A unique polyurethane installation foam that meets the key needs of construction professionals worldwide

The higher the yield and the extremely fast setting. These are one of the most important requirements that are placed on installation foams by the construction professionals. However, not all products on the market can offer these benefits that are relevant to every master. That is the reason, why we made sure that the installation of windows and doors and the sealing of any cavity in construction is fast, smooth and of high-quality, at the same time ensuring high thermal and acoustic insulation. The innovative solution is the polyurethane installation foam of new generation “FOME FLEX ULTRA FAST 75L”, which is the fastest-setting foam on the market and has an extremely high yield.

The polyurethane installation foam “FOME FLEX ULTRA FAST 75L” is a truly unique product of new generation. It has a free blowing yield of around 75 litres. This cannot be offered by similar products on the market.

The most common volume of high-yield foam from other manufacturers is up to 65 litres. However, even this is achieved through extremely high secondary expansion of up to 100%. This means that the inflatable seam doubles in size, hindering correct placement of the seam, as you need to anticipate how much space you need to leave for it. Otherwise, the expanded foam will over-expand and damage the structure due to expansion pressure.

“FOME FLEX ULTRA FAST 75L” is a completely different solution. This product has only 30% secondary expansion, but still a higher yield. This makes it easier to form the seam, the foam does not break the door or window structure and the foam is accurately deflated. The product is also resistant to mould and mildew, high and low temperatures – it can be used from -60°C to +100°C. The ambient temperature ranges from -0°C to +35°C and can be used in rain or snow.

This foam has a dense and homogeneous structure, which provides excellent thermal and acoustic insulation performance. It has a thermal conductivity of 0,036 W/(m*K) and a sound reduction index of 63 dB.

The product is also unique because of its extremely fast setting, which allows a faster completion of works. The cutting time for this foam is 10 minutes, compared to 30-40 minutes for similar products. Importantly, “FOME FLEX ULTRA FAST 75L” has a final set time of only 1.5 hours. In contrast, other foams on the market have a setting time of around half a day.

These features of “FOME FLEX ULTRA FAST 75L” make it possible to cut away unnecessary residues, cover foam joints, plaster, paint and do other necessary works faster. The product therefore has a wide range of applications. The foam is ideal for sealing windows and doors, for high thermal and acoustic insulation of pipes, and for filling cracks, splits, cavities and gaps. Likewise, it is suitable for sealing joints in roofs, walls and floors, and for all window and door installation works.

The use of this product is easy and standardised – like other polyurethane foams for installation and sealing. The work surface must be thoroughly cleaned and moistened. Shake the bottle vigorously and screw the gun on. Then turn the vial upside down. To adjust the flow rate of the installation foam spray, you will need to turn the valve at the end of the pistol grip. Then fill the cavity with foam.

If the foam is used at low temperatures, the vial must be warmed up to +18C by placing it in warm water or in a warm room. Residues of undried foam are best cleaned with “Foam Cleaner Fome Flex”. It is advisable to remove hardened foam mechanically.

That’s it. Take advantage of the unique benefits of “FOME FLEX ULTRA FAST 75L” and try a product that is recognised and appreciated by construction professionals around the world.  We will make sure that every work for which this product is designed is fast, high-quality and smooth.

Window and door sealing: How to choose the best installation foam for the highest-quality work?

Repair professionals require a number of specifications for the foam used to seal the gaps between the door or window frame and the building wall. They are concerned with the product’s secondary expansion, its elastic force, elasticity, coefficient of thermal conductivity, rate of cure and, of course, the product’s yield. Fome Flex 7 DOORS WINDOWS ELASTIC PISTOL FOAM, a single-component polyurethane installation that combines the best of all these features. It is a unique product for professional sealing of windows and doors and provides the best thermal and acoustic insulation.

The market offers a wide range of options for window and door sealing professionals looking for a modern, high-quality, and reliable product for their work. However, Fome Flex 7 DOORS WINDOWS ELASTIC PISTOL FOAM, a single-component polyurethane installation foam, outperforms its competitors in every respect.

In particular, the product’s permanent flexibility and lowest thermal conductivity of just 0.030W/mK ensure sustainability and excellent thermal insulation. In addition, the foam seam can withstand up to 25% displacement, making the product perfect for moving structures.

Fome Flex 7 DOORS WINDOWS ELASTIC PISTOL FOAM also has a high Noise Reduction Index, which reduces the sound level to 63 dB. This figure is one of the best in the market. Regular foam reduces the sound level to 58–60 dB.

This foam also has a particularly low secondary expansion without the need for force to be applied to window and door frames. Certified product testing protocols confirm this. Note that the product also polymerises very quickly. The foam can be cut in as little as 25 minutes without damaging its structure and maintaining the best seam properties. This uniqueness of the Fome Flex 7 DOORS WINDOWS ELASTIC PISTOL FOAM considerably speeds up and simplifies the craftsman’s work.

The product seals windows and doors without being weather-dependent. With an ambient temperature range of -5°C to +35°C, it works in rain or snow, so work doesn’t have to stop even in the coldest months.

These advantages are not the only relevant ones. With the rapid rise in the cost of building materials, many people are looking for a product with the highest possible yield. And the Fome Flex has a great one. The yield of this installation foam allows you to produce up to 40 metres of seams per bottle, enough for 7 standard doors.

Fome Flex 7 DOORS WINDOWS ELASTIC PISTOL FOAM is an environmentally friendly product that is completely harmless to human health. It meets the requirements of the A+ French VOC Regulation and the Emicode EC1 Plus certificates.

The product is also standardised and easy to use with its many benefits. The foam canister must be shaken vigorously, and then the gun must be screwed on. Next, thoroughly clean and wet the work surface and turn the canister upside down with the valve. To adjust the flow rate of the installation foam spray, turn the valve at the end of the gun handle. Then, fill the cavity with foam.

If the product is used at low temperatures, the canister must be warmed to +18°C by placing it in a warm room or immersing it in warm water. The best way to clean any undried foam residues is with the Fome Flex Foam Cleaner. Hardened foam must be removed mechanically.

Using these instructions and utilising the best properties of Fome Flex 7 DOORS WINDOWS ELASTIC PISTOL FOAM, the sealing of windows and doors will be done perfectly. This is the quality guarantee that Tegra State’s single-component polyurethane installation foam provides to professionals worldwide.

This single-component polyurethane installation foam guarantees high quality and matches  requirements  of professionals worldwide.

Advanced, next-generation technology provides the best solution for sealing facade and roof seams

A common challenge for builders during construction work is how to reliably seal structural and expansion joints in facades, roofs or walkways. We offer a professional, high-quality and advanced solution – “ Fome Flex ROOF & FAÇADE” sealant. „Fome Flex ROOF & FAÇADE“ – a new generation, low-modulus, premium hybrid sealant – forms an extremely elastic and durable seam on commonly used building materials. Learn more about why this technology is unrivalled in the market.

„Fome Flex ROOF & FAÇADE“ is our next-generation hybrid sealant featuring advanced and innovative technology based on a revolutionary principle.

Hybrid sealants cure with moisture in the air and they are designed to be more elastic and mechanically more durable than traditional products. “Fome Flex ROOF & FAÇADE” is also more resistant to temperature and weather fluctuations, resulting in a longer service life. It is also completely environmentally and health friendly, and is almost odorless.

These hybrid sealants are unique not only in their properties, but also in their versatility. They seal structural and expansion joints in facades, roofs and walkways on commonly used building materials. „Fome Flex ROOF & FAÇADE“ is therefore the perfect choice for concrete, brickwork, painted wood, enamel, aluminum, stainless steel and various plastic surfaces.

By forming a highly elastic and durable seam on these materials, hybrid sealants cure without bubbles. They are also free of isocyanates, solvents and silicones, suitable for wider joints, with high mechanical resistance and strong initial adhesion.

“Fome Flex ROOF & FAÇADE is also unique due to its zero settling. This product has excellent primer-free adhesion to most surfaces, even wet ones. Hybrid sealants are easy to apply and have a cure rate of 2-3 mm per day.

The products are simple and standard to use. The first step is to clean and degrease all surfaces. Next, cut off the top of the cartouche or foil packet and screw on the nozzle supplied with the cartouche.

The next step is to insert the cartouche or foil pack into the syringe gun and squeeze the trigger of the gun several times to fill the nozzle with sealant. The seam depth to width ratio for seams up to 10 mm is 1:1. Minimum width and depth is 5 mm. For a joint wider than 10 mm, the depth is the width divided by 3 plus 6 mm. The maximum width of the joint shall be up to 40 mm.

We are offering five different hybrid sealants in its range. “Fome Flex ROOF & FAÇADE” is available in clear, white, grey, black and anthracite.

All these products are certified with CE certification and other important certifications recognized in the construction market:

For these reasons, “Fome Flex HYBRID ROOF&FAÇADE” is unrivalled in the market as a new-generation, low-modulus, premium hybrid sealant. For those who are looking for a reliable, high quality and intelligent joint sealing solution, this product will exceed all expectations.

