Water-based Single-ply Roofing Membrane Adhesive
Common Product
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Single-ply roofing membranes can be adhered to roofing substrates in several ways including mechanical fasteners, loose-laid with gravel (ballasted), or through a variety of adhesive products. This Common Product (CP) describes a site-applied,...

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Single-ply roofing membranes can be adhered to roofing substrates in several ways including mechanical fasteners, loose-laid with gravel (ballasted), or through a variety of adhesive products. This Common Product (CP) describes a site-applied, single-component, water-based roofing membrane adhesive. While roofing membrane adhesives are typically marketed for use with either PVC, EPDM, or TPO membranes, or for use with both TPO and EPDM roofing membranes, some content is expected to be similar regardless of the type of membrane for which the adhesive is intended. Consequently, this CP is intended to capture content that is expected to be present in adhesives used on any type of single-ply roofing membrane. Fully adhered membranes, installed with adhesives, are seen as having several advantages over other installation methods. Compared to the use of mechanical fasteners, they help distribute uplift pressure evenly across the membrane reducing flutter. They also allow for the use of larger sheets resulting in fewer splices. In addition, they are lighter and easier to repair than ballasted systems. Most water-based adhesives, however, cannot be applied at temperatures below 40 to 50°F. 

For horizontal applications most water-based adhesives are applied using a roller or sprayed onto the roofing substrate only. For vertical applications the adhesive is also applied to the back-side of the roofing membrane. The membrane is then applied to the roofing substrate while the adhesive is still wet, and pressure is applied to bond the membrane to the substrate. Sometimes, rather than requiring the membrane to be applied immediately, these adhesives contain a pigment that changes color to indicate when the membrane should be applied to the substrate, but these types of products were not found to be common. 

One advantage of water-based adhesives over solvent-based adhesives is that they contain fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that contribute to photochemical smog formation. For this type of product, two commonly referenced VOC definitions are from the U.S. EPA and from the California South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The U.S. EPA lists exempt VOCs in 40 CFR 51.100. SCAQMD Rule 1168 limits VOC emissions from adhesives and sealants, currently 250 g/L for this type of adhesive and 200 g/L starting in 2023, and Rule 102 sets a definition for exempt VOCs that follows closely with the the U.S. EPA definition, with a couple notable exceptions. It is important to note that under either definition, many exempt VOCs still have health or environmental hazards associated with them. Although water-based roofing membrane adhesives contain water as a diluent, toluene and methanol were both found to be common in products marketed for PVC roofing membranes. Consequently, while all products reviewed had less than 250 g/L VOC content, PVC roofing membranes usually contain higher levels of VOCs than adhesives marketed for TPO and EPDM membranes. 
 

