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Dow Introduces LIQUIDARMOR™, an Innovative Solution for Flashing and Sealing

Published on 2014-11-24. Author : SpecialChem

Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), introduced LIQUIDARMOR™ - CM Flashing and Sealant, an innovative, patented liquid flashing solution designed to provide commercial buildings advanced moisture and air sealing protection. An innovative alternative to flashing tape, the elastomeric spray forms a tight, seamless barrier along the rough openings of windows and doors while helping to significantly reduce labor time. The new product offers an excellent alternative sealant solution to conventional flashing and sealing products for installation of THERMAX™ or the Ultra Air Barrier Wall Systems.

LIQUIDARMOR - CM Flashing and Sealant covers and seals hard-to-reach gaps up to a quarter inch wide and offers a reliable replacement to peel-and-stick flashing tapes commonly used on board joints of commercial buildings. The versatile, water-based coating works on a wide range of surfaces, including foam boards, steel studs, concrete masonry units, tapes, wood buck, and wraps. With sprayable, aqueous technology, it facilitates a consistent application using commonly available airless paint sprayers, such as those sold through Titan and Graco, without measuring, cutting or special accessories. Additionally, the non-hazardous, liquid flashing solution can be safely sprayed without a respirator or extra ventilation required.

“Dow Building Solutions has been and always will be committed to providing the industry with the most innovative products,” said Tim Lacey, commercial director for Dow Building Solutions. “Today, we are continuing to innovate for all construction professionals with the launch of our LIQUIDARMOR - CM Flashing and Sealant, which is as much as three times faster than traditional flashing tapes, and helps cut down on overall installed labor time and costly call backs by getting the job right the first time. We believe this product will help make commercial jobs easier while providing unmatched results, enhancing the reliability of our high performance wall systems even more.”

Dow’s liquid flashing solution seals around screws, veneer anchors and penetrating fasteners, resulting in a durable and resilient barrier suited to withstand job site variations and long-term building performance. Once the LIQUIDARMOR - CM sealant sets to the final elastomeric solid, the treated area is protected and helps provide superior air leakage and moisture control as part of a joint treatment with Dow’s commercial wall assemblies.

Note *: Based on example project on a linear, board joint application. Exact installation time will vary depending on installer, equipment and application area.

About Dow Building Solutions
Dow Building Solutions has a 60+ year legacy of providing energy saving solutions to the global commercial and residential new construction and remodeling industry, which began with the launch of its flagship STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation, one of the most recognized brands of insulation in the world. A market-facing business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Building Solutions offers insulation, air sealing and weatherization solutions backed by building science expertise to help builders, remodelers, designers, architects and home/building owners reduce energy costs and protect against wind, rain and moisture, while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Source: Dow  

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