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Naturalock Foam Adhesive Provides Powerful Performance

September, 2007 Adhesives_Naturalock Fam Adhesive The soybean checkoff and United Soybean Board (USB) support the development of a wide range of biobased products. Green Products, LLC., has introduced a new biobased urethane foam adhesive, called Naturalock. Performance is the most important element for any adhesive, and this technology has been third-party certified as meeting or exceeding competing petroleum-based adhesive products, according to Grant Grable, president of Green Products. "Our product has greater wind uplift and tensil strength," says Grable. "In hurricane zones, roof construction is required to have a Factory Mutual I-120 rating for wind uplift and Naturalock received a FM I-415 rating at 12- inch spacings over concrete roof decks." This product can be used for bonding approved roof insulations and substrates to a building’s structural roof deck, base sheets and other insulation boards. Other uses include wood-to-wood bonding, structural insulated panel assembly and cabinetry. In addition, this technology eliminates the need for mechanical fasterners that can damage the roof deck and reduce the roof’s service life. It can be applied by hand or by a two-component rig and can be used in temperatures as low as 30 to 40 degrees F, which is lower than comparable petroleum-based adhesives. Naturalock has also been tested for the impact it will have on the environment and it has been certified by USDA. "Naturalock has been certified by the USDA Federal Biobased Preferential Product Procurement Program as a 55 percent biobased product," says Grable. "In addition, it has no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and no off-gassing." The polyol formula is made from soybean oil, so its environmental impact is minimal and rapidly renewable, which is highly sought after in sustainable construction, says Grable. To learn more about Naturalock, go to www.greenproducts.net.

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