Rubberbond Fleeceback with Factory Applied Tape
FleeceBACK Membranes are fabricated with a patented hot melt
adhesive technology which provides consistent bond strength between
the fleece backing and the membrane. 45 mil non-reinforced EPDM to
55-mil thick fleece results in a total finished sheet thickness of 100-mils
or (2.54mm). FleeceBACK provides 40% greater puncture resistance
and 180% greater tear resistance than conventional 60-mil EPDM.
FleeceBACK and RubberBond adhesives offer non-penetrating design
solutions. Adhesive is used to bond FleeceBACK membrane to various
substrates. These have a long industry history of more than 15 years, are
extremely lightweight and afford contractors an efficient and expeditious
alternative to traditional bonding methods. Compatible deck types include
concrete, cellular lightweight concrete, gypsum, cementitious wood fibre,
wood and painted or galvanized steel. Compatible insulations include
Wood Fibreboard, Polyiso, and OSB. For re-roofing options, RubberBond
Adhesives are compatible with smooth or surfaced BUR, mineral cap
sheet, smooth or granule-surfaced Mod-Bit.
For one of the strongest fully-adhered single-ply installations in the
industry, specifiers are recommending Carlisle and RubberBond’s
patented FleeceBACK System. For new and reroofing installations, Adhesive
is applied to the deck and FleeceBACK membrane is rolled into the
adhesive. Seams are sealed with factory applied SecurTAPE™. Factory
applied SecurTAPE is an industry leading engineering breakthrough. It
increases the safety, reliability, consistency and speed of application. These
systems can achieve wind uplift ratings of up to FM 1-945. FleeceBACK
adhered systems can also be installed over insulation which has been
mechanically-attached to the deck (if penetration is not an issue).
Attendees participate in a one-day, hands-on workshop learning about
FleeceBACK membranes, adhesive and accessories, followed up with onsite
training for all contractors.