Momentive makes tough, enduring GE-branded silicone caulks
used in building, remodeling and maintaining homes across the country, and it is an honor that these products are being used to help those who have sacrificed so much.
The entire line of caulks
is environmentally friendly because it is low-VOC and EG-free.
and sealants are commonly marketed as conforming to ASTM International specifications.
tinting has subsequently become one of the store's most successful add-on sales, totaling about 800 tubes a year.
The market for caulks
and adhesives, the second largest product type, is also relatively mature, although product improvements will help caulks
keep pace with overall construction spending growth.
The tapes and caulks
had to be removed each time maintenance was performed, then reapplied and allowed to cure.
Despite the dizzying selection, caulks
are all made from one of four base, or backbone, polymers: latex, silicone, polyurethane or robber.
BEYOND BEEFING UP CAULKS
AND adhesives for extra moisture resistance and strength, manufacturers are now trying to make the application process a little easier: Their latest offerings range from quicker drying caulks
to redesigned bottles to easy-to-squeeze tubes.
Although a number of specialty caulks
are available, the experts at the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute (PQI) recommend top-quality, all-acrylic or siliconized acrylic caulks
as an excellent choice for virtually any indoor or outdoor application.
A variety of different caulks
are available in disposable tubes.
are thick like putty, forced from a rigid tube that you load into a caulk
gun; guns ($2 to $6) can be plastic or metal.
The Major product segments analyzed are Protective Coatings & Sealers, Caulks
& Adhesives, Cement & Asphalt Additives, Grouts & Mortars, and Polymer Flooring & Others.
Two companies that make fire retardant caulks
and foam are DAP (800-543-3840; dap.
was manufactured by Ohio Sealants Incorporated, a manufacturer and marketer of caulks
, sealants and adhesives based in Ohio.
Demand for sealants and caulks
in the US is forecast to increase more than 3 percent per year to 2.