Beachwood, Ohio -- Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance has had its Low Rise Foam Insulation Adhesive Green is now listed in the US.Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred Product Program.
The material "contains a significant percentage of biobased raw material, making it a superior candidate for the USDA's BioPreferred program," claims Kurt Sosinski, director of product management for the company.
The green adhesive is used to secure roof insulation boards directly to roof decks and other insulation layers in low slope commercial and institutional buildings.
It is a high-strength, fast-curing roofing adhesive with virtually no odour and zero VOC.
To earn USDA Certified Biobased Product status, products must undergo a rigorous certification process. This includes testing by independent third parties, to determine the amount of biobased carbon contained within the product, as measured by ASTM D 6866.
This is the standard for determining biobased content of solid, liquid and gaseous samples using radiocarbon analysis.
Depending on the product category, those containing more than the threshold amount of biobased carbon (typically 20 to 25 percent) are certified, says Tremco.
This can have a significant advantage in the marketplace, as federal agencies and contractors are required to give these products purchase consideration.
Low Rise Foam Insulation Adhesive Green is certified by USDA to contain 48 percent biobased content.