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Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for industrial, construction and consumer markets, will exhibit a range of innovative bonding and sealing solutions, including its methyl methacrylate (MMA), silyl-modified polymers (SMP) and engineering adhesives ideal for a wide range of marine applications at this year’s IBEX tradeshow at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL on September 28 – 30th, 2021.

As an industry trade event for professionals working in the recreation marine industry, IBEX offers its attendees over 700+ exhibits in the exhibit halls, outdoor display space, and on the IBEX Docks. It also offers unparalleled training and education from industry experts and associations. It provides a targeted event for marine industry OEM and suppliers, aftermarket manufacturers, and service providers.

At the show, Bostik’s featured solutions will include MMA adhesives, which not only have a fast cure time, but they also allow manufacturers to skip the surface preparation steps required when using epoxies or other adhesives for hull bonding, further reducing production time. MMAs also resist wave impact and can be applied vertically with no sagging. We will also showcase our SMP products, which are specifically formulated to withstand harsh marine conditions. Some additional benefits of SMPs include fast curing and resistance to yellowing under UV rays. Finally, we’ll exhibit our Born2Bond™ structural engineering adhesives, which offer high-performance adhesion on a variety of surfaces and in a wide range of environments.

Speaking in advance of the show, Don Kitchen, Bostik’s National Sales Manager for Durable Goods Adhesives said, “Bostik is excited to be part of IBEX this year and appreciates the chance to educate industry professionals on our extensive product portfolio. The event provides a valuable opportunity to learn about the market’s needs. We look forward to the chance to discuss how we can meet those needs and help create future innovations in the marine industry.”

It’s not too late to register for a show pass, and be sure to visit Bostik at booth 3-840!

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 .  

About Arkema

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