CTS Cement Expands Product Line Into Two New Markets

The same easy application, versatility, and durability provided by Rapid Set® white, gray, and sandstone sealants and adhesives are now available in the color black for asphalt roofing and pavement applications.

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GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – Hundreds of millions tons of asphalt are produced in the U.S. annually, virtually all of it used in paving and roofing. By making two popular Rapid Set® products -- Non-Sag Sealant & Adhesive and Self-Leveling Sealant – available in the color black, CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp. now provides contractors and homeowners with professional-grade sealing and bonding solutions that outperform the competition in both applications.

Based on healthier solvent-free hybrid silane polyether technology, the nonshrink single-component products can be used on a wider range of substrates and to bond to a wider range of construction materials than competing sealants and adhesives. The list includes virtually any surface – asphalt, brick, cement board, concrete, fiberglass, foam, glass, masonry, metal, rock, rubber, stone, vinyl siding, wood, and more.

They also outlast and outperform silicone and polyurethane sealants by:

  • Providing stronger resistance to UV rays for longer service life in all climates.
  • Remaining flexible at low temperatures for application in subfreezing conditions.
  • Maintaining an air- and water-tight bond through freeze-thaw cycles without cracking or flaking.
  • Bonding to damp substrates and in damp weather; they don’t bubble or foam in the presence of moisture, which deteriorates sealant and adhesive integrity.

Roofing Construction and Repair. Black Rapid Set® Non-Sag Sealant & Adhesive and Black Rapid Set® Self-Leveling Sealant can be used on any material-type roof to waterproof gaps, holes, and penetrations; and to join dissimilar-material components such as galvanized steel flashings and clay (terracotta), concrete, and slate tiles. For example, owners seeking a watertight seal between building and gutter could apply the products to the back of metal or vinyl gutters before screwing the gutter into brick or wood.

In addition to asphalt shingles, the products bond to virtually any type of composite material used in residential, commercial, and industrial roofing: expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation, ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) and styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS)-modified bitumen membranes, fiber-reinforced polymer or plastic (FRP) sheets, and polyvinylidene-fluoride (PVDF) finishes.

The products are flexible enough to expand and contract with these construction materials without compromising the building envelope.

Asphalt Pavement. Because they provide excellent adhesion to aged asphalt as well as concrete, Black Rapid Set® Non-Sag Sealant & Adhesive and Black Rapid Set® Self-Leveling Sealant are particularly effective for closing asphalt-to-concrete joints and cracks in driveways, garages, patios, and sidewalks and other pathways.

“We developed a black version of these best-in-class formulations to respond to customer demand for the same quality technology they use the gray, sandstone, and white formulations for to fill roof joints and to quickly seal and paint windows, doors, siding, trim, and kitchen and bathroom plumbing,” says Aaron Hall, Product Line Manager of Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings. “Their superior physical properties and performance optimize construction and maintenance for any building owner.”

Ancillary applications. Black Rapid Set® Non-Sag Sealant & Adhesive and Black Rapid Set® Self-Leveling Sealant can be used in conjunction with two other black Rapid Set® products for asphalt placement and repair.

They’re based on CTS’ rapid-hardening calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cement, an alternative to portland cement that’s inherently more resistant to deterioration caused by chlorides, alkali-silica reaction (ASR), sulfates, shrinkage cracking, and freeze-thaw cycles. They’re installed much more quickly (add water, mix, and place) and last much longer than conventional asphalt for faster, longer-lasting projects:

  • Driveways treated with Rapid Set® Asphalt Resurfacer are ready for traffic in two hours. The material is fiber-reinforced for increased durability. Available in 25-pound boxes.
  • An alternative to cold patch that doesn’t require installation in layers or tamping, Rapid Set® Asphalt Repair Mix contains 3/8-inch pea gravel to fill potholes and other damage up to 24 inches deep. Available in 50-pound bags, the material is ready for traffic in two hours.

Black Rapid Set® Non-Sag Sealant & Adhesive, Black Rapid Set® Self-Leveling Sealant, Rapid Set® Asphalt Resurfacer, and Rapid Set® Asphalt Repair Mix are available at Home Depot in Building Materials.

Now available in the color black at Home Depot: Designed for joints that experience high rates of movement, single-component Rapid Set® Self-Leveling Sealant is an ASTM C920 Class 25 waterproofing and repair product that can be used with virtually any material including aluminum, glass, and mortar. The sealant provides excellent adhesion to aged asphalt for long-lasting roofing and driveway construction and repair.

Questions? Contact Vice President of Marketing Janet Ong Zimmerman at 714-793-1010 or jong@ctscement.com.

About Us: CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp. manufactures Rapid Set® professional-grade calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cement products and Komponent® shrinkage-compensating portland cement additive used to make Type K cement for new construction and concrete repair and restoration. Contractors, owners, engineers, and architects choose our products to quickly deliver highly durable and aesthetically pleasing projects. Visit www.ctscement.com for more information – and connect with us to see how contractors use our products:

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