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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.

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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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Gluewarehouse.com Earns Greenguard Certification, Makes Environmental Product Declaration

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Gluewarehouse.com Earns Greenguard Certification, Makes Environmental Product Declaration

Posted on 10 December 2015 by cradmin

Gluewarehouse.com earned GREENGUARD Gold Certification and released an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its countertop/surfacing adhesives. The EPD, done via UL Environment, provides users with comprehensive information the environmental impact pf a product, including it’s impact on acidification, eutrophication, depletion of natural resources and energy consumption, as well as its carbon footprint, . The EPD required the company to undergo an extensive audit conducted by UL Environment, an independent organization that performs environmental testing and certification. “We have seen a significant increase in projects that are specified to include the Greenguard certification, especially commercial projects,” said Chad Thomas of Gluewarehouse.com “Our advanced formulation has achieved Gold certification and can be specified for use in facilities that demand the lowest level of VOC’s such as schools and medical facilities.”

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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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Integra Adhesives Launches New Versatile Surface Bonder ULTRA

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Integra Adhesives Launches New Versatile Surface Bonder ULTRA

Posted on 04 November 2015 by cradmin

integra surface bonder adhesiveIntegra Adhesives launched Surface Bonder ULTRA, a new adhesive made for an wide range of surfaces and applications. The adhesive works in extreme weather conditions, indoor and outdoor and has a high UV resistance, so colors will not fade in the sun. Surface Bonder ULTRA can be fabricated to provide a honed, gloss or textured finish during cure helping to create invisible seams on any surface. With more than 4,000PSI bond strength, it will bond to multiple surfaces, including quartz natural stone, ceramic, ultra-compact materials and glass. And it won’t stain or yellow and so is ideal for white material.

Offered pre-colored in a 215ml 2:1 cartridges or as a tintable clear adhesive in a quart can, Surface Bonder Ultra is the newest addition to Integra’s line of adhesives and accessories. Color charts can be downloaded from the company’s website or app.

Visit Integra Adhesives at www.integra-adhesives.com/products/surface-bonder-ultra/ for more details.

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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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Wood & Stone Co. Offers Stone/Surfacing Glues

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Wood & Stone Co. Offers Stone/Surfacing Glues

Posted on 15 October 2015 by cradmin

wood and stone 2 acrylic penetrating gluesWood and Stone Company has two types of acrylic penetrating glues made for repairing and laminating granite, quartz surfacing, marble and engineered stone. The first is Wood & Stone Acrylic Penetrating Crack Sealer, which is a thin liquid designed to flow like water and made to fill cracks and reinforce stone and stone-like products. It is for very thin, hairline cracks that flowing glue has difficulty penetrating. It is  clear and cures quickly, according to the company.

The second adhesive product is Wood & Stone Acrylic Super Penetrating Glue, a low-viscosity system for bonding and filling on horizontal surfaces. While it is thinner than standard polyester flowing glues, it is not as thin as the company’s crack sealer, which allows broader usage. According to the company, it is suitable for filling larger cracks, pits and holes. Additionally, because it is clear, users can mix in ground up stone powder to assist in color matching with larger holes, chips and blowouts. And, because of its thinness, it is very suitable for laminating, as it will spread very thin to create tight seams, reports the company.

The company also makes an acrylic knife grade adhesives as well.

You may also be interested in this article on Integra Adhesives bulk adhesives.

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Integra Adhesives Launches Color Matching SmartPhone App

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Integra Adhesives Launches Color Matching SmartPhone App

Posted on 20 November 2014 by cradmin

integraapp Integra Adhesives launched a Smartphone App for iOS and Android that is a reference tool to select appropriate adhesive colors from Integra. It allows fabricators to pull the company’s entire collection of color reference charts, whether online or off-line, for quick reference anytime, anywhere. It also shows images of more than 200 natural stone colors, matched with Integra Natural stone collection. Additionally, itbrings up a visual guide to the company’s 300 Surface Bonder Xi colors, allowing fabricators to not only clearly see what each color looks like, but also what are its closest similar colors.

The new app also features an Adhesive Calculator that allows fabricators to determine the required amount of adhesive for a specific job, based on linear feet of lamination, miter or deck seam, for various material thicknesses. It offers videos, product specifications and technical references. The app can be downloaded for free in the Apple App Store or in Google Play by searching for “Integra Adhesives.” A link to the app is also available on the company’s website.

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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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