Midland, Mich. — Dow Chemical Co. is out with a liner adhesive called Monstergrip that can bond fiberglass panels to prepared spray foam insulation inside refrigerated trucks and trailers.
Dow says the polyurethane spray adhesive is non-flammable and safer for trailer manufacturers and repair shops to use than competing products.
"This product reduces install, labor and cure times while providing a safer and simpler solution for this application," said Ryan Gerulski, Dow market manager, in a news release. "We used these customer requirements and worked with our scientists to develop a product to better solve these unmet needs."
Monstergrip is available in self-contained, portable kits with a 9-foot dispensing dispending gun set or a two-cylinder tank-only spraying option with a 15-foot dispensing gun set sold separately.
Meanwhile, Dow Building Solutions has partnered with Titan Machinery to develop a custom piece of equipment to dispense its new low-pressure spray foam called Froth-Pak Ultra, which was developed for insulation and air-sealing applications.
Midland-based Dow says the spray is the first code-approved, low-pressure foam material on the market and when applied with Titan's Helix LP equipment, is easy to use, too. The foam also comes in disposable drums as opposed to returnable cylinders.
Froth-Pak Ultra is the only low-pressure foam that can be applied up to 8 inches thick in rim joists and 10 inches thick in uninhabitable attics and ventilated crawl spaces without an ignition barrier, according to Dow.