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USDA Certifies New Tremco Adhesive 71 Percent Biobased
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BEACHWOOD, OH – Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance has announced that the USDA has certified its POWERply Endure BIO Adhesive as a Certified Biobased Product label.

The USDA Certified Biobased Product label displays a product's biobased content, which is the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks.

Utilizing renewable, biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals. Biobased products, through petroleum displacement, have played an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate global climate change.

"We're proud to see POWERply Endure BIO Adhesive earn this recognition from the USDA," said Kurt Sosinski, market manager for Tremco Roofing's Modified Bitumen Systems. "This product is made of 71 percent biobased material and has an ultra-low level of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), which helps make it virtually odor free and meet California VOC limits.” 

POWERply Endure BIO Adhesive is cold process, 100 percent solids and fully cured and watertight within 24 hours of application, which can shorten the length of many roofing projects. It also has more than sufficient strength to withstand the wind uplift pressures from hurricane force winds.

Other Tremco Roofing products that have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Labe include:

  • AlphaGuard BIO Base Coat with 70 percent biobased content.
  • AlphaGuard BIO Top Coat with 60 percent biobased content.
  • Rock-It WB with 30 percent biobased content.
  • Low Rise Foam Insulation Adhesive Green with 48 percent biobased content.

"Together, these environmentally friendly Certified Biobased Products show Tremco Roofing's strong commitment to helping our customers develop and maintain more sustainable facilities by using durable products which contain these renewable resources," Sosinski said.

According to a report that USDA released in 2015, biobased products contributed $369 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013 and support, directly and indirectly, 4 million jobs. The same report found that biobased products also displace approximately 300 million gallons of petroleum per year in the U.S., which is the equivalent of taking 200,000 cars off the road.

For more, go to www.tremcoroofing.com or www.biopreferred.gov.