GE Performance Coatings

100% Silicone Air & Water-Resistive Barrier

SilShield* is transitioning to Elemax*. New name, same great product! GE SilShield SEC2600 AWB is transitioning to GE Elemax 2600 AWB. A 100% silicone Air & Water-Resistive Barrier system is an enduring option for an energy efficient and watertight barrier around the building envelope. A complete silicone system eliminates any adhesion issues you might encounter at transitions between silicone and dissimilar materials. For example, without proper adhesion and compatibility, leakage, higher HVAC costs, water damage and energy inefficiency could ensue.

Silicone has inherent properties that make it an excellent long-term energy efficient solution for air barriers:

  • Permanent flexibility for a durable & airtight system
  • UV/Weather resistance for 20+ years
  • Cold weather application down to 0° F / -18° C
  • Superb candidate for open joint rain screen systems
  • Excellent flammability characteristics for consideration in NPFA 285 compliant wall systems
AWB systems control the flow of air and water through the building envelope and create a contiguous barrier to reduce energy consumption in a building by up to an estimated 35%1. AWB systems can also contribute to LEED certification, temperature control and can aid in the prevention of mold and mildew from unwanted water entering the building.

The Complete Air & Water-Resistive Barrier System by GE

A complete, seamless 100% silicone AWB system can be attained by properly using the products described below.

GE Elemax* 2600 Air and Water-Resistive Barrier

GE Elemax 2600 silicone air and water-resistive silicone barrier (AWB) is a solvent free, fluid-applied, 100% silicone coating for AWB applications to coat and seal above-grade wall assemblies. Elemax 2600 AWB provides breathable, long-term air and water protection in a variety of elements: temperature extremes, sunlight / UV radiation, rain, and snow. This seamless, breathable membrane prevents water and air from entering the building, while allowing moisture vapor to escape.

GE Elemax* 5000 Liquid Flashing

GE Elemax 5000 Liquid Flashing is a 100% silicone, one-component, solvent free, low-sag, Air and Water-Resistive Barrier (AWB) flashing. It is commonly used to seal joints, seams, gaps, over/ under-driven fastener heads, flashing, treat rough openings, inside/outside corners, and for adhering transition materials such as GE UltraSpan* UST/USM molded strips and corners.

GE Elemax SS Flashing

GE Elemax SS Flashing is a flexible 2 mil sheet of type 304 stainless steel, 8 mils of butyl adhesive and a siliconized release liner. It is an excellent product to consider for use as through-wall flashing, transition membrane, detail flashing, curtain wall perimeter flashing, window and door pan, jamb closure flashing and roof to parapet flashing.

RF100 Reinforcing Fabric

GE RF100 Reinforcing Fabric can be used for rough openings, penetrations, inside / outside corners, flashings, transitions, changes in plane, and more.

GE UltraSpan* UST/USM

GE UST2200 transition sheet and USM corners are low modulus pre-cured silicone rubber accessories for flashing and transition applications in the 100% silicone air & water-resistive barrier system by GE.

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Sell Sheets:

  AWB Brochure

  AWB Sell Sheet

Data Sheets:

  Architectural Submittal Package

  GE Elemax 2600

  GE Elemax 5000

  GE Elemax SS Flashing

  GE RF100 Reinforcing Fabric

  UltraSpan* UST/USM

Product Specifications:

  GE Elemax 2600 AWB Coating

  GE Elemax 2600 AWB Coating

Installation Details:

  AWB Installation Details

  AWB Installation Details (DWG)

Technical Documents:

  ICC-ES Evaluation report

  Job-Site Adhesion Testing

  Fastener Sealability Tech Bulletin

  NFPA 285 Tech Bulletin

  Spray Equipment Tech Bulletin

  Through Wall Flashing Tech Bulletin

  Adhesive Attachment of Polyiso Tech Bulletin

  Water Vapor Transmission Analysis Form

  Material Compatibility Tech Bulletin

  LEED Information

Press Releases:

  Patent Obtained for World's First
        All-Silicone Air & Water Barrier System by GE


  Elemax 2600 AWB Coating

  Elemax 5000 Liquid Flashing

  GE RF100 Reinforcing Fabric

  Ultraspan UST/USM

  Ultraspan UST2200

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