Frequently Asked Questions

Search the list below to find answers to common questions we've been asked regarding our different product categories.  Don't see your answer here? Email our Technical Services Department or call 866-209-2404 to get your answer.

  • Can I use solvents with PUMA technology?

    No. Traditional constructions solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, etc cannot be used with PUMA Technology. All cleaning of tools and coating must be done with Tremco PUMA Cleaner.

  • Is the odor emitted by PUMA Technology harmful?

    No. Tremco PUMA components contain both polyurethane methacrylate and methyl methacrylate. While these ingredients carry a distinct odor, neither are harmful. In fact, the chemical makeup is almost identical to acrylics used in nail salons.

  • What is the minimum temperature for application and curing of PUMA Technology?

    PUMA Technology can be applied down to 20 °F/ -7 °C.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of PUMA Technology?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete.

  • Can I use solvents with PUMA technology?

    No. Traditional constructions solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, etc cannot be used with PUMA Technology. All cleaning of tools and coating must be done with Tremco PUMA Cleaner.

  • Is the odor emitted by PUMA Technology harmful?

    No. Tremco PUMA components contain both polyurethane methacrylate and methyl methacrylate. While these ingredients carry a distinct odor, neither are harmful. In fact, the chemical makeup is almost identical to acrylics used in nail salons.

  • What is the minimum temperature for application and curing of PUMA Technology?

    PUMA Technology can be applied down to 20 °F/ -7 °C.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of PUMA Technology?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete.

  • Can I use solvents with PUMA technology?

    No. Traditional constructions solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, etc cannot be used with PUMA Technology. All cleaning of tools and coating must be done with Tremco PUMA Cleaner.

  • Is the odor emitted by PUMA Technology harmful?

    No. Tremco PUMA components contain both polyurethane methacrylate and methyl methacrylate. While these ingredients carry a distinct odor, neither are harmful. In fact, the chemical makeup is almost identical to acrylics used in nail salons.

  • What is the minimum temperature for application and curing of PUMA Technology?

    PUMA Technology can be applied down to 20 °F/ -7 °C.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of PUMA Technology?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete.

  • Can I use solvents with PUMA technology?

    No. Traditional constructions solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, etc cannot be used with PUMA Technology. All cleaning of tools and coating must be done with Tremco PUMA Cleaner.

  • Is the odor emitted by PUMA Technology harmful?

    No. Tremco PUMA components contain both polyurethane methacrylate and methyl methacrylate. While these ingredients carry a distinct odor, neither are harmful. In fact, the chemical makeup is almost identical to acrylics used in nail salons.

  • What is the minimum temperature for application and curing of PUMA Technology?

    PUMA Technology can be applied down to 20 °F/ -7 °C.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of PUMA Technology?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete.

  • Can I use solvents with PUMA technology?

    No. Traditional constructions solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, etc cannot be used with PUMA Technology. All cleaning of tools and coating must be done with Tremco PUMA Cleaner.

  • Is the odor emitted by PUMA Technology harmful?

    No. Tremco PUMA components contain both polyurethane methacrylate and methyl methacrylate. While these ingredients carry a distinct odor, neither are harmful. In fact, the chemical makeup is almost identical to acrylics used in nail salons.

  • What is the minimum temperature for application and curing of PUMA Technology?

    PUMA Technology can be applied down to 20 °F/ -7 °C.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of PUMA Technology?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete.

  • Can I use solvents with PUMA technology?

    No. Traditional constructions solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, etc cannot be used with PUMA Technology. All cleaning of tools and coating must be done with Tremco PUMA Cleaner.

  • Is the odor emitted by PUMA Technology harmful?

    No. Tremco PUMA components contain both polyurethane methacrylate and methyl methacrylate. While these ingredients carry a distinct odor, neither are harmful. In fact, the chemical makeup is almost identical to acrylics used in nail salons.

  • What is the minimum temperature for application and curing of PUMA Technology?

    PUMA Technology can be applied down to 20 °F/ -7 °C.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of PUMA Technology?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete.

  • Can I use solvents with PUMA technology?

    No. Traditional constructions solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, etc cannot be used with PUMA Technology. All cleaning of tools and coating must be done with Tremco PUMA Cleaner.

  • Is the odor emitted by PUMA Technology harmful?

    No. Tremco PUMA components contain both polyurethane methacrylate and methyl methacrylate. While these ingredients carry a distinct odor, neither are harmful. In fact, the chemical makeup is almost identical to acrylics used in nail salons.

  • What is the minimum temperature for application and curing of PUMA Technology?

    PUMA Technology can be applied down to 20 °F/ -7 °C.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of PUMA Technology?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete.

  • Can I use solvents with PUMA technology?

    No. Traditional constructions solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, etc cannot be used with PUMA Technology. All cleaning of tools and coating must be done with Tremco PUMA Cleaner.

  • Is the odor emitted by PUMA Technology harmful?

    No. Tremco PUMA components contain both polyurethane methacrylate and methyl methacrylate. While these ingredients carry a distinct odor, neither are harmful. In fact, the chemical makeup is almost identical to acrylics used in nail salons.

  • What is the minimum temperature for application and curing of PUMA Technology?

    PUMA Technology can be applied down to 20 °F/ -7 °C.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of PUMA Technology?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete.

  • Can I use solvents with PUMA technology?

    No. Traditional constructions solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, etc cannot be used with PUMA Technology. All cleaning of tools and coating must be done with Tremco PUMA Cleaner.

  • Is the odor emitted by PUMA Technology harmful?

    No. Tremco PUMA components contain both polyurethane methacrylate and methyl methacrylate. While these ingredients carry a distinct odor, neither are harmful. In fact, the chemical makeup is almost identical to acrylics used in nail salons.

  • What is the minimum temperature for application and curing of PUMA Technology?

    PUMA Technology can be applied down to 20 °F/ -7 °C.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of PUMA Technology?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete.

  • Where can you use PUMA Technology?

    PUMA technology can be used in both traffic coating (Vulkem EWS) and below grade (TREMproof PUMA) applications.

  • What application conditions must the concrete adhere to before coating with Vulkem EWS or TREMproof PUMA?

    Concrete shall be water cured and attain a 4000 PSI minimum compressive strength for vehicular or heavy duty traffic and 3000 PSI minimum for pedestrian, buried or non-traffic bearing systems. All concrete shall be shotblast to a ICRI CSP #3-#4 finish. Moisture content in the concrete must be lower than 6% as measured using a Tramex CME 4 Moisture Meter. Depending on concrete construction and job site location, additional concrete testing may be required. Please contact your local Tremco Sales or Technical Representative.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of Vulkem EWS or TREMproof PUMA?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete. Please contact your local Tremco Sales or Technical Representative when choosing the appropriate system for your application.

  • Where can you use PUMA Technology?

    PUMA technology can be used in both traffic coating (Vulkem EWS) and below grade (TREMproof PUMA) applications.

  • What application conditions must the concrete adhere to before coating with Vulkem EWS or TREMproof PUMA?

    Concrete shall be water cured and attain a 4000 PSI minimum compressive strength for vehicular or heavy duty traffic and 3000 PSI minimum for pedestrian, buried or non-traffic bearing systems. All concrete shall be shotblast to a ICRI CSP #3-#4 finish. Moisture content in the concrete must be lower than 6% as measured using a Tramex CME 4 Moisture Meter. Depending on concrete construction and job site location, additional concrete testing may be required. Please contact your local Tremco Sales or Technical Representative.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of Vulkem EWS or TREMproof PUMA?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete. Please contact your local Tremco Sales or Technical Representative when choosing the appropriate system for your application.

  • Where can you use PUMA Technology?

    PUMA technology can be used in both traffic coating (Vulkem EWS) and below grade (TREMproof PUMA) applications.

  • What application conditions must the concrete adhere to before coating with Vulkem EWS or TREMproof PUMA?

    Concrete shall be water cured and attain a 4000 PSI minimum compressive strength for vehicular or heavy duty traffic and 3000 PSI minimum for pedestrian, buried or non-traffic bearing systems. All concrete shall be shotblast to a ICRI CSP #3-#4 finish. Moisture content in the concrete must be lower than 6% as measured using a Tramex CME 4 Moisture Meter. Depending on concrete construction and job site location, additional concrete testing may be required. Please contact your local Tremco Sales or Technical Representative.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of Vulkem EWS or TREMproof PUMA?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete. Please contact your local Tremco Sales or Technical Representative when choosing the appropriate system for your application.

  • Where can you use PUMA Technology?

    PUMA technology can be used in both traffic coating (Vulkem EWS) and below grade (TREMproof PUMA) applications.

  • What application conditions must the concrete adhere to before coating with Vulkem EWS or TREMproof PUMA?

    Concrete shall be water cured and attain a 4000 PSI minimum compressive strength for vehicular or heavy duty traffic and 3000 PSI minimum for pedestrian, buried or non-traffic bearing systems. All concrete shall be shotblast to a ICRI CSP #3-#4 finish. Moisture content in the concrete must be lower than 6% as measured using a Tramex CME 4 Moisture Meter. Depending on concrete construction and job site location, additional concrete testing may be required. Please contact your local Tremco Sales or Technical Representative.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of Vulkem EWS or TREMproof PUMA?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete. Please contact your local Tremco Sales or Technical Representative when choosing the appropriate system for your application.

  • Can I use solvents with PUMA Technology?

    No. Traditional construction solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, etc. cannot be used with PUMA Technology. All cleaning of tools and coating must be done with Tremco PUMA Cleaner.

  • What is the minimum temperature for application and curing of PUMA Technology?

    PUMA Technology can be applied down to 20 ˚F (-7 ˚C).

  • Is the odor emitted by PUMA Technology harmful?

    No. Tremco PUMA Components contain both polyurethane methacrylate and methyl methacrylate. While these ingredients carry a distinct odor, neither are harmful. In fact, the chemical makeup is almost identical to acrylics used in nail salons.

  • How long between coats do i have to wait during the application of PUMA Technology?

    Each layer of all PUMA Technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete.

  • How damp can the substrate be prior to sealant application?

    Concrete should not be wet to touch; a quick method to test substrate for surface dampness is to apply tape (duct or masking preferred). If the tape adheres to the substrate, the surface is dry enough to apply sealant. If there is no adhesion between the tape and the substrate, repeat the test in 30-minute increments. The concrete can be damp during application, but do not apply sealant where there is standing water in or close to the joints.

    Please note that a clean and sound substrate is always required when applying any sealant.

  • When is it acceptable to apply Dymonic 100 to green concrete?

    Dymonic 100 can be applied to green concrete 24 hours after the forms have been removed. All concrete sealers or curing agents need to be removed by grinding before applying sealant.

  • What is the minimum batch size for a custom color order?

    Increments of 20 cases. Lead time, upcharge and minimum order quantities on special colors are listed on current customer policy documents.

  • What does the “100” stand for?

    Dymonic 100 has been tested and confirmed by ATI to have +100% extension and-50% compressions per a modified ASTM C719 test.

  • Are product samples available?

    All standard colors in cartridges will be available for sampling.

  • What is the high service temperature limit for ExoAir fluids?

    ExoAir 120 and ExoAir 220 can handle intermittent temperatures of up to 158˚F (70°C). ExoAir 130 and ExoAir 230 can handle intermittent temperatures of up to 240˚F (115°C).

  • Is a primer needed?

    Primer is not required prior to application of ExoAir 120/220. ExoAir Primer is also generally not required when applying ExoAir 230 unless you are applying it onto metal or transitioning it onto the exposed face of ExoAir 110. ExoAir Primer is required prior to the application of ExoAir 110.

  • What are the cure times for ExoAir fluid-applied membranes?

    The cure-through of the ExoAir fluids ranges between 24-48 hours when evaluated at temperatures between 40°F - 90°F (5°C - 32°C) and relative humidity between 50-75%. When co-sprayed with calcium chloride solution, ExoAir 120 will require approximately 30 minutes to become tack-free. but 24 hours to achieve full cure.

  • What are the recommended minimum application thicknesses for ExoAir fluid-applied membranes (wet and dry mils) and the coverage rate at that thickness?

    ExoAir 120: 60 wet mils to achieve 40 dry mils  (25 sq ft/gallon)      
    ExoAir 220: 70 wet mils to achieve 40 dry mils (23 sq ft/gallon)
    ExoAir 230: 70 wet mils to achieve 35 dry mils (23 sq ft/gallon)
    Note: There are 1000 mils in 1” (25.4mm), so 40 dry mils = 0.04” (1mm).

  • What is the low temperature application limit for ExoAir fluids?

    Tremco recommends that fluid-applied ExoAir membranes be applied to surfaces and ambient conditions above 40˚F (5°C). ExoAir fluids should not be applied to surfaces or when ambient conditions are expected to fall and remain below 40˚F (5°C) during the 24 hours immediately following installation.

  • Are ExoAir membranes self-sealing?

    Yes, all the ExoAir membranes have passed the ASTM tests for nail sealability. The typical nail sealability tests include a smooth roofing nail. Tremco has also tested for nail sealability with a variety of screws and other fasteners. Please refer to the Technical Bulletin for nail sealability.

  • How are construction gaps detailed prior to the application of ExoAir membranes?

    Construction gaps in exterior substrates less than 1/16” (1.6mm) do not require detailing prior to the application of ExoAir membranes. Construction gaps greater than 1/16” (1.6mm) need to be filled with Tremflex 834, ExoAir Termination Mastic or Dymeric 240FC. Allow sufficient time for detail work to cure prior to application of ExoAir 120, 220 or 230.  Tremflex 834 can be coated over with the ExoAir fluids after about 1 hour.  Allow the ExoAir Termination Mastic and Dymeric 240FC to cure overnight before application of the ExoAir fluids.

  • How is mil thickness verified?

    During installation, a standard wet mil thickness gauge is used every 50-100 sq ft to verify thickness. It can also be approximated by staging material.  For example, ExoAir 120 is applied at 25 sq ft/gallon and if a 5-gallon pail is being used, approximately 125 sq ft could be installed with one pail of product.  By applying the contents of one pail of ExoAir 120 to 125 sq ft of wall area, you attain an average of 60 wet mils thickness over that area.

  • How long should ExoAir fluids cure through prior to performing adhesion testing?

    Allow the ExoAir fluids to cure for a minimum of 2-4 days prior to performing adhesion testing. If during this cure period the fluids are exposed to temperatures below 40˚F (5°C), you may have to wait longer in order to achieve a full through cure prior to perform adhesion testing.

  • What is the maximum time that ExoAir membranes can be left exposed to UV?

    ExoAir fluid-applied membranes should be protected from UV exposure and possible site damage from other trades as soon as possible following application. Any prolonged exposure requires an inspection of the membrane in order to evaluate continuity and repair any damage.  The following UV exposure periods are acceptable provided the membrane has not been compromised: ExoAir 120 – 30 days, ExoAir 220 – 6 months, ExoAir 230 – 6 months.  ExoAir 230 may be permanently exposed behind metal panels where the membrane can be seen through the joints in the panels.

  • What is the shelf life of ExoAir fluid-applied air barrier membranes? products?

    12 months.

  • What is the high service temperature limit for ExoAir fluids?

    ExoAir 120 and ExoAir 220 can handle intermittent temperatures of up to 158˚F (70°C).  ExoAir 130 and ExoAir 230 can handle intermittent temperatures of up to 240˚F (115°C).

  • Is a primer needed?

    Primer is not required prior to application of ExoAir 120/220. ExoAir Primer is also generally not required when applying ExoAir 230 unless you are applying it onto metal or transitioning it onto the exposed face of ExoAir 110. ExoAir Primer is required prior to the application of ExoAir 110.

  • What are the cure times for ExoAir fluid-applied membranes?

    The cure-through of the ExoAir fluids ranges between 24-48 hours when evaluated at temperatures between 40°F - 90°F (5°C - 32°C) and relative humidity between 50-75%. When co-sprayed with calcium chloride solution, ExoAir 120 will require approximately 30 minutes to become tack-free. but 24 hours to achieve full cure.

  • What are the recommended minimum application thicknesses for ExoAir fluid-applied membranes (wet and dry mils) and the coverage rate at that thickness?

    ExoAir 120: 60 wet mils to achieve 40 dry mils  (25 sq ft/gallon)      
    ExoAir 220: 70 wet mils to achieve 40 dry mils (23 sq ft/gallon)
    ExoAir 230: 70 wet mils to achieve 35 dry mils (23 sq ft/gallon)
    Note: There are 1000 mils in 1” (25.4mm), so 40 dry mils = 0.04” (1mm).

  • What is the low temperature application limit for ExoAir fluids?

    Tremco recommends that fluid-applied ExoAir membranes be applied to surfaces and ambient conditions above 40˚F (5°C). ExoAir fluids should not be applied to surfaces or when ambient conditions are expected to fall and remain below 40˚F (5°C) during the 24 hours immediately following installation.

  • Are ExoAir membranes self-sealing?

    Yes, all the ExoAir membranes have passed the ASTM tests for nail sealability. The typical nail sealability tests include a smooth roofing nail. Tremco has also tested for nail sealability with a variety of screws and other fasteners. Please refer to the Technical Bulletin for nail sealability.

  • How are construction gaps detailed prior to the application of ExoAir membranes?

    Construction gaps in exterior substrates less than 1/16” (1.6mm) do not require detailing prior to the application of ExoAir membranes. Construction gaps greater than 1/16” (1.6mm) need to be filled with Tremflex 834, ExoAir Termination Mastic or Dymeric 240FC. Allow sufficient time for detail work to cure prior to application of ExoAir 120, 220 or 230.  Tremflex 834 can be coated over with the ExoAir fluids after about 1 hour.  Allow the ExoAir Termination Mastic and Dymeric 240FC to cure overnight before application of the ExoAir fluids.

  • How is mil thickness verified?

    During installation, a standard wet mil thickness gauge is used every 50-100 sq ft to verify thickness. It can also be approximated by staging material.  For example, ExoAir 120 is applied at 25 sq ft/gallon and if a 5-gallon pail is being used, approximately 125 sq ft could be installed with one pail of product.  By applying the contents of one pail of ExoAir 120 to 125 sq ft of wall area, you attain an average of 60 wet mils thickness over that area.

  • How long should ExoAir fluids cure through prior to performing adhesion testing?

    Allow the ExoAir fluids to cure for a minimum of 2-4 days prior to performing adhesion testing. If during this cure period the fluids are exposed to temperatures below 40˚F (5°C), you may have to wait longer in order to achieve a full through cure prior to perform adhesion testing.

  • What is the maximum time that ExoAir membranes can be left exposed to UV?

    ExoAir fluid-applied membranes should be protected from UV exposure and possible site damage from other trades as soon as possible following application. Any prolonged exposure requires an inspection of the membrane in order to evaluate continuity and repair any damage.  The following UV exposure periods are acceptable provided the membrane has not been compromised: ExoAir 120 – 30 days, ExoAir 220 – 6 months, ExoAir 230 – 6 months.  ExoAir 230 may be permanently exposed behind metal panels where the membrane can be seen through the joints in the panels.

  • What is the shelf life of ExoAir fluid-applied air barrier membranes? products?

    12 months.

  • What is the high service temperature limit for ExoAir fluids?

    ExoAir 120 and ExoAir 220 can handle intermittent temperatures of up to 158˚F (70°C).  ExoAir 130 and ExoAir 230 can handle intermittent temperatures of up to 240˚F (115°C).

  • Is a primer needed?

    Primer is not required prior to application of ExoAir 120/220. ExoAir Primer is also generally not required when applying ExoAir 230 unless you are applying it onto metal or transitioning it onto the exposed face of ExoAir 110. ExoAir Primer is required prior to the application of ExoAir 110.

  • What are the cure times for ExoAir fluid-applied membranes?

    The cure-through of the ExoAir fluids ranges between 24-48 hours when evaluated at temperatures between 40°F - 90°F (5°C - 32°C) and relative humidity between 50-75%. When co-sprayed with calcium chloride solution, ExoAir 120 will require approximately 30 minutes to become tack-free. but 24 hours to achieve full cure.

  • What are the recommended minimum application thicknesses for ExoAir fluid-applied membranes (wet and dry mils) and the coverage rate at that thickness?

