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Nine Ways Bostik Makes Adhesives “Smart”

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January 25, 2016 - Building Components

Factors Driving Construction Sealants Industry Growth

When elastomeric sealants were first introduced in the 1950s, they revolutionized the construction industry. No longer relying on oil-based caulking systems, which became brittle with age and had limited mobility, architects, contractors and builders now had products that were easy to work with, long lasting, flexible and durable. Since then, the sealants industry and its …

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Adhesive Education Series: How Do Adhesives Function?

Bostik offers a diverse line of smart adhesives, from webs to M-resins, for a variety of markets stretching from automotive to labeling. Yet while these adhesives and their applications are unique, all of them function in a similar, basic manner: Wetting Out: All adhesives must wet out to form a bond, which means they cover …

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December 23, 2015 - Building Components

The Importance of Jobsite Adhesion Testing for Sealants

When it’s time to apply high performance sealants to a jobsite, consultants, building owners and contractors may question whether or not they should test the products’ adhesion to the substrate. While these sealants can possess an increased ability to adhere to more substrates with increased adhesion, it does not exclude the need to test. What …

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