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January 25, 2016 - Building & Construction

Factors Driving Construction Sealants Industry Growth

When elastomeric sealants were first introduced in the 1950s, they revolutionized the construction industry. No longer relying on oil-based caulking systems, which became brittle with age and had limited mobility, architects, contractors and builders now had products that were easy to work with, long lasting, flexible and durable. Since then, the sealants industry and its …

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December 23, 2015 - Building & Construction

The Importance of Jobsite Adhesion Testing for Sealants

When it’s time to apply high performance sealants to a jobsite, consultants, building owners and contractors may question whether or not they should test the products’ adhesion to the substrate. While these sealants can possess an increased ability to adhere to more substrates with increased adhesion, it does not exclude the need to test. What …

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November 19, 2015 - Building & Construction

Cold Weather Caulking

Each year, as the temperatures drop and the warm weather fades, contractors are faced with difficult questions: Can high performance sealants still be successfully installed? Will the products still perform as intended? By following guidelines set by sealant manufacturers such as Bostik and professional trade associations such as SWR Institute, high performance sealants in fact …

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