Bostik Introduces New Products at The International Surface Event

Bostik, Inc., a world leader in adhesives and installation systems for building construction, will be unveiling three new, cutting edge installation products at The International Surface Event (TISE) January 27-30 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

These introductions include VCT-Lock™, a state-of-the-art, moisture-resistant, vinyl composition tile adhesive. This solvent-free adhesive dries translucent, and installers can trowel out a whole room, and then put down the tile up to 16 hours later. Ideal for installation in healthcare, hospitality, retail, educational and food preparation facilities, VCT-Lock™ is highly water-resistant when dry. Additionally, it contains an advanced antimicrobial system, protecting it from bacterial and fungal growth.

A light-colored, high-strength acrylic polymer compound, Encap-Cote™ isolates old cutback stains and other adhesive residues that discolor/affect the bond of new flooring installations. Instead of labor and cost intensive process of troweling out a cement finish patch layer over the remaining residue of a floor, Encap-Cote™ can quickly and efficiently be rolled over cutback using a 3/8” nap roller to isolate it. This surface consolidator also maintains the integrity of a finished floor surface by protecting against plasticizer migration.

Gypsum-Cote™, an acrylic floor preparation solution, has been formulated to fortify gypsum substrates before the application of floorcovering adhesives. It improves dry, porous substrates for a better bonding surface, protects the adhesive from alkalinity damage, and improves adhesive spread rate. Gypsum-Cote™ is suitable for use over APA-approved flooring grade plywood, concrete or acoustical concrete, floor patch, and gypsum based substrates.

Jake Stadler, Bostik’s Market Manager for Hardwood and Resilient Installation Systems, stated, “We’re excited to officially launch our three new products at Bostik’s exhibit, Booth 4428 during TISE 2020 in Las Vegas, January 27-30. In particular, we welcome contractor and distributor attendees to stop by and find out about these revolutionary introductions.”

About Bostik, an Arkema company

Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial 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 €2 billion, the company employees more than 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 40 countries.
About Arkema
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

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