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Loctite PL Premium 28 fl. oz. Polyurethane Construction Adhesive
Loctite PL Premium
Green Guard Certified Adhesive:
One of the many reasons we recommend Loctite PL Premium is it has the GREENGUARD Certification. It is important to us that you use an adhesive that has low chemical emissions, you are building in an airtight shipping container, improving the quality of the air you breath is kind of important.
InSoFast panels were designed with simplicity in mind and we would argue that gluing them is not only the easiest method of installation but often the most effective. Third-party testing has shown the adhesive bond strength of our studs to have 108psi of holding power. This means each adhered panel is capable of holding over 5,000lbs!
In Canada the Glue is LePage PL Premium
Testing was conducted using Loctite PL Premium’s 3X Stronger Construction Adhesive, (in Canada it is marketed under the LePage PL Premium brand,) on clean concrete surfaces. It is the only adhesive we have tested. Other formulas and brands may not work as expected.
Estimating Adhesive Quantity
Estimating the amount of adhesive YOU will use has variables beyond our control like condition of your walls and how accurate are you with a glue gun? Generally you will need approximately 1 tube of the adhesive for every 6 panels. That is in a perfect world. PL Premium 3x adhesive is applied in a ⅜" bead on the backside of the studs onto the ribbed surfaces. We realize that a 3/8" bead of glue is very subjective. It is important that there is enough adhesive to squish the dovetails on the back side of the stud when pressed to the wall. Adhesive application follows the "Goldie Locks rule, too much, too little, and just right. If you are doing just right you can expect that 1 large 28-fl oz tube will cover 18 of our 24" long studs (again about 6 panels) or enough glue at a 3/8" bead to cover 36 foot long bead of glue.
Additionally you will have to add additional for glue around openings like windows and doors to your estimate.
1 large 28-fl oz / 828 ml tube = 18 (24" studs or inserts)
To verify that enough adhesive is used, press the panel into place. Pull the panel back and check to see if the adhesive has spread out beyond the full width of the stud. It is normal for the panel to "float out" from the side of the container when it is accommodating irregularities in the container walls. Additional adhesive may be necessary in some areas.
|LOCTITE® PL PREMIUM® POLYURETHANE CONSTRUCTION ADHESIVE Rough estimate for 28 ounce tubes of adhesive required|
|Container||CX 44 Side Walls||End Wall and Inserts||Ceiling and Inserts||Swing Doors||Floors||Total without doors and floors||Total Estimate with doors and floors|
|20' Standard||3 Per side total 6||2 1/2||6 1/2||3||7||13||23|
|20' High Cube||3 Per side total 7||2 1/2||6 1/2||3||7||14||24|
|40' Standard||6 Per side total 12||2 1/2||13||3||14||28||45|
|40' High Cube||6 Per side total 13||2 1/2||13||3||14||29||46|
Important Notice: Container Surface Temperature Applications
When bonding EPS and XPS foam insulation, use above 40°F (4°C) and avoid cure and surface temperatures above 90°F (32°C). Surfaces must be clean, dry and free of frost, grease, dust and other contaminants. Pre-fit all materials and protect finished surfaces. If using cartridge format, cut nozzle at a 45° angle to desired bead size and puncture inner seal. Be very careful not to allow Loctite® PL® Premium to cure on a finished surface.
Cold Weather Tips:
Heating the interior of the container will not be sufficient for the adhesive to cure because the insulation panels will not allow heat to transfer to the container surface. It is recommended to either move the container to a heated area or tent and heat the exterior until the adhesive has cured.
The interior of the container can be heated until the adhesive has cured.
Interior and Exterior Installation
Install the exterior panels first while heating the interior. Allow adhesive to cure before installing interior insulation.
H-K200 Hot Knife:
Designed to cut foam plastics Expanded (EPS) and Extruded (XPS) Polystyrene. The H-K200 operates on standard 110V/50Hz Voltage. The pulsing electric current and heats the blade evenly.
- Voltage; 110V 120V
- Power; 200W
- Heats up in approx 5 to 8 seconds.
- Adjustable power control knob.
- Light weight; 1.25 lbs.
- Operating Temperature;
- (400°Celsius × 9/5) + 32 = 752°Fahrenheit
- 10 foot non-twisting cord.
- Built in accessory tool bar
- Handy Tool Hook
Includes 1 of each:
- H-K200 Hot Knife (Now BLUE color)
- 4" Straight Blade (H-B600)
- 1 H-Box4x4 Electrial Box Cutter
- 1 Bendable Round Wire - 12" long
- Wire Brush for cleaning
- Allen T-wrench
- Padded Tool Case
- Carry Case
Gun Foam II Air Seal Sampler Kit
Spray foam seal for InSoFast Panels
Item Number: 65-SAMKIT
Rapid Rasp 4" x 14" DuraSoft Handle
Rapid Rasp for InSoFast Insulation
Rapid Rasp for InSoFast Panels
Item Number: 13-16091
STARTER TRAC 34-ST25
STARTER TRAC or Casing Bead. ST25 is 2 1/2" wide to cap off the exposed EXe2.5 panel. The face return flange is 1" (25 mm) with striations to securely wrap around the edge. The Trac is available with or without weep holes. The 3" (76 mm) wide back edge nailing flange has striations for extra bonding if adhesives are used. It is recommended that you use the Starter Trac when panel ends are exposed to the exterior. Sold by the piece 15 pieces per box
Starter Trac 2-1/2", 8' Length
2" Flashing Drip Edge 8' Piece 34-SB20
34-SB20 2" Flashing Drip Edge 2" Flange for integrating InSoFast UX2.0 panels into a perimeter drainage system. Sloped edge directs moisture into perimeter drainage systems. Specification Flashing Drip Edge shall be Plastic Components Inc. #________. All accessories shall conform to ASTM standards D1784, C1063 and D4216-99. They shall be used where specified by the architect and installed per industry standards. Sold in 8’ Lengths 50 pieces per box. Case Weight 71 lbs
2-1/2" Flashing Drip Edge 8' Piece 34-SB25
34-SB25 2-1/2" Flashing Drip Edge 2 1/2" Flange for integrating InSoFast EXi 2.5 panels into a perimeter drainage system. Sloped edge directs moisture into perimeter drainage systems. Specification Flashing Drip Edge shall be Plastic Components Inc. #________. All accessories shall conform to ASTM standards D1784, C1063 and D4216-99. They shall be used where specified by the architect and installed per industry standards. Sold in 8’ Lengths 50 pieces per box. Case Weight 71 lbs
K&J Magnetics, Inc.
...in all shapes and sizes!
Add R-Value with InSoFast PLUS
It’s easy to increase your R-Value beyond R-10 code minimums while maintaining the engineered benefits of continuous InSoFast panels