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Pink Batts Partners with DuPont Tyvek to Distribute High-Performance Building Envelope Solutions

Underpinning the Pink Batts range of insulation products is a vision to keep Kiwi homes and workplaces healthy, warm and dry. The addition of the DuPont Tyvek range of wall and roof underlays and tapes is a natural step for the company, enabling them to support architects, builders and their clients with comprehensive solutions to increase the energy efficiency of buildings.

While the Pink Batts range increases R-values through the insulation of interior cavities, the DuPont Tyvek range focuses on protecting the building envelope — making buildings more durable, comfortable and energy efficient. A global leader, DuPont Tyvek brings their extensive experience of more than 30 years in building enclosure protection to Pink Batts. This expertise will be available to architects and builders through local specification and installation support.

Tried and tested to New Zealand conditions, all DuPont Tyvek products come with the added assurance of CodeMark certification. DuPont Tyvek products are competitively priced and have been successfully installed on projects throughout New Zealand over the last sixteen years. DuPont has also done their environmental homework; the DuPont Tyvek range has American Greenbuild Council certification and an Environmental Product Declaration, providing specifiers with transparent sustainability information.

The DuPont Tyvek wall and roof underlays and tapes are designed to work together to form a complete building envelope solution. Key components include:

DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap

DuPont Tyvek Homewrap is a breathable, fire retardant synthetic wall underlay that provides up to 120 days UV resistance, allowing plenty of time for cladding to be installed. HomeWrap’s High Moisture Vapour Permeability of > 2.0µg/N.s (Water Vapour resistance of < 0.5MNs/g) (per ASTM E-96-B ) enables buildings to dry out from the inside, helping to prevent mould and rot.

DuPont Tyvek Roof Underlays

Pink Batts will supply three high-performance DuPont Tyvek roof underlays: DuPont Tyvek Supro, DuPont Tyvek Supro Plus and DuPont Tyvek Metal.

DuPont Tyvek Supro and Supro Plus are self-supporting, fire retardant synthetic roof underlays — with the Plus option coming with an integrated tape system for ease of in-situ edge sealing. DuPont Tyvek Metal is a breathable, fire retardant, self-supporting, synthetic roof underlay combined with an 8mm drainage mat to maintain a separation layer between the roof cladding and the underlay.

DuPont Tyvek Tapes

Pink Batts will also offer the full range of DuPont tapes to ensure weathertight installation around penetrations, doors and windows. Options include DuPont Flashing Tape, Tyvek Contractor Tape and the innovative DuPont Tyvek FlexWrap — a one-piece, flexible flashing tape.

By specifying the DuPont Tyvek range from Pink Batts, New Zealand architects and designers can reduce the risk of weathertightness issues with a high-quality proven system backed by expert technical support.

Contact Pink Batts to find out more about the DuPont Tyvek range, or view the Tyvek catalogue on EBOSS here.

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