News Release - BASF introduces MAXFLASH Liquid Flashing Membrane
JACKSONVILLE, FL, June 17, 2016 – BASF today announced the launch of MAXFLASHTM liquid flashing membrane. This provides restoration, air barrier, and wall systems’ contractors with a high performance flashing solution and the ability to quickly and easily address complex window configurations in a continuous, void- and pinhole-free manner.
MAXFLASH is a one-component elastomeric material for use as a flexible waterproof flashing membrane at rough openings. It can also be used to prepare sheathing joints for subsequent application of BASF air/water-resistive barrier membranes, or for use with water-resistive gypsum sheathing.
The product is compatible with damp substrates and can withstand immediate rainfall. Because the product cures quickly, it allows contractors to install windows within hours of application. This makes it ideal for new construction and restoration projects, which involve flashing rough openings.
“Complex window rough openings have become more common due to the addition of continuous insulation to meet the 2012 and 2015 International Energy Conservation Codes,” said Richard Martens, Marketing Manager for BASF’s Wall Systems. “MAXFLASH can be used on its own or as part of a BASF Exterior Insulation and Finish System - E.I.F.S. or insulated stucco system. Either way, MAXFLASH helps contractors quickly and efficiently install flashing membranes and an air/water-resistive barrier prior to application of exterior claddings.”
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BASF MaxFlash, a liquid flashing membrane that provides a high performance solution to quickly and easily address sheathing joints and rough openings.
About the Construction Chemicals division
BASF’s Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemicals solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures: Our comprehensive portfolio encompasses concrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing systems, sealants, concrete repair & protection systems, performance grouts, performance flooring systems, tile fixing systems, expansion control systems and wood protection solutions. The Construction Chemicals division’s about 5,500 employees form a global community of construction experts. To solve our customers’ specific construction challenges from conception through to completion of a project, we combine our know-how across areas of expertise and regions and draw on the experience gained in countless construction projects worldwide. We leverage global BASF technologies, as well as our in-depth knowledge of local building needs, to develop innovations that help make our customers more successful and drive sustainable construction. The division operates production sites and sales centers in more than 50 countries and achieved sales of about €2.3 billion in 2015.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at www.basf.com