Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing understands the concerns faced when constructing, renovating or updating a facility and is continually working towards the development of products, systems and engineered solutions that will set new standards for performance.
Throughout the company’s history, an innovative, problem-solving philosophy has pioneered major advances in chemical technology and product development that not only met but anticipated customers’ needs. This approach has steadily fueled Tremco’s growth over the years and recognition of the company’s technological leadership.
In 1934, Tremco was tapped to supply the products used to caulk the Washington Monument. These products were expected to last for approximately 20 years. They lasted 30 years.
By the early 1960s, the Cleveland plant underwent a major renovation, capped by the installation of a highly sophisticated polymer reactor which enabled the company to create previously unknown polymer compounds and an era of development began. Using these compounds, Tremco began to develop exotic high performance sealants never before seen in the industry. In 1964, 30 years after the caulking had been done on the Washington Monument by Tremco, it was finally time for further refurbishing and the new high performance sealant MONO was selected for the job.
It is estimated that 90% of air and water leakage occurs at the 1% of the building where there are terminations, transition and penetrations. At critical connections like the window-wall, the details are generally to be supplied “by others”. Though these connections account for a very small percentage of the building construction, billions of dollars are spent on building envelope repair and replacement with 70% of construction litigation being attributed to façade leakage.
Rather than leaving sealing of this connection up to interpretation on the job site, Tremco’s patented Proglaze ETA – pre-engineered, finished aluminum and silicone materials
In today’s construction environment, rainscreen systems with open joints are often incorporated into building design, exposing air barrier membranes to ultraviolet rays. The construction process itself may leave membranes exposed for prolonged periods. Prolonged UV exposure can cause premature deterioration impacting the effectiveness of traditional air barriers.
When metal panels are used in the design of the project, temperatures can reach in excess of 180° behind them - beyond the limits of traditional air barriers. To ensure the ability to withstand the extreme temperatures, which may be encountered in some of today's designs and environments, Tremco pushed the limits in formulation and testing to ensure ExoAir 230 could
This new polymeric formulation technology in cold fluid-applied membranes controls the reaction between urethanes and latent moisture, preventing the formulation of excess carbon dioxide which can cause gassing, blistering and pinholing. Application can occur within 24 hours after the concrete forms have been removed.
This revolutionary technology:
Formulated with Tremco’s proprietary silane end-capped polymer (hybrid) technology, Dymonic FC provides the cost-effectiveness of a polyurethane but the durability of a silicone with superior adhesion to even the most difficult substrates. This technology also: