For a tight air and moisture barrier on your next building envelope project, check out DuPont’s high-performance materials

by Brianna Crandall — June 3, 2019 — DuPont Performance Building Solutions (PBS) is introducing the combined strength of Dow and DuPont with a portfolio of air, water and thermal barrier products for commercial construction that give architects the tools and solutions to balance design freedom and building performance. This integration brings together well-known brands such as STYROFOAM Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS), Tyvek CommercialWrap, THERMAX Brand Rigid Insulation, Corian Exteriors, LIQUIDARMOR Flashing and Sealant, FROTH-PAK Foam Sealant and GREAT STUFF PRO Series Sealants under one roof.

Graphic of DuPont PBS’s thermal, water and air barrier products for the building envelope

DuPont PBS’s thermal, water and air barrier products address building envelope resilience, construction productivity and building sustainability. Image courtesy DowDuPont. Click to enlarge.

From design concepts to installation, DuPont PBS’ high-performance products work together as systems that are compatible, durable and tested beyond building code requirements, says the company. With more than 125 years of combined building science foundation, DuPont PBS says it has the depth of understanding to go beyond simple product innovations to address building resilience, construction productivity and sustainable solutions. DuPont PBS offers design flexibility combined with trusted performance on the job site, to build better buildings and lasting communities.

According to Linda Jeng, North American marketing leader at DuPont PBS, DuPont PBS provides materials for “all six sides of the building envelope,” offering trusted thermal, water and air barrier protection for the entire building, from top to bottom, inside and out.

DuPont PBS’ wall systems help ensure walls are easily constructible, while still managing air and moisture appropriately to avoid mold and rot. As architects continuously push the boundaries of building design, the company says it creates system solutions that are able to meet and exceed evolving building standards and codes, with an integrated approach to maximize performance.

The solutions that will be introduced June 6-8 in Las Vegas during the 2019 AIA Conference on Architecture include:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) provides energy efficiency through a more sustainable insulation solution for the entire building envelope. STYROFOAM XPS is the original extruded polystyrene foam insulation and the first in a portfolio of products that would continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of the building and construction industry and its related markets.
  • Tyvek CommercialWrap building wrap is an air and water barrier made to stand up to the rigors of commercial job sites, with high tear-strength, durability, and up to nine months of ultraviolet (UV) resistance. Tyvek Building Envelope Solutions help make buildings more durable, comfortable and energy efficient.
  • THERMAX Brand Rigid Insulation is a polyisocyanurate rigid board insulation for interior and exterior continuous insulation. THERMAX products include an innovative core surrounded by a tough exterior facer of a variety of ranges and aesthetic appearance.
  • Corian Exteriors by DuPont has offered architects around the globe a high degree of design flexibility for more than a decade. Corian Solid Surface is a highly durable and low-maintenance material unique with through-body color for beautiful, yet functional exterior solutions that can be easily installed as a ventilated rainscreen system.
  • LIQUIDARMOR Flashing and Sealant product line is an innovative, liquid-applied flashing alternative to traditional, self-adhered flashing tape. These elastomeric spray or trowel applied products form a tight, seamless barrier along the rough openings of windows and doors while helping to significantly reduce labor time.

DuPont Safety & Construction, a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, manufactures products and solutions that protect what matters — people, structures and the environment — on a global scale through such iconic brands as Corian, Kevlar, Nomex, Tyvek, Styrofoam and Filmtec. DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont, provides technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division, which will be called DuPont, into an independent, publicly traded company.