Construction adhesives: differences and what to keep in mind

Construction adhesive is an irreplaceable help in performing various internal and external construction and repair works: no need to drill holes — with adhesive you can attach even heavy objects, and connect various materials in the most difficult-to-reach places. Moreover, the choice of products is rather wide as well: polyurethane, acrylic and rubber-based adhesives are available, and some of the most popular and best-rated are hybrid adhesives characterised by high adhesion strength.

Depends on the complexity of work

As Tegra State experts note, different construction adhesives can be applied to nearly every work performed. For various simple finishing works, it is recommended to use acrylic adhesive, the production of which does not include solvents. Point 97 adhesive is suitable for gluing tiles, the nail replacement Point 95 – for gluing wooden and OSB panels, for gluing wood – Point 204 Wood Fix Adhesive D3 with increased adhesion force, for gluing polystyrene foam – Point 92, for fixing finishing elements – Point construction glue called Acryl Tack Interior, and for gluing and sealing various films – Point 203 Folie & Membrane Fix adhesive.

PU 301 Metal & Wood Fix polyurethane-based and extremely strong installation adhesive characterised by continuous elasticity is suitable for gluing and sealing stair treads and metal structures. Meanwhile, the rubber-based Point adhesive has a high initial bonding and is also perfectly suitable for gluing various finishing elements. This product is an ideal replacement for nails, and can also be used for gluing tiles. However, for more sensitive surfaces, it is advisable to use acrylic glue, since no solvents are used in its production.

Suitable even for boat repairs

The products that are the most resistant to environmental effects, highly durable and characterised by good adhesion are hybrid glues, which are valued for their universal application, as they can be used for both gluing building materials and hanging a simple mirror. It is recommended to use advanced technology Gudfor 911 hybrid glue for fixing skirting boards and edges, while Point 100 Ideas can be applied on any surface, even a wet one. This crystal clear adhesive is suitable for all construction, repair and utility works and has a high S1 mould resistance class. Point 105 HYBRI FIX MARINE, an adhesive specially designed for repairing boats, roofs and swimming pools is also available on the market.

Point High Tack hybrid technology adhesive with strong initial bonding is highly preferred by construction professionals. Due to its resistance to environmental influences, it is suitable for use with many building materials even on wet surfaces, forming a strong and always elastic bond which is able to withstand tensile force of up to 335 per cent. The bonding force of 20 t/m2 allows even very heavy building elements to be glued without support.

Extreme adhesive strength

However, probably the best choice, especially when working with heavy structures, is Point 104 Turbo Power Fix hybrid adhesive. This adhesive has a bonding force of up to 380 t/m2, ensuring excellent adhesion even with concrete, bricks, plaster, ceramics, glass, hard PVC, metals, stone, OSB, wood and other materials. In other words, this adhesive is characterised by its universal application and allows to glue a number of construction and finishing elements. The adhesive does not contain aggressive solvents, therefore, it does not damage even easily damaged surfaces.

Due to the high bonding force, this adhesive is suitable for use with high-weight structures, but a small application surface area. This is useful for fixing LED lighting panels and similar structures, for attaching heavier flat panels to uneven and non-standard surfaces.

Helps save time

Point 104 Turbo Power Fix also features an extremely short setting time — a bonding force of 20 t/m2 is achieved in just 15 minutes, which helps to get the job done quickly and to save a lot of valuable time. For example, when using 2-3 mm wide seams, 80% of the final bonding force is ensured after only three hours, whereas other construction adhesives require at least a day to fully set. Thus, when fixing aluminium suspended ceiling frames and plasterboard panels, installations can commence in just a few hours, while using other adhesives you might have to wait much longer.

This product is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and allows the structures to be fixed on wet surfaces, which is also very important in rainy spring weather. Thus, it is much easier to plan your tasks, work faster and more efficiently, which ultimately results in lower costs.

In addition, Point 104 Turbo Power Fix has a high temperature resistance from -40°C to +90°C. The elasticity of the product after setting allows for reliable attachment of mailboxes, address numbers and other objects, without having to drill holes in the facade, which allows to ensure the thermal insulation properties of the building and achieve a high energy efficiency class.

In general, when choosing construction adhesives, it is not only the bonding strength, but also moisture resistance and application temperature, that should be considered. Tegra State specialists can offer advice on which product should be chosen for any specific work.

