WAUWATOSA, WI -- Bostik, Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of adhesives and sealants, has developed HXD™ Technology, an exclusive formulation offering the highest performance resin system of any pre-mixed grout available. This breakthrough in polymer chemistry enables Bostik premium, pre-mixedgroutsto offer exceptional toughness, water and stain resistance.

Bostik HXD™ ("High Cross-Linking Density") Technology contains an exceptionally high concentration of cross-linking molecules offering a larger, unified polymer structure or macro-molecule, which is incredibly durable and resistant to penetration and staining from fluids. These characteristics provide outstanding performance in wet environments, further enhanced by proprietary additives that repel stains. This adhesion breakthrough enables the formation of an extremely robust, dense polymer matrix that imparts optimal levels of long-term.

Initiated when Bostik launched its RapidCure™ formulations, HXD™ has been further refined over the past 12 months. As the pioneer of the industry's premium, pre-mixed grout category, Bostik clearly understands the myriad of demands placed on pre-mixed grouts. As a result, the firm has engineered this exclusive resin system, which is available in its TruColor™ RapidCure™, QuartzLock2™, RapidCure™, Dimension™ RapidCure™ and Neverseal™ products.

"We are very excited about HXD™," said Scott Banda, Director of Marketing for Bostik's Consumer and Construction Business Unit. "The old adage, 'you get what you pay for' holds true here. Bostik conducts comprehensive material science research on a global basis, using the best performing polymers available to solve application challenges. We collaborate in research with global specialty polymer producers, operating in numerous challenging markets such as aerospace, marine, transportation, energy and personal hygiene. This intense and extensive experience in the harshest of environments has enabled Bostik to develop its HXD™ Technology."

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