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Environmental

All of the adhesives in the DynaGrip product line are VOC compliant in all districts and states in the U.S. with the exception DynaGrip 4000 Subfloor.

Extreme temperatures and humidity may affect any adhesive’s ability to cure. The effect will differ from one product to the next, so for best results, refer to the individual product page or the product label for appropriate temperature ranges.

In general, extreme cold may slow or prevent latex based adhesives from curing and will increase the force required to gun latex and some solvent-based adhesives. High humidity may slow cure time for latex-based adhesives, but will accelerate the cure time of hybrid adhesives such as DynaGrip Heavy Duty MAX.

In general, latex-based adhesives can be removed with warm water and soap while still wet. Cured product must be cut or scraped away.

Solvent, polyurethane & hybrid adhesives require the use of mineral spirits to clean up wet adhesive from surface and tools, taking care to follow solvent manufacturer’s precautions. Do not use mineral spirits to clean skin. Cured product must be cut or scraped away.

Compatibility

In general DynaGrip adhesives are formulated to bond a wide range of building materials. Specific products, like DynaGrip Heavy Duty Max, can bond almost all materials*. For a detailed list of material compatibility for each product, refer to the individual product page or the product label.

*DynaGrip Heavy Duty Max is not recommended for house wrap such as Tyvek® and other fluoropolymer-based substrates such as Teflon®.

Please refer to the individual product page or the product label for a detailed list of materials each product can adhere. In general, latex and solvent-based adhesives are not recommended for non-porous applications such as mirror installation. For non-porous applications, you’ll want to choose one of our hybrid adhesives, like DynaGrip Heavy Duty Max, or DynaGrip Mirror, Marble, Granite.

Glossary

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) means any compound of carbon, excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or carbonates and ammonium carbonate, which participates in atmospheric photochemical reactions, except those designated by EPA as having negligible photochemical reactivity. You can also refer to our interactive online guide for more information on VOC regulations.

Open time is the amount of time you have between applying an adhesive and the point at which you should place the two materials you’re attempting to bond together. Waiting longer than the open time provided on the product label will compromise the strength of the cured bond.

Skin time refers to the amount of time after a bead of adhesive is applied before the top layer of the bead hardens or “skins” and can no longer effectively grab a second surface.

Instant grab refers to an adhesive’s ability to instantly hold two surfaces together without falling apart. Don’t mistake instant grab for strength or cure speed—an adhesive that instantly holds two surfaces together does not necessarily have a strong bond once cured, so it’s important to look at the product specifications and Technical Data Bulletin (TDB) to evaluate whether a particular instant-grab adhesive is right for your project.

DynaGrip Heavy Duty Max Construction Adhesive

Yes, DynaGrip Heavy Duty Max is VOC compliant in all districts and states in the U.S.

We recommend product be stored in a cool and dry location above 40°F.

Clean Up:
Uncured adhesive: Use mineral spirits to clean up wet adhesive from surface and tools, following solvent manufacturer’s precautions. Do not use mineral spirits to clean skin.

Cured adhesive: Must be cut or scraped away.

For best results, product should be applied in temperatures between 20° – 120°F. Once cured, product can be exposed to temperatures ranging from -40° – 200°F.

DynaGrip Heavy Duty Max features an innovative nozzle design that allows users to remove cured adhesive from the nozzle without having to cut the nozzle each time the product is stored. This feature greatly increases the reusability of the product. Please follow the instructions below for best results.

  1. Unscrew nozzle and cut tip of cartridge.
  2. Thread nozzle back on cartridge and trim to desired bead size.
  3. Load cartridge into applicator gun.

Yes, DynaGrip Heavy Duty Max provides excellent adhesion to non-porous materials. Heavy Duty Max can also be used for non-porous to non-porous applications.

DynaGrip Heavy Duty Max meets ASTM requirements for subfloor and drywall installation (ASTM D 3498 & C 577). It is also an all-weather, all-purpose adhesive that can be used for any and all applications where construction adhesives are used, including sensitive applications such as tub surround or foamboard installation.