    ExoAir 120: 60 wet mils to achieve 40 dry mils  (25 sq ft/gallon)      
    ExoAir 220: 70 wet mils to achieve 40 dry mils (23 sq ft/gallon)
    ExoAir 230: 70 wet mils to achieve 35 dry mils (23 sq ft/gallon)
    Note: There are 1000 mils in 1” (25.4mm), so 40 dry mils = 0.04” (1mm).

  • What is the low temperature application limit for ExoAir fluids?

    Tremco recommends that fluid-applied ExoAir membranes be applied to surfaces and ambient conditions above 40˚F (5°C). ExoAir fluids should not be applied to surfaces or when ambient conditions are expected to fall and remain below 40˚F (5°C) during the 24 hours immediately following installation.

  • Are ExoAir membranes self-sealing?

    Yes, all the ExoAir membranes have passed the ASTM tests for nail sealability. The typical nail sealability tests include a smooth roofing nail. Tremco has also tested for nail sealability with a variety of screws and other fasteners. Please refer to the Technical Bulletin for nail sealability.

  • How are construction gaps detailed prior to the application of ExoAir membranes?

    Construction gaps in exterior substrates less than 1/16” (1.6mm) do not require detailing prior to the application of ExoAir membranes. Construction gaps greater than 1/16” (1.6mm) need to be filled with Tremflex 834, ExoAir Termination Mastic or Dymeric 240FC. Allow sufficient time for detail work to cure prior to application of ExoAir 120, 220 or 230.  Tremflex 834 can be coated over with the ExoAir fluids after about 1 hour.  Allow the ExoAir Termination Mastic and Dymeric 240FC to cure overnight before application of the ExoAir fluids.

  • How is mil thickness verified?

    During installation, a standard wet mil thickness gauge is used every 50-100 sq ft to verify thickness. It can also be approximated by staging material.  For example, ExoAir 120 is applied at 25 sq ft/gallon and if a 5-gallon pail is being used, approximately 125 sq ft could be installed with one pail of product.  By applying the contents of one pail of ExoAir 120 to 125 sq ft of wall area, you attain an average of 60 wet mils thickness over that area.

  • How long should ExoAir fluids cure through prior to performing adhesion testing?

    Allow the ExoAir fluids to cure for a minimum of 2-4 days prior to performing adhesion testing. If during this cure period the fluids are exposed to temperatures below 40˚F (5°C), you may have to wait longer in order to achieve a full through cure prior to perform adhesion testing.

  • What is the maximum time that ExoAir membranes can be left exposed to UV?

    ExoAir fluid-applied membranes should be protected from UV exposure and possible site damage from other trades as soon as possible following application. Any prolonged exposure requires an inspection of the membrane in order to evaluate continuity and repair any damage.  The following UV exposure periods are acceptable provided the membrane has not been compromised: ExoAir 120 – 30 days, ExoAir 220 – 6 months, ExoAir 230 – 6 months.  ExoAir 230 may be permanently exposed behind metal panels where the membrane can be seen through the joints in the panels.

  • What is the shelf life of ExoAir fluid-applied air barrier membranes? products?

    12 months.

  • Is a primer needed?
    Primer is not required prior to application of ExoAir 120/220. ExoAir Primer is also generally not required when applying ExoAir 230 unless you are applying it onto metal or transitioning it onto the exposed face of ExoAir 110. ExoAir Primer is required prior to the application of ExoAir 110.
  • Are ExoAir membranes self-sealing?
    Yes, all the ExoAir membranes have passed the ASTM tests for nail sealability. The typical nail sealability tests include a smooth roofing nail. Tremco has also tested for nail sealability with a variety of screws and other fasteners. Please refer to the Technical Bulletin for nail sealability.
  • Why would I use Tremco Proglaze ETA in lieu of a typical sealant bead?

    In many cavity wall-to-window and air barrier-to-window applications, window framing design and wall construction present many challenges associated with effective connection of these systems with a conventional sealant bead.  Bond line surface areas, incompatibility of components, adhesion between products and ultimate movement capability are all concerns.  Proglaze ETA addresses all of these concerns thereby minimizing long-term risk and ensuring designed performance requirements.  Contact your local Tremco Sales Representative for your job-specific requirements.

  • Can Proglaze ETA be used for vinyl window (residential) applications?

    Proglaze ETA was not designed for these types of windows.  Tremco would be happy to review your specific project requirements and assist in developing a solution to address this connectivity for your application.  Contact the Design Engineering Group in Ashland, Ohio at 800-321-6357 for assistance.

  • Can the window or wall manufacturer get a custom-designed Proglaze ETA for their system?

    Non-standard corners may be designed but will have longer lead times and minimum production quantities. The cost for tooling can be over $10,000, so custom designs will be addressed as needed. In designing the standard systems, Tremco has tried to anticipate several common job issues that can be addressed through slight modification or adaptation of standard parts. Contact the Design Engineering Group in Ashland, Ohio at 800-321-6357 for job-specific requirements and recommendations.

  • Can Tremco assist me in selecting the proper Proglaze ETA system for my specific application?

    Given the many possible variables associated with selection and use of Proglaze ETA, the Design Engineering Group in Ashland, Ohio (800-321-6357) should be contacted for assistance.  Please provide shop drawings and the design group will work with you to develop an appropriate Proglaze ETA solution for your specific project..

  • Does Tremco offer a variety of Proglaze ETA systems to accommodate various window systems and offset facades. If so, how many Proglaze ETA systems are there?

    Tremco offers a variety of ETA systems to address variations in window design and placement on the building facade.  There are three standard Proglaze ETA systems.  These can be viewed through website links for application details.  The standard Proglaze ETA systems are as follows:

    System 1 – 6” wide extrusion (requires Extruded Aluminum Adaptor)

    System 2
    – 6” wide extrusion with off-set dart (requires Extruded Aluminum Adaptor)

    System 3
    – 8” wide extrusion developed for Pressure Bar Systems (does not require Extruded Aluminum Adaptor)

  • At the sill plate, some window systems are designed with weep holes. Would the Proglaze ETA possibly channel water in the wrong direction at that point?

    Weeps need to be kept open to prevent accumulation of water in the system. The original Proglaze ETA System 1 is applied at what some would call the wet-line. This is where the primary seal connects the window and/or wall frame to the façade covered with the air barrier product. Proglaze ETA System 2, with off-set dart design, has the ability to seal the outer surface of the window and/or wall system from the cavity. This would then prevent any water from penetrating any metal-to-metal joinery not properly sealed. It would also prevent water from entering the glazing pocket and penetrating around improperly sealed metal-to-metal joinery.

  • How are Proglaze ETA corners properly shingled/flashed?

    Proglaze ETA corners are flashed by trimming the silicone extrusion's dart back approximately 1" (2.54cm) to allow for overlapping or proper shingling at the molded corner. Reference the installation instructions for detailed, specific information on creating this transition.

  • Is Proglaze ETA compatible with other air barrier manufacturers' products?

    Proglaze ETA has been installed successfully with other air barrier manufacturers' products.  Tremco will not be able to offer the 5-year air-and-moisture connection performance warranty in this case, however, as it is only available when Proglaze ETA is used in conjunction with Tremco's ExoAir Air Barrier Systems.  The 5-year connection warrants that air or water shall not pass through the Proglaze ETA system as long as the system has been installed consistent with Tremco's installation instructions.

  • Proglaze ETA is manufactured from transluscent silicone. Is Proglaze ETA available in custom colors?

    Yes, Tremco Proglaze ETA can be extruded in colors other than the standard transluscent sheet.  ETA is extruded from transluscent silicone in order to provide on-site quality control measures as effective and continuous wet out of the sheet onto the perimeter substrate using Tremco Spectrem 1 silicone sealant can be monitored.  Use of a pigmented silicone would negate this QC opportunity. For custom color inquiries please contact Tremco's Customer Service in Ashland, Ohio at 1-800-321-6357.

  • If a standard Proglaze ETA system is not feasible for my application, can a custom system be developed to meet my requirements?

    Yes. Please provide shop drawings for the design group's review.

  • Can a Proglaze ETA System be used with stucco and/or EIFS systems?

    Yes.  Proglaze ETA has passed industry-standard air and water performance testing when installed under a stucco façade.  Additionally, the Proglaze ETA system was specified and installed during the refurbishment of our corporate headquarters building in Beachwood, Ohio in conjunction with an EIFS system.

  • Can components included in the Proglaze ETA systems be purchased individually such as the molded corners or lineals?

    If individual Proglaze ETA components are needed, contact Tremco's Customer Service in Ashland Ohio at 1-800-321-6357 for assistance.

  • If the Proglaze ETA gland or corners are inadvertently cut or torn during installation or while in service, can it be repaired?

    If Proglaze ETA is accidentally torn or cut while being installed or while in service, it can be easily repaired.  The process for repairing the ETA gland is detailed out in our installation instructions.  For additional assistance, contact the Design Engineering Group in Ashland at 800-321-6357.

  • How does the Proglaze ETA System 1 & 2 metal adaptor work on non-mitered wall/window systems?

    The metal adaptor allows the Proglaze ETA System 1 or System 2 silicone rubber extrusion to cross over open-ended mullions. This is detailed in our installation instructions. The mechanical fasteners only need to be placed every 12 inches on center. This allows the metal adaptor to span a good distance before it needs to be mechanically supported and should easily span across the open-ended mullion. Many wall systems do apply a metal end cap to allow the caulker to seal the open end of the mullion. By using the metal adaptor, they may not need to apply this end cap.It is up to the wall/window manufacturer, though, to make this decision since they may need to seal their metal for proper water drainage management.

  • How is the Proglaze ETA System installed around anchors, support shims and other window opening obstructions?

    Proglaze ETA System 1 & 2 metal adaptors must not interfere with these supports. It is important that the window and/or wall manufacturer review these conditions with the installer and approve the location of Proglaze ETA and its connection with their window system. To avoid interference with shims and/or anchors, Proglaze ETA System 3 or ribbed silicone sheets may be a better choice. Contact the Design Engineering Group in Ashland, Ohio at 800-321-6357 for assistance with a project review and job specific concerns and recommendations.

  • Who should I contact regarding ETA quotations, availability or status of an order?

    For inquiries regarding ETA quotations, availability or the status of an order contact Tremco's Customer Service in Ashland, Ohio at 800-321-6357.

  • Which trade is responsible for installing Proglaze ETA and connecting it to the air barrier?

    It is generally the glazing contractor’s responsibility to complete the tie-in and will be part of their bid package. The glazing contractor could always choose to sub this out to another trade.

  • What sizes are the Proglaze ETA gland currently available in and will other sizes be added to the existing offering?

    We occasionally add different sizes and shapes to our standard offering of Proglaze ETA parts.  We currently offer 3”, 4”, 6”, and 8” (76, 102, 152 and 203mm) gland extrusions.

  • Are other types of Proglaze ETA molded corners and extrusions available?

    Yes.  These components are referred to as Proglaze ETA Connections.  We have 3D molded corners for inside and outside corners of the wall system in addition to  translucent silicone extrusions in various widths.  These additional components extend the installation capabilities for other complex connections.  Contact Design Engineering in Ashland, Ohio at 800-321-6357 for recommendations as to which materials will best suit the needs of your specific project.

  • Are the Tremco Proglaze ETA metal adaptors available in lengths longer than the standard 60" (1.52m)?

    In designing the Proglaze ETA systems, Tremco consulted with a variety of window manufacturers.  Common feedback was a preference for an adaptor length that could be easily handled in the field by a single contractor.  Lengths longer than 60" (1.52m) become cumbersome and may require multiple contractors.  Additionally, 60" (1.52m) lengths are easily packaged and shipped.  Irrespective of length, there is little to no waste of the Proglaze ETA adaptors as ends are easily butted thereby allowing use of shorter pieces that are cut to size in the field.

  • Does my window system need to be installed prior to Proglaze ETA?

    In most cases, the window system must be installed prior to Proglaze ETA. We have found that many general contractors have adjusted the installation sequence of their wall system to accommodate the use of Proglaze ETA. This will allow the installer to make sure the connection between the window and/or wall system can be made properly, and that our Proglaze ETA system allows them to visually inspect the connection. If the facade is already in place, contact Tremco's Design Engineering Group in Ashland at 800-321-6357 for assistance in determining other available options.

  • Does Tremco have a “100% Silicone Glazing Sealant”?

    The term 100% silicone sealant indicates that the sealant is a RTV (room temperature vulcanized) silicone sealant and is not a hybrid such as a MS (polyether silyated) or SPUR (silyated polyurethane) sealant. Tremco’s silicone sealants are 100% silicone or RTV silicone sealants.

  • Can I seal compressed tapes with a silicone, urethane or acrylic sealant?

    Tremco compressed tapes are compatible with and can be sealed with silicone, urethane and acrylic sealants. If the tape is sealed, however, the vapor-permeability is reduced due to the moisture vapor transmission value of the sealant. Tremco compressed tapes are UV- and weather-resistant and require no additional seal.

  • Are illmod 600, ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco fire-resistant?

    illmod 600, ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco are classified as B1 according to DIN 4102 (highly flame-resistant, producing little smoke and no burning droplets).

  • Can I use compressed tapes for non-parallel joints?
    Tremco manufactures several widths of compressed tapes and the appropriate size should be used in accordance with joint widths. Joints that are not parallel may require the use of more than one width of compressed tape.
  • As compared to a typical joint consisting of joint backing and sealant, how much time is required to install Tremco compressed tapes?
    Depending on joint size, the installation of Tremco compressed tapes can generally be completed in 20% of the time as compared to a typical sealant joint.
  • At warmer temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand more rapidly. What can be done to slow the rate of expansion to facilitate installation?
    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to slow the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a cool, dry environment prior to application. The cooler the tape is, the slower it expands.
  • In colder temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand very slowly. What can be done to accelerate the rate of expansion?
    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to accelerate the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a warm, dry environment prior to application. The warmer the tape is, the more quickly it expands.
  • Once placed in the joint, how much time is required for Tremco's compressed tapes to fully expand and close the joint?
    At a temperature of 68°F(20°C), Tremco compressed tapes will fully expand in about 45 minutes. The tapes will expand slower in colder temperatures and faster at higher temperatures.
  • Tremco compressed tapes can be installed onto wet or damp substrates. In this condition, the adhesive may not initially hold the tape onto the substrate or in the joint. What steps can be taken to facilitate installation?
    The self-adhesive is only an installation aid. The compressed tape can be installed and shimmed intermittently to hold the tape in place. After the tape has fully expanded, the shims should be removed. The voids in the tape created by the shims will self-seal through expansion of the tape once the shims have been removed.
  • Why are Tremco compressed tapes designed such that the depth is always greater than the width?
    Tremco compressed tapes are designed such that the depth is greater than the width in order to prevent displacing of the tape from the joint during cyclic movement.
  • What surfaces will ExoAir Flex Foam adhere to?
    ExoAir® Flex Foam will gain satisfactory adhesion to most window materials and other common building materials.
  • What are the industry test methods conducted on ExoAir Flex Foam?

    ExoAir® Flex Foam has been tested in accordance with AAMA 812 and ASTM D2842.

    • AAMA 812 is a voluntary practice for assessment of single component aerosol expanding polyurethane foams for sealing rough openings of fenestration installations
      • ExoAir® Flex Foam had a maximum pressure build of 0.633 psi which indicates low potential for bowing or warping of windows and doors
    • ASTM D2842-06 is a standard test method for water absorption of rigid cellular plastics, Procedure B
      • After 96 hours of immersion, ExoAir® Flex Foam had a .03% water absorption which indicates there is little or no water absorption

     

  • Are both straw and gun-grade products available?
    ExoAir® Flex Foam is available in gun-grade only
  • Are product samples available?
    Please contact your sales representative if a sample is needed.
  • Can I seal compressed tapes with a silicone, urethane or acrylic sealant?

    Tremco compressed tapes are compatible with and can be sealed with silicone, urethane and acrylic sealants. If the tape is sealed, however, the vapor-permeability is reduced due to the moisture vapor transmission value of the sealant. Tremco compressed tapes are UV- and weather-resistant and require no additional seal.

  • Are illmod 600, ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco fire-resistant?

    illmod 600, ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco are classified as B1 according to DIN 4102 (highly flame-resistant, producing little smoke and no burning droplets).

  • Can I use compressed tapes for non-parallel joints?
    Tremco manufactures several widths of compressed tapes and the appropriate size should be used in accordance with joint widths. Joints that are not parallel may require the use of more than one width of compressed tape.
  • As compared to a typical joint consisting of joint backing and sealant, how much time is required to install Tremco compressed tapes?
    Depending on joint size, the installation of Tremco compressed tapes can generally be completed in 20% of the time as compared to a typical sealant joint.
  • At warmer temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand more rapidly. What can be done to slow the rate of expansion to facilitate installation?
    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to slow the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a cool, dry environment prior to application. The cooler the tape is, the slower it expands.
  • In colder temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand very slowly. What can be done to accelerate the rate of expansion?
    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to accelerate the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a warm, dry environment prior to application. The warmer the tape is, the more quickly it expands.
  • Once placed in the joint, how much time is required for Tremco's compressed tapes to fully expand and close the joint?
    At a temperature of 68°F(20°C), Tremco compressed tapes will fully expand in about 45 minutes. The tapes will expand slower in colder temperatures and faster at higher temperatures.
  • Tremco compressed tapes can be installed onto wet or damp substrates. In this condition, the adhesive may not initially hold the tape onto the substrate or in the joint. What steps can be taken to facilitate installation?
    The self-adhesive is only an installation aid. The compressed tape can be installed and shimmed intermittently to hold the tape in place. After the tape has fully expanded, the shims should be removed. The voids in the tape created by the shims will self-seal through expansion of the tape once the shims have been removed.
  • Can I seal compressed tapes with a silicone, urethane or acrylic sealant?

    Tremco compressed tapes are compatible with and can be sealed with silicone, urethane and acrylic sealants. If the tape is sealed, however, the vapor-permeability is reduced due to the moisture vapor transmission value of the sealant. Tremco compressed tapes are UV- and weather-resistant and require no additional seal.

  • Are illmod 600, ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco fire-resistant?

    illmod 600ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco are classified as B1 according to DIN 4102 (highly flame-resistant, producing little smoke and no burning droplets).

  • Can I use compressed tapes for non-parallel joints?

    Tremco manufactures several widths of compressed tapes and the appropriate size should be used in accordance with joint widths. Joints that are not parallel may require the use of more than one width of compressed tape.

  • As compared to a typical joint consisting of joint backing and sealant, how much time is required to install Tremco compressed tapes?

    Depending on joint size, the installation of Tremco compressed tapes can generally be completed in 20% of the time as compared to a typical sealant joint.

  • At warmer temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand more rapidly. What can be done to slow the rate of expansion to facilitate installation?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to slow the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a cool, dry environment prior to application.  The cooler the tape is, the slower it expands.

  • In colder temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand very slowly. What can be done to accelerate the rate of expansion?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to accelerate the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a warm, dry environment prior to application.  The warmer the tape is, the more quickly it expands.

  • Once placed in the joint, how much time is required for Tremco's compressed tapes to fully expand and close the joint?

    At a temperature of 68°F(20°C), Tremco compressed tapes will fully expand in about 45 minutes. The tapes will expand slower in colder temperatures and faster at higher temperatures.

  • Tremco compressed tapes can be installed onto wet or damp substrates. In this condition, the adhesive may not initially hold the tape onto the substrate or in the joint. What steps can be taken to facilitate installation?

    The self-adhesive is only an installation aid.  The compressed tape can be installed and shimmed intermittently to hold the tape in place.  After the tape has fully expanded, the shims should be removed.  The voids in the tape created by the shims will self-seal through expansion of the tape once the shims have been removed.

  • Why are Tremco compressed tapes designed such that the depth is always greater than the width?

    Tremco compressed tapes are designed such that the depth is greater than the width in order to prevent displacing of the tape from the joint during cyclic movement.

