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Russ Tape - Mechanical bonding

For mechanically bonding EPDM membranes to substrate 

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RUSS Tape for Mechanical Fixing

In common with most single ply material, EPDM will overtime try and shrink. The base tie in mechanically fixes the membrane to the roof deck where the membrane turns UP through an angle change. e.g. Wall upstand. Any further movement is accommodated by the EPDM’s ability to elongate by over 300%

RUSS (Reinforced Universal Secure Strip) has bonding tape pre-applied along one edge, this is bonded to the underside of the EPDM using ClassicBond Rubber Primer, meaning that the EPDM membrane does not require puncturing during installation.

2" Seam Fastening Plates are included with the Russ tape. We supply sufficient seam fasteners to secure the tape to the deck at 300mm intervals i.e. 3-4 per metre

  • Ideal for Additional membrane securement as needed.
  • Ideal for perimeter securement and around penetrations

N.B. Seam Fasteners must be used in conjunction with the appropriate screw fixings for the substrate.

Technical Details
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SKU CB-Tape-Russ-Kit
Stock Type Warehouse Fulfilled
Width 150mm (6")
Brand Name ClassicBond
Material EPDM
Color Black
Questions & Answers (4)
Customer Questions
What is The Life Expectancy of EPDM rubber roofs.

EPDM Rubber roofs have a 50 year life expectancy.

EPDM has been in commercial use since the 1960s. And many of those roofs are still around today. 

Does it have to be dry for EPDM roofing to be laid?

Yes, EPDM Membranes require the substrate to be dry prior to installation. This is so the the adhesive & primers can effectively bond the rubber to roof deck. EPDM products will not adhere to wet or damp surfaces. Trapped moisture may vaporize and negatively affect the performance of the membranes.

Is Classicbond EPDM BBA Certified?

Yes. ClassicBond EPDM holds the British Board of Agrément certificate, No. 11/4853, issued to Flex-R Ltd. The BBA carries out assessment, testing, approval and certification of products and systems for the construction industry against national requirements, internationally recognized standards or other relevant technical specifications, reviewed and reissued every 3 years.

Fire Ratings

The ClassicBond system is also fire rated, the 1.2mm EPDM has a fire rating of EXT.F.AB and the 1.5mm EPDM membrane is fire rated to EXT.F.AA. Fire rating is carried out on a variety of deck surfaces and it is important to seak the certificate that relates most accurately to your roof structure.

What Temperatures can a Rubber Roof be installed in.

We recommentd a minimum tempereture of 5 degrees C for EPDM installation. This is due the the WBA adhesive being water based and lower temperetures may cause the adhesive to freeze over and fail. 

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