DuPont Develops New Flexible Adhesive Tape
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DuPont Safety & Construction will introduce DuPont™ FlexWrap™ EZ and provide live product demonstrations at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida., to take place Jan. 9-11.
DuPont™ FlexWrap™ EZ, an innovative, flexible and versatile self-adhered tape will be showcased at the DuPont booth (W4071) as the newest addition to DuPont™ Tyvek® Building Envelope Solutions portfolio coming in early 2018. DuPont™ FlexWrap™ EZ was designed specifically to help create an air- and water-tight seal when installed around penetrations of all different shapes and sizes. It is ideal for flashing around the many smaller electrical, HVAC and plumbing penetrations as a fast and easy solution to help improve energy efficiency and the durability of a wall system.
“We are thrilled to unveil our newest product, DuPont™ FlexWrap™ EZ,” said DuPont Global Timber Frame Market Manager Alan Hubbell. “Our latest innovation is unique, and different from competitive solutions, because of its flexibility and versatility for use on a wide variety of wall penetrations typically found on a home or building. Multiple trades can use this single product on various types of penetrations for sealing the building envelope, no longer needing multiple products for different applications.” Hubbell elaborates, “It helps reduce complexity for builders and contractors. One roll is enough to seal around all the typical penetrations in an average-sized home. Plus, FlexWrap™ EZ is designed to withstand extreme temperatures and 270 days of UV exposure, making it suitable for use in residential and commercial applications.”
In addition, the DuPont booth will feature various types of high-performance wall systems, integrating DuPont™ Tyvek® Building Envelope products with STYROFOAM™ by DOW, to help deliver energy-efficient and durable wall solutions. Further highlights include a real-time air exchange unit demonstrating how DuPont™ Tyvek® wrap and flashing products help tighten the building envelope; integrated wall solutions focused on reductions in thermal bridging; and solutions which help deliver improved drainage-efficiency and drying capability to the wall system. Attendees also will be able to test the walkability of DuPont™ Tyvek® Protec™ roofing underlayments in wet and dirty conditions.
Additionally, DuPont™ Tyvek® Building Envelope Solutions products will be installed in live demonstrations at the DuPont booth (W4071), as well as the NAHB High Performance Building Zone (W6157). Building science and construction experts, Mark LaLiberte and Walt Tomala, will host a series of presentations and live installation demos at the DuPont booth, featuring tips and solutions for water and air management; managing safety on the roof; and, creating effective air barriers and high-performance walls. For Greater Good™ is the promise of the DuPont™ Tyvek® brand. Tyvek® can provide the trusted protective barrier people need to worry less so they can focus on accomplishing bigger things – making the greater good possible.
About DuPont Safety & Construction
DuPont Safety & Construction, a division of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, is a global leader in products and solutions that protect what matters – people, structures and the environment – and enables its customers to win through unique capabilities, global scale and iconic brands. DuPont™ Kevlar® helps protect law enforcement officers, military personnel, athletes and astronauts; DuPont™ Nomex® helps protect firefighters, industrial workers and race car drivers, as well as mass transit and wind energy systems; DuPont™ Tyvek® helps protect chemical industrial and health care workers, as well as sterile medical devices and buildings; and Corian® Design helps protect hospital patients against infection. For more information about DuPont Safety & Construction visit: http://www.dupont.com/corporate-functions/our-company/businesses/protection-solutions.html.
About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division
DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.