Two years ago, Bostik, Inc., a world leader in specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, introduced its state-of-the-art ventilated façade cladding system, PanelTack, to North America with various ISO fire class standards.
Today, the company announced that the PanelTack System met the stringent requirements of the NFPA 285 Standard Fire Test Method, displaying the fire stability and flame resistance capabilities of the system. Additionally, PanelTack has met standards set forth by AAMA 501.6 Seismic Testing Method, indicating its ability to absorb vibrations caused by seismic movements, tremors, and heavy traffic – like the inherent vibrations associated with many infrastructure projects such as airports and train stations.
Adam Abell, Bostik’s Senior Market Manager for Surface Preparation & Tiling Products, commented, “Bostik continues to develop innovative products for the construction industry, and we are proud to meet and exceed such rigorous testing with our PanelTack System. This seismic and fire testing allows architects and designers to specify tile and panel assemblies with confidence in both exterior and interior applications.
“Successful completion of these hard-to-pass, large scale assembly tests gives architects and designers a major solution that supports building design, durability, environmental friendliness, and strength. The extremely high performance nature of Bostik’s PanelTack System is a game changer and will advance construction practices for ventilated facades, gauged porcelain tile panels, and many other cladding materials.”
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PanelTack Wall Panel and Façade Cladding System
About Bostik, an Arkema company
Bostik, a subsidiary of the Arkema Group and a global player in specialty adhesives for the construction, consumer and industrial markets, develops innovative and multifunctional sealing and bonding solutions that have been shaping our daily lives for over 130 years. With an annual sales of 2.1 billion euros in 2019 and a presence in more than 40 countries 6,000 employees, the company is committed to meeting the major ecological, energy and technological challenges through its innovations. It is focused on continuous improvement and operational excellence to meet the expectations of its customers and partners. www.bostik.com
Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a world-leading technology portfolio to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials – Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials and Coating Solutions – accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, inter alia, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion in 2019, and operates in some 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide. www.arkema.com