Published on December 12, 2017
Bostik Australia has recently launched the next generation of hardwood timber flooring adhesives that are destined to transfrom 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.
Daniel Jakobovic, Bostik's Product Manager for Flooring says "Axios technology affords the greatest opportunity to specify direct stick hardwood flooring systems in residential as well as commercial applications due to their unique product properties."
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 zero VOC’s and does NOT contain any water.
"Bostik Ultraset SingleStep2 has the highest feature set of any hardwood flooring adhesive in the Australian market today" claims Jakobovic.
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.
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €1.6 billion, the company employs 4,900 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. Bostik is a company of Arkema.