Free compulsory PU training for those who missed it

On 24 August 2023, a mandatory training requirement was established for all industrial and professional users of polyurethane foams, adhesives and sealants with a total monomeric diisocyanate concentration of more than 0.1%. For those who have not yet completed this training, Tegra state is providing free access to POINT, FOME FLEX, GUDFOR, Pplus product customers to do so without waiting so they can continue their work safely.

This training platform was developed by FEICA in collaboration with ISOPA, ALIPA, the diisocyanate industry associations, and is available in different EU languages. You can find it here.

Access code for the training: FEICA_21_C7.

If you need more detailed training, please contact us at +371 25 776 630

All professionals who complete the training and pass the test will receive a certificate valid for five years, allowing them to maintain their safety and achieve the best results with PU foam.

To ensure the safe use of isocyanates, this training programme covers a wide range of topics, including the health effects of isocyanates, the use of appropriate protective equipment, and many other relevant issues. The training programme is also in line with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Regulation.

Even after completing this mandatory training and working with polyurethane products, it is important to:

  • Work only in well-ventilated areas to minimise exposure to isocyanates
  • Wear gloves, goggles and other protective equipment- Store the products in a cool, dry place protected from direct sunlight and heat
  • Comply with the manufacturer’s technical and safety requirements

Roofing and repair

Which assistants to choose and how to avoid the most common mistakes?

In the late summer or early autumn, roofing and repair works are often at the top of the list of the tasks to be done before winter. However, this activity requires skills, diligence, and specific knowledge. The question then arises – how to do such work qualitatively, easily and avoiding basic mistakes. We share practical and useful tips for any home craftsman.

Evaluate the condition carefully

There is a common belief that roofing or repair works should be started only when the old roof crumbles on the head or rainwater drips through the holes. However, such an opinion is both wrong and money consuming. This is because the structure of the roof which is leaking or starting to crumble has already suffered a significant damage, the removal of which is likely to thin the wallet significantly. Thus, the evaluation should be done in a timely and appropriate manner.

First of all, calculate how many years the roof has covered the house. Experts say that high-quality materials and quality work ensure peace of mind for about a quarter of a century. However, we do not always know who covered the roof and how it was done. Another method of evaluation is simple. If damages or deformations are visible, this is a high time to start the renovation. It is also worth taking a closer look at the attic after a heavy rain. If you find signs of a water leakage or other damage, get ready for roof works.

Choose the materials

Roofing and repair work requires high quality. Choose energy-saving materials, compare their characteristics, estimate how much and what kind of materials you will need. The choice of roofing material is also important. In Lithuania, the most common roofing materials are tiles, tin and bitumen. The first one has been used for many years, so its technology is already well developed. Tiles are made of clay or concrete, so they give the facade strength and natural look, are durable, non-flammable, sustainable, and even absorb the sound of rain or strong wind.

Tin, to be compared, is perhaps the most popular material used in Lithuania. Such roofs are strong, light and of high quality, they are covered quickly, simply and economically. What concerns the modern bituminous coating, it is very tight, perfectly adapted to slopes of various sizes, airtight, and resistant to moisture. It has many advantages both when covering a new roof and when renovating an old one.

Use helpers

Roofing requires the right helpers. Therefore, the desired result may be achieved not only by experienced and professional craftsmen, but also by high-quality roofing sealant that is highly important, because when carrying out various installation works on the facade side of the building, when connecting rain collection and drainage systems, when installing rainwater pipes, steel or bituminous roof coverings, hermetic sealing should be guaranteed.  

This is an integral part of the work. Sealing of roofs and facades is mandatory, as it gives the house resistance, tightness, and durability. In addition, when working outdoors and exposed to the environmental conditions, it is very important to use the UV-resistant sealant  that makes a strong seam and can be used on both dry and wet surfaces in warm and cold seasons. The line of outdoor sealants FOME FLEX “Kauchuk All seasons” meets all these requirements.

These products are an ideal choice for newly sealed objects: roof tiles, PVC and metal gutters, roof coverings. The FOME FLEX “Kauchuk” line consists of 6 colors that correspond to the RAL color palette recognized in Europe – transparent, red, brown, gray, anthracite, black. This sealant is perfect for sealing places where different materials are joined: concrete-metal, stone-wood, plastic-glass and many others. After solidification, the product ensures the resistance and maintains its physical properties even at a temperature of +100° C.

FOME FLEX “Kauchuk All seasons” is a professional helper for every roofer or repairman. Using it and all the tips, the home will be safe, comfortable and aesthetic.