(March, 2013) Franklin International has extended its well-received line of Titebond WeatherMaster sealants with a product that the company believes to be so superior as to be dubbed “Ultimate.”
The new product, Titebond WeatherMaster ULTIMATE MP Sealant, offers the same high-performance characteristics of other WeatherMaster sealants – but also offers the value and convenience of a multipurpose product. Professional contractors and DIYers can use it on a wide range of construction materials, from glass to metal, PVC to masonry, steel to stone. It’s ideal for sealing windows and doors and for metal and vinyl siding, waterproofing, general roofing applications – including metal roofs – vents, gutters, exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), expansion joints and concrete tilt walls. It can go on the road, too, sealing metal on RVs, tractor-trailers and buses.
Whatever the application, the new WeatherMaster ULTIMATE MP offers notable benefits over other sealants. First, its advanced polymer formulation significantly outperforms urethane- or silicone-based sealants. It fills gaps of up to an inch – and shrinks less than one percent when cured. Exceptional joint movement capability of +/- 50 (translucent formulation, +/- 25 percent) assures permanent flexibility; and high resistance to UV rays, heat and humidity allows the sealant to maintain a weather-tight seal.
DIYers and contractors will like this sealant as much for ease of application as for durability. They typically do not need to prime the substrate before applying the sealant, saving time and installation costs. The introductory selection of more than 20 colors, plus translucent, makes it simple to match WeatherMaster ULTIMATE MP to substrates – although it can be painted any color just two hours after application. (Translucent formulation not paintable.) Also, it easily extrudes in temperatures as low as 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
This sealant is easy on the environment, too. A low VOC content of 9 g/L for all colors (28 g/L for translucent) enables contractors to meet green building standards for LEED, NAHB, CARB and Green Globes.
The new WeatherMaster ULTIMATE MP Sealant is offered in 10.1-ounce cartridges and 20-ounce sausage packs and is available at building supply and hardware stores. For more information, contractors and DIYers can visit www.titebond.com or call Franklin International Technical Service at (800) 347-4583.
Jeanne Tranter, 614.445-0888
About Franklin International: Established in 1935, Franklin International is among the largest privately held manufacturers of adhesives and sealants in the U.S. The company employs approximately 400 at its headquarters, laboratory and plant, in Columbus, Ohio; eight distribution centers across the U.S.; and a new plant in Guangzhou, China. Franklin provides local support to customers domestically and globally through a network of 75 independent sales representatives and direct field sales associates. The company maintains two divisions: the Construction Division, which manufactures a complete line of Titebond® wood glues for cabinet shops and hobbyists as well as a full line of Titebond® adhesives and sealants for construction professionals and do-it-yourselfers who demand the professional touch; and Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, which provides adhesives to industrial wood-assembly plants and pressure sensitive adhesives to label manufacturers.