For every component, accessory, and substrate on your project it is important to understand sealant performance. It has been shown that it is not as simple as grouping sealant chemistries together, and assuming results. Vast differences have been reported within chemistry classifications. Further, it is important to understand both adhesion AND compatibility for all these interfaces related to the sealant application. Testing must be done for each of these interfaces.
- Review sealant chemistries and the part they play in sealant selection
- Understand the importance of proper installation and how it can affect performance
- Investigate sealant failures, and understand the causes behind these
- Gain knowledge of a variety of questions that need to be answered to choose the right product for the right application
Dante P. Marimpietri
Dante Marimpietri has worked in the commercial construction market for nearly a decade. His focus has been dedicated to the science behind the products and the built environment. He is currently the Technical Applications Specialist for Tremco Commercial Sealants and Waterproofing focusing primarily on the building envelope. During his tenure at Tremco he has had many roles that involved the urethane sealant technology, firestopping, product development and being a technical resource to the field all over the world. In his current role he is heavily involved in the strategic technical development of the air barrier systems that make critical connections, and stop the uncontrolled flow of air within the building facade.