  • How damp can the substrate be prior to sealant application?
    Concrete should not be wet to touch; a quick method to test substrate for surface dampness is to apply tape (duct or masking preferred). If the tape adheres to the substrate, the surface is dry enough to apply sealant. If there is no adhesion between the tape and the substrate, repeat the test in 30-minute increments. The concrete can be damp during application, but do not apply sealant where there is standing water in or close to the joints. Please note that a clean and sound substrate is always required when applying any sealant.
  • When is it acceptable to apply Dymonic 100 to green concrete?
    Dymonic 100 can be applied to green concrete 24 hours after the forms have been removed. All concrete sealers or curing agents need to be removed by grinding before applying sealant.
  • What is the minimum batch size for a custom color order?
    Increments of 20 cases. Lead time, upcharge and minimum order quantities on special colors are listed on current customer policy documents.
  • What does the “100” stand for?
    Dymonic 100 has been tested and confirmed by ATI to have +100% extension and-50% compressions per a modified ASTM C719 test.
  • Are product samples available?
    All standard colors in cartridges will be available for sampling.
  • Does Tremco have a “100% Silicone Glazing Sealant”?

    The term 100% silicone sealant indicates that the sealant is a RTV (room temperature vulcanized) silicone sealant and is not a hybrid such as a MS (polyether silyated) or SPUR (silyated polyurethane) sealant. Tremco’s silicone sealants are 100% silicone or RTV silicone sealants.

  • What type of glazing materials does Tremco provide to the glazing market?

    Tremco manufactures and sells a variety of silicone sealants such as Spectrem 1, Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG, Proglaze II.  In addition, Tremco offers a wide variety of standard and custom extruded rubber products (EPDM, neoprene, silicone and thermoplastics), shimmed and unshimmed butyl tapes, and foamed urethane tapes.

  • What type of glazing materials does Tremco provide to the glazing market?
    Tremco manufactures and sells a variety of silicone sealants such as Spectrem 1, Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG, Proglaze II. In addition, Tremco offers a wide variety of standard and custom extruded rubber products (EPDM, neoprene, silicone and thermoplastics), shimmed and unshimmed butyl tapes, and foamed urethane tapes.
  • What is in-plant structural glazing and how does it differ from field structural glazing?
    In-plant structural glazing is the process of assembling a structural glazing assembly in a factory environment. Usually the assemblies are sealed with a 2-part meter mix silicone sealant which is characterized by a fast chemical cure. Sealants applied in this manner develop sufficient cure so that the units can be moved to the jobsite within 24 hrs. Tremco's 2-part silicone sealant, Proglaze II, is specifically designed for this type of application. Field Structural Glazing involves installation of the infill into the frame in the field. The glass panel and approved structural silicone glazing sealants and glazing accessories are applied on-site. Single-component, moisture cure silicone sealants are typically used in these applications. Cure rate of these sealants is dependent on the temperature, humidity and depth of the silicone sealant required. Complete cure of a 1/4-inch-deep (6mm) silicone bead can take approximately two weeks with this type of sealant. Glass retainers are used to temporarily stabilize and secure the assembly until the silicone sealant has completely cured. Tremco provides two structural silicone sealants, Spectrem 2 and Proglaze SSG, approved for these applications.
  • What are the requirements for a structural silicone sealant?
    A structural silicone sealant must, as a minimum, meet ASTM C1184 in order to qualify as a tensile or weatherseal sealant in Structural Glazing Applications. Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG and Proglaze II meet the minimum performance criteria as listed in this specification.
  • What type of glazing materials does Tremco provide to the glazing market?
    Tremco manufactures and sells a variety of silicone sealants such as Spectrem 1, Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG, Proglaze II. In addition, Tremco offers a wide variety of standard and custom extruded rubber products (EPDM, neoprene, silicone and thermoplastics), shimmed and unshimmed butyl tapes, and foamed urethane tapes.
  • What are the requirements for a structural silicone sealant?
    A structural silicone sealant must, as a minimum, meet ASTM C1184 in order to qualify as a tensile or weatherseal sealant in Structural Glazing Applications. Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG and Proglaze II meet the minimum performance criteria as listed in this specification.
  • Does Tremco have a “100% Silicone Glazing Sealant”?
    The term 100% silicone sealant indicates that the sealant is a RTV (room temperature vulcanized) silicone sealant and is not a hybrid such as a MS (polyether silyated) or SPUR (silyated polyurethane) sealant. Tremco’s silicone sealants are 100% silicone or RTV silicone sealants.
  • What type of glazing materials does Tremco provide to the glazing market?
    Tremco manufactures and sells a variety of silicone sealants such as Spectrem 1, Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG, Proglaze II. In addition, Tremco offers a wide variety of standard and custom extruded rubber products (EPDM, neoprene, silicone and thermoplastics), shimmed and unshimmed butyl tapes, and foamed urethane tapes.
  • Does Tremco have a “100% Silicone Glazing Sealant”?
    The term 100% silicone sealant indicates that the sealant is a RTV (room temperature vulcanized) silicone sealant and is not a hybrid such as a MS (polyether silyated) or SPUR (silyated polyurethane) sealant. Tremco’s silicone sealants are 100% silicone or RTV silicone sealants.
  • What type of glazing materials does Tremco provide to the glazing market?
    Tremco manufactures and sells a variety of silicone sealants such as Spectrem 1, Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG, Proglaze II. In addition, Tremco offers a wide variety of standard and custom extruded rubber products (EPDM, neoprene, silicone and thermoplastics), shimmed and unshimmed butyl tapes, and foamed urethane tapes.
  • What are the requirements for a structural silicone sealant?
    A structural silicone sealant must, as a minimum, meet ASTM C1184 in order to qualify as a tensile or weatherseal sealant in Structural Glazing Applications. Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG and Proglaze II meet the minimum performance criteria as listed in this specification.
  • Does Tremco have a “100% Silicone Glazing Sealant”?

    The term 100% silicone sealant indicates that the sealant is a RTV (room temperature vulcanized) silicone sealant and is not a hybrid such as a MS (polyether silyated) or SPUR (silyated polyurethane) sealant. Tremco’s silicone sealants are 100% silicone or RTV silicone sealants.

  • Does Tremco have a “100% Silicone Glazing Sealant”?

    The term 100% silicone sealant indicates that the sealant is a RTV (room temperature vulcanized) silicone sealant and is not a hybrid such as a MS (polyether silyated) or SPUR (silyated polyurethane) sealant. Tremco’s silicone sealants are 100% silicone or RTV silicone sealants.

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • What type of glazing materials does Tremco provide to the glazing market?

    Tremco manufactures and sells a variety of silicone sealants such as Spectrem 1, Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG, Proglaze II.  In addition, Tremco offers a wide variety of standard and custom extruded rubber products (EPDM, neoprene, silicone and thermoplastics), shimmed and unshimmed butyl tapes, and foamed urethane tapes.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • How long must Vulkem coating systems be allowed to cure prior to exposure to pedestrian/ vehicular traffic?

    Minimum recommended cure times are as follows:  Vulkem 350 with 950NF or 951NF Pedestrian Deck Coating is 12 hours.  Vulkem 350/351 Pedestrian Deck Coating and the Vulkem 350/950NF/951NF Vehicular Traffic System are 24 hours.  The Vulkem 350/345/346 Vehicular Traffic System is 72 hours.  Please note that these are minimum recommended cure times and site specific conditions, weather and temperature all impact cure rate and interlaminary adhesion development.  Contact your local sales representative for project specific recommendations.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?o prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

     

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

     

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • Can I use solvents with PUMA technology?

    No. Traditional constructions solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, etc cannot be used with PUMA Technology. All cleaning of tools and coating must be done with Tremco PUMA Cleaner.

  • What is the minimum temperature for application and curing of PUMA Technology?

    PUMA Technology can be applied down to 20 °F/ -7 °C.

  • Is the odor emitted by PUMA Technology harmful?

    No. Tremco PUMA components contain both polyurethane methacrylate and methyl methacrylate. While these ingredients carry a distinct odor, neither are harmful. In fact, the chemical makeup is almost identical to acrylics used in nail salons.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of PUMA Technology?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • How long must Vulkem coating systems be allowed to cure prior to exposure to pedestrian/ vehicular traffic?

    Minimum recommended cure times are as follows: Vulkem 350 with 950NF or 951NF Pedestrian Deck Coating is 12 hours. Vulkem 350/351 Pedestrian Deck Coating and the Vulkem 350/950NF/951NF Vehicular Traffic System are 24 hours. The Vulkem 350/345/346 Vehicular Traffic System is 72 hours. Please note that these are minimum recommended cure times and site specific conditions, weather and temperature all impact cure rate and interlaminary adhesion development. Contact your local sales representative for project specific recommendations.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • How long must Vulkem coating systems be allowed to cure prior to exposure to pedestrian/ vehicular traffic?

    Minimum recommended cure times are as follows: Vulkem 350 with 950NF or 951NF Pedestrian Deck Coating is 12 hours. Vulkem 350/351 Pedestrian Deck Coating and the Vulkem 350/950NF/951NF Vehicular Traffic System are 24 hours. The Vulkem 350/345/346 Vehicular Traffic System is 72 hours. Please note that these are minimum recommended cure times and site specific conditions, weather and temperature all impact cure rate and interlaminary adhesion development. Contact your local sales representative for project specific recommendations.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • How long must Vulkem coating systems be allowed to cure prior to exposure to pedestrian/ vehicular traffic?

    Minimum recommended cure times are as follows: Vulkem 350 with 950NF or 951NF Pedestrian Deck Coating is 12 hours. Vulkem 350/351 Pedestrian Deck Coating and the Vulkem 350/950NF/951NF Vehicular Traffic System are 24 hours. The Vulkem 350/345/346 Vehicular Traffic System is 72 hours. Please note that these are minimum recommended cure times and site specific conditions, weather and temperature all impact cure rate and interlaminary adhesion development. Contact your local sales representative for project specific recommendations.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • How long must Vulkem coating systems be allowed to cure prior to exposure to pedestrian/ vehicular traffic?

    Minimum recommended cure times are as follows: Vulkem 350 with 950NF or 951NF Pedestrian Deck Coating is 12 hours. Vulkem 350/351 Pedestrian Deck Coating and the Vulkem 350/950NF/951NF Vehicular Traffic System are 24 hours. The Vulkem 350/345/346 Vehicular Traffic System is 72 hours. Please note that these are minimum recommended cure times and site specific conditions, weather and temperature all impact cure rate and interlaminary adhesion development. Contact your local sales representative for project specific recommendations.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • How long must Vulkem coating systems be allowed to cure prior to exposure to pedestrian/ vehicular traffic?

    Minimum recommended cure times are as follows: Vulkem 350 with 950NF or 951NF Pedestrian Deck Coating is 12 hours. Vulkem 350/351 Pedestrian Deck Coating and the Vulkem 350/950NF/951NF Vehicular Traffic System are 24 hours. The Vulkem 350/345/346 Vehicular Traffic System is 72 hours. Please note that these are minimum recommended cure times and site specific conditions, weather and temperature all impact cure rate and interlaminary adhesion development. Contact your local sales representative for project specific recommendations.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • How long must Vulkem coating systems be allowed to cure prior to exposure to pedestrian/ vehicular traffic?

    Minimum recommended cure times are as follows: Vulkem 350 with 950NF or 951NF Pedestrian Deck Coating is 12 hours. Vulkem 350/351 Pedestrian Deck Coating and the Vulkem 350/950NF/951NF Vehicular Traffic System are 24 hours. The Vulkem 350/345/346 Vehicular Traffic System is 72 hours. Please note that these are minimum recommended cure times and site specific conditions, weather and temperature all impact cure rate and interlaminary adhesion development. Contact your local sales representative for project specific recommendations.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • How long must Vulkem coating systems be allowed to cure prior to exposure to pedestrian/ vehicular traffic?

    Minimum recommended cure times are as follows: Vulkem 350 with 950NF or 951NF Pedestrian Deck Coating is 12 hours. Vulkem 350/351 Pedestrian Deck Coating and the Vulkem 350/950NF/951NF Vehicular Traffic System are 24 hours. The Vulkem 350/345/346 Vehicular Traffic System is 72 hours. Please note that these are minimum recommended cure times and site specific conditions, weather and temperature all impact cure rate and interlaminary adhesion development. Contact your local sales representative for project specific recommendations.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • How long must Vulkem coating systems be allowed to cure prior to exposure to pedestrian/ vehicular traffic?

    Minimum recommended cure times are as follows: Vulkem 350 with 950NF or 951NF Pedestrian Deck Coating is 12 hours. Vulkem 350/351 Pedestrian Deck Coating and the Vulkem 350/950NF/951NF Vehicular Traffic System are 24 hours. The Vulkem 350/345/346 Vehicular Traffic System is 72 hours. Please note that these are minimum recommended cure times and site specific conditions, weather and temperature all impact cure rate and interlaminary adhesion development. Contact your local sales representative for project specific recommendations.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • How long must Vulkem coating systems be allowed to cure prior to exposure to pedestrian/ vehicular traffic?

    Minimum recommended cure times are as follows: Vulkem 350 with 950NF or 951NF Pedestrian Deck Coating is 12 hours. Vulkem 350/351 Pedestrian Deck Coating and the Vulkem 350/950NF/951NF Vehicular Traffic System are 24 hours. The Vulkem 350/345/346 Vehicular Traffic System is 72 hours. Please note that these are minimum recommended cure times and site specific conditions, weather and temperature all impact cure rate and interlaminary adhesion development. Contact your local sales representative for project specific recommendations.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • How long must Vulkem coating systems be allowed to cure prior to exposure to pedestrian/ vehicular traffic?

    Minimum recommended cure times are as follows: Vulkem 350 with 950NF or 951NF Pedestrian Deck Coating is 12 hours. Vulkem 350/351 Pedestrian Deck Coating and the Vulkem 350/950NF/951NF Vehicular Traffic System are 24 hours. The Vulkem 350/345/346 Vehicular Traffic System is 72 hours. Please note that these are minimum recommended cure times and site specific conditions, weather and temperature all impact cure rate and interlaminary adhesion development. Contact your local sales representative for project specific recommendations.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • How long must Vulkem coating systems be allowed to cure prior to exposure to pedestrian/ vehicular traffic?

    Minimum recommended cure times are as follows: Vulkem 350 with 950NF or 951NF Pedestrian Deck Coating is 12 hours. Vulkem 350/351 Pedestrian Deck Coating and the Vulkem 350/950NF/951NF Vehicular Traffic System are 24 hours. The Vulkem 350/345/346 Vehicular Traffic System is 72 hours. Please note that these are minimum recommended cure times and site specific conditions, weather and temperature all impact cure rate and interlaminary adhesion development. Contact your local sales representative for project specific recommendations.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • How long must Vulkem coating systems be allowed to cure prior to exposure to pedestrian/ vehicular traffic?

    Minimum recommended cure times are as follows: Vulkem 350 with 950NF or 951NF Pedestrian Deck Coating is 12 hours. Vulkem 350/351 Pedestrian Deck Coating and the Vulkem 350/950NF/951NF Vehicular Traffic System are 24 hours. The Vulkem 350/345/346 Vehicular Traffic System is 72 hours. Please note that these are minimum recommended cure times and site specific conditions, weather and temperature all impact cure rate and interlaminary adhesion development. Contact your local sales representative for project specific recommendations.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • How long must Vulkem coating systems be allowed to cure prior to exposure to pedestrian/ vehicular traffic?

    Minimum recommended cure times are as follows: Vulkem 350 with 950NF or 951NF Pedestrian Deck Coating is 12 hours. Vulkem 350/351 Pedestrian Deck Coating and the Vulkem 350/950NF/951NF Vehicular Traffic System are 24 hours. The Vulkem 350/345/346 Vehicular Traffic System is 72 hours. Please note that these are minimum recommended cure times and site specific conditions, weather and temperature all impact cure rate and interlaminary adhesion development. Contact your local sales representative for project specific recommendations.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • Can I use solvents with PUMA technology?

    No. Traditional constructions solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, etc cannot be used with PUMA Technology. All cleaning of tools and coating must be done with Tremco PUMA Cleaner.

  • What is the minimum temperature for application and curing of PUMA Technology?

    PUMA Technology can be applied down to 20 °F/ -7 °C.

  • Is the odor emitted by PUMA Technology harmful?

    No. Tremco PUMA components contain both polyurethane methacrylate and methyl methacrylate. While these ingredients carry a distinct odor, neither are harmful. In fact, the chemical makeup is almost identical to acrylics used in nail salons.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of PUMA Technology?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete.

  • Can I use solvents with PUMA technology?

    No. Traditional constructions solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, etc cannot be used with PUMA Technology. All cleaning of tools and coating must be done with Tremco PUMA Cleaner.

  • What is the minimum temperature for application and curing of PUMA Technology?

    PUMA Technology can be applied down to 20 °F/ -7 °C.

  • Is the odor emitted by PUMA Technology harmful?

    No. Tremco PUMA components contain both polyurethane methacrylate and methyl methacrylate. While these ingredients carry a distinct odor, neither are harmful. In fact, the chemical makeup is almost identical to acrylics used in nail salons.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of PUMA Technology?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete.

  • How long must Vulkem coating systems be allowed to cure prior to exposure to pedestrian/ vehicular traffic?

    Minimum recommended cure times are as follows: Vulkem 350 with 950NF or 951NF Pedestrian Deck Coating is 12 hours. Vulkem 350/351 Pedestrian Deck Coating and the Vulkem 350/950NF/951NF Vehicular Traffic System are 24 hours. The Vulkem 350/345/346 Vehicular Traffic System is 72 hours. Please note that these are minimum recommended cure times and site specific conditions, weather and temperature all impact cure rate and interlaminary adhesion development. Contact your local sales representative for project specific recommendations.

  • I am in the process of applying one of Tremco's multi-coat Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems and it has rained. What do I need to do prior to proceeding?

    Prior to proceeding, existing moisture should be removed and the surface should be wiped with a compliant, non-alcohol based solvent or other approved cleaner.  Contact Technical Services for recommendations.  Allow the solvent to flash dry.  Prime using either Vulkem 191 Primer or TREMprime Multi-Surface Urethane Primer. Primer selection is driven by local compliance and regulations and secondarily by contractor preference.  Apply primer at recommended coverage rates found on the primer selection guide on the website.  Dry times will vary by primer and will also be affected by temperature and humidity conditions.  Vulkem 191 Primer should dry to a "tack" and Tremco Multi-Surface Urethane Primer should be allowed to fully dry prior to proceeding with application of the subsequent Vulkem coating.  Please consult Tremco’s Technical Services team.

  • What is the minimum application and curing temperature for Vulkem Traffic Coating Systems?

    Vulkem Traffic Coatings should be applied to dry, frost-free substrates having a temperature of 40 °F (5 °C) and rising. For specific project recommendations, please contact Technical Services or your local sales representative.

  • What general recommendations should be followed when applying Vulkem Traffic Coatings to plywood or metal substrates?

    Wood must be a minimum 5/8” (16mm) thickness exterior grade plywood laid with the "A" side up and securely fastened to meet local uplift and other building code requirements. A consistent 1/16" joint should be provided between adjacent panels.  See Tremco details for appropriate detailing of joints prior to application of coating.  Reference system specific product data sheets for priming requirements and other application guidelines.  Metal substrates must be restored to a clean, bright finish free of oxidation, previously applied coatings and other residue or contaminants. Metal substrates should be primed with Tremco’s TREMprime Non-Porous Primer.  For priming coverage rates and application techniques, please call Technical Service.

  • How long should concrete be allowed to cure prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings?

    Concrete should be water-cured and in place a minimum of 14 days, and rubber mat tested, thermal imaged or otherwise evaluated for maximum allowable moisture prior to the application of Vulkem Traffic Coatings. Contact Technical Services for preferred or approved gauges and evaluation methods.

  • Can I apply Vulkem Traffic Coatings over concrete that has curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied to the surface?

    Vulkem Coatings should not be applied to concrete that has had curing agents, sealers or water repellants applied. All concrete surfaces must be clean, sound and free of all contamination. Chemical and/or mechanical surface preparation may be required. Contact Tremco Technical Services or your local sales representative for project specific requirements.

  • Can I use solvents with PUMA technology?

    No. Traditional constructions solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, etc cannot be used with PUMA Technology. All cleaning of tools and coating must be done with Tremco PUMA Cleaner.

  • What is the minimum temperature for application and curing of PUMA Technology?

    PUMA Technology can be applied down to 20 °F/ -7 °C.

  • Is the odor emitted by PUMA Technology harmful?

    No. Tremco PUMA components contain both polyurethane methacrylate and methyl methacrylate. While these ingredients carry a distinct odor, neither are harmful. In fact, the chemical makeup is almost identical to acrylics used in nail salons.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of PUMA Technology?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete.

  • Can I seal compressed tapes with a silicone, urethane or acrylic sealant?

