USDA Certifies Biobased Roofing Adhseive
Roofing and building maintenance company Tremco (Beachwood, Ohio) recently announced that its Powerply Endure Bio Adhesive has earned the Certified Biobased Product label from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The product, released earlier this year, joins a handful of other Tremco products in its certification.
“We’re proud to see Powerply Endure BIO Adhesive earn this recognition from the USDA,” said Kurt Sosinski, market manager for Tremco Roofing’s Modified Bitumen Systems. “This product is made of 71 percent biobased material and has an ultra-low level of VOCs.”
The “biobased material” is material that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine or forestry feedstocks. The certification comes with a USDA product label that displays the product’s biobased content percentage.
According to Tremco, the Powerply adhesive is a cold process, nearly odorless, fast-curing, 100-percent-solids product that will cure watertight within 24 hours of application, which aims to reduce the length of many roofing projects. The company notes that the product is also aimed to provide wind uplift resistance.
Other Tremco products that have received the certification include the AlphaGuard Bio Base Coat, with 70 percent biobased content; AlphaGuard Bio Top Coat, with 60 percent biobased content; Rock-It WB, with 30 percent biobased content; and Low-Rise Foam Insulation Adhesive Green, with 48 percent biobased content.
“Together, these environmentally-friendly Certified Biobased Products show Tremco Roofing’s strong commitment to helping our customers develop and maintain more sustainable facilities by using durable products which contain these renewable resources,” Sosinski said.