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Benjamin Obdyke Introduces Moisture-Protection System for Open Joint Cladding Designs

May 16, 2017

Enhanced UV-resistant WRB and Flashing designed to integrate with advanced rain-screen systems HORSHAM, Pa. (January 5, 2017) - Benjamin Obdyke Incorporated, a leading provider of high performance roof and wall products to the residential and commercial construction markets, today announced it has strengthened its line of moisture management solutions with the release of commercial-grade FlatWrap® UV housewrap and HydroFlash® UV self-adhered flashing. Formerly known as FlatWrap® HP, the new and improved FlatWrap® UV is specially designed for use with architectural designs that incorporate open joint claddings. When used in conjunction with a rainscreen, it provides superior bulk water drainage, vapor permeability and durability. The product features a high performance tri-laminate design with superior UV resistance versus typical weather resistant barriers. In addition, the product has a vapor permeability of 35 perms, and has been proven to increase tear and wind load resistance for jobs over 40 feet. The latest addition to the HydroFlash line of self-adhered flashing, HydroFlash UV was created specifically for use with FlatWrap® UV. HydroFlash UV's black color is virtually invisible when installed with FlatWrap UV in open joint cladding applications. The latest technology in flashing adhesion, it can be applied to damp surfaces and installed down to 0°F. It is specially formulated for aggressive adhesion to FlatWrap UV and other housewraps. It can also be applied over furring strips, making them invisible once cladding is installed. “We are proud to offer a complete moisture management system for this growing design aesthetic in the marketplace,” said Tara Murray, Marketing Manager at Benjamin Obdyke, Inc. “This innovation helps to extend the lifespan of modern architectural designs to benefit builders, architects and homeowners - at a fraction of the cost of typical commercial grade products.” For more information on the company’s complete list of wall protection solutions, visit us at or at our online retailer at About Benjamin Obdyke Incorporated Since 1868, Benjamin Obdyke has been helping architects, builders and contractors in the United States and Canada Build Better™ by developing and adding new advances to its product line. Benjamin Obdyke develops, sources, markets and sells proprietary roof and wall products that improve the building envelope and the performance of other building materials for the new construction, repair and remodel markets. Innovations from Benjamin Obdyke, such as the first roofing ridge vent on a roll, the first wood roofing underlayment and the first rolled product to provide drainage and air flow in rainscreen wall assemblies, have helped shape today’s building practices. Headquartered in Horsham, Pa., USA, Benjamin Obdyke partners with a network of distributors, dealers, buying groups and cooperatives to reach building professionals in the United States and Canada.


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