Category: Air Barriers

StoPanel Technology to Offer Further Design Versatility Using Fiber Cement Panel Cladding

StoPanel Technology, is now partnered with Swisspearl, the inventors of fiber cement panels. The two companies have teamed up to offer a continuous insulation system that uniquely combines the convenience and cost-effectiveness of offsite panel manufacturing with the look and feel of an innovative, contemporary aesthetic. The inclusion of Swisspearl in the StoPanel line-up of prefabricated panel options provides owners and design professionals with a wide range of attractive fiber cement panel and color options along with the benefits provided when using a cladding that offers a rainscreen design.

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Kingspan expands GreenGuard Building Wrap family with new offerings that enhance moisture management

Providing a high-performance layer of moisture and air protection is critical in new construction or renovation projects, and the specific qualities needed vary greatly with each unique application. Kingspan offers a complete approach to moisture management with its combination of the right building wrap, flashing and tape to help keep water out of the wall system, provide an air barrier, and even allow moisture vapor to escape. The GreenGuard® Building Wrap family now includes a new product GreenGuard RainArmor™ Building Wrap and an enhanced GreenGuard HPW™ Building Wrap.

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DuPont Safety & Construction Increase Tyvek® Capacity

DuPont Safety & Construction, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, today announced plans to invest more than $400 million to expand capacity for the manufacture of Tyvek® nonwoven materials at its facility in Luxembourg. The production expansion, which will add a new building and third operating line at the site, is scheduled to start up in 2021.

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Sto Corp. Introduces Sto RapidGuard™

Sto Corp. Introduces Sto RapidGuardTM, a single-component, multi-use air barrier and waterproofing material that seals rough openings, seams, sheathing joints, cracks, penetrations, and transitions in above-grade wall construction. 

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Rainscreen Cladding Market Worth $14.0 Billion by 2024

The global rainscreen cladding market size is expected to reach USD 14.0 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., registering a 7.6% CAGR during the forecast period. Demand for these products has increased significantly owing to promotion by the World Green Building Council and International Energy Agency.

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The 2018 Most Innovative Building Product Goes to AeroBarrier

Receiving the top award, AeroBarrier is being called the decade’s most disruptive energy efficiency product.  Mandalay Homes, an Arizona homebuilder, uses Aerobarrier on all new homes.  Geoff Ferrell, Chief Technology Officer at Mandalay Homes says, “AeroBarrier is the key for us building net-zero homes as a standard feature.  Before AeroBarrier, it was not financially feasible or practical on a mass scale.” 

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Large Building Airtightness Testing and the Selection of Appropriate Air Barrier Strategies

An airtight building enclosure is an important part of a modern building. Good airtightness can increase energy efficiency, improve durability, and allow greater control over occupant comfort and indoor air quality. Airtightness is achieved with an effective air barrier system that is carefully designed and detailed and then built and commissioned in the field. An effective air barrier consists of a continuous system of materials (building wraps, membranes, etc.), components (doors, windows, etc.) and accessories (tapes, sealants, gaskets, etc.). These air barrier elements must be individually airtight and airtight when used together.

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USG Corporation Expands Operations in Jacksonville

USG Corporation announced plans to expand and improve manufacturing capabilities at its Jacksonville, Fla. plant. The addition of the high-speed, automated production line in Jacksonville will allow USG to distribute Securock® ExoAir® 430 to more customers throughout the United States and Canada.

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How to Design Zero Energy Buildings for School Projects by Eddy Santosa, CBCP, LEED® AP BD+C, BEMP . Photo: James Patterson Elementary School - Richmond, Texas (Architect: Huckabee). The building was designed to achieve Ultra-Low-Energy Building and it utilizes extensive sustainable, durable and environmentally sound materials and includes natural daylighting, and good indoor air quality.

How to Design Zero Energy Buildings for School Projects by Eddy Santosa, CBCP, LEED® AP BD+C, BEMP . Photo: James Patterson Elementary School - Richmond, Texas (Architect: Huckabee). The building was designed to achieve Ultra-Low-Energy Building and it utilizes extensive sustainable, durable and environmentally sound materials and includes natural daylighting, and good indoor air quality.

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