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October 18, 2017 - Building Components

Understanding Silicone Sealants for Construction

Sealants serve an important role in building and home design. Preventing moisture and air penetration, it’s essential the right sealant is chosen for the application. However, with many sealants on the market offering different chemical and physical properties, keeping track of them can be difficult. Learn more about silicone sealants in particular, including their uses, …

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October 6, 2017 - Building Components

Bostik to Exhibit at METALCON with Arkema

Bostik has announced it will co-exhibit with Arkema at METALCON October 18-20, 2017 in Las Vegas. METALCON, a metal construction industry event sponsored by The Metal Construction Association, offers attendees extensive educational sessions in addition to its exhibit hall floor. These sessions include installation training, best practices and ways to increase profitability. During the event, …

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October 1, 2017 - Building Components

Top Tips for Using Construction Primers

Depending on the construction sealant and particular substrate, a primer may be required for an application. The tips below outline what to consider when it comes to construction primers. Prior to using a construction primer, note: Primer Parameters It’s important to understand that not all primers have the same directions. Some may require an hour …

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September 28, 2017 - Building Components

The Importance of Compatibility for Window and Door Sealants

United States’ demand for windows and doors is predicted to reach $31.9 billion through 2018, according to ProSales Magazine. One of the latest market trends fueling this growth is due to manufacturing more technologically advanced windows and doors. For example, window and door manufacturers are now using high technology finishes that hold up to UV exposure …

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