Why Butler Building Panlastic Sealants are Important

When it comes to sealing roofs, using the right sealant can make all the difference in the world. Butler Butyl Tape Sealants are renowned for their superior quality, ensuring your roof remains weather-tight and durable. In this article, we will explore the components, testing methods, and advantages of Butler Butyl Tape Sealants, showing why they outperform competitor products.Butler_Panlastic_50293cd99b.png

Understanding the Components of Butyl Tape Sealants

Butyl tape sealants are composed of three main components:

  1. Butyl Rubber: The primary ingredient that determines the sealant's elasticity and overall quality.
  2. Chalk or Talc: Used as a filler material to provide volume and structure.
  3. Softening Medium: Ensures the sealant remains pliable and easy to apply.

The quality of a butyl sealant largely depends on the percentage of butyl rubber it contains. Butler Butyl Tape Sealants have a higher amount of butyl rubber compared to those available in the open market. This higher percentage directly impacts the sealant’s elasticity, making it more effective and long-lasting.

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A simple test can demonstrate the superior elasticity of Butler Butyl Tape Sealants compared to competitor products. Here's how the test is performed:

  1. Competitor Sealant Test:
    • Apply the competitor's sealant to a test gauge.
    • Cut it to length and remove the release paper.
    • Mark the starting point.
    • Stretch the sealant using a fixture to determine its elongation.
    • Observe the recovery rate. Competitor sealants typically recover only 20 to 30 percent of their original length.
  2. Butler Sealant Test:
    • Apply the Butler sealant to the fixture.
    • Cut it to length and remove the release paper.
    • Mark the starting point.
    • Stretch the sealant to check its recovery.
    • Observe the recovery rate. Butler sealants demonstrate an elongation recovery of over 80 percent.

This significant difference in recovery rates highlights the superior elasticity of Butler Butyl Tape Sealants. The higher recovery rate indicates better long-term performance, as the sealant remains pliable and tacky between two pieces of steel, keeping the roof weather-tight.

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One unique feature of Butler Butyl Tape Sealants is the inclusion of small nylon spacer beads. These beads ensure the correct amount of sealant is always present in the joint when assembled in the field. Regardless of the installation temperature, the spacer beads maintain the correct thickness of the sealant. During testing, the sealant is flattened to ensure proper dispersion of the nylon beads, guaranteeing consistent performance.butler panlastic beads in product.jpg

The Butler Difference

Putting Butler Butyl Tape Sealants to the test ensures superior performance, setting them apart from competitors. The higher butyl rubber content, excellent elasticity, and the inclusion of nylon spacer beads all contribute to a product that delivers exceptional weather protection and durability. This commitment to quality is part of what makes Butler a trusted name in the industry.

When choosing a butyl tape sealant for your roofing needs, Butler Butyl Tape Sealants offer unmatched performance. Their superior elasticity, thickness, and reliable long-term performance make them the ideal choice for maintaining a weather-tight and durable roof. Shop our selection of sealants at Butler MFG Parts and reach out if you have questions!