A Chem Link Timeline Of Adhesives/Sealants Innovation

  • 1990: Introduced plural-component elastomeric urethanes for construction and abrasion- resistant urethanes for industrial mass finishing machines.
  • 1992: Began developing moisture cure sealants and coatings for commercial roofing and for the recreation vehicle industry.
  • 1995: Developed the first penetration seal kits for commercial roofing based on urethane sealants and silicone adhesives.
  • 1997: Introduced rigid urethane and polyether penetration seal systems.
  • 1998: Developed M-1 general purpose construction adhesive and sealant.
  • 1999: Developed and obtained FM listings for polyether Roof Assembly Adhesive for insulation and recovery boards in roofing.
  • 2000: Developed Kynar 500® PVDF-compatible sealants for metal architecture. Developed Polyether Novalink sealant for use in general construction. Introduced polycarbonate snowguards and silicone adhesive for metal buildings.
  • 2001: Developed asphalt modified polyether BARR system for waterproofing.
  • 2002: Developed solvent free modified bitumen adhesive for roofing and waterproofing.
  • 2003: Developed nylon pipe supports. Developed nylon penetration seals for roofs and below grade waterproofing.
  • 2005: Developed solvent-free adhesive for single ply EPDM roof membrane.
  • 2006: Developed a clear polyether sealant. Developed AFG-01 adhesive for single ply flooring and other panel-on-frame construction.
  • 2007: Developed moisture curing adhesives for wood flooring and tile. Developed non-shrinking, isocyanate-free foam sealant for window and door installation.
  • 2008: Introduced safe adhesives and sealants for retail distribution under the GreenLink line.
  • 2009: Developed high-performance metal and fiberglass adhesives for the recreation vehicle and transportation industries. Started Engineered Systems division for industrial adhesives and sealants.
  • 2010: Developed M-1 cleanroom adhesive/sealant for electronic and biomedical cleanrooms. Developed a structural cleanroom penetration seal.
  • 2011: Working on developing advanced barrier coatings for construction and plural-component adhesives.