Manufacturer of building chemicals, Bond It, claim to be breaking new ground in sealant and adhesive performance with the launch of a range of products based on advanced hybrid technology.
The new Bond it hybrid range, which will be sold under the manufacturer’s PRO brand, offers users ‘best of both worlds’ solutions to a wide variety of trade and DIY needs.
Kirstie Cooper, marketing manager at Bond It, explains: “Sealants tend to be manufactured using one of two base materials – silicone or polyurethane. Both materials have their advantages but similarly both also have their disadvantages.
“By making significant and sustained investments into the relevant research and manufacturing facilities, Bond It has become a leading force in the development of a new generation of hybrid products. As the term ‘hybrid’ suggests, these products combine the benefits of silicone and polyurethane sealants with none of either material’s associated drawbacks.”
Like a silicone sealant, Bond It’s new hybrid products cure rapidly, are non-bubbling, are free from solvents and isocyanates, can be applied at low temperatures and offer good UV resistance.
Like a polyurethane sealant, they are also tear resistant and easily painted, even with water-based paint.
The new PRO products build on the success of Bond It’s existing hybrid sealant and adhesive – GB PRO which has become popular thanks to its versatility, bond strength and speed of curing.
Three new PRO products are now available. Each product features a different formulation which has been tailored to deliver enhanced performance characteristics that are suited to different applications. The new products are:
WOOD PRO. Designed for fixing all types of wooden floors directly onto all common substrates eliminating the need for battens. Moisture and solvent-free composition reduces the risk of wood flooring warping, curling and deforming. WOOD PRO is also permanently flexible enabling it to compensate for subfloor movement and making it suitable for use with underfloor heating systems.
ASTRO PRO. A specialist solution for bonding artificial grass surfaces to a variety of substrates or jointing tapes. Offers excellent bonding properties even on wet surfaces. Cures rapidly even at low temperatures and once cured is fully resistant to all climatic conditions.
MIRROR PRO. Specifically formulated for use on mirrors, glass and ceramics as well as for hot, humid environments. Offers good resistance to mould and mildew growth, will stick to damp surfaces and is non-corrosive so will not attack mirror backings. Rapid curing and is tack free in 10 minutes.
Concluding Kirstie Cooper adds: “The launch of our new PRO products represents an exciting new development for Bond It, for our stockists and for the trade and DIY customers they serve.
“Hybrid technology has the potential to deliver a step change in sealant and adhesive performance and Bond It is proud to be at the forefront in making the benefits as widely available as possible.”