Published on March 12, 2019
Bostik New Zealand has recently launched the next generation of MS-Polymer based timber flooring adhesives that are destined to transform the way timber flooring adhesives function.
Most hardwood adhesives today contain linear polymer chains that link to other molecules only at each end. AXIOS™ Tri-Linking™ Polymer Technology uses a revolutionary molecule that has three reactive branches similar to a tripod. This allows each molecule to bond in three locations instead of only two, making the adhesive bond stronger.
Tri-Linking™ polymers are also more “entangled” because of their unique shape (think of how tangled a bowl full of miniature tripods would be). This entanglement creates a tightly interwoven layer that significantly inhibits water molecules from passing through, dramatically improving moisture vapour protection, sound reduction, and strength.
Bostik Ultraset® SingleStep2® , the premier product in the AXIOS range, is a high performance adhesive, moisture control, and sound reduction membrane all-in-one. This formulation maintains the superior long term durability, moisture control and sound abatement properties of high-end urethane adhesives. However, it is easier to spread and clean off of prefinished flooring before and after cure. This adhesive contains 1% recycled rubber material, has low VOC’s and does NOT contain any water.
Bostik Greenforce® is a high performance timber flooring adhesive and moisture control membrane. It maintains the superior long term durability and moisture control properties of high end urethane adhesives. It has very good workability making it very easy to apply.
For more information, view the products here.