Able Distributors is always working hard to find new brands and product lines that can benefit our customers. When we’re looking at a brand to bring in there are a few things that we consider including overall value and utility. In Blue Monster, we’ve found a product catalog that has both in spades.
Blue Monster is an offshoot of Mill-Rose’s contractor-focused Clean-Fit division. Mill-Rose is, of course, famed for their world-class brushes and for maintaining a catalog of incredible breadth and depth. What attracted us to the Blue Monster brand was their approach to product design. They take contractor staples like adhesives & abrasives and find unique ways to improve them. In the cases of many product types such as sealants, innovation is rarely a focus. Most companies approach to staples is “if it’s not broke, why fix it?” Blue Monster’s approach is “how can we make this better?”
With that introduction out of the way, let’s dive into the product offerings and see just what Blue Monster has to offer! Today’s blog post will be focusing on adhesives and sealants with a second post later this week covering the rest of the catalog.
1-Step PVC Cement
Blue Monster’s take on PVC cement provides contractors with a superior sealant that has multi-application versatility. The 1-Step in the name isn’t hyperbole; this cement is self-priming and fast-curing. It’s also weatherproof and suitable for use with wet or dry piping. Blue Monster 1-Step PVC Cement can be used on either flexible or rigid PVC piping.
If you need to plug a leak quick, Blue Monster has you covered. Their compression seal tape is perfect for emergency applications where you cannot or do not want to shut the water off. It is rated for pressure levels up to 150 PSI and temperature levels up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. This tape is non-toxic and safe for long-term use, including DHW applications. It even helps to prevent corrosion. Blue Monster compression seal tape can be used with pipes constructed from iron, brass, copper, aluminum, stainless or galvanized steel, polyurethane, polypropylene, (C)PVC, and ABS.
These versatile compounds possess both anti-seize properties and sealing properties. They’re also great for fighting rust and corrosion. The copper version is rated up to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit and the nickel can withstand temperatures up to 2600 degrees Fahrenheit. Both compounds are rated for 3,00 PSI in gas-based applications and a staggering 10,000 PSI in liquid-based applications.
Standard PTFE sealing tape can require a lot of wraps to get the job done. When examining how to improve this product for contractors, Blue Monster settled on a design that reduces waste and work. Their PTFE thread sealing tape is thicker and denser than other brands, making it easier than ever to achieve a secure seal. The standard and large sizes are available in 1429″ rolls. The standard sizes are available in 260″ and 520″ rolls under the Mini Monster line. This tape is suitable for use on the following materials: iron, brass, copper, aluminum, stainless or galvanized steel, polyurethane, polypropylene, (C)PVC, ABS, and fiberglass. This tape is usable in 10,000 PSI liquid applications and it can withstand temperatures between -450 and 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Heavy-Duty Industrial Grade Pipe Thread Sealant
Standard & PTFE
Blue Monster’s industrial grade pipe sealant can do it all. This slow-drying, soft-setting, non-hardening compound is perfect for sealing pipes of disparate sizes. Available in a standard formulation and one with PTFE, this sealant actually allows you to pressurize a system as soon as it is applied. You don’t have to worry about setting or curing. If that’s not great enough, it can be used on a wide range of materials including any metal, (C)PVC, ABS, and nylon. It provides extra lubrication and is capable of adhering to oily pipe threading. These sealants are brushable in temperatures ranging from -50 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. They are rated for use in 3,000 PSI gas applications and 10,000 PSI liquid applications.
If you’re doing prefab piping, you’ll want Stay-Soft PTFE pipe thread sealant. This non-hardening compound is perfect for application where you’re assembling the pipework in advance of the system. It’s non-seizing, meaning you can disassemble easily at any point in the future, and non-toxic. This sealant can be used for air, glycerine, glycol, water, or steam pipes. It stays brushable in temperatures between -15 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit and it’s good up to 5,000 PSI in gas-based applications and 10,000 PSI in liquid-based applications.