DuPont to Debut New Innovative Tape and Live Demonstrations at 2018 International Builders’ Show in Orlando
Show attendees will get a first-look at DuPont™ FlexWrap™ EZ adhesive tape that provides a quick and easy solution to seal penetrations in the building envelope for improved air tightness
DuPont Safety & Construction will introduce DuPont™ FlexWrap™ EZ and provide live product demonstrations at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida., to take place Jan. 9-11.
DuPont™ FlexWrap™ EZ, an innovative, flexible and versatile self-adhered tape will be showcased at the DuPont booth (W4071) as the newest addition to DuPont™ Tyvek® Building Envelope Solutions portfolio coming in early 2018. DuPont™ FlexWrap™ EZ was designed specifically to help create an air- and water-tight seal when installed around penetrations of all different shapes and sizes. It is ideal for flashing around the many smaller electrical, HVAC and plumbing penetrations as a fast and easy solution to help improve energy efficiency and the durability of a wall system.
“We are thrilled to unveil our newest product, DuPont™ FlexWrap™ EZ,” said DuPont Global Timber Frame Market Manager Alan Hubbell. “Our latest innovation is unique, and different from competitive solutions, because of its flexibility and versatility for use on a wide variety of wall penetrations typically found on a home or building. Multiple trades can use this single product on various types of penetrations for sealing the building envelope, no longer needing multiple products for different applications.” Hubbell elaborates, “It helps reduce complexity for builders and contractors. One roll is enough to seal around all the typical penetrations in an average-sized home. Plus, FlexWrap™ EZ is designed to withstand extreme temperatures and 270 days of UV exposure, making it suitable for use in residential and commercial applications.”
In addition, the DuPont booth will feature various types of high-performance wall systems, integrating DuPont™ Tyvek® Building Envelope products with STYROFOAM™ by DOW, to help deliver energy-efficient and durable wall solutions. Further highlights include a real-time air exchange unit demonstrating how DuPont™ Tyvek® wrap and flashing products help tighten the building envelope; integrated wall solutions focused on reductions in thermal bridging; and solutions which help deliver improved drainage-efficiency and drying capability to the wall system. Attendees also will be able to test the walkability of DuPont™ Tyvek® Protec™ roofing underlayments in wet and dirty conditions.
Additionally, DuPont™ Tyvek® Building Envelope Solutions products will be installed in live demonstrations at the DuPont booth (W4071), as well as the NAHB High Performance Building Zone (W6157). Building science and construction experts, Mark LaLiberte and Walt Tomala, will host a series of presentations and live installation demos at the DuPont booth, featuring tips and solutions for water and air management; managing safety on the roof; and, creating effective air barriers and high-performance walls. For Greater Good™ is the promise of the DuPont™ Tyvek® brand. Tyvek® can provide the trusted protective barrier people need to worry less so they can focus on accomplishing bigger things – making the greater good possible.