    Tremco compressed tapes are compatible with and can be sealed with silicone, urethane and acrylic sealants. If the tape is sealed, however, the vapor-permeability is reduced due to the moisture vapor transmission value of the sealant. Tremco compressed tapes are UV- and weather-resistant and require no additional seal.

  • Are illmod 600, ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco fire-resistant?

    illmod 600ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco are classified as B1 according to DIN 4102 (highly flame-resistant, producing little smoke and no burning droplets).

  • Can I use compressed tapes for non-parallel joints?

    Tremco manufactures several widths of compressed tapes and the appropriate size should be used in accordance with joint widths.  Joints that are not parallel may require the use of more than one width of compressed tape.

  • As compared to a typical joint consisting of joint backing and sealant, how much time is required to install Tremco compressed tapes?

    Depending on joint size, the installation of Tremco compressed tapes can generally be completed in 20% of the time as compared to a typical sealant joint.

  • At warmer temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand more rapidly. What can be done to slow the rate of expansion to facilitate installation?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to slow the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a cool, dry environment prior to application.  The cooler the tape is, the slower it expands.

  • In colder temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand very slowly. What can be done to accelerate the rate of expansion?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to accelerate the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a warm, dry environment prior to application.  The warmer the tape is, the more quickly it expands.

  • Once placed in the joint, how much time is required for Tremco's compressed tapes to fully expand and close the joint?

    At a temperature of 68°F(20°C), Tremco compressed tapes will fully expand in about 45 minutes. The tapes will expand slower in colder temperatures and faster at higher temperatures.

  • Tremco compressed tapes can be installed onto wet or damp substrates. In this condition, the adhesive may not initially hold the tape onto the substrate or in the joint. What steps can be taken to facilitate installation?

    The self-adhesive is only an installation aid.  The compressed tape can be installed and shimmed intermittently to hold the tape in place.  After the tape has fully expanded, the shims should be removed.  The voids in the tape created by the shims will self-seal through expansion of the tape once the shims have been removed.

  • Why are Tremco compressed tapes designed such that the depth is always greater than the width?

    Tremco compressed tapes are designed such that the depth is greater than the width in order to prevent displacing of the tape from the joint during cyclic movement.

  • What surfaces will ExoAir Flex Foam adhere to?

    ExoAir® Flex Foam will gain satisfactory adhesion to most window materials and other common building materials.

  • What are the industry test methods conducted on ExoAir Flex Foam?

    ExoAir® Flex Foam has been tested in accordance with AAMA 812 and ASTM D2842.

    • AAMA 812 is a voluntary practice for assessment of single component aerosol expanding polyurethane foams for sealing rough openings of fenestration installations
      • ExoAir® Flex Foam had a maximum pressure build of 0.633 psi which indicates low potential for bowing or warping of windows and doors
    • ASTM D2842-06 is a standard test method for water absorption of rigid cellular plastics, Procedure B
      • After 96 hours of immersion, ExoAir® Flex Foam had a .03% water absorption which indicates there is little or no water absorption
  • Are both straw and gun-grade products available?

    ExoAir® Flex Foam is available in gun-grade only.

  • Are product samples available?

    Please contact your sales representative if a sample is needed.

  • Can I seal compressed tapes with a silicone, urethane or acrylic sealant?

    Tremco compressed tapes are compatible with and can be sealed with silicone, urethane and acrylic sealants. If the tape is sealed, however, the vapor-permeability is reduced due to the moisture vapor transmission value of the sealant. Tremco compressed tapes are UV- and weather-resistant and require no additional seal.

  • Are illmod 600, ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco fire-resistant?

    illmod 600ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco are classified as B1 according to DIN 4102 (highly flame-resistant, producing little smoke and no burning droplets).

  • Can I use compressed tapes for non-parallel joints?

    Tremco manufactures several widths of compressed tapes and the appropriate size should be used in accordance with joint widths.  Joints that are not parallel may require the use of more than one width of compressed tape.

  • As compared to a typical joint consisting of joint backing and sealant, how much time is required to install Tremco compressed tapes?

    Depending on joint size, the installation of Tremco compressed tapes can generally be completed in 20% of the time as compared to a typical sealant joint.

  • At warmer temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand more rapidly. What can be done to slow the rate of expansion to facilitate installation?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to slow the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a cool, dry environment prior to application.  The cooler the tape is, the slower it expands.

  • In colder temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand very slowly. What can be done to accelerate the rate of expansion?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to accelerate the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a warm, dry environment prior to application.  The warmer the tape is, the more quickly it expands.

  • Once placed in the joint, how much time is required for Tremco's compressed tapes to fully expand and close the joint?

    At a temperature of 68°F(20°C), Tremco compressed tapes will fully expand in about 45 minutes. The tapes will expand slower in colder temperatures and faster at higher temperatures.

  • Tremco compressed tapes can be installed onto wet or damp substrates. In this condition, the adhesive may not initially hold the tape onto the substrate or in the joint. What steps can be taken to facilitate installation?

    The self-adhesive is only an installation aid.  The compressed tape can be installed and shimmed intermittently to hold the tape in place.  After the tape has fully expanded, the shims should be removed.  The voids in the tape created by the shims will self-seal through expansion of the tape once the shims have been removed.

  • Can I seal compressed tapes with a silicone, urethane or acrylic sealant?

    Tremco compressed tapes are compatible with and can be sealed with silicone, urethane and acrylic sealants. If the tape is sealed, however, the vapor-permeability is reduced due to the moisture vapor transmission value of the sealant. Tremco compressed tapes are UV- and weather-resistant and require no additional seal.

  • Are illmod 600, ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco fire-resistant?

    illmod 600ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco are classified as B1 according to DIN 4102 (highly flame-resistant, producing little smoke and no burning droplets).

  • Can I use compressed tapes for non-parallel joints?

    Tremco manufactures several widths of compressed tapes and the appropriate size should be used in accordance with joint widths. Joints that are not parallel may require the use of more than one width of compressed tape.

  • As compared to a typical joint consisting of joint backing and sealant, how much time is required to install Tremco compressed tapes?

    Depending on joint size, the installation of Tremco compressed tapes can generally be completed in 20% of the time as compared to a typical sealant joint.

  • At warmer temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand more rapidly. What can be done to slow the rate of expansion to facilitate installation?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to slow the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a cool, dry environment prior to application.  The cooler the tape is, the slower it expands.

  • In colder temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand very slowly. What can be done to accelerate the rate of expansion?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to accelerate the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a warm, dry environment prior to application.  The warmer the tape is, the more quickly it expands.

  • Once placed in the joint, how much time is required for Tremco's compressed tapes to fully expand and close the joint?

    At a temperature of 68°F(20°C), Tremco compressed tapes will fully expand in about 45 minutes. The tapes will expand slower in colder temperatures and faster at higher temperatures.

  • Tremco compressed tapes can be installed onto wet or damp substrates. In this condition, the adhesive may not initially hold the tape onto the substrate or in the joint. What steps can be taken to facilitate installation?

    The self-adhesive is only an installation aid.  The compressed tape can be installed and shimmed intermittently to hold the tape in place.  After the tape has fully expanded, the shims should be removed.  The voids in the tape created by the shims will self-seal through expansion of the tape once the shims have been removed.

  • Why are Tremco compressed tapes designed such that the depth is always greater than the width?

    Tremco compressed tapes are designed such that the depth is greater than the width in order to prevent displacing of the tape from the joint during cyclic movement.

  • Why would I use Tremco Proglaze ETA in lieu of a typical sealant bead?

    In many cavity wall-to-window and air barrier-to-window applications, window framing design and wall construction present many challenges associated with effective connection of these systems with a conventional sealant bead.  Bond line surface areas, incompatibility of components, adhesion between products and ultimate movement capability are all concerns.  Proglaze ETA addresses all of these concerns thereby minimizing long-term risk and ensuring designed performance requirements.  Contact your local Tremco Sales Representative for your job-specific requirements.

  • Can Proglaze ETA be used for vinyl window (residential) applications?

    Proglaze ETA was not designed for these types of windows.  Tremco would be happy to review your specific project requirements and assist in developing a solution to address this connectivity for your application.  Contact the Design Engineering Group in Ashland, Ohio at 800-321-6357 for assistance.

  • Can the window or wall manufacturer get a custom-designed Proglaze ETA for their system?

    Non-standard corners may be designed but will have longer lead times and minimum production quantities.  The cost for tooling can be over $10,000, so custom designs will be addressed as needed. In designing the standard systems, Tremco has tried to anticipate several common job issues that can be addressed through slight modification or adaptation of standard parts.  Contact the Design Engineering Group in Ashland, Ohio at 800-321-6357 for job-specific requirements and recommendations.

  • Can Tremco assist me in selecting the proper Proglaze ETA system for my specific application?

    Given the many possible variables associated with selection and use of Proglaze ETA, the Design Engineering Group in Ashland, Ohio (800-321-6357) should be contacted for assistance.  Please provide shop drawings and the design group will work with you to develop an appropriate Proglaze ETA solution for your specific project.

  • Does Tremco offer a variety of Proglaze ETA systems to accommodate various window systems and offset facades. If so, how many Proglaze ETA systems are there?

    Tremco offers a variety of ETA systems to address variations in window design and placement on the building facade.  There are three standard Proglaze ETA systems.  These can be viewed through website links for application details.  The standard Proglaze ETA systems are as follows:

    System 1 – 6” wide extrusion (requires Extruded Aluminum Adaptor)

    System 2
     – 6” wide extrusion with off-set dart (requires Extruded Aluminum Adaptor)

    System 3
     – 8” wide extrusion developed for Pressure Bar Systems (does not require Extruded Aluminum Adaptor)

  • At the sill plate, some window systems are designed with weep holes. Would the Proglaze ETA possibly channel water in the wrong direction at that point?

    Weeps need to be kept open to prevent accumulation of water in the system.  The original Proglaze ETA System 1 is applied at what some would call the wet-line. This is where the primary seal connects the window and/or wall frame to the façade covered with the air barrier product. Proglaze ETA System 2, with off-set dart design, has the ability to seal the outer surface of the window and/or wall system from the cavity. This would then prevent any water from penetrating any metal-to-metal joinery not properly sealed. It would also prevent water from entering the glazing pocket and penetrating around improperly sealed metal-to-metal joinery.

  • How are Proglaze ETA corners properly shingled/flashed?

    Proglaze ETA corners are flashed by trimming the silicone extrusion's dart back approximately 1" (2.54cm) to allow for overlapping or proper shingling at the molded corner.  Reference the installation instructions for detailed, specific information on creating this transition.

  • Is Proglaze ETA compatible with other air barrier manufacturers' products?

    Proglaze ETA has been installed successfully with other air barrier manufacturers' products.  Tremco will not be able to offer the 5-year air-and-moisture connection performance warranty in this case, however, as it is only available when Proglaze ETA is used in conjunction with Tremco's ExoAir Air Barrier Systems.  The 5-year connection warrants that air or water shall not pass through the Proglaze ETA system as long as the system has been installed consistent with Tremco's installation instructions.

  • Proglaze ETA is manufactured from transluscent silicone. Is Proglaze ETA available in custom colors?

    Yes, Tremco Proglaze ETA can be extruded in colors other than the standard transluscent sheet.  ETA is extruded from transluscent silicone in order to provide on-site quality control measures as effective and continuous wet out of the sheet onto the perimeter substrate using Tremco Spectrem 1 silicone sealant can be monitored.  Use of a pigmented silicone would negate this QC opportunity. For custom color inquiries please contact Tremco's Customer Service in Ashland, Ohio at 1-800-321-6357.

  • If a standard Proglaze ETA system is not feasible for my application, can a custom system be developed to meet my requirements?

    Yes.  Please provide shop drawings for the design group's review.

  • Can a Proglaze ETA System be used with stucco and/or EIFS systems?

    Yes.  Proglaze ETA has passed industry-standard air and water performance testing when installed under a stucco façade.  Additionally, the Proglaze ETA system was specified and installed during the refurbishment of our corporate headquarters building in Beachwood, Ohio in conjunction with an EIFS system.

  • Can components included in the Proglaze ETA systems be purchased individually such as the molded corners or lineals?

    If individual Proglaze ETA components are needed, contact Tremco's Customer Service in Ashland Ohio at 1-800-321-6357 for assistance.

  • If the Proglaze ETA gland or corners are inadvertently cut or torn during installation or while in service, can it be repaired?

    If Proglaze ETA is accidentally torn or cut while being installed or while in service, it can be easily repaired.  The process for repairing the ETA gland is detailed out in our installation instructions.  For additional assistance, contact the Design Engineering Group in Ashland at 800-321-6357.

  • How does the Proglaze ETA System 1 & 2 metal adaptor work on non-mitered wall/window systems?

    The metal adaptor allows the Proglaze ETA System 1 or System 2 silicone rubber extrusion to cross over open-ended mullions. This is detailed in our installation instructions. The mechanical fasteners only need to be placed every 12 inches on center. This allows the metal adaptor to span a good distance before it needs to be mechanically supported and should easily span across the open-ended mullion. Many wall systems do apply a metal end cap to allow the caulker to seal the open end of the mullion. By using the metal adaptor, they may not need to apply this end cap.It is up to the wall/window manufacturer, though, to make this decision since they may need to seal their metal for proper water drainage management.

  • How is the Proglaze ETA System installed around anchors, support shims and other window opening obstructions?

    Proglaze ETA System 1 & 2 metal adaptors must not interfere with these supports. It is important that the window and/or wall manufacturer review these conditions with the installer and approve the location of Proglaze ETA and its connection with their window system. To avoid interference with shims and/or anchors, Proglaze ETA System 3 or ribbed silicone sheets may be a better choice.  Contact the Design Engineering Group in Ashland, Ohio at 800-321-6357 for assistance with a project review and job specific concerns and recommendations.

  • Who should I contact regarding ETA quotations, availability or status of an order?

    For inquiries regarding ETA quotations, availability or the status of an order contact Tremco's Customer Service in Ashland, Ohio at 800-321-6357.

  • Which trade is responsible for installing Proglaze ETA and connecting it to the air barrier?

    It is generally the glazing contractor’s responsibility to complete the tie-in and will be part of their bid package.  The glazing contractor could always choose to sub this out to another trade. 

  • What sizes are the Proglaze ETA gland currently available in and will other sizes be added to the existing offering?

    We occasionally add different sizes and shapes to our standard offering of Proglaze ETA parts.  We currently offer 3”, 4”, 6”, and 8” (76, 102, 152 and 203mm) gland extrusions.

  • Are other types of Proglaze ETA molded corners and extrusions available?

    Yes.  These components are referred to as Proglaze ETA Connections.  We have 3D molded corners for inside and outside corners of the wall system in addition to  translucent silicone extrusions in various widths.  These additional components extend the installation capabilities for other complex connections.  Contact Design Engineering in Ashland, Ohio at 800-321-6357 for recommendations as to which materials will best suit the needs of your specific project.

  • Are the Tremco Proglaze ETA metal adaptors available in lengths longer than the standard 60" (1.52m)?

    In designing the Proglaze ETA systems, Tremco consulted with a variety of window manufacturers.  Common feedback was a preference for an adaptor length that could be easily handled in the field by a single contractor.  Lengths longer than 60" (1.52m) become cumbersome and may require multiple contractors.  Additionally, 60" (1.52m) lengths are easily packaged and shipped.  Irrespective of length, there is little to no waste of the Proglaze ETA adaptors as ends are easily butted thereby allowing use of shorter pieces that are cut to size in the field.

  • Does my window system need to be installed prior to Proglaze ETA?

    In most cases, the window system must be installed prior to Proglaze ETA. We have found that many general contractors have adjusted the installation sequence of their wall system to accommodate the use of Proglaze ETA.  This will allow the installer to make sure the connection between the window and/or wall system can be made properly, and that our Proglaze ETA system allows them to visually inspect the connection. If the facade is already in place, contact Tremco's Design Engineering Group in Ashland at 800-321-6357 for assistance in determining other available options.

  • Does Tremco have a “100% Silicone Glazing Sealant”?

    The term 100% silicone sealant indicates that the sealant is a RTV (room temperature vulcanized) silicone sealant and is not a hybrid such as a MS (polyether silyated) or SPUR (silyated polyurethane) sealant. Tremco’s silicone sealants are 100% silicone or RTV silicone sealants.

  • What type of glazing materials does Tremco provide to the glazing market?

    Tremco manufactures and sells a variety of silicone sealants such as Spectrem 1, Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG, Proglaze II. In addition, Tremco offers a wide variety of standard and custom extruded rubber products (EPDM, neoprene, silicone and thermoplastics), shimmed and unshimmed butyl tapes, and foamed urethane tapes.

  • What is in-plant structural glazing and how does it differ from field structural glazing?

    In-plant structural glazing is the process of assembling a structural glazing assembly in a factory environment. Usually the assemblies are sealed with a 2-part meter mix silicone sealant which is characterized by a fast chemical cure. Sealants applied in this manner develop sufficient cure so that the units can be moved to the jobsite within 24 hrs. Tremco's 2-part silicone sealant, Proglaze II, is specifically designed for this type of application.
    Field Structural Glazing involves installation of the infill into the frame in the field. The glass panel and approved structural silicone glazing sealants and glazing accessories are applied on-site. Single-component, moisture cure silicone sealants are typically used in these applications. Cure rate of these sealants is dependent on the temperature, humidity and depth of the silicone sealant required. Complete cure of a 1/4-inch-deep (6mm) silicone bead can take approximately two weeks with this type of sealant. Glass retainers are used to temporarily stabilize and secure the assembly until the silicone sealant has completely cured. Tremco provides two structural silicone sealants, Spectrem 2 and Proglaze SSG, approved for these applications.

  • What are the requirements for a structural silicone sealant?

    A structural silicone sealant must, as a minimum, meet ASTM C1184 in order to qualify as a tensile or weatherseal sealant in Structural Glazing Applications. Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG and Proglaze II meet the minimum performance criteria as listed in this specification.

  • What type of glazing materials does Tremco provide to the glazing market?

    Tremco manufactures and sells a variety of silicone sealants such as Spectrem 1, Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG, Proglaze II.  In addition, Tremco offers a wide variety of standard and custom extruded rubber products (EPDM, neoprene, silicone and thermoplastics), shimmed and unshimmed butyl tapes, and foamed urethane tapes.

  • What are the requirements for a structural silicone sealant?

    A structural silicone sealant must, as a minimum, meet ASTM C1184 in order to qualify as a tensile or weatherseal sealant in Structural Glazing Applications. Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG and Proglaze II meet the minimum performance criteria as listed in this specification.

  • Does Tremco have a “100% Silicone Glazing Sealant”?

    The term 100% silicone sealant indicates that the sealant is a RTV (room temperature vulcanized) silicone sealant and is not a hybrid such as a MS (polyether silyated) or SPUR (silyated polyurethane) sealant. Tremco’s silicone sealants are 100% silicone or RTV silicone sealants.

  • What type of glazing materials does Tremco provide to the glazing market?

    Tremco manufactures and sells a variety of silicone sealants such as Spectrem 1, Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG, Proglaze II.  In addition, Tremco offers a wide variety of standard and custom extruded rubber products (EPDM, neoprene, silicone and thermoplastics), shimmed and unshimmed butyl tapes, and foamed urethane tapes.

  • Does Tremco have a “100% Silicone Glazing Sealant”?

    The term 100% silicone sealant indicates that the sealant is a RTV (room temperature vulcanized) silicone sealant and is not a hybrid such as a MS (polyether silyated) or SPUR (silyated polyurethane) sealant. Tremco’s silicone sealants are 100% silicone or RTV silicone sealants.

  • What type of glazing materials does Tremco provide to the glazing market?

    Tremco manufactures and sells a variety of silicone sealants such as Spectrem 1, Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG, Proglaze II.  In addition, Tremco offers a wide variety of standard and custom extruded rubber products (EPDM, neoprene, silicone and thermoplastics), shimmed and unshimmed butyl tapes, and foamed urethane tapes.

  • What are the requirements for a structural silicone sealant?

    A structural silicone sealant must, as a minimum, meet ASTM C1184 in order to qualify as a tensile or weatherseal sealant in Structural Glazing Applications. Spectrem 2, Proglaze SSG and Proglaze II meet the minimum performance criteria as listed in this specification.

  • Does Tremco have a “100% Silicone Glazing Sealant”?

