Readers last week were most drawn to news from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association regarding an updated flashing standard (AAMA Releases Updated Standard for Liquid-Applied Flashing for Exterior Wall Openings): “The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released an updated specification establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing used to provide water-resistive seals around exterior wall openings in buildings (e.g., fenestration products, such as windows and doors, as well as other through-wall penetrations). AAMA 714-19, ‘Voluntary Specification for Liquid Applied Flashing Used to Create a Water-Resistive Seal around Exterior Wall Openings in Buildings,’ was last updated in 2015.

“‘Liquid-applied flashing products are seeing increasing application for sealing building interfaces, including flashing around windows and doors,’ said Jim Katsaros of DuPont Building Performance Solutions, chair of the AAMA Flashing Committee. ‘These products offer many performance advantages, including outstanding adhesion to a wide variety of substrates, ultimate conformability for complex geometries and, in many cases, vapor-permeable water-resistant seals.’”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for July 7-13

  1. AAMA Releases Updated Standard for Liquid-Applied Flashing for Exterior Wall Openings
  2. FEICA Signs Off on Validation Report for Isocyanate Test Method
  3. Pilot Chemical Debuts New Headquarters
  4. Evonik Expands Fumed Silica Capacity with New Facility in Antwerp
  5. 3M and Discovery Education Announce National Finalists and State Merit Winners in 2019 3M Young Scientist Challenge

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants, and coatings-related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletters and social media platforms.