Easy-to-spray, quick-curing technology keeps projects on schedule and can be specified for open-joint cladding
EL SEGUNDO, Ca, June 18, 2019 – Henry® Company, a leader in Building Envelope Systems®, has introduced Henry® Air-Bloc® All Weather STPE™ Fluid Applied Vapor Permeable Air Barrier, a UV- and fire-resistant, fluid applied, elastomeric membrane designed to provide a vapor permeable, water resistive air barrier when applied to high-performance above-grade wall assemblies. It can be applied at temperatures as low as 10 °F (-12 °C) and has the ability to withstand rain within 30 minutes of being applied, helping to keep projects on schedule.
This single-component, moisture cure Silyl Terminated Polyether (STPE) forms a durable monolithic rubber-like membrane that resists air leakage, water penetration, and long-term weathering. It can be spray-, roll-, or brush-applied in a fast, easy one-coat application, and the vapor permeable membrane allows walls to breathe and dry.
“Specifying Henry® Air-Bloc® All Weather STPE™ has many pluses that give extraordinary project flexibility to both the designer and the installer,” said Christian Nolte, senior vice president, Marketing & Product Management, Henry® Company. “It offers flexibility for designs that call for permanent UV exposure under open-joint cladding. And, for the installer, this product is easy-to-spray with excellent adhesion, even in temperatures as low as 10 °F or on damp surfaces in high-humidity environments. A major advantage: this air barrier is truly rain-ready. It can be applied just before precipitation arrives, cures quickly, and won’t wash off after the rain begins, so there’s less impact on the installation schedule.”
In addition to its UV-resistant, rain-ready and adhesive properties, Henry® Air-Bloc® All Weather STPE™ integrates with Henry® flashing and accessories to form a complete wall system meeting the highest industry performance standards.
Henry® Air-Bloc® All Weather STPE™ is part of the Henry® Air-Bloc® portfolio of fluid applied air barriers. Henry® also provides a portfolio of Blueskin® self-adhered water resistive air barrier options, manufactured to a precise thickness to help ensure uniform performance and create a continuous membrane upon installation. Henry® offers its Air-Bloc® fluid applied and Blueskin® self-adhered air barrier lines in a range of vapor impermeable and vapor permeable options to accommodate every climate and substrate, delivering greater flexibility across a wide range of projects.
For more information about Henry® Air-Bloc® All Weather STPE™, visit https://henry.com/air-bloc-all-weather-stpe
About Henry® Company
Henry® Company is the one-stop shop for Building Envelope Systems®, providing proven solutions, innovative technologies and flexible design options that enable building industry professionals to feel confident when specifying and installing.
For nearly 80 years, Henry® has been an innovator in integrating air/vapor barrier, roofing and waterproofing systems to ensure superior building performance. Today’s Henry® offers Building Envelope Systems® for commercial and residential solutions, as well as Roof Restoration Systems for commercial, residential, and retail solutions.
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For more information, please contact:
Lisa Santerian, Strategic Marketing Leader
Harris, Baio & McCullough (for Henry® Company)