Name % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Water
7732-18-5
41.06% Diluent Subscribe to view
2-Propenoic acid, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate and 2-propenenitrile
25686-45-7
36.95% Polymer Subscribe to view
Titanium dioxide
13463-67-7
8.23% Pigment Subscribe to view
Limestone
1317-65-3
8.21% Filler Subscribe to view
1-PROPENE TETRAMER-OXYBISBENZENE REACTION PRODUCTS, SULFONATED, SODIUM SALT
119345-04-9
1.77% Emulsifier Subscribe to view
Hydroxyethyl cellulose
9004-62-0
0.86% Viscocity Modifier Subscribe to view
1,2-Benzisothiazoline-3-one
2634-33-5
0.82% Antimicrobial Pesticide Subscribe to view
Ethoxylated-2,4,7,9-tetramethyl-5-decyne-4,7-diol
9014-85-1
0.66% Wetting Agent Subscribe to view
DIBUTYL PHTHALATE (DBP)
84-74-2
0.62% Plasticizer Subscribe to view
SOLVENT-DEWAXED HEAVY PARAFFINIC PETROLEUM DISTILLATES
64742-65-0
0.35% Defoamer Subscribe to view
DISTILLATES (PETROLEUM), SOLVENT DEWAXED LIGHT PARAFFINIC DISTILLATE
64742-56-9
0.22% Defoamer Subscribe to view
Ammonium polyacrylate
9003-03-6
0.18% Dispersant Subscribe to view
Quartz
14808-60-7
0.08% Residual Subscribe to view
Name % Wt Part % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Water
7732-18-5
41.06% 41.06% Diluent Subscribe to view
2-Propenoic acid, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate and 2-propenenitrile
25686-45-7
36.95% 36.95% Polymer Subscribe to view
Titanium dioxide
13463-67-7
8.23% 8.23% Pigment Subscribe to view
Limestone
1317-65-3
8.21% 8.21% Filler Subscribe to view
1-PROPENE TETRAMER-OXYBISBENZENE REACTION PRODUCTS, SULFONATED, SODIUM SALT
119345-04-9
1.77% 1.77% Emulsifier Subscribe to view
Hydroxyethyl cellulose
9004-62-0
0.86% 0.86% Viscocity Modifier Subscribe to view
1,2-Benzisothiazoline-3-one
2634-33-5
0.82% 0.82% Antimicrobial Pesticide Subscribe to view
Ethoxylated-2,4,7,9-tetramethyl-5-decyne-4,7-diol
9014-85-1
0.66% 0.66% Wetting Agent Subscribe to view
DIBUTYL PHTHALATE (DBP)
84-74-2
0.62% 0.62% Plasticizer Subscribe to view
SOLVENT-DEWAXED HEAVY PARAFFINIC PETROLEUM DISTILLATES
64742-65-0
0.35% 0.35% Defoamer Subscribe to view
DISTILLATES (PETROLEUM), SOLVENT DEWAXED LIGHT PARAFFINIC DISTILLATE
64742-56-9
0.22% 0.22% Defoamer Subscribe to view
Ammonium polyacrylate
9003-03-6
0.18% 0.18% Dispersant Subscribe to view
Quartz
14808-60-7
0.08% 0.08% Residual Subscribe to view

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Sources
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Abex EP 100
Additives for Waterborne Adhesives
Adhesive Mag 20020630
Adhesive Mag 20210806
Adhesive Mag 20210806
Agitan 282 SDS
Agitan 282 TDS
BASF Additives for Adhesives and Sealants
BYK-025 SDS
BYK-025 TDS
Cellosize QP 30000H SDS
Cellosize Technical Handbook
CPID 119345-04-9
DEE FO 215 TDS
DEE FO 3010 A SDS
DEE FO 3010 A TDS
DEE FO Pl-12 SDS
DEE FO Pl-12 TDS
Dispex AA 4030
Dispex AA 4030 SDS
Dispex AA 4030 TDS
Dowfax 8390
Dowfax 8390 SDS
Dowfax 8390 TDS
EverGuard Adhered Manual
EverGuard WB181 SDS
EverGuard WB181 Specs
Fluorad FC 430
HydroBond SDS
HydroBond TDS
JM EPDM WBMA SDS
JM EPDM WBMA TDS
JM PVC WBMA SDS
JM PVC WBMA TDS
JM TPO WBMA SDS
JM TPO WBMA TDS
Kathon LX
KATHON LX 1_5 SDS
Metolat 288 SDS
Metolat 288 TDS
MSHA
Munzing Water-based Systems Additives
NRCA 201807
PVC Water Based Bonding Adhesive SDS
PVC Water Based Bonding Adhesive TDS
Rhodafac Bs-715
Rhodafac Bs-715 Food Contact Statement
RM-2020NPR SDS
RM-2020NPR TDS
Rocima 200 TDS
Roofing Contractor 20171106
Sarnacol 2121 SDS
Sarnacol 2121 TDS
Sensor International US10759976B2
Sentinel H2O Bonding Adhesive TDS
Sentinel H2O Bonding Adhesive TDS
Sikaplan Membrane Adhesive SDS
Sikaplan Membrane Adhesive TDS
Silwet L-7200 MSDS
Specialty
Surfynol 440 SDS
Surfynol 440 TDS
Swimc LLC US10870782B2
Tinuvin 292 SDS
Tinuvin 292 TDS
Tinuvin 477 DW TDS
Tinuvin 477 SDS
Tinuvin 477 TDS
TremPly TPO WB Bonding Adhesive SDS
TremPly TPO WB Bonding Adhesive TDS
Urban 2002
UV Stabilizers in Adhesives
Water Based Bonding Adhesive P SDS
Water Based Bonding Adhesive P TDS
Water-based Dispersion Adhesives
Waterborne Adhesives and Sealants