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Tenax Offers Mastidek Cartridge Glue for Cosentino Dekton

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Tenax Offers Mastidek Cartridge Glue for Cosentino Dekton

Posted on 15 August 2016 by cradmin

TenaxMastidek offered by Tenax is a new generation bi-component resin used to glue Dekton. Dekton Mastidek Fast Outdoor Cartridge glue has a very high adhesion in a short amount of time, which allows for cutting and polishing the assembled parts in approximately 45 to 60 minutes. The hardened product is shiny and is very polishable. This product is produced in special 215 ml cartridges with a 2:1 bi-axial quantity. The glue and hardener are pre-dosed in the cartridge which, once inserted in the proper gun, with the special mixer fixed on top, allows the correct extrusion and mixing of the product. It requires use of special M200XMR Cartridge Gun, and is suitable for use outdoors.

You may also be interested in this article on tooling for Dekton.

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MixtipsUSA Introduces New Solid Surface Adhesive Dispensing Tools

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MixtipsUSA Introduces New Solid Surface Adhesive Dispensing Tools

Posted on 11 May 2016 by CRadmin2

MixTipsMixpac/Kroger manual and pneumatic dispensing tools were introduced by MixTipsUSA, a distributor of two-component adhesive dispensing systems and sealants. The systems are used to dispense two-component adhesives in a variety of volumetric ratios. The company reports that this dispensing technology is ideal for demanding applications because it allows for a high-performance, light-weight, durable tool. The company also offers Statomix, a complete line of low-cost, quality static mixers.

You may also be interested in this article about a 1:1 adhesive for stone, quartz and solid surface.

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SCIGRIP Acquires Integra Adhesives, Consolidation Effect on Future Unsure

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SCIGRIP Acquires Integra Adhesives, Consolidation Effect on Future Unsure

Posted on 08 April 2016 by cradmin

3 glue logosAccording to a recent press release, Integra Adhesvies, one of the largest adhesives companies serving the countertop/surfacing market, was bought out this month by SCIGRIP Smarter Adhesives Solutions, a global manufacturer of structural and engineered adhesive products and a wholly owned subsidiary of IPS Corporation. Known already for acquiring top talent in this segment of the surfacing market, such as its acquisition of GlueWarehouse.com, which included industry icons Chad Thomas and Ray Aleksic, as well as hiring well known surfacing adhesives expert Bryan Stannard, formerly of ITW Polymers Sealants North America (previously known as Plexus), SCIGRIP is definitely making a move to dominate the market. Integra Adhesives has a solid reputation and years of experience serving the countertop/surfacing market providing adhesive for solid surface, quartz and natural stone. It remains to be seen if SCIGRIP can now maintain its hold on all of the top talent it has on board. In this reporter’s estimation, doing any less would open doors for its diminishing number of competitors to point to the size, but lack of specific long-term industry expertise.

According to the release, Integra Adhesives will maintain its headquarters in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, and manufacturing will take place both there and in Durham, N.C., but it is fair to wonder how long that can take place before a shift to a single facility and the cost reduction of economies of scale will come into play.

Also fair to wonder is how GlueWarehouse.com will be affected in the face of this buyout of its largest North American competitor. Some speculate SCIGRIP will fold the two entities together creating a powerhouse of knowledge, experience, salesmanship and industry respect. However, others say this will mean cutting some of the most industry-trusted staff in one or both companies – Integra and/or GlueWarehouse.com, which would likely weaken its position, especially considering it also has a European arm requiring expertise.

This move, while going against what we’ve been seeing in the market with more and more adhesive companies coming into play in the past half a dozen years, is not really all that surprising. That is once you take into account the team-up recently announced between TENAX and GlueBoss, as well as the fact that Colt Industries dropped Corian and Zodiaq in 17 states, dropping SCIGRIP (private-labeled) along with the DuPont materials and replacing it with GlueBoss.

One move that may be expected is a price drop in the SCIGRIP products to undercut GlueBoss and force it out of the market, giving the former a near-monopoly in the marketplace. However, 0ne may also wonder if other foreign players, such as Confiad, which seems to be making a move to increase its awareness in the marketplace, might now have an opportunity. Also, although ITW PSNA (formerly Plexus) is appearing to be withdrawing from the surfacing industry as of late, this may prove to be an opportunity for it to get back in the game. Of course, only time will tell how this all plays out, but fabricators we have spoken with appear to be nervous that they will have less choice along with less expertise. Of course Jean Poisson of Integra seems to have done well during his tenure in the industry and with the likes of Thomas, Stannard and Aleksic can certainly take on all comers.

