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New Dow product protects buildings

December 2015

Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has introduced a patented liquid flashing solution called Liquidarmor-CM Flashing and Sealant and designed 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 labour 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 labour 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.

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.




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