For lighter applications such as paneling, DynaGrip Heavy Duty Max will build a strong bond without one hour. For heavier applications like subfloor installation, it is recommended a minimum of four hours be allotted before exposing surfaces to heavy traffic.

DynaGrip Heavy Duty Max is a moisture-curing adhesive, therefore small amounts of water present in the bond line actually help the product cure faster. Once cured, the product has a high level of water resistance; however, Heavy Duty Max is not recommended for use in applications that are subject to constant water exposure or that are below waterline (e.g. pools).

DynaGrip Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive

Yes, DynaGrip Heavy Duty is VOC compliant in all districts and states in the U.S.

We recommend product be stored in a cool and dry location above 40°F.

Clean Up:
Uncured adhesive: Wash away with warm water and soap.

Cured adhesive: Must be cut or scraped away.

For best results, product should be applied in temperatures between 40° – 100°F. Once cured, product can be exposed to temperatures ranging from 0° – 140°F.

For best results, at least one surface must be porous. This product is not recommended for non-porous to non-porous applications.

DynaGrip Heavy Duty is recommended for a wide range of interior/exterior applications including paneling, trim molding installation, and general construction projects. This product also meets ASTM C 577 requirement for drywall installation.

DynaGrip Heavy Duty will build a strong bond on most applications within 24 hours, with a full cure time of 7 days.

DynaGrip Heavy Duty is water resistant once fully cured. For best results, ensure bond area is kept clear of water while adhesive cures. This product is not recommended for applications subject to constant water submersion even once fully cured.

DynaGrip 4000 Subfloor Construction Adhesive

No, DynaGrip 4000 Subfloor is not VOC compliant. If you’re looking for a VOC-compliant subfloor adhesive, we recommend either DynaGrip Advanced Subfloor or DynaGrip Subfloor.

We recommend product be stored in a cool and dry location above 40°F.

Clean Up:
Uncured adhesive: Use mineral spirits to clean up wet adhesive from surface and tools, following solvent manufacturer’s precautions. Do not use mineral spirits to clean skin.

Cured adhesive: Must be cut or scraped away.

For best results, product should be applied in temperatures between 0° – 120°F. Once cured, product can be exposed to temperatures ranging from -20° – 140°F.

Absolutely. DynaGrip 4000 Subfloor is a full solvent adhesive that does not freeze and can be easily gunned in freezing temperatures.

DynaGrip 4000 Subfloor is recommended for both subfloor and deck installation, and meets ASTM D 3498 and APA AFG-01 requirements for subfloor installs. DynaGrip 4000 Subfloor is not recommended for applications other than subfloor and deck installation.

Yes, DynaGrip 4000 Subfloor is PFS certified to meet ASTM D 3498 requirements for subfloor installation and conforms to HUD UM60a.

Yes, DynaGrip 4000 Subfloor provides excellent adhesion to moisture-resistant OSB panels.

DynaGrip 4000 Subfloor delivers a strong, permanent bond on typical subfloor & deck installations within 24 hours. Full cure may take up to 7 days.

DynaGrip 4000 Subfloor is water resistant once fully cured. This product is not recommended for use in applications that are subject to constant water exposure even after fully cured.

DynaGrip Advanced Subfloor Construction Adhesive

Yes, DynaGrip Advanced Subfloor is VOC compliant in all districts and states in the U.S.

We recommend product be stored in a cool and dry location above 40°F.

Clean Up:
Uncured adhesive: Use mineral spirits to clean up wet adhesive from surface and tools, following solvent manufacturer’s precautions. Do not use mineral spirits to clean skin.

Cured adhesive: Must be cut or scraped away.

For best results, product should be applied in temperatures between 0° – 120°F. Once cured, product can be exposed to temperatures ranging from 0° – 140°F.

Absolutely. DynaGrip Advanced Subfloor is an exempt solvent adhesive that does not freeze and guns easily in freezing temperatures as low as 0°F.

DynaGrip Advanced Subfloor is recommended for is recommended for both subfloor and deck installation, and meets ASTM D 3498 and APA AFG-01 requirements for subfloor installs.

Yes, DynaGrip Advanced Subfloor is PFS certified to meet ASTM D 3498 requirements for subfloor installation and conforms to HUD UM60a.