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Visqueen, the market leader in the manufacture and supply of structural waterproofing and gas protection systems, has launched a new range of high performance Vapour Tapes to ensure complete airtightness for building projects when used as an integral part of Visqueen’s Vapour Check system.
With an outstanding working temperature range from -40°C to 40°C, the Visqueen Vapour Tapes are designed for all weather conditions and actively displace moisture, creating an excellent bond to surfaces. Utilising advanced adhesive technology that is 20 times more aggressive than standard adhesive systems at low temperatures, the Vapour Tapes mount Visqueen’s vapour membranes to the building substructures, providing exceptional grip to both wood and metal surfaces whilst ensuring airtight jointing and detailing between membranes.
Vapour Tapes form part of Visqueen’s complete vapour barrier system which prevents warm, moist air from permeating into a building’s timber structures and insulation and improves general airtightness to ensure compliance to Part L Building Regulations and complies with EN13984:2012. This protects insulation and structural elements from condensation damage and prevents the build-up of damp and mould which can have negative effects on human health, causing asthma, rhinitis, itchy eyes, respiratory symptoms, respiratory infection and eczema.
The tapes are available in two forms, Visqueen Doubled Sided Vapour Tape is 20mm x 50m and provides 250 metres of linear coverage, enough for at least one room, and is less than half the price of standard blue butyl tape per linear metre. The Visqueen Single Sided Vapour Tape is a flexible blue PE-Scrim tape and is perfect for sealing overlaps, detailing and pipe penetration.
“The launch of our Vapour Tapes shows Visqueen’s commitment to providing a complete solution for vapour control within building projects,” comments Phil Bull, Sales Director at Visqueen.
“By using Visqueen Vapour Tapes together with our Vapour Barrier Membranes, designers, specifiers and contractors can be assured that they are providing complete vapour and airtightness to their building project in line with the requirements of the latest building regulations.”