    The term 100% silicone sealant indicates that the sealant is a RTV (room temperature vulcanized) silicone sealant and is not a hybrid such as a MS (polyether silyated) or SPUR (silyated polyurethane) sealant. Tremco’s silicone sealants are 100% silicone or RTV silicone sealants.

  • Does Tremco have a “100% Silicone Glazing Sealant”?

    The term 100% silicone sealant indicates that the sealant is a RTV (room temperature vulcanized) silicone sealant and is not a hybrid such as a MS (polyether silyated) or SPUR (silyated polyurethane) sealant. Tremco’s silicone sealants are 100% silicone or RTV silicone sealants.

  • Does Tremco have a “100% Silicone Glazing Sealant”?

    The term 100% silicone sealant indicates that the sealant is a RTV (room temperature vulcanized) silicone sealant and is not a hybrid such as a MS (polyether silyated) or SPUR (silyated polyurethane) sealant. Tremco’s silicone sealants are 100% silicone or RTV silicone sealants.

  • What is the service temperature range for polyurethane sealants?

    The service temperature range for polyurethane sealants is -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C).

  • How can I remove excess polyurethane sealant from a substrate or clothing?

    Physically remove excess sealant by wiping, scraping or cutting.  Residual traces of sealant can be removed by wiping the surface with a cloth or abrasive pad saturated with a solvent such as mineral spirits or xylene. Test a hidden area of the surface to be cleaned to ensure no adverse effects due to solvent interaction. Where abrasive pads are used, care should be exercised in order to ensure the surface appearance is not adversely effected.

  • What is the maximum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be less than 150°F (66°C) at the time the sealant is applied.

  • What is the minimum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be 40°F (4°C) and rising or above at the time the sealant is applied. It is also recommended that the sealant be stored at room temperature prior to application.

  • Are polyurethane sealants paintable?

    Polyurethane sealants are paintable once they are fully cured. Adhesion of the paint to the sealant should be evaluated through a site mockup to determine appropriateness of use.  Additionally, for applications involving dynamically moving joints, it should be expected that the paint film will tear exposing the sealant below.  For this reason, it is recommended that the sealant and the paint be of similar colors.

  • What is the average cure rate for a single-component polyurethane sealant?

    Curing of polyurethane sealants occurs at approximately 1/16” (1.66mm) depth per day at 75°F (24°C) and 50% RH. The cure time will increase as the temperature and/or humidity decreases. A good rule of thumb is an additional 24 hours of cure for every 10°F (-12°C) decrease in temperature.

  • What is the shelf life for polyurethane sealants?

    The shelf life for Tremco polyurethanes is 6 to 24 months depending on type of sealant and/or packaging. Please contact Technical Service for specific shelf life of a product at 866-209-2404.

  • How damp can the substrate be prior to sealant application?

    Concrete should not be wet to touch; a quick method to test substrate for surface dampness is to apply tape (duct or masking preferred). If the tape adheres to the substrate, the surface is dry enough to apply sealant. If there is no adhesion between the tape and the substrate, repeat the test in 30-minute increments. The concrete can be damp during application, but do not apply sealant where there is standing water in or close to the joints.

    Please note that a clean and sound substrate is always required when applying any sealant.

  • When is it acceptable to apply Dymonic 100 to green concrete?

    Dymonic 100 can be applied to green concrete 24 hours after the forms have been removed. All concrete sealers or curing agents need to be removed by grinding before applying sealant.

  • What is the minimum batch size for a custom color order?

    Increments of 20 cases. Lead time, upcharge and minimum order quantities on special colors are listed on current customer policy documents.

  • What does the “100” stand for?

    Dymonic 100 has been tested and confirmed by ATI to have +100% extension and-50% compressions per a modified ASTM C719 test.

  • Are product samples available?

    All standard colors in cartridges will be available for sampling.

  • What is the service temperature range for polyurethane sealants?

    The service temperature range for polyurethane sealants is -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C).

  • How can I remove excess polyurethane sealant from a substrate or clothing?

    Physically remove excess sealant by wiping, scraping or cutting.  Residual traces of sealant can be removed by wiping the surface with a cloth or abrasive pad saturated with a solvent such as mineral spirits or xylene. Test a hidden area of the surface to be cleaned to ensure no adverse effects due to solvent interaction. Where abrasive pads are used, care should be exercised in order to ensure the surface appearance is not adversely effected.

  • What is the maximum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be less than 150°F (66°C) at the time the sealant is applied.

  • What is the minimum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be 40°F (4°C) and rising or above at the time the sealant is applied. It is also recommended that the sealant be stored at room temperature prior to application.

  • Are polyurethane sealants paintable?

    Polyurethane sealants are paintable once they are fully cured. Adhesion of the paint to the sealant should be evaluated through a site mockup to determine appropriateness of use.  Additionally, for applications involving dynamically moving joints, it should be expected that the paint film will tear exposing the sealant below.  For this reason, it is recommended that the sealant and the paint be of similar colors.

  • What is the average cure rate for a single-component polyurethane sealant?

    Curing of polyurethane sealants occurs at approximately 1/16” (1.66mm) depth per day at 75°F (24°C) and 50% RH. The cure time will increase as the temperature and/or humidity decreases. A good rule of thumb is an additional 24 hours of cure for every 10°F (-12°C) decrease in temperature.

  • What is the shelf life for polyurethane sealants?

    The shelf life for Tremco polyurethanes is 6 to 24 months depending on type of sealant and/or packaging. Please contact Technical Service for specific shelf life of a product at 866-209-2404.

  • What is the service temperature range for polyurethane sealants?

    The service temperature range for polyurethane sealants is -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C).

  • How can I remove excess polyurethane sealant from a substrate or clothing?

    Physically remove excess sealant by wiping, scraping or cutting.  Residual traces of sealant can be removed by wiping the surface with a cloth or abrasive pad saturated with a solvent such as mineral spirits or xylene. Test a hidden area of the surface to be cleaned to ensure no adverse effects due to solvent interaction. Where abrasive pads are used, care should be exercised in order to ensure the surface appearance is not adversely effected.

  • What is the maximum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be less than 150°F (66°C) at the time the sealant is applied.

  • What is the minimum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be 40°F (4°C) and rising or above at the time the sealant is applied. It is also recommended that the sealant be stored at room temperature prior to application.

  • Are polyurethane sealants paintable?

    Polyurethane sealants are paintable once they are fully cured. Adhesion of the paint to the sealant should be evaluated through a site mockup to determine appropriateness of use.  Additionally, for applications involving dynamically moving joints, it should be expected that the paint film will tear exposing the sealant below.  For this reason, it is recommended that the sealant and the paint be of similar colors.

  • What is the average cure rate for a single-component polyurethane sealant?

    Curing of polyurethane sealants occurs at approximately 1/16” (1.66mm) depth per day at 75°F (24°C) and 50% RH. The cure time will increase as the temperature and/or humidity decreases. A good rule of thumb is an additional 24 hours of cure for every 10°F (-12°C) decrease in temperature.

  • What is the cure rate of the Vulkem 45SSL?

    Vulkem 45SSL has a skin-over time of 5 hours at 75°F at 50% RH.  At these conditions, the sealant will be tack-free in 17 hours and continue to cure at a rate of 1/16 per day.  At higher temperatures and higher humidity, the sealant will cure faster while at lower temperatures or lower humidity, cure rate will be extended.  The cure of Vulkem 45SSL can be accelerated using minimal amounts of potable water.  Contact your local Tremco sales representative or Tremco Technical Services at 866-209-2404 for specific guidelines and recommendations.

  • What is the shelf life for polyurethane sealants?

    The shelf life for Tremco polyurethanes is 6 to 24 months depending on type of sealant and/or packaging. Please contact Technical Service for specific shelf life of a product at 866-209-2404.

  • What is the service temperature range for polyurethane sealants?

    The service temperature range for polyurethane sealants is -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C).

  • How can I remove excess polyurethane sealant from a substrate or clothing?

    Physically remove excess sealant by wiping, scraping or cutting.  Residual traces of sealant can be removed by wiping the surface with a cloth or abrasive pad saturated with a solvent such as mineral spirits or xylene. Test a hidden area of the surface to be cleaned to ensure no adverse effects due to solvent interaction. Where abrasive pads are used, care should be exercised in order to ensure the surface appearance is not adversely effected.

  • What is the maximum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be less than 150°F (66°C) at the time the sealant is applied.

  • What is the minimum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be 40°F (4°C) and rising or above at the time the sealant is applied. It is also recommended that the sealant be stored at room temperature prior to application.

  • Are polyurethane sealants paintable?

    Polyurethane sealants are paintable once they are fully cured. Adhesion of the paint to the sealant should be evaluated through a site mockup to determine appropriateness of use.  Additionally, for applications involving dynamically moving joints, it should be expected that the paint film will tear exposing the sealant below.  For this reason, it is recommended that the sealant and the paint be of similar colors.

  • What is the shelf life for polyurethane sealants?

    The shelf life for Tremco polyurethanes is 6 to 24 months depending on type of sealant and/or packaging. Please contact Technical Service for specific shelf life of a product at 866-209-2404.

  • What is the service temperature range for polyurethane sealants?

    The service temperature range for polyurethane sealants is -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C).

  • How can I remove excess polyurethane sealant from a substrate or clothing?

    Physically remove excess sealant by wiping, scraping or cutting.  Residual traces of sealant can be removed by wiping the surface with a cloth or abrasive pad saturated with a solvent such as mineral spirits or xylene. Test a hidden area of the surface to be cleaned to ensure no adverse effects due to solvent interaction. Where abrasive pads are used, care should be exercised in order to ensure the surface appearance is not adversely effected.

  • What is the maximum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be less than 150°F (66°C) at the time the sealant is applied.

  • What is the minimum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be 40°F (4°C) and rising or above at the time the sealant is applied. It is also recommended that the sealant be stored at room temperature prior to application.

  • Are polyurethane sealants paintable?

    Polyurethane sealants are paintable once they are fully cured. Adhesion of the paint to the sealant should be evaluated through a site mockup to determine appropriateness of use.  Additionally, for applications involving dynamically moving joints, it should be expected that the paint film will tear exposing the sealant below.  For this reason, it is recommended that the sealant and the paint be of similar colors.

  • What is the shelf life for polyurethane sealants?

    The shelf life for Tremco polyurethanes is 6 to 24 months depending on type of sealant and/or packaging. Please contact Technical Service for specific shelf life of a product at 866-209-2404.

  • Can I seal compressed tapes with a silicone, urethane or acrylic sealant?

    Tremco compressed tapes are compatible with and can be sealed with silicone, urethane and acrylic sealants. If the tape is sealed, however, the vapor-permeability is reduced due to the moisture vapor transmission value of the sealant. Tremco compressed tapes are UV- and weather-resistant and require no additional seal.

  • Are illmod 600, ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco fire-resistant?

    illmod 600ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco are classified as B1 according to DIN 4102 (highly flame-resistant, producing little smoke and no burning droplets).

  • Can I use compressed tapes for non-parallel joints?

    Tremco manufactures several widths of compressed tapes and the appropriate size should be used in accordance with joint widths.  Joints that are not parallel may require the use of more than one width of compressed tape.

  • As compared to a typical joint consisting of joint backing and sealant, how much time is required to install Tremco compressed tapes?

    Depending on joint size, the installation of Tremco compressed tapes can generally be completed in 20% of the time as compared to a typical sealant joint.

  • At warmer temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand more rapidly. What can be done to slow the rate of expansion to facilitate installation?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to slow the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a cool, dry environment prior to application.  The cooler the tape is, the slower it expands.

  • In colder temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand very slowly. What can be done to accelerate the rate of expansion?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to accelerate the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a warm, dry environment prior to application.  The warmer the tape is, the more quickly it expands.

  • Once placed in the joint, how much time is required for Tremco's compressed tapes to fully expand and close the joint?

    At a temperature of 68°F(20°C), Tremco compressed tapes will fully expand in about 45 minutes. The tapes will expand slower in colder temperatures and faster at higher temperatures.

  • Tremco compressed tapes can be installed onto wet or damp substrates. In this condition, the adhesive may not initially hold the tape onto the substrate or in the joint. What steps can be taken to facilitate installation?

    The self-adhesive is only an installation aid.  The compressed tape can be installed and shimmed intermittently to hold the tape in place.  After the tape has fully expanded, the shims should be removed.  The voids in the tape created by the shims will self-seal through expansion of the tape once the shims have been removed.

  • Why are Tremco compressed tapes designed such that the depth is always greater than the width?

    Tremco compressed tapes are designed such that the depth is greater than the width in order to prevent displacing of the tape from the joint during cyclic movement.

  • Can I seal compressed tapes with a silicone, urethane or acrylic sealant?

    Tremco compressed tapes are compatible with and can be sealed with silicone, urethane and acrylic sealants. If the tape is sealed, however, the vapor-permeability is reduced due to the moisture vapor transmission value of the sealant. Tremco compressed tapes are UV- and weather-resistant and require no additional seal.

  • Are illmod 600, ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco fire-resistant?

    illmod 600ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco are classified as B1 according to DIN 4102 (highly flame-resistant, producing little smoke and no burning droplets).

  • Can I use compressed tapes for non-parallel joints?

    Tremco manufactures several widths of compressed tapes and the appropriate size should be used in accordance with joint widths.  Joints that are not parallel may require the use of more than one width of compressed tape.

  • As compared to a typical joint consisting of joint backing and sealant, how much time is required to install Tremco compressed tapes?

    Depending on joint size, the installation of Tremco compressed tapes can generally be completed in 20% of the time as compared to a typical sealant joint.

  • At warmer temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand more rapidly. What can be done to slow the rate of expansion to facilitate installation?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to slow the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a cool, dry environment prior to application.  The cooler the tape is, the slower it expands.

  • In colder temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand very slowly. What can be done to accelerate the rate of expansion?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to accelerate the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a warm, dry environment prior to application.  The warmer the tape is, the more quickly it expands.

  • Once placed in the joint, how much time is required for Tremco's compressed tapes to fully expand and close the joint?

    At a temperature of 68°F(20°C), Tremco compressed tapes will fully expand in about 45 minutes. The tapes will expand slower in colder temperatures and faster at higher temperatures.

  • Tremco compressed tapes can be installed onto wet or damp substrates. In this condition, the adhesive may not initially hold the tape onto the substrate or in the joint. What steps can be taken to facilitate installation?

    The self-adhesive is only an installation aid.  The compressed tape can be installed and shimmed intermittently to hold the tape in place.  After the tape has fully expanded, the shims should be removed.  The voids in the tape created by the shims will self-seal through expansion of the tape once the shims have been removed.

  • Can I seal compressed tapes with a silicone, urethane or acrylic sealant?

    Tremco compressed tapes are compatible with and can be sealed with silicone, urethane and acrylic sealants. If the tape is sealed, however, the vapor-permeability is reduced due to the moisture vapor transmission value of the sealant. Tremco compressed tapes are UV- and weather-resistant and require no additional seal.

  • Are illmod 600, ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco fire-resistant?

    illmod 600ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco are classified as B1 according to DIN 4102 (highly flame-resistant, producing little smoke and no burning droplets).

  • Can I use compressed tapes for non-parallel joints?

    Tremco manufactures several widths of compressed tapes and the appropriate size should be used in accordance with joint widths.  Joints that are not parallel may require the use of more than one width of compressed tape.

  • As compared to a typical joint consisting of joint backing and sealant, how much time is required to install Tremco compressed tapes?

    Depending on joint size, the installation of Tremco compressed tapes can generally be completed in 20% of the time as compared to a typical sealant joint.

  • At warmer temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand more rapidly. What can be done to slow the rate of expansion to facilitate installation?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to slow the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a cool, dry environment prior to application.  The cooler the tape is, the slower it expands.

  • In colder temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand very slowly. What can be done to accelerate the rate of expansion?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to accelerate the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a warm, dry environment prior to application.  The warmer the tape is, the more quickly it expands.

  • Once placed in the joint, how much time is required for Tremco's compressed tapes to fully expand and close the joint?

    At a temperature of 68°F(20°C), Tremco compressed tapes will fully expand in about 45 minutes. The tapes will expand slower in colder temperatures and faster at higher temperatures.

  • Tremco compressed tapes can be installed onto wet or damp substrates. In this condition, the adhesive may not initially hold the tape onto the substrate or in the joint. What steps can be taken to facilitate installation?

    The self-adhesive is only an installation aid.  The compressed tape can be installed and shimmed intermittently to hold the tape in place.  After the tape has fully expanded, the shims should be removed.  The voids in the tape created by the shims will self-seal through expansion of the tape once the shims have been removed.

  • Why are Tremco compressed tapes designed such that the depth is always greater than the width?

    Tremco compressed tapes are designed such that the depth is greater than the width in order to prevent displacing of the tape from the joint during cyclic movement.

  • What is the service temperature range for polyurethane sealants?

    The service temperature range for polyurethane sealants is -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C).

  • How can I remove excess polyurethane sealant from a substrate or clothing?

    Physically remove excess sealant by wiping, scraping or cutting.  Residual traces of sealant can be removed by wiping the surface with a cloth or abrasive pad saturated with a solvent such as mineral spirits or xylene. Test a hidden area of the surface to be cleaned to ensure no adverse effects due to solvent interaction. Where abrasive pads are used, care should be exercised in order to ensure the surface appearance is not adversely effected.

  • What is the maximum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be less than 150°F (66°C) at the time the sealant is applied.

  • What is the minimum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be 40°F (4°C) and rising or above at the time the sealant is applied. It is also recommended that the sealant be stored at room temperature prior to application.

  • Are polyurethane sealants paintable?

    Polyurethane sealants are paintable once they are fully cured. Adhesion of the paint to the sealant should be evaluated through a site mockup to determine appropriateness of use.  Additionally, for applications involving dynamically moving joints, it should be expected that the paint film will tear exposing the sealant below.  For this reason, it is recommended that the sealant and the paint be of similar colors.

  • What is the shelf life for polyurethane sealants?

    The shelf life for Tremco polyurethanes is 6 to 24 months depending on type of sealant and/or packaging. Please contact Technical Service for specific shelf life of a product at 866-209-2404.

  • How damp can the substrate be prior to sealant application?

    Concrete should not be wet to touch; a quick method to test substrate for surface dampness is to apply tape (duct or masking preferred). If the tape adheres to the substrate, the surface is dry enough to apply sealant. If there is no adhesion between the tape and the substrate, repeat the test in 30-minute increments. The concrete can be damp during application, but do not apply sealant where there is standing water in or close to the joints.

    Please note that a clean and sound substrate is always required when applying any sealant.

  • When is it acceptable to apply Dymonic 100 to green concrete?

    Dymonic 100 can be applied to green concrete 24 hours after the forms have been removed. All concrete sealers or curing agents need to be removed by grinding before applying sealant.

  • What is the minimum batch size for a custom color order?

    Increments of 20 cases. Lead time, upcharge and minimum order quantities on special colors are listed on current customer policy documents.

  • What does the “100” stand for?

    Dymonic 100 has been tested and confirmed by ATI to have +100% extension and-50% compressions per a modified ASTM C719 test.

  • Are product samples available?

    All standard colors in cartridges will be available for sampling.

  • What is the service temperature range for polyurethane sealants?

    The service temperature range for polyurethane sealants is -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C).

  • How can I remove excess polyurethane sealant from a substrate or clothing?

    Physically remove excess sealant by wiping, scraping or cutting.  Residual traces of sealant can be removed by wiping the surface with a cloth or abrasive pad saturated with a solvent such as mineral spirits or xylene. Test a hidden area of the surface to be cleaned to ensure no adverse effects due to solvent interaction. Where abrasive pads are used, care should be exercised in order to ensure the surface appearance is not adversely effected.

  • What is the maximum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be less than 150°F (66°C) at the time the sealant is applied.

  • What is the minimum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be 40°F (4°C) and rising or above at the time the sealant is applied. It is also recommended that the sealant be stored at room temperature prior to application.

  • Are polyurethane sealants paintable?

    Polyurethane sealants are paintable once they are fully cured. Adhesion of the paint to the sealant should be evaluated through a site mockup to determine appropriateness of use.  Additionally, for applications involving dynamically moving joints, it should be expected that the paint film will tear exposing the sealant below.  For this reason, it is recommended that the sealant and the paint be of similar colors.

