DuPont Safety & Construction will introduce DuPont FlexWrap EZ and provide live product demonstrations at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida., to take place Jan. 9-11.
DuPont FlexWrap EZ, an innovative, flexible and versatile self-adhered tape will be showcased at the DuPont booth (W4071) as the newest addition to DuPont Tyvek Building Envelope Solutions portfolio coming in early 2018. DuPont FlexWrap EZ was designed specifically to help create an air- and water-tight seal when installed around penetrations of all different shapes and sizes. It is ideal for flashing around the many smaller electrical, HVAC and plumbing penetrations as a fast and easy solution to help improve energy efficiency and the durability of a wall system.
“We are thrilled to unveil our newest product, DuPont FlexWrap EZ,” said DuPont Global Timber Frame Market Manager Alan Hubbell. “Our latest innovation is unique, and different from competitive solutions, because of its flexibility and versatility for use on a wide variety of wall penetrations typically found on a home or building. Multiple trades can use this single product on various types of penetrations for sealing the building envelope, no longer needing multiple products for different applications.” Hubbell elaborates, “It helps reduce complexity for builders and contractors. One roll is enough to seal around all the typical penetrations in an average-sized home. Plus, FlexWrap EZ is designed to withstand extreme temperatures and 270 days of UV exposure, making it suitable for use in residential and commercial applications.”
In addition, the DuPont booth will feature various types of high-performance wall systems, integrating DuPont Tyvek Building Envelope products with STYROFOAM by DOW, to help deliver energy-efficient and durable wall solutions. Further highlights include a real-time air exchange unit demonstrating how DuPont Tyvek wrap and flashing products help tighten the building envelope; integrated wall solutions focused on reductions in thermal bridging; and solutions which help deliver improved drainage-efficiency and drying capability to the wall system. Attendees also will be able to test the walkability of DuPont Tyvek Protec roofing underlayments in wet and dirty conditions.
Additionally, DuPont Tyvek Building Envelope Solutions products will be installed in live demonstrations at the DuPont booth (W4071), as well as the NAHB High Performance Building Zone (W6157). Building science and construction experts, Mark LaLiberte and Walt Tomala, will host a series of presentations and live installation demos at the DuPont booth, featuring tips and solutions for water and air management; managing safety on the roof; and, creating effective air barriers and high-performance walls. For Greater Good is the promise of the DuPont Tyvek brand. Tyvek can provide the trusted protective barrier people need to worry less so they can focus on accomplishing bigger things – making the greater good possible.