Carlisle Offers Tips for Improving Bonding Adhesive Productivity and Coverage Rates

Many contractors use mechanical roller dispensers to increase the productivity of bonding adhesive application. In order to further increase the productivity using these tools, Carlisle is introducing the Locking Ring Lid. This lid allows users to quickly and easily replace the original lid on Carlisle's Bonding Adhesives after they are properly mixed prior to application. The lid can be reused indefinitely to quickly reseal steel pails throughout a project. The locking ring lid is not approved for the transportation of adhesives.

Product Code Description List Price
320020 Locking Ring & Cover Kit (5 gal) CT/3 $37.33

Carlisle offers the following recommendations for using mechanical roller dispensers.


Coverage Rates
Adhesive Coverage Rates Finished Surface
90-8-30A Bonding Adhesive
TPO Bonding Adhesive
Low VOC Bonding Adhesive
60 ft² (5.6 m²) per gallon of finished surface Both the membrane and substrate
Solvent Free EPDM Bonding Adhesive
(Non-reinforced EPDM only)
100 ft² (9.3 m²) per gallon of finished surface Substrate Only
AquaBase 120 Bonding Adhesive* 100 - 120 ft² (9.3 – 11.2 m²) per gallon of finished surface Both the membrane and substrate

* When using AquaBase 120 with FleeceBACK® membranes, the finished surface is considered to be the substrate only


Hole Sizing and Spacing
Adhesive Hole Sizing and Spacing
90-8-30A Bonding Adhesive
TPO Bonding Adhesive
Low VOC Bonding Adhesive
1/4" (6.35 mm) holes spaced approximately 3/4" (19mm) on center
Solvent Fee EPDM Bonding Adhesive 1/2" (12.7 mm) holes spaced approximately 1" (25.4mm) on center
AquaBase 120 Bonding Adhesive


Additional Precautions

  • Adhesives must be thoroughly mixed before applying.
  • Roller covers must be replaced on a daily basis.
  • The pace of application when using the mechanical roller dispenser for bonding adhesive is extremely critical to achieving proper coverage rates. The pace will vary depending on the adhesive used, ambient temperature and amount of adhesive in the container.
  • A 9" wide roller with a 3/8" nap must be used to backroll the adhesive after application with the mechanical roller dispenser.
  • During colder weather, keep adhesives warm as long as possible before use to reduce application times.

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Carlisle and FleeceBACK are trademarks of Carlisle. © 2012.

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