  • What is the average cure rate for a single-component polyurethane sealant?

    Curing of polyurethane sealants occurs at approximately 1/16” (1.66mm) depth per day at 75°F (24°C) and 50% RH. The cure time will increase as the temperature and/or humidity decreases. A good rule of thumb is an additional 24 hours of cure for every 10°F (-12°C) decrease in temperature.

  • What is the shelf life for polyurethane sealants?

    The shelf life for Tremco polyurethanes is 6 to 24 months depending on type of sealant and/or packaging. Please contact Technical Service for specific shelf life of a product at 866-209-2404.

  • What is the rating on Tremco's fire caulk?

    Firestop products are tested, but they themselves do not carry a rating. The firestop systems carry ratings that can vary from 1 to 4 hours for any given product application. The firestop system consists of the assembly or construction, the penetrating item, and the firestop product and other required accessories.

  • What is an F Rating? T Rating? L Rating? W Rating?

    F Rating simply stands for fire resistance, and a system should be chosen that matches the F Rating to that of the assembly that is being penetrated.
    T Rating stands for temperature due to the transmission of heat through the firestop. 
    L Rating stands for leakage, and determines resistance to air passage through the firestop. 
    W Rating stands for water leakage, and determines the water resistance of the installed firestop system.

  • Are firestop products paintable?

    Our acrylic products (TREMstop Acrylic GG, TREMstop Acrylic SP, TREMstop IA+) accept paint. Silicones (Fyre-Sil and Fyre-Sil SL) will not accept paint.

  • What is the rating of the TREMstop Acrylic and TREMstop Acrylic SP?

    Products don’t have ratings, systems do. Both TREMstop Acrylic and TREMstop Acrylic SP have been extensively tested in a variety of fire-rated joint assemblies. These systems can be accessed by clicking on the link here

  • How much firestopping is required for a 2-hour rating?

    It depends. The system will tell you the quantity of firestop required, and it varies from system to system. The system will also define any additional accessories that are required, such as mineral wool or backer rod.

  • Can I loosen the firestop product up by adding water or other solvent?

    Absolutely not. Firestop products are manufactured under tight regulation to ensure product consistency to what was tested. Any deviation to the product may deteriorate performance.

  • Is your product compatible with competitor products?

    It is never a good idea for competing products to be placed in the same opening, even if it can be determined that they are chemically compatible.

  • What is the movement capability of the firestopping products?

    This answer to this question is less about the ability of the product, and more about the capability of the fire-rated joint system. While a product may display more movement capability than a tested system might indicate, the systems are fire tested at full extension of the joint, which is significantly more severe condition than simply moving a joint system. Each firestop system defines the specific movement capability.

  • If I have a 2-hour condition, but the system is for 3-hour, can I use this system?

    As long as the system is installed in accordance with the design, any system of higher rating can be placed in a lower rated assembly.

  • How do I clean product spills (clothing/carpet/concrete)?

    Acrylic products can be cleaned with warm water and soap, but this should be done before curing. Red pigment can stain and may require abrasive removal. Silicone products require xylene or similar solvent to clean from surfaces, but likely will stain and/or leave remnants on porous surfaces especially after curing. Keep in mind, these products are designed to adhere well to surfaces.

  • How do I prepare a surface for firestop application?

    All surfaces should be clean from debris, rust, oils, or any other contaminant and should be free from frost or surface moisture. Any common sealant surface preparation would be common to firestopping as well.

  • How do I know if the product is still under warranty?

    Product packaging is date coded and most of our products have a 12-month shelf life and are warranted against manufacturing defects for that time period. The product data sheets are more specific on the shelf life of each product.

  • What depth should TREMstop Acrylic and TREMstop Acrylic SP be applied to?

    It depends on the system, but typically Acrylic SP is applied at 1/8 in. (3mm) and Acrylic is applied at 1/4 in. (6mm)

  • When should I use TREMstop Acrylic and when should I use TREMstop Acrylic SP?

    It depends on the user preference and the available system. As a rule of thumb, If the joint is 1 in. or smaller, use TREMstop Acrylic. If the joint is larger than 1 in, use TREMstop Acrylic SP to minimize labor costs.

  • Can I use TREMstop IA+ in a joint system?

    We normally do not recommend intumescent sealants for joint applications because of limited movement capability, but we do offer several joint systems for these products.

  • What is the rating on Tremco's fire caulk?

    Firestop products are tested, but they themselves do not carry a rating. The firestop systems carry ratings that can vary from 1 to 4 hours for any given product application. The firestop system consists of the assembly or construction, the penetrating item, and the firestop product and other required accessories.

  • What is an F Rating? T Rating? L Rating? W Rating?

    F Rating simply stands for fire resistance, and a system should be chosen that matches the F Rating to that of the assembly that is being penetrated.
    T Rating stands for temperature due to the transmission of heat through the firestop. 
    L Rating stands for leakage, and determines resistance to air passage through the firestop. 
    W Rating stands for water leakage, and determines the water resistance of the installed firestop system.

  • How much firestopping is required for a 2-hour rating?

    It depends. The system will tell you the quantity of firestop required, and it varies from system to system. The system will also define any additional accessories that are required, such as mineral wool or backer rod.

  • Can I loosen the firestop product up by adding water or other solvent?

    Absolutely not. Firestop products are manufactured under tight regulation to ensure product consistency to what was tested. Any deviation to the product may deteriorate performance.

  • Is your product compatible with competitor products?

    It is never a good idea for competing products to be placed in the same opening, even if it can be determined that they are chemically compatible.

  • What is the movement capability of the firestopping products?

    This answer to this question is less about the ability of the product, and more about the capability of the fire-rated joint system. While a product may display more movement capability than a tested system might indicate, the systems are fire tested at full extension of the joint, which is significantly more severe condition than simply moving a joint system. Each firestop system defines the specific movement capability.

  • If I have a 2-hour condition, but the system is for 3-hour, can I use this system?

    As long as the system is installed in accordance with the design, any system of higher rating can be placed in a lower rated assembly.

  • How do I clean product spills (clothing/carpet/concrete)?

    Acrylic products can be cleaned with warm water and soap, but this should be done before curing. Red pigment can stain and may require abrasive removal. Silicone products require xylene or similar solvent to clean from surfaces, but likely will stain and/or leave remnants on porous surfaces especially after curing. Keep in mind, these products are designed to adhere well to surfaces.

  • How do I prepare a surface for firestop application?

    All surfaces should be clean from debris, rust, oils, or any other contaminant and should be free from frost or surface moisture. Any common sealant surface preparation would be common to firestopping as well.

  • How do I know if the product is still under warranty?

    Product packaging is date coded and most of our products have a 12-month shelf life and are warranted against manufacturing defects for that time period. The product data sheets are more specific on the shelf life of each product.

  • What is the rating on Tremco's fire caulk?

    Firestop products are tested, but they themselves do not carry a rating. The firestop systems carry ratings that can vary from 1 to 4 hours for any given product application. The firestop system consists of the assembly or construction, the penetrating item, and the firestop product and other required accessories.

  • What is an F Rating? T Rating? L Rating? W Rating?

    F Rating simply stands for fire resistance, and a system should be chosen that matches the F Rating to that of the assembly that is being penetrated.
    T Rating stands for temperature due to the transmission of heat through the firestop. 
    L Rating stands for leakage, and determines resistance to air passage through the firestop. 
    W Rating stands for water leakage, and determines the water resistance of the installed firestop system.

  • Are firestop products paintable?

    Our acrylic products (TREMstop Acrylic GG, TREMstop Acrylic SP, TREMstop IA+) accept paint. Silicones (Fyre-Sil and Fyre-Sil SL) will not accept paint.

  • How much firestopping is required for a 2-hour rating?

    It depends. The system will tell you the quantity of firestop required, and it varies from system to system. The system will also define any additional accessories that are required, such as mineral wool or backer rod.

  • Can I loosen the firestop product up by adding water or other solvent?

    Absolutely not. Firestop products are manufactured under tight regulation to ensure product consistency to what was tested. Any deviation to the product may deteriorate performance.

  • Is your product compatible with competitor products?

    It is never a good idea for competing products to be placed in the same opening, even if it can be determined that they are chemically compatible.

  • What is the movement capability of the firestopping products?

    This answer to this question is less about the ability of the product, and more about the capability of the fire-rated joint system. While a product may display more movement capability than a tested system might indicate, the systems are fire tested at full extension of the joint, which is significantly more severe condition than simply moving a joint system. Each firestop system defines the specific movement capability.

  • If I have a 2-hour condition, but the system is for 3-hour, can I use this system?

    As long as the system is installed in accordance with the design, any system of higher rating can be placed in a lower rated assembly.

  • How do I clean product spills (clothing/carpet/concrete)?

    Acrylic products can be cleaned with warm water and soap, but this should be done before curing. Red pigment can stain and may require abrasive removal. Silicone products require xylene or similar solvent to clean from surfaces, but likely will stain and/or leave remnants on porous surfaces especially after curing. Keep in mind, these products are designed to adhere well to surfaces.

  • How do I prepare a surface for firestop application?

    All surfaces should be clean from debris, rust, oils, or any other contaminant and should be free from frost or surface moisture. Any common sealant surface preparation would be common to firestopping as well.

  • How do I know if the product is still under warranty?

    Product packaging is date coded and most of our products have a 12-month shelf life and are warranted against manufacturing defects for that time period. The product data sheets are more specific on the shelf life of each product.

  • Is your product CPVC-compatible?

    TREMstop IA+, Fyre-Sil and Fyre-Sil SL have been approved as compatible with CPVC by Lubrizol as part of the FGG/BM/CZ compatibility program.

  • What product would you recommend when you want to provide a water-resistant seal?

    Our silicone products (Fyre-Sil and Fyre-Sil SL) have proven through testing and W Ratings on firestop systems to be very effective water-resistant solutions after installation. The surface, during application, must be free of debris and dry.

  • What is the rating on Tremco's fire caulk?

    Firestop products are tested, but they themselves do not carry a rating. The firestop systems carry ratings that can vary from 1 to 4 hours for any given product application. The firestop system consists of the assembly or construction, the penetrating item, and the firestop product and other required accessories.

  • What is an F Rating? T Rating? L Rating? W Rating?

    F Rating simply stands for fire resistance, and a system should be chosen that matches the F Rating to that of the assembly that is being penetrated.
    T Rating stands for temperature due to the transmission of heat through the firestop. 
    L Rating stands for leakage, and determines resistance to air passage through the firestop. 
    W Rating stands for water leakage, and determines the water resistance of the installed firestop system.

  • Are firestop products paintable?

    Our acrylic products (TREMstop Acrylic GG, TREMstop Acrylic SP, TREMstop IA+) accept paint. Silicones (Fyre-Sil and Fyre-Sil SL) will not accept paint.

  • How much firestopping is required for a 2-hour rating?

    It depends. The system will tell you the quantity of firestop required, and it varies from system to system. The system will also define any additional accessories that are required, such as mineral wool or backer rod.

  • Can I loosen the firestop product up by adding water or other solvent?

    Absolutely not. Firestop products are manufactured under tight regulation to ensure product consistency to what was tested. Any deviation to the product may deteriorate performance.

  • Is your product compatible with competitor products?

    It is never a good idea for competing products to be placed in the same opening, even if it can be determined that they are chemically compatible.

  • What is the movement capability of the firestopping products?

    This answer to this question is less about the ability of the product, and more about the capability of the fire-rated joint system. While a product may display more movement capability than a tested system might indicate, the systems are fire tested at full extension of the joint, which is significantly more severe condition than simply moving a joint system. Each firestop system defines the specific movement capability.

  • If I have a 2-hour condition, but the system is for 3-hour, can I use this system?

    As long as the system is installed in accordance with the design, any system of higher rating can be placed in a lower rated assembly.

  • How do I clean product spills (clothing/carpet/concrete)?

    Acrylic products can be cleaned with warm water and soap, but this should be done before curing. Red pigment can stain and may require abrasive removal. Silicone products require xylene or similar solvent to clean from surfaces, but likely will stain and/or leave remnants on porous surfaces especially after curing. Keep in mind, these products are designed to adhere well to surfaces.

  • How do I prepare a surface for firestop application?

    All surfaces should be clean from debris, rust, oils, or any other contaminant and should be free from frost or surface moisture. Any common sealant surface preparation would be common to firestopping as well.

  • How do I know if the product is still under warranty?

    Product packaging is date coded and most of our products have a 12-month shelf life and are warranted against manufacturing defects for that time period. The product data sheets are more specific on the shelf life of each product.

  • Is your product CPVC-compatible?

    TREMstop IA+, Fyre-Sil and Fyre-Sil SL have been approved as compatible with CPVC by Lubrizol as part of the FGG/BM/CZ compatibility program.

  • What is the rating on Tremco's fire caulk?

    Firestop products are tested, but they themselves do not carry a rating. The firestop systems carry ratings that can vary from 1 to 4 hours for any given product application. The firestop system consists of the assembly or construction, the penetrating item, and the firestop product and other required accessories.

  • What is an F Rating? T Rating? L Rating? W Rating?

    F Rating simply stands for fire resistance, and a system should be chosen that matches the F Rating to that of the assembly that is being penetrated.
    T Rating stands for temperature due to the transmission of heat through the firestop. 
    L Rating stands for leakage, and determines resistance to air passage through the firestop. 
    W Rating stands for water leakage, and determines the water resistance of the installed firestop system.

  • How much firestopping is required for a 2-hour rating?

    It depends. The system will tell you the quantity of firestop required, and it varies from system to system. The system will also define any additional accessories that are required, such as mineral wool or backer rod.

  • Can I loosen the firestop product up by adding water or other solvent?

    Absolutely not. Firestop products are manufactured under tight regulation to ensure product consistency to what was tested. Any deviation to the product may deteriorate performance.

  • Is your product compatible with competitor products?

    It is never a good idea for competing products to be placed in the same opening, even if it can be determined that they are chemically compatible.

  • What is the movement capability of the firestopping products?

    This answer to this question is less about the ability of the product, and more about the capability of the fire-rated joint system. While a product may display more movement capability than a tested system might indicate, the systems are fire tested at full extension of the joint, which is significantly more severe condition than simply moving a joint system. Each firestop system defines the specific movement capability.

  • If I have a 2-hour condition, but the system is for 3-hour, can I use this system?

    As long as the system is installed in accordance with the design, any system of higher rating can be placed in a lower rated assembly.

  • How do I clean product spills (clothing/carpet/concrete)?

    Acrylic products can be cleaned with warm water and soap, but this should be done before curing. Red pigment can stain and may require abrasive removal. Silicone products require xylene or similar solvent to clean from surfaces, but likely will stain and/or leave remnants on porous surfaces especially after curing. Keep in mind, these products are designed to adhere well to surfaces.

  • How do I prepare a surface for firestop application?

    All surfaces should be clean from debris, rust, oils, or any other contaminant and should be free from frost or surface moisture. Any common sealant surface preparation would be common to firestopping as well.

  • How do I know if the product is still under warranty?

    Product packaging is date coded and most of our products have a 12-month shelf life and are warranted against manufacturing defects for that time period. The product data sheets are more specific on the shelf life of each product.

  • What is the rating on Tremco's fire caulk?

    Firestop products are tested, but they themselves do not carry a rating. The firestop systems carry ratings that can vary from 1 to 4 hours for any given product application. The firestop system consists of the assembly or construction, the penetrating item, and the firestop product and other required accessories.

  • What is an F Rating? T Rating? L Rating? W Rating?

    F Rating simply stands for fire resistance, and a system should be chosen that matches the F Rating to that of the assembly that is being penetrated.
    T Rating stands for temperature due to the transmission of heat through the firestop. 
    L Rating stands for leakage, and determines resistance to air passage through the firestop. 
    W Rating stands for water leakage, and determines the water resistance of the installed firestop system.

  • How much firestopping is required for a 2-hour rating?

    It depends. The system will tell you the quantity of firestop required, and it varies from system to system. The system will also define any additional accessories that are required, such as mineral wool or backer rod.

  • Can I loosen the firestop product up by adding water or other solvent?

    Absolutely not. Firestop products are manufactured under tight regulation to ensure product consistency to what was tested. Any deviation to the product may deteriorate performance.

  • Is your product compatible with competitor products?

    It is never a good idea for competing products to be placed in the same opening, even if it can be determined that they are chemically compatible.

  • What is the movement capability of the firestopping products?

    This answer to this question is less about the ability of the product, and more about the capability of the fire-rated joint system. While a product may display more movement capability than a tested system might indicate, the systems are fire tested at full extension of the joint, which is significantly more severe condition than simply moving a joint system. Each firestop system defines the specific movement capability.

  • If I have a 2-hour condition, but the system is for 3-hour, can I use this system?

    As long as the system is installed in accordance with the design, any system of higher rating can be placed in a lower rated assembly.

  • How do I clean product spills (clothing/carpet/concrete)?

    Acrylic products can be cleaned with warm water and soap, but this should be done before curing. Red pigment can stain and may require abrasive removal. Silicone products require xylene or similar solvent to clean from surfaces, but likely will stain and/or leave remnants on porous surfaces especially after curing. Keep in mind, these products are designed to adhere well to surfaces.

  • How do I prepare a surface for firestop application?

    All surfaces should be clean from debris, rust, oils, or any other contaminant and should be free from frost or surface moisture. Any common sealant surface preparation would be common to firestopping as well.

  • How do I know if the product is still under warranty?

    Product packaging is date coded and most of our products have a 12-month shelf life and are warranted against manufacturing defects for that time period. The product data sheets are more specific on the shelf life of each product.

  • What is the service temperature range for polyurethane sealants?

    The service temperature range for polyurethane sealants is -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C).

  • How can I remove excess polyurethane sealant from a substrate or clothing?

    Physically remove excess sealant by wiping, scraping or cutting.  Residual traces of sealant can be removed by wiping the surface with a cloth or abrasive pad saturated with a solvent such as mineral spirits or xylene. Test a hidden area of the surface to be cleaned to ensure no adverse effects due to solvent interaction. Where abrasive pads are used, care should be exercised in order to ensure the surface appearance is not adversely effected.

  • What is the maximum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be less than 150°F (66°C) at the time the sealant is applied.

  • What is the minimum installation temperature for polyurethane sealants?

    The surface temperature of the substrate should be 40°F (4°C) and rising or above at the time the sealant is applied. It is also recommended that the sealant be stored at room temperature prior to application.

  • Are polyurethane sealants paintable?

    Polyurethane sealants are paintable once they are fully cured. Adhesion of the paint to the sealant should be evaluated through a site mockup to determine appropriateness of use.  Additionally, for applications involving dynamically moving joints, it should be expected that the paint film will tear exposing the sealant below.  For this reason, it is recommended that the sealant and the paint be of similar colors.

  • What is the average cure rate for a single-component polyurethane sealant?

    Curing of polyurethane sealants occurs at approximately 1/16” (1.66mm) depth per day at 75°F (24°C) and 50% RH. The cure time will increase as the temperature and/or humidity decreases. A good rule of thumb is an additional 24 hours of cure for every 10°F (-12°C) decrease in temperature.

  • What is the cure rate of the Vulkem 45SSL?

    Vulkem 45SSL has a skin-over time of 5 hours at 75°F at 50% RH.  At these conditions, the sealant will be tack-free in 17 hours and continue to cure at a rate of 1/16 per day.  At higher temperatures and higher humidity, the sealant will cure faster while at lower temperatures or lower humidity, cure rate will be extended.  The cure of Vulkem 45SSL can be accelerated using minimal amounts of potable water.  Contact your local Tremco sales representative or Tremco Technical Services at 866-209-2404 for specific guidelines and recommendations.

  • What is the shelf life for polyurethane sealants?

    The shelf life for Tremco polyurethanes is 6 to 24 months depending on type of sealant and/or packaging. Please contact Technical Service for specific shelf life of a product at 866-209-2404.

  • What is the rating on Tremco's fire caulk?

    Firestop products are tested, but they themselves do not carry a rating. The firestop systems carry ratings that can vary from 1 to 4 hours for any given product application. The firestop system consists of the assembly or construction, the penetrating item, and the firestop product and other required accessories.

  • What is an F Rating? T Rating? L Rating? W Rating?

    F Rating simply stands for fire resistance, and a system should be chosen that matches the F Rating to that of the assembly that is being penetrated.
    T Rating stands for temperature due to the transmission of heat through the firestop. 
    L Rating stands for leakage, and determines resistance to air passage through the firestop. 
    W Rating stands for water leakage, and determines the water resistance of the installed firestop system.

