Article Number: 12649
DAP, Georgia-Pacific Combine to Help Solve Water-Resistant OSB Adhesive Challenges
BALTIMORE, Md. (November 19, 2018) – Over the last 10 years, moisture resistant OSB products with a water-resistant formulation (to prevent water absorption and swelling over time) have replaced many traditional OSB panels. However, these new panels are more difficult for traditional subfloor adhesives to adhere to – causing many adhesives to fail and leading to an increase in floor squeaks.

DAP – a leader in the home improvement and construction products industry – and Georgia-Pacific (GP) – a leading manufacturer of moisture resistant OSB panels – recently worked together to find a solution: DAP SMARTBOND® Subfloor Construction Adhesive.

Following a full gamut of product testing, GP now recommends DAP SMARTBOND Subfloor Construction Adhesive for use with its DryMax® High-Performance OSB. As the most moisture-resistant OSB sub-floor GP manufactures, DryMax OSB required an adhesive that would deliver a strong, long-lasting bond. DAP SMARTBOND performed head and shoulders above the competitive set.

A high-strength polyurethane foam adhesive, DAP SMARTBOND:

• Provides 8X the coverage of cartridge adhesives, allowing users to do more with less

• Is up to 25% faster to apply than traditional cartridge construction adhesives

• Delivers a tenacious bond on plywood, OSB and moisture resistant OSB panels

• Bonds to wet, dry, frozen and treated lumber

Look for DAP SMARTBOND & GEORGIA-PACIFIC Wood Products at your local lumberyard.

About DAP Products Inc.
DAP is a leading manufacturer and supplier of caulks, sealants, foam, adhesives, and repair products with a history of first-to-market innovations with trusted, quality, reliable, and long-lasting products for professional contractors, remodelers and do-it-yourselfers.

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