Wauwatosa, Wis. -- Bostik, as part of a ramped up strategy focused on large scale, commercial project work, announced that three of its specialty materials have been selected to be showcased at Material Connexion. Headquartered in New York City, Material Connexion is the world’s leading specialty materials library and consultancy, curated by a global team of materials scientists focused to help creative professionals discover inspiration for their next design idea.
“We offer the architect and design community a multitude of innovative installation systems that are truly improving building construction methods,” said Scott Banda, Bostik’s director of marketing and business development. “We’re delighted these innovations are being showcased at Material Connexion, which is a recognized source of architecturally-endorsed products… located in the epicenter of world design, New York City.”
The three Bostik products being showcased are: Dimension RapidCure Glass-Filled Grout; Bosti-Set Gauged Porcelain Panel Adhesive and Sound Reduction Membrane; and Ultra-Set SingleStep2 High Performance Adhesive, Moisture Control & Sound Reduction Membrane.
Dimension RapidCure is a patented, water-based formula that contains reflective, recycled, micro-glass beads and a translucent, urethane binder that reflects and allows light to pass through grout joints and into the tile itself. This creates a variety of aesthetic effects, including unique three- dimensional properties within clear glass tile installations.
Bosti-Set is a single-component, specialty building adhesive. Projects that specify gauged porcelain panels can now be installed within half the time with less material and labor. Additional benefits include built-in sound abatement, vibration resistance, and crack protection. This adhesive also contains Bostik’s proprietary, Thickness Control Spacer Technology, which is made of recycled rubber particles to help ensure a proper adhesive membrane thickness behind the tile and improve acoustic performance.
Ultra-Set SingleStep2 is a single component adhesive that is most commonly specified in high rise, residential tower construction. It too contains Bostik’s proprietary Thickness Control Spacer Technology. This installation offers sound protection and greatly speeds the flooring installation process by eliminating the need to install cork or rubber sound reduction underlayment products.