  • Are firestop products paintable?

    Our acrylic products (TREMstop Acrylic GG, TREMstop Acrylic SP, TREMstop IA+) accept paint. Silicones (Fyre-Sil and Fyre-Sil SL) will not accept paint.

  • How much firestopping is required for a 2-hour rating?

    It depends. The system will tell you the quantity of firestop required, and it varies from system to system. The system will also define any additional accessories that are required, such as mineral wool or backer rod.

  • Can I loosen the firestop product up by adding water or other solvent?

    Absolutely not. Firestop products are manufactured under tight regulation to ensure product consistency to what was tested. Any deviation to the product may deteriorate performance.

  • Is your product compatible with competitor products?

    It is never a good idea for competing products to be placed in the same opening, even if it can be determined that they are chemically compatible.

  • What is the movement capability of the firestopping products?

    This answer to this question is less about the ability of the product, and more about the capability of the fire-rated joint system. While a product may display more movement capability than a tested system might indicate, the systems are fire tested at full extension of the joint, which is significantly more severe condition than simply moving a joint system. Each firestop system defines the specific movement capability.

  • If I have a 2-hour condition, but the system is for 3-hour, can I use this system?

    As long as the system is installed in accordance with the design, any system of higher rating can be placed in a lower rated assembly.

  • How do I clean product spills (clothing/carpet/concrete)?

    Acrylic products can be cleaned with warm water and soap, but this should be done before curing. Red pigment can stain and may require abrasive removal. Silicone products require xylene or similar solvent to clean from surfaces, but likely will stain and/or leave remnants on porous surfaces especially after curing. Keep in mind, these products are designed to adhere well to surfaces.

  • How do I prepare a surface for firestop application?

    All surfaces should be clean from debris, rust, oils, or any other contaminant and should be free from frost or surface moisture. Any common sealant surface preparation would be common to firestopping as well.

  • How do I know if the product is still under warranty?

    Product packaging is date coded and most of our products have a 12-month shelf life and are warranted against manufacturing defects for that time period. The product data sheets are more specific on the shelf life of each product.

  • Is your product CPVC-compatible?

    TREMstop IA+, Fyre-Sil and Fyre-Sil SL have been approved as compatible with CPVC by Lubrizol as part of the FGG/BM/CZ compatibility program.

  • What is the rating on Tremco's fire caulk?

    Firestop products are tested, but they themselves do not carry a rating. The firestop systems carry ratings that can vary from 1 to 4 hours for any given product application. The firestop system consists of the assembly or construction, the penetrating item, and the firestop product and other required accessories.

  • What is an F Rating? T Rating? L Rating? W Rating?

    F Rating simply stands for fire resistance, and a system should be chosen that matches the F Rating to that of the assembly that is being penetrated.
    T Rating stands for temperature due to the transmission of heat through the firestop. 
    L Rating stands for leakage, and determines resistance to air passage through the firestop. 
    W Rating stands for water leakage, and determines the water resistance of the installed firestop system.

  • How much firestopping is required for a 2-hour rating?

    It depends. The system will tell you the quantity of firestop required, and it varies from system to system. The system will also define any additional accessories that are required, such as mineral wool or backer rod.

  • Can I loosen the firestop product up by adding water or other solvent?

    Absolutely not. Firestop products are manufactured under tight regulation to ensure product consistency to what was tested. Any deviation to the product may deteriorate performance.

  • Is your product compatible with competitor products?

    It is never a good idea for competing products to be placed in the same opening, even if it can be determined that they are chemically compatible.

  • What is the movement capability of the firestopping products?

    This answer to this question is less about the ability of the product, and more about the capability of the fire-rated joint system. While a product may display more movement capability than a tested system might indicate, the systems are fire tested at full extension of the joint, which is significantly more severe condition than simply moving a joint system. Each firestop system defines the specific movement capability.

  • If I have a 2-hour condition, but the system is for 3-hour, can I use this system?

    As long as the system is installed in accordance with the design, any system of higher rating can be placed in a lower rated assembly.

  • How do I clean product spills (clothing/carpet/concrete)?

    Acrylic products can be cleaned with warm water and soap, but this should be done before curing. Red pigment can stain and may require abrasive removal. Silicone products require xylene or similar solvent to clean from surfaces, but likely will stain and/or leave remnants on porous surfaces especially after curing. Keep in mind, these products are designed to adhere well to surfaces.

  • How do I prepare a surface for firestop application?

    All surfaces should be clean from debris, rust, oils, or any other contaminant and should be free from frost or surface moisture. Any common sealant surface preparation would be common to firestopping as well.

  • How do I know if the product is still under warranty?

    Product packaging is date coded and most of our products have a 12-month shelf life and are warranted against manufacturing defects for that time period. The product data sheets are more specific on the shelf life of each product.

  • What is the rating on Tremco's fire caulk?

    Firestop products are tested, but they themselves do not carry a rating. The firestop systems carry ratings that can vary from 1 to 4 hours for any given product application. The firestop system consists of the assembly or construction, the penetrating item, and the firestop product and other required accessories.

  • What is an F Rating? T Rating? L Rating? W Rating?

    F Rating simply stands for fire resistance, and a system should be chosen that matches the F Rating to that of the assembly that is being penetrated.
    T Rating stands for temperature due to the transmission of heat through the firestop. 
    L Rating stands for leakage, and determines resistance to air passage through the firestop. 
    W Rating stands for water leakage, and determines the water resistance of the installed firestop system.

  • How much firestopping is required for a 2-hour rating?

    It depends. The system will tell you the quantity of firestop required, and it varies from system to system. The system will also define any additional accessories that are required, such as mineral wool or backer rod.

  • Can I loosen the firestop product up by adding water or other solvent?

    Absolutely not. Firestop products are manufactured under tight regulation to ensure product consistency to what was tested. Any deviation to the product may deteriorate performance.

  • Is your product compatible with competitor products?

    It is never a good idea for competing products to be placed in the same opening, even if it can be determined that they are chemically compatible.

  • What is the movement capability of the firestopping products?

    This answer to this question is less about the ability of the product, and more about the capability of the fire-rated joint system. While a product may display more movement capability than a tested system might indicate, the systems are fire tested at full extension of the joint, which is significantly more severe condition than simply moving a joint system. Each firestop system defines the specific movement capability.

  • If I have a 2-hour condition, but the system is for 3-hour, can I use this system?

    As long as the system is installed in accordance with the design, any system of higher rating can be placed in a lower rated assembly.

  • How do I clean product spills (clothing/carpet/concrete)?

    Acrylic products can be cleaned with warm water and soap, but this should be done before curing. Red pigment can stain and may require abrasive removal. Silicone products require xylene or similar solvent to clean from surfaces, but likely will stain and/or leave remnants on porous surfaces especially after curing. Keep in mind, these products are designed to adhere well to surfaces.

  • How do I prepare a surface for firestop application?

    All surfaces should be clean from debris, rust, oils, or any other contaminant and should be free from frost or surface moisture. Any common sealant surface preparation would be common to firestopping as well.

  • How do I know if the product is still under warranty?

    Product packaging is date coded and most of our products have a 12-month shelf life and are warranted against manufacturing defects for that time period. The product data sheets are more specific on the shelf life of each product.

  • What is the rating on Tremco's fire caulk?

    Firestop products are tested, but they themselves do not carry a rating. The firestop systems carry ratings that can vary from 1 to 4 hours for any given product application. The firestop system consists of the assembly or construction, the penetrating item, and the firestop product and other required accessories.

  • What is an F Rating? T Rating? L Rating? W Rating?

    F Rating simply stands for fire resistance, and a system should be chosen that matches the F Rating to that of the assembly that is being penetrated.
    T Rating stands for temperature due to the transmission of heat through the firestop. 
    L Rating stands for leakage, and determines resistance to air passage through the firestop. 
    W Rating stands for water leakage, and determines the water resistance of the installed firestop system.

  • How much firestopping is required for a 2-hour rating?

    It depends. The system will tell you the quantity of firestop required, and it varies from system to system. The system will also define any additional accessories that are required, such as mineral wool or backer rod.

  • Can I loosen the firestop product up by adding water or other solvent?

    Absolutely not. Firestop products are manufactured under tight regulation to ensure product consistency to what was tested. Any deviation to the product may deteriorate performance.

  • Is your product compatible with competitor products?

    It is never a good idea for competing products to be placed in the same opening, even if it can be determined that they are chemically compatible.

  • What is the movement capability of the firestopping products?

    This answer to this question is less about the ability of the product, and more about the capability of the fire-rated joint system. While a product may display more movement capability than a tested system might indicate, the systems are fire tested at full extension of the joint, which is significantly more severe condition than simply moving a joint system. Each firestop system defines the specific movement capability.

  • If I have a 2-hour condition, but the system is for 3-hour, can I use this system?

    As long as the system is installed in accordance with the design, any system of higher rating can be placed in a lower rated assembly.

  • How do I clean product spills (clothing/carpet/concrete)?

    Acrylic products can be cleaned with warm water and soap, but this should be done before curing. Red pigment can stain and may require abrasive removal. Silicone products require xylene or similar solvent to clean from surfaces, but likely will stain and/or leave remnants on porous surfaces especially after curing. Keep in mind, these products are designed to adhere well to surfaces.

  • How do I prepare a surface for firestop application?

    All surfaces should be clean from debris, rust, oils, or any other contaminant and should be free from frost or surface moisture. Any common sealant surface preparation would be common to firestopping as well.

  • How do I know if the product is still under warranty?

    Product packaging is date coded and most of our products have a 12-month shelf life and are warranted against manufacturing defects for that time period. The product data sheets are more specific on the shelf life of each product.

  • What is the rating on Tremco's fire caulk?

    Firestop products are tested, but they themselves do not carry a rating. The firestop systems carry ratings that can vary from 1 to 4 hours for any given product application. The firestop system consists of the assembly or construction, the penetrating item, and the firestop product and other required accessories.

  • How much firestopping is required for a 2-hour rating?

    It depends. The system will tell you the quantity of firestop required, and it varies from system to system. The system will also define any additional accessories that are required, such as mineral wool or backer rod.

  • What is an F Rating? T Rating? L Rating? W Rating?

    F Rating simply stands for fire resistance, and a system should be chosen that matches the F Rating to that of the assembly that is being penetrated.
    T Rating stands for temperature due to the transmission of heat through the firestop. 
    L Rating stands for leakage, and determines resistance to air passage through the firestop. 
    W Rating stands for water leakage, and determines the water resistance of the installed firestop system.

  • Can I loosen the firestop product up by adding water or other solvent?

    Absolutely not. Firestop products are manufactured under tight regulation to ensure product consistency to what was tested. Any deviation to the product may deteriorate performance.

  • Is your product compatible with competitor products?

    It is never a good idea for competing products to be placed in the same opening, even if it can be determined that they are chemically compatible.

  • What is the movement capability of the firestopping products?

    This answer to this question is less about the ability of the product, and more about the capability of the fire-rated joint system. While a product may display more movement capability than a tested system might indicate, the systems are fire tested at full extension of the joint, which is significantly more severe condition than simply moving a joint system. Each firestop system defines the specific movement capability.

  • If I have a 2-hour condition, but the system is for 3-hour, can I use this system?

    As long as the system is installed in accordance with the design, any system of higher rating can be placed in a lower rated assembly.

  • How do I clean product spills (clothing/carpet/concrete)?

    Acrylic products can be cleaned with warm water and soap, but this should be done before curing. Red pigment can stain and may require abrasive removal. Silicone products require xylene or similar solvent to clean from surfaces, but likely will stain and/or leave remnants on porous surfaces especially after curing. Keep in mind, these products are designed to adhere well to surfaces.

  • How do I prepare a surface for firestop application?

    All surfaces should be clean from debris, rust, oils, or any other contaminant and should be free from frost or surface moisture. Any common sealant surface preparation would be common to firestopping as well.

  • How do I know if the product is still under warranty?

    Product packaging is date coded and most of our products have a 12-month shelf life and are warranted against manufacturing defects for that time period. The product data sheets are more specific on the shelf life of each product.

  • What is the rating on Tremco's fire caulk?

    Firestop products are tested, but they themselves do not carry a rating. The firestop systems carry ratings that can vary from 1 to 4 hours for any given product application. The firestop system consists of the assembly or construction, the penetrating item, and the firestop product and other required accessories.

  • What is an F Rating? T Rating? L Rating? W Rating?

    F Rating simply stands for fire resistance, and a system should be chosen that matches the F Rating to that of the assembly that is being penetrated.
    T Rating stands for temperature due to the transmission of heat through the firestop. 
    L Rating stands for leakage, and determines resistance to air passage through the firestop. 
    W Rating stands for water leakage, and determines the water resistance of the installed firestop system.

  • How much firestopping is required for a 2-hour rating?

    It depends. The system will tell you the quantity of firestop required, and it varies from system to system. The system will also define any additional accessories that are required, such as mineral wool or backer rod.

  • Can I loosen the firestop product up by adding water or other solvent?

    Absolutely not. Firestop products are manufactured under tight regulation to ensure product consistency to what was tested. Any deviation to the product may deteriorate performance.

  • Is your product compatible with competitor products?

    It is never a good idea for competing products to be placed in the same opening, even if it can be determined that they are chemically compatible.

  • What is the movement capability of the firestopping products?

    This answer to this question is less about the ability of the product, and more about the capability of the fire-rated joint system. While a product may display more movement capability than a tested system might indicate, the systems are fire tested at full extension of the joint, which is significantly more severe condition than simply moving a joint system. Each firestop system defines the specific movement capability.

  • If I have a 2-hour condition, but the system is for 3-hour, can I use this system?

    As long as the system is installed in accordance with the design, any system of higher rating can be placed in a lower rated assembly.

  • How do I clean product spills (clothing/carpet/concrete)?

    Acrylic products can be cleaned with warm water and soap, but this should be done before curing. Red pigment can stain and may require abrasive removal. Silicone products require xylene or similar solvent to clean from surfaces, but likely will stain and/or leave remnants on porous surfaces especially after curing. Keep in mind, these products are designed to adhere well to surfaces.

  • How do I prepare a surface for firestop application?

    All surfaces should be clean from debris, rust, oils, or any other contaminant and should be free from frost or surface moisture. Any common sealant surface preparation would be common to firestopping as well.

  • How do I know if the product is still under warranty?

    Product packaging is date coded and most of our products have a 12-month shelf life and are warranted against manufacturing defects for that time period. The product data sheets are more specific on the shelf life of each product.

  • When is primer required?
    • TREMGard H/P Primer is required:
      • When the surface of the substrate is between 90°F - 120°F (32°C – 49°C)
      • For denser concrete surfaces such as precast and poured in place
      • Primarily used for EIFS and previously painted masonry
    • TREMGard Masonry Primer is recommended:
      • For use on porous concrete for performance and aesthetic purposes
        • Fills in small defects and substrate imperfections
        • Decreases the amount of material soaked into porous surfaces
      • For use on porous concrete as a block filler, primarily on CMU, brick, and stucco
    • Primer is required when the pH of the substrate is greater than 12. All of the primers will act as a buffer to higher alkaline substrates and help prevent coating “burn out”
    • An adhesion test should be performed to determine is metal primer is necessary. Contact Tremco Tech Services for testing.
  • What applications are not acceptable for an acrylic, elastomeric coating?
    • Below-grade applications
    • Buildings that have moisture dry from the inside of the building
    • Traffic bearing surfaces
    • In areas where ponding water can occur
  • What sealants can be used under TREMGard HB?
    • The approved detail sealant is Tremco’s Dymonic®100 polyurethane sealant
    • Sealant should be skinned over before coating with an elastomeric coating
  • What temperature range can the coating be applied at?
    • Between 50°F dry and rising and up to 120°F (10°C – 49C°)
    • Temperatures between 90°F - 120°F (32°C – 49°C) will require TREMGard H/P Primer
  • What are the recommended surface preparation procedures?

    Surface to be coated should be structurally sound, clean, free of dust, oil, and/or contaminants that would prevent the bond of the coating to the substrate. For more details regarding surface preparation, please see TREMGard HB Application Instructions

  • Does an existing coating need to be removed before re-coating?

    An ASTM D3359 Method A adhesion test would need to be performed to determine adhesion of coating(s) on the substrate. For more details, refer to TREMGard HB Application Instructions

  • Is mixing required before application?
    • Yes, mixing is required to ensure uniform color and smooth consistency
    • Do not aerate the coating. A Jiffy style is mixing paddle is recommended
    • If multiple pails will be required for the application, the contents of each new pail should be mixed into partially used pails to ensure color consistency. Repeat this procedure (boxing) throughout the project
  • Are two coats required?

    Only when the substrate requires it due to absorption. An additional layer of the coating should be applied to achieve a total minimum 12 – 16 dry film thickness

  • How are TREMGard products applied?
    • TREMGard products can be applied in three different methods, sprayed, brushed, or rolled. See TREMGard HB Application instructions for further instruction
      • Spray: A spray rig capable of 3300 psi and flow rate of 2.6 gal/min.
      • Brush: Conventional hand brush
      • Roll: Typical roller size is 3/8” nap. Porous substrates may require heavier nap
  • What are the lead times?
    • 5-day lead time for standard colors
    • 3-week lead time for special color matches
  • What are the special color minimums?

    50 gallons

  • Are samples available?

    Applied samples and quart can samples can be obtained through the Tremco Resource Center

  • Are tinting samples available?

    Tinted samples are available through your customer service representative

  • What packaging sizes are available?
    • 5-gallon pails
    • 52-gallon drums by request
  • How damp can the substrate be prior to sealant application?

    Concrete should not be wet to touch; a quick method to test substrate for surface dampness is to apply tape (duct or masking preferred). If the tape adheres to the substrate, the surface is dry enough to apply sealant. If there is no adhesion between the tape and the substrate, repeat the test in 30-minute increments. The concrete can be damp during application, but do not apply sealant where there is standing water in or close to the joints.

    Please note that a clean and sound substrate is always required when applying any sealant.

  • When is it acceptable to apply Dymonic 100 to green concrete?

    Dymonic 100 can be applied to green concrete 24 hours after the forms have been removed. All concrete sealers or curing agents need to be removed by grinding before applying sealant.

  • What is the minimum batch size for a custom color order?

    Increments of 20 cases. Lead time, upcharge and minimum order quantities on special colors are listed on current customer policy documents.

  • What does the “100” stand for?

    Dymonic 100 has been tested and confirmed by ATI to have +100% extension and-50% compressions per a modified ASTM C719 test.

  • Are product samples available?

    All standard colors in cartridges will be available for sampling.

  • What applications are TREMproof 201/60 suitable for?

    TREMproof 201/60 are suitable for backfilled walls, between slab and planter applications.

  • What viscosity grades are TREMproof 201/60 available in?

    S/L = Self-Leveling, R = Roller Grade, and T = Trowel Grade.

  • Can TREMproof 201/60 be applied in cold weather below 40°F (5°C)?

    TREMproof 201/60 may be applied at temperatures below 40°F (5°), however, all substrates must be clean, dry and frost-free.  It is Tremco’s best recommendation to apply products when substrate and ambient temperatures are at 40°F (5°) and rising. Please note the following when applying these products at temperatures below 40°F (5°).

    Special Note: TREMproof 201/60 can freeze while in the pail but it will make them both very difficult to apply to the substrate and will significantly increase cure times.

  • What is the advantage of combining a drainage mat with a below-grade waterproofing membrane?

    Use of a drainage mat reduces hydrostatic head pressure, affords protection to the membrane and better directs water to the perforated foundation drainage system. Combining a drainage mat with a Tremco below-grade waterproofing membrane typically qualifies for extended warranties. 

  • What ASTM specification does TREMproof 201/60 meet?

    TREMproof 201/60 meet or exceed all minimum performance requirements of ASTM C 836.

  • How long does the concrete have to be cured before TREMproof 201/60 can be applied?

    TREMproof 201/60 requires a minimum of 14 days, (moisture testing required), preferably 28 days. 

  • What is the typical minimum dry mil thickness requirement for TREMproof 201/60?

    60 mils.

  • Can TREMproof 201/60 be sprayed?

    Spraying of TREMproof 201/60 is not recommended.  If a sprayable membrane is preferred or required, TREMproof 260 may be a suitable alternative. Please consult with Technical Service.

