Roofing Adhesive Approved for Variety of Substrates - Mule-Hide Products Co. - Facility Management Product Release


Mule-Hide Products Co.
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With its one-step application process, new Helix Low-Rise Adhesive from Mule-Hide Products Co. provides quick, clean, adhesion of approved roof insulations, thermal barriers, cover boards and fleece-backed single-ply membranes to a wide variety of acceptable roofing substrates.

The two-component, construction-grade polyurethane foam is applied in a single step, saving crews time and hassle. Both parts of the adhesive are ready to use from the container — no mixing required – and are applied simultaneously in a 1:1 ratio through a static mix tip. The adhesive is applied in continuous ribbons or beads spaced 4, 6 or 12 inches apart, depending on the project and code requirements. There is no overspray. The adhesive cures fully in just minutes.

Helix Low-Rise Adhesive is odorless and solvent-free and contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), making it crew-, building occupant- and environment-friendly. The adhesive eliminates the need for mechanical fasteners, maintaining a puncture-free vapor retarder, preventing thermal bridging and protecting the structural integrity of the roof deck. The strong bond created by Helix Low-Rise Adhesive also helps roofing systems stand up to Mother Nature. The adhesive provides superior wind uplift resistance, allowing it to be used on taller buildings and buildings in higher wind zones. In addition, it provides exceptional hail resistance when used as an adhesive for fleece-backed membranes.

Helix Low-Rise Adhesive comes in cartridge twin-pack tubes or two-tank sets. Both include one container of each of the adhesive’s two components – Part A and Part B. Cartridge twin-packs cover approximately 200-600 square feet of roof and tank sets cover approximately 1,000-3,000 square feet of roof, depending on bead spacing.

The cartridges fit most dispensing guns currently available on the market. Tank sets come with a Helix Gun Assembly (25-foot dual-hose with attached spray gun), petroleum packet, wrench, and 10 Tank Static Mix Tips. Contractors need not purchase costly specialty pumps or spray rigs. No external power source is required to run application equipment, minimizing noise disruptions for building occupants and neighbors.


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posted: 9/23/2016