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GCP Touts New 'Primer-less' Air Barrier

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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GCP Applied Technologies has launched a new take on the traditional air barrier membrane.

Perm-A-Barrier NPS Wall Membrane is described as a primer-less, self-adhered, impermeable air barrier membrane that is intended to save customers installation time and money, according to the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based building product manufacturer.

How it works

The primer-less feature of Perm-A-Barrier NPS is what allows for a faster installation, the company says, citing field trials. That feature also decreases cleanup and material costs, since the purchase of primer and rollers are no longer needed, as well as the cleaning supplies for those items, GCP adds.

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GCP Applied Technologies

Perm-A-Barrier NPS Wall Membrane is a primer-less, impermeable air barrier membrane designed to save customers installation time and money.

Eric Velander, director of Global Air Barriers, GCP Applied Technologies, says the membrane also protects buildings from the damaging effects of the elements.

The Perm-A-Barrier NPS is intended to minimize air and water vapor flow through a building’s exterior, which would prevent premature deterioration, increase thermal performance  and save energy costs, the company says.

According to GCP, the membrane is fire-resistant and meets the NFPA 285 fire standard, as well as exceeds the Canadian Construction Materials Centre requirements for air barrier membranes.

GCP provides products and technology solutions in the specialty construction chemicals, building materials, and packaging sealants and coating industries.

More information: https://gcpat.com/en-us.

   

Tagged categories: Air barriers; Building envelope; Construction; Contractors; Primers; Waterproofing membranes

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