  • What applications are TREMproof 250GC suitable for?

    TREMproof 250GC is suitable for backfilled walls, between slab and planter applications. TREMproof 250GC may also be used in non-potable water storage tanks.

  • What viscosity grades are TREMproof 250GC available in?

    S/L = Self-Leveling, R = Roller Grade, and T = Trowel Grade.

  • Can TREMproof 250GC be applied in cold weather below 40°F (5°C)?

    TREMproof 250GC may be applied at temperatures below 40°F (5°), however, all substrates must be clean, dry and frost-free.  It is Tremco’s best recommendation to apply products when substrate and ambient temperatures are at 40°F (5°) and rising. Please note the following when applying these products at temperatures below 40°F (5°).

    Special Note: TREMproof 250GC can freeze while in the pail but it will make it very difficult to apply to the substrate and will significantly increase cure times.

  • Do TREMproof 250GC require a protection course?

    TREMproof 250GC requires a protection course.  A TREMDrain drainage course may be an acceptable substitute or used as an add-on. 

  • What is the advantage of combining a drainage mat with a below-grade waterproofing membrane?

    Use of a drainage mat reduces hydrostatic head pressure, affords protection to the membrane and better directs water to the perforated foundation drainage system. Combining a drainage mat with a Tremco below-grade waterproofing membrane typically qualifies for extended warranties. 

  • What ASTM specification does TREMproof 250GC meet?

    TREMproof 250GC meets or exceeds all minimum performance requirements of ASTM C 836.

  • How long does the concrete have to be cured before TREMproof 250GC can be applied?

    TREMproof 250GC only requires 24 hours following the removal of concrete form work.

  • What is the typical minimum dry mil thickness requirement for TREMproof 250GC?

    60 mils.

  • Can TREMproof 250GC be sprayed?

    Spraying of TREMproof 250GC is not recommended.  If a sprayable membrane is preferred or required, TREMproof 260 may be a suitable alternative. Please consult with Technical Service.

  • Can TREMproof 260 be applied in cold weather below 40°F (5°C)?

    TREMproof 260 may be applied at temperatures below 40°F (5°), however, all substrates must be clean, dry and frost-free.  It is Tremco’s best recommendation to apply products when substrate and ambient temperatures are at 40°F (5°) and rising. Please note the following when applying these products at temperatures below 40°F (5°).

    Special Note: TREMproof 260 must be kept from freezing while in the pail and spray lines. It is also recommended to co-spray to speed the curing process and reduce the potential for washout in the face of inclement weather.

  • Does TREMproof 260 require a protection course?

    TREMproof 260 requires a protection course.  A TREMDrain drainage course may be an acceptable substitute or used as an add-on.  TREMDrain DPI (drainage, protection and insulation board) is designed for use with TREMproof 260 and may be applied while the membrane is still tacky.  The semi-rigid nature of the board acts as a protection course for the TREMproof 260 waterproofing membrane.

  • Can TREMproof 260 be applied on a horizontal deck between slabs?

    For between slab applications, only TREMproof 250GCTREMproof 201/60TREMproof 6100 Hot Rubberized Asphalt or Paraseal should be used.

  • How long does the concrete have to be cured before TREMproof 260 can be applied?

    TREMproof 260 only requires 24 hours following the removal of concrete form work.

  • What is the typical minimum dry mil thickness requirement for TREMproof 260?

    60 mils.

  • Can TREMproof 260 be spray-applied for below-grade waterproofing?

    TREMproof 260 may be suitable for spraying vertical foundation walls only.

  • What is used to co-spray TREMproof 260 and at what percent?

    Tremco recommends using calcium chloride to break the TREMproof 260 emulsion at a mix ratio of 2% by weight with water. The recommended calcium chloride flake should be a 77% test CaCL2.

  • What is the advantage of combining a drainage mat with a below-grade waterproofing membrane?

    Use of a drainage mat reduces hydrostatic head pressure, affording protection to the membrane and better directs water to the perforated foundation drainage system.  Combining a drainage mat with a Tremco below-grade waterproofing membrane typically qualifies for extended warranties. 

  • Does the Paraseal line require a protection course?

    A protection course is not required, however, drainage is always encouraged.

  • Does the Paraseal line require a protection course?

    A protection course is not required, however, drainage is always encouraged.

  • Does the Paraseal line require a protection course?

    A protection course is not required, however, drainage is always encouraged.

  • Does the Paraseal line require a protection course?

    A protection course is not required, however, drainage is always encouraged.

  • What are the advantages of a Tremco drainage mat versus aggregate backfill?

    The use of a Tremco drainage mat provides the following advantages:                                                                                                                                                                                           1. The water flow rate is equal to or better than the aggregate backfill.
    2. Aggregate backfill needs to be trucked to the site and the dirt backfill hauled from the site. With drainage, both of these procedures are eliminated.
    3. Aggregate adds additional weight-bearing to the foundation wall. Drainage mat does not.
    4. Drainage mat allows for full head-to-footer flow of water.
    5. Drainage mat can be fitted with outlets and drainage accessories to further move the water away from the structure.

  • What adhesives may be used for installing drainage mat to Tremco below-grade waterproofing membranes?

    Contractors have successfully used daubs of the Tremco membrane originally used to waterproof the foundation.  Insulation hangers may be set into wet daubs of Tremco membrane.  3M Holdfast 70 M has been independently evaluated by 3M and Tremco below-grade waterproofing membranes are listed as compatible on their web site.  Backfilling should commence as soon as possible after installation of the drainage mat.

  • What is the difference between drainage mat and protection course?

    Drainage mat is principally designed to reduce hydrostatic head pressure and direct water to a perforated drainage system.  A protection course is a puncture-resistant material designed to minimize or prevent possible damage to the waterproofing membrane prior to or during concrete pour and backfilling.

  • What are the advantages of a Tremco drainage mat versus aggregate backfill?

    The use of a Tremco drainage mat provides the following advantages:                                                                                                                                                                                           1. The water flow rate is equal to or better than the aggregate backfill.
    2. Aggregate backfill needs to be trucked to the site and the dirt backfill hauled from the site. With drainage, both of these procedures are eliminated.
    3. Aggregate adds additional weight-bearing to the foundation wall. Drainage mat does not.
    4. Drainage mat allows for full head-to-footer flow of water.
    5. Drainage mat can be fitted with outlets and drainage accessories to further move the water away from the structure.

  • What adhesives may be used for installing drainage mat to Tremco below-grade waterproofing membranes?

    Contractors have successfully used daubs of the Tremco membrane originally used to waterproof the foundation.  Insulation hangers may be set into wet daubs of Tremco membrane.  3M Holdfast 70 M has been independently evaluated by 3M and Tremco below-grade waterproofing membranes are listed as compatible on their web site.  Backfilling should commence as soon as possible after installation of the drainage mat.

  • What is the difference between drainage mat and protection course?

    Drainage mat is principally designed to reduce hydrostatic head pressure and direct water to a perforated drainage system.  A protection course is a puncture-resistant material designed to minimize or prevent possible damage to the waterproofing membrane prior to or during concrete pour and backfilling.

  • What are the advantages of a Tremco drainage mat versus aggregate backfill?

    The use of a Tremco drainage mat provides the following advantages:                                                                                                                                                                                           1. The water flow rate is equal to or better than the aggregate backfill.
    2. Aggregate backfill needs to be trucked to the site and the dirt backfill hauled from the site. With drainage, both of these procedures are eliminated.
    3. Aggregate adds additional weight-bearing to the foundation wall. Drainage mat does not.
    4. Drainage mat allows for full head-to-footer flow of water.
    5. Drainage mat can be fitted with outlets and drainage accessories to further move the water away from the structure.

  • What adhesives may be used for installing drainage mat to Tremco below-grade waterproofing membranes?

    Contractors have successfully used daubs of the Tremco membrane originally used to waterproof the foundation.  Insulation hangers may be set into wet daubs of Tremco membrane.  3M Holdfast 70 M has been independently evaluated by 3M and Tremco below-grade waterproofing membranes are listed as compatible on their web site.  Backfilling should commence as soon as possible after installation of the drainage mat.

  • What is the difference between drainage mat and protection course?

    Drainage mat is principally designed to reduce hydrostatic head pressure and direct water to a perforated drainage system.  A protection course is a puncture-resistant material designed to minimize or prevent possible damage to the waterproofing membrane prior to or during concrete pour and backfilling.

  • What product is recommended for cold joints and how does the keyway have to look before placement. How close to the exterior of the wall should this product be placed?

    Tremco recommends SuperStop as a waterstop for sealing cold joints. The best placement for Superstop is 2” (50mm) inboard from the exterior side of the wall assembly and immediately prior to the rebar caging. If placing in a keyway, it must be  clean, smooth and continuous such that the SuperStop may be applied flat and have good contact with the footer or wall.

  • How damp can the substrate be prior to sealant application?

    Concrete should not be wet to touch; a quick method to test substrate for surface dampness is to apply tape (duct or masking preferred). If the tape adheres to the substrate, the surface is dry enough to apply sealant. If there is no adhesion between the tape and the substrate, repeat the test in 30-minute increments. The concrete can be damp during application, but do not apply sealant where there is standing water in or close to the joints.

    Please note that a clean and sound substrate is always required when applying any sealant.

  • When is it acceptable to apply Dymonic 100 to green concrete?

    Dymonic 100 can be applied to green concrete 24 hours after the forms have been removed. All concrete sealers or curing agents need to be removed by grinding before applying sealant.

  • What is the minimum batch size for a custom color order?

    Increments of 20 cases. Lead time, upcharge and minimum order quantities on special colors are listed on current customer policy documents.

  • What does the “100” stand for?

    Dymonic 100 has been tested and confirmed by ATI to have +100% extension and-50% compressions per a modified ASTM C719 test.

  • Are product samples available?

    All standard colors in cartridges will be available for sampling.

  • Can I seal compressed tapes with a silicone, urethane or acrylic sealant?

    Tremco compressed tapes are compatible with and can be sealed with silicone, urethane and acrylic sealants. If the tape is sealed, however, the vapor-permeability is reduced due to the moisture vapor transmission value of the sealant. Tremco compressed tapes are UV- and weather-resistant and require no additional seal.

  • Are illmod 600, ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco fire-resistant?

    illmod 600ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco are classified as B1 according to DIN 4102 (highly flame-resistant, producing little smoke and no burning droplets).

  • Can I use compressed tapes for non-parallel joints?

    Tremco manufactures several widths of compressed tapes and the appropriate size should be used in accordance with joint widths.  Joints that are not parallel may require the use of more than one width of compressed tape.

  • As compared to a typical joint consisting of joint backing and sealant, how much time is required to install Tremco compressed tapes?

    Depending on joint size, the installation of Tremco compressed tapes can generally be completed in 20% of the time as compared to a typical sealant joint.

  • At warmer temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand more rapidly. What can be done to slow the rate of expansion to facilitate installation?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to slow the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a cool, dry environment prior to application.  The cooler the tape is, the slower it expands.

  • In colder temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand very slowly. What can be done to accelerate the rate of expansion?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to accelerate the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a warm, dry environment prior to application.  The warmer the tape is, the more quickly it expands.

  • Once placed in the joint, how much time is required for Tremco's compressed tapes to fully expand and close the joint?

    At a temperature of 68°F(20°C), Tremco compressed tapes will fully expand in about 45 minutes. The tapes will expand slower in colder temperatures and faster at higher temperatures.

  • Tremco compressed tapes can be installed onto wet or damp substrates. In this condition, the adhesive may not initially hold the tape onto the substrate or in the joint. What steps can be taken to facilitate installation?

    The self-adhesive is only an installation aid.  The compressed tape can be installed and shimmed intermittently to hold the tape in place.  After the tape has fully expanded, the shims should be removed.  The voids in the tape created by the shims will self-seal through expansion of the tape once the shims have been removed.

  • Why are Tremco compressed tapes designed such that the depth is always greater than the width?

    Tremco compressed tapes are designed such that the depth is greater than the width in order to prevent displacing of the tape from the joint during cyclic movement.

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • Can I seal compressed tapes with a silicone, urethane or acrylic sealant?

    Tremco compressed tapes are compatible with and can be sealed with silicone, urethane and acrylic sealants. If the tape is sealed, however, the vapor-permeability is reduced due to the moisture vapor transmission value of the sealant. Tremco compressed tapes are UV- and weather-resistant and require no additional seal.

  • Are illmod 600, ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco fire-resistant?

    illmod 600ExoAir Trio and ExoAir Eco are classified as B1 according to DIN 4102 (highly flame-resistant, producing little smoke and no burning droplets).

  • Can I use compressed tapes for non-parallel joints?

    Tremco manufactures several widths of compressed tapes and the appropriate size should be used in accordance with joint widths.  Joints that are not parallel may require the use of more than one width of compressed tape.

  • As compared to a typical joint consisting of joint backing and sealant, how much time is required to install Tremco compressed tapes?

    Depending on joint size, the installation of Tremco compressed tapes can generally be completed in 20% of the time as compared to a typical sealant joint.

  • At warmer temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand more rapidly. What can be done to slow the rate of expansion to facilitate installation?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to slow the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a cool, dry environment prior to application. The cooler the tape is, the slower it expands.

  • In colder temperatures, Tremco compressed tapes expand very slowly. What can be done to accelerate the rate of expansion?

    Tremco compressed tape expansion is dependent upon the temperature of the tape at the time of installation. In order to accelerate the rate of expansion, Tremco compressed tapes should be stored in a warm, dry environment prior to application.  The warmer the tape is, the more quickly it expands.

  • Once placed in the joint, how much time is required for Tremco's compressed tapes to fully expand and close the joint?

    At a temperature of 68°F(20°C), Tremco compressed tapes will fully expand in about 45 minutes. The tapes will expand slower in colder temperatures and faster at higher temperatures.

  • Tremco compressed tapes can be installed onto wet or damp substrates. In this condition, the adhesive may not initially hold the tape onto the substrate or in the joint. What steps can be taken to facilitate installation?

    The self-adhesive is only an installation aid.  The compressed tape can be installed and shimmed intermittently to hold the tape in place.  After the tape has fully expanded, the shims should be removed.  The voids in the tape created by the shims will self-seal through expansion of the tape once the shims have been removed.

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • What is the shelf life of your TremPro sealants?

    Most of the sealants have a 12-month shelf life based on the manufacturing date and batch numbers from the tubes or cases.

  • Within what temperature range can the TremPro sealants be applied?

    Tremco recommends that our sealants be applied at substrate temperatures of 40°F (5°C) and rising to 120°F (49°C).

  • How is the Matacryl WPM system applied?

    The Matacryl WPM system has components that can be applied manually or by spray equipment. Contact infrastructuresystems@tremcoinc.com for application instructions.

  • Our application is in a hot climate. Do any adjustments need to be made?

    For hot climates or thin asphalt specifications, a second tack coat layer can be used – Matacryl Tack Coat No. 1. See the WPM System Build Sheet for more information. 

  • What certifications does Matacryl WPM carry?

    Matacryl WPM components are ASTM certified for performance characteristics. In addition, Matacryl WPM Systems are certified compliant with HAPAS requirements for performance and durability – Guidelines for the Assessment and Certification of Waterproofing systems for Use on Concrete Decks of Highway Bridges Sections 5 and 8 by the British Board of Agrément.

  • How is the Matacryl WS system applied?

    The Matacryl WS system has components that can be applied manually or by spray equipment. Contact infrastructuresystems@tremcoinc.com for application instructions.

  • What color options are available?

    Color is possible in the WS system by using colored aggregate or pigmented seal layer (STC with RAL tint). These options are shown in the WS System Build Sheets. For more information, contact infrastructuresystems@tremcoinc.com.

  • How is the Matacryl WS system applied?

    The Matacryl WS system has components that can be applied manually or by spray equipment. Contact infrastructuresystems@tremcoinc.com for application instructions.

  • What color options are available?

    Color is possible in the WS system by using colored aggregate or pigmented seal layer (STC with RAL tint). These options are shown in the WS System Build Sheets. For more information, contact infrastructuresystems@tremcoinc.com

  • What grade of aggregate is appropriate for the Matacryl WS vehicular system?

    Bauxite 2.0 to 3.5 mm is specified for adhesion coat and wearing layer in the vehicular system to promote both durability and safe skid resistance.

  • How fast does Matacryl Ready Rep set?

    Matacryl Ready Rep installs at any temperature and sets rapidly, typically within 60 minutes.

  • What surface preparation is required?

    Prior to applying Matacryl Ready Rep, a suitable Matacryl Primer, including sanding when appropriate, must be applied. When used with asphalt, the damaged asphalt should be square cut to the depth of solid concrete. For best results, the square cuts should be inclined so that the square opening is smaller than the square bottom.

  • How is the Matacryl RB system applied?

    The Matacryl RB system has components that can be applied manually or by spray equipment. Contact infrastructuresystems@tremcoinc.com for application instructions.

  • What happens to the system if ballast isn’t place right away?

    The Matacryl membrane, once cured, offers full protection regardless of when ballast or ballast mat is placed. However, a Seal Coat is required for UV protection if system is left exposed for more than two weeks before ballast is placed.

  • Is Matacryl RB AREMA certified?

    Matacryl RB systems exceed requirements of Chapter 8, Part 29 Waterproofing of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Manual for Railway Engineering.  Matacryl RB meets AREMA Ballast Indentation test for use without any protection board.

  • How is the Matacryl WS system applied?

    The Matacryl WS system has components that can be applied manually or by spray equipment. Contact infrastructuresystems@tremcoinc.com for application instructions.

  • What color options are available?

    Color is possible in the WS system by using colored aggregate or pigmented seal layer (STC with RAL tint). These options are shown in the WS System Build Sheets. For more information, contact infrastructuresystems@tremcoinc.com.

  • How is the Matacryl WS system applied?

    The Matacryl WS system has components that can be applied manually or by spray equipment. Contact infrastructuresystems@tremcoinc.com for application instructions.

  • What color options are available?

    Color is possible in the WS system by using colored aggregate or pigmented seal layer (STC with RAL tint). These options are shown in the WS System Build Sheets. For more information, contact infrastructuresystems@tremcoinc.com.

  • What grade of aggregate is appropriate for the Matacryl WS vehicular system?

    Bauxite 2.0 to 3.5 mm is specified for adhesion coat and wearing layer in the vehicular system to promote both durability and safe skid resistance.

  • How fast does Matacryl Ready Rep set?

    Matacryl Ready Rep installs at any temperature and sets rapidly, typically within 60 minutes.

  • What surface preparation is required?

    Prior to applying Matacryl Ready Rep, a suitable Matacryl Primer, including sanding when appropriate, must be applied. When used with asphalt, the damaged asphalt should be square cut to the depth of solid concrete. For best results, the square cuts should be inclined so that the square opening is smaller than the square bottom.

  • How fast does Matacryl Ready Rep set?

    Matacryl Ready Rep installs at any temperature and sets rapidly, typically within 60 minutes.

  • What surface preparation is required?

    Prior to applying Matacryl Ready Rep, a suitable Matacryl Primer, including sanding when appropriate, must be applied. When used with asphalt, the damaged asphalt should be square cut to the depth of solid concrete. For best results, the square cuts should be inclined so that the square opening is smaller than the square bottom.

  • How is the Matacryl WS system applied?

    The Matacryl WS system has components that can be applied manually or by spray equipment. Contact infrastructuresystems@tremcoinc.com for application instructions.

  • What color options are available?

    Color is possible in the WS system by using colored aggregate or pigmented seal layer (STC with RAL tint). These options are shown in the WS System Build Sheets. For more information, contact infrastructuresystems@tremcoinc.com.

  • What grade of aggregate is appropriate for the Matacryl WS vehicular system?

    Bauxite 2.0 to 3.5 mm is specified for adhesion coat and wearing layer in the vehicular system to promote both durability and safe skid resistance.

  • How fast does Matacryl Ready Rep set?

    Matacryl Ready Rep installs at any temperature and sets rapidly, typically within 60 minutes.

  • What surface preparation is required?

    Prior to applying Matacryl Ready Rep, a suitable Matacryl Primer, including sanding when appropriate, must be applied. When used with asphalt, the damaged asphalt should be square cut to the depth of solid concrete. For best results, the square cuts should be inclined so that the square opening is smaller than the square bottom.