As environmental regulations in the roofing industry become stricter than ever, ICP Building Solutions Group (BSG), the 10th largest coatings company in North America, offers a new formulation of Polyset RTA-1, the latest advancement of its world-renowned roof tile adhesive product. See this product at Booth 2822 during the 2020 International Roofing Expo in Dallas, Feb. 4–6, 2020.

With regulations already in place in California, Washington, Vermont and Canada preventing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from being used in roofing adhesive cylinders, and more states in proposal and active rulemaking, ICP BSG is dedicated to ensuring that customers stay compliant. Today, ICP BSG is one of the few manufacturers that can offer roofers tomorrow’s technology through a variety of products from leading brands. The improved Polyset RTA-1 is among those products serving as a solution.

“We know that change is coming and requirements to comply to these regulations will be pressing in the coming years,” said Mojee Cline, vice president, ICP BSG Research & Development. “The new Polyset RTA-1 contains a compliant, ultralow global warming potential (GWP) blowing agent to help companies and contractors alike stay a step ahead.”

Polyset RTA-1 is a one-component polyurethane adhesive specifically designed to bond concrete and clay roofing tiles to approved underlayment on new construction and repair work. The new formulation offers improved performance, including faster application with improved bead control, giving many additional advantages over the use of traditional fastening methods such as mortar, nails, screws or other one-component adhesives.

Unlike the competition, Polyset RTA-1 has been formulated using a hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) blowing agent, which reflects ICP BSG’s ongoing commitment to developing foam products, across industries and product lines, with lower global warming impact and enhanced product performance.