Siliconized Latex Sealant
A Common Product profile (CP) is a type of data record originally developed as part of a collaboration called the Quartz Project. The profiles are not specific to any manufacturer, but list the substances that are most commonly present in a product type. The CPs include a general description of the product type, a list of the most common substances serving each function in the product, and the health hazards associated with these substances. See the CP methodology here for more information.
This CP presents research done by Healthy Building Network alone following the completion of the Quartz effort.Representative Manufacturers
Siliconized latex sealants, also called caulk, are a variation of standard acrylic latex. In these formulations, manufacturers add small proportions of silanes or silicone fluid to enhance adhesion under wet conditions. Like standard acrylic latex, and unlike silicone sealants which are chemically cured, siliconized acrylic sealants cure from solvent (water) evaporation. They are commonly used to seal trim and fill gaps in windows and doors.
This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2016.
See the Pharos record HERE for more details and the sources used to create this Common Product profile.
Last updated: May 17, 2018