The advanced formulations in the Bond It range of sealants and adhesives are delivering the best of both worlds.
Bond It, a key UK manufacturer of building products, has capitalised on the benefits of hybrid “cross-breeding” of chemicals and have used its technical prowess to develop a range of high-performance sealants and adhesives with truly outstanding performance characteristics.
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 developing hybrid technology, the positive characteristics of both chemical materials are united, providing not only greener alternatives to traditional based products, but also better products in terms of performance.
As the term ‘hybrid’ suggests, these products combine the benefits of silicone and polyurethane sealants with none of either material’s associated drawbacks. Hybrids are free from solvents, isocyanates and silicones and are therefore non-hazardous and non-damaging to health. They have very low odour, making them ideal for sensitive indoor applications, as well as being quick curing, non-shrinking, UV resistant, can be used without primers, and have exceptionally good adhesion to almost any construction material. An added benefit is they will adhere to damp surfaces and can even be applied under water. And replicating the properties of a polyurethane, the hybrids have good temperature fluctuation resistance and are tear resistant and over paintable, even with water-based paints – basically they pack a punch, and then some . . .
The PRO RANGE offers 6 products specifically designed to deliver enhanced performance characteristics that are ideally suited to different applications.
GRIPBOND PRO: an ‘all-in-one’ sealant and an adhesive. Available in four colours, including crystal clear for an invisible seal, it has become a popular choice thanks to its versatility, bond strength and speed of curing.
GRIPBOND PRO MAX: Offers up to four times the grab of other grab adhesives and can eliminate the need for additional mechanical support.
WOOD PRO: For fixing wooden floors directly onto all common substrates, eliminating the need for battens. Moisture and solvent-free, it reduces the risk of wood flooring warping and deforming. Being flexible it also compensates for subfloor movement making it suitable for use with underfloor heating systems.
ASTRO PRO: For bonding artificial grass surfaces to a variety of substrates or jointing tapes. Cures rapidly even at low temperatures and once cured is fully resistant to all climatic conditions.
MIRROR PRO: For use on mirrors, glass, and ceramics as well as for hot, humid environments. Will stick to damp surfaces and is non-corrosive so will not attack mirror backings.
EasiSeal: Offering a one coat application to flat roofs, this is a cold-applied, solvent-free, permanently flexible 100 per cent waterproof membrane. Creating an impermeable seal to repel water damage, it is also suitable for wet room tanking, groundwork tanking and waterproofing balconies and terraces.
Why use hybrids? The question is why not? As the advantages are clear!
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