FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Introduces ShurGRIP™ UV-Cured Acrylic Adhesive
for Building Envelope Applications

-New adhesive formulation part of custom solutions offering
from Company’s Engineered Solutions Group-

HICKORY, N.C. (September 2021) – Shurtape Technologies, LLC, an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of adhesive products, has combined its expertise in material science and adhesive formulation to develop products for the building envelope within its Engineered Solutions Group (ESG). ESG partners directly with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of products for exterior wall coverings, roof decks, fenestrations and other building envelope and enclosure applications to develop custom-engineered adhesive solutions that yield end-products for improving the building envelope’s overall performance.

The New ShurGRIP™: Primerless Adhesion for Optimal Performance and Longevity
Shurtape has announced its latest building envelope adhesive innovation: ShurGRIP™ UV-Cured Acrylic Adhesive. ShurGRIP™ is a new formulation explicitly designed to enhance the performance and longevity of materials used in the building envelope, including flashing tapes, water-resistive barriers (WRBs), sheathing and roof underlayments.

Designed to help improve the durability and energy efficiency of the buildings in which it is used, the new ShurGRIP™ UV-Cured Acrylic Adhesive is a solvent-free acrylic adhesive formulated to provide an exceptional bond to an array of building materials and for high performance in any climate. It features excellent cold-temperature performance, including primerless adhesion to exterior glass-faced gypsum, plywood and OSB at 0 F (-18 C), making installation easier, faster and less susceptible to delays due to inclement weather.

ShurGRIP™ maintains high shear strength at temperatures up to 248 F (120 C), creating permanent, durable seals in all climates. With a broad application temperature range, this unique adhesive system increases the resilience of building envelopes in the extremes of desert, mountain and marine environments, while protecting inhabitants during extreme weather events.
Additionally, ShurGRIP™ is formulated for superior hanging and shear strength when adhered to itself for less sag and slide potential – it maintains performance despite building movement and shifts, providing long-term dependability. The combination of environmental resilience, cold weather adhesion and high temperature holding strength makes ShurGRIP™ the optimal solution for applications where performance and longevity are top priorities.

Ultimate Custom Solutions for Building Envelope OEMs
ShurGRIP™ is just one example of ESG building envelope capabilities. At the core of ESG solutions is the Group’s ability to customize formulations for the specific needs of different manufacturers and applications. As a result, ESG has established itself as a longstanding industry leader in designing custom adhesive-coated products in a variety of industrial and commercial market sectors, including construction, product assembly lines, automotive, electronics, healthcare, graphic arts and others.

ESG’s mission is to manufacture high-performance, self-adhesive products that increase the competitive position of OEMs. In addition, ESG operates as an adjunct new product development and innovation resource for leading companies around the globe. To achieve those goals, ESG partners with OEM manufacturers through a five-step methodology to understand the complexities of specific application, performance and processing requirements, all while making the design process easy and seamless:
1. DISCOVERY: Outline specific application needs and criteria.
2. ANALYSIS: ESG researches materials and options to meet performance requirements.
3. PROTOTYPE: A sample is created, tested and adapted based on feedback.
4. QUALIFICATION: Once the initial sample meets requirements, a scalable solution is made for field testing.
5. DELIVERY: A custom-made adhesive solution is finalized and delivered. ESG offers ongoing support for any implementation needs after delivery.

“The Engineered Solutions Group is a result of decades of experience, research and application testing. We create custom solutions for our OEM partners so they can deliver exceptional performance in the field,” said Mark Hooks, vice president of sales operations for Shurtape Technologies, LLC.

ESG develops custom solutions for challenging applications and environments to meet the needs of manufacturers. Contact us at sales@shurtapespecialty.com to learn more about ESG building envelope solutions, including ShurGRIP™ UV-Cured Acrylic Adhesive.

ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS GROUP
Shurtape Technologies’ Engineered Solutions Group is an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of custom, high-performance specialty adhesive films, laminates and tapes for a variety of industries, including automotive, medical, building and construction, graphic arts, sound control, building envelope/enclosure and product assembly applications. Based in New Hartford, Conn., the Company focuses on engineering products that meet its customers’ performance requirements and budget, delivering innovative, high-performance products with consistent quality and service on which you can rely. Learn more at ShurtapeSpecialty.com.

SHURTAPE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
Based in Hickory, N.C., Shurtape Technologies, LLC, is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of adhesive tape and consumer home and office products, with facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates, China and Australia. Together, our subsidiaries serve numerous markets, including industrial/MRO, building and construction, packaging, electrical, stucco, HVAC, professional paint, automotive, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, graphic arts, sound control, medical, DIY, home and office, and retail. In addition to specialty adhesive solutions, Shurtape Technologies offers products under recognizable brand names such as Duck®, FrogTape®, T-REX®, Painter’s Mate®, Shurtape® and Kip®. Learn more at ShurtapeTech.com.

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