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Chemical Concepts Introduces C-30 Seam Adhesive for Marble and Marble-like Quartz/Stone

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Chemical Concepts Introduces C-30 Seam Adhesive for Marble and Marble-like Quartz/Stone

Posted on 24 November 2015 by cradmin

chemical concepts c30 marblemaster adhesiveChemical Concepts introduced its C-30 Marblemaster seaming adhesive, designed to form a strong bond and a good color match with a variety of marbles and marble-like quartz, granite and other natural stones. It is suitable for fabricating countertops, bathroom vanities, and other marblesque surfaces, and is usable on mitre joints, laminated edges and seams. Available in a range of colors that are specifically blended to match many popular types of marble looks, including many shades of white that are often difficult to match. Depending on the color, they cure to either an opaque or translucent finish.

You may also be interested in this article on Integra Adhesives Surface Bonder Ultra.

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GlueBoss Releases StoneBond Acrylic Adhesive

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GlueBoss Releases StoneBond Acrylic Adhesive

Posted on 20 October 2015 by CRadmin3

GlueBoss stonebond adhesiveGlueBoss Adhesive Company, LLC released its new proprietary two component acrylic adhesive for stone, granite, quartz and porcelain. Trademarked as StoneBond® Acrylic Adhesive, the product is available in standard 250ML and 500ML cartridges in all colors. With its dripless features, simple dispensing cartridge system and trimmability, it delivers what stone fabricators have been asking for, according to the company. Jeff Smith, a representative of the company, stated that the activator is pigmented instead of the resin (as is traditionally done with solid surface adhesives), “thereby giving the stone fabricator the confidence in knowing that when they see color, they’ll know positively that it’ll react and get hard.”

You may also be interested in this article on Integra’s color matching smartphone app.

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Livingstone Opens New California Distribution Hub

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Livingstone Opens New California Distribution Hub

Posted on 11 September 2015 by cradmin

U.S. Surface Warehouse announced the opening of a new California distribution hub for Livingstone Solid Surface. In addition to stocking all 46 “SmartPalette” colors of solid surface product, the 30,000-sq.-ft. facility houses all matching Seam-It adhesives and stainless steel sinks. This facility is located in Cerritos, Calif., and services from Fresno to San Diego, Las Vegas and all of Arizona. Will call services are available from 4 am to 7 pm on weekdays.

You may also be interested in this article on new Formica distributors.

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GlueBoss Launches 2 New Acrylic Adhesives

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GlueBoss Launches 2 New Acrylic Adhesives

Posted on 22 October 2014 by cradmin

Glueboss photo GlueBoss launched professional grade acrylic adhesives in the form of 10:1 SeamPro and 1:1 fast setting ClipBoss. These new products are in addition to SeamBoss, the company’s 1:1 structural surfacing adhesive. SeamPro is available in 490, 250 and 50ml sizes. With the whitest whites, the ability to build green strength fast, SeamPro is suitable for use on acrylics, glass, ceramic, quartz and stone products. ClipBoss is a structural acrylic adhesive for bonding clips, rods or anything else where color does not matter. Fast setting with a thixotropic index that allows for upside down dispensing, ClipBoss is suitable for under counter clip mounting as well as bonding in the shop to solid surface, moist stone or quartz.

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Sink & Glue Warehouse Adds Clear Adhesive to Line-up

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Sink & Glue Warehouse Adds Clear Adhesive to Line-up

Posted on 06 August 2014 by cradmin

seam-it cartridgeSink & Glue Warehouse has added a new clear adhesive to its line of glues for stone and solid surface. The new “Glass” color of adhesive is has a unique formulation that provides a crystal clear glue, suitable for for granite laminations and difficult to seam products, such as the Avonite Glass series, reports the company.

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UV Stone Repair Adhesive Demonstration

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UV Stone Repair Adhesive Demonstration

Posted on 26 December 2013 by cradmin

This video, shared by Domain Industries, shows a demonstration of ITW Sealants Polymers North America’s (formerly Plexus) UV Stone Repair Adhesive process. While we do not endorse any particular products and know there are other brands and systems available, this one shows the basic process from beginning to end and explains each step with a minimal amount of promotional material. It seems to be pretty insightful.

We would be interested in hearing about your experiences repairing chips and deep scratches in granite and other hard surfaces, and of alternative methods.

Also, if you have a video or know of a video that the industry would be interested in, please email us at info@countertopresource.com and let us know, so we can share it.

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COHUI Offers Seaming Adhesive for Solid Surface, Quartz, Stone

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COHUI Offers Seaming Adhesive for Solid Surface, Quartz, Stone

Posted on 09 August 2013 by cradmin

cohui adhesiveCOHUI has brought a line of seaming adhesives to the United States for use on solid surface, quartz surfacing and natural stone. The company manufactures the product in China and sells direct to fabricators at a low cost. In addition to the versatile adhesive, the company offers applicator guns and mixing tips.

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