Construction adhesives are a growing business, and for good reason. They can be used in almost any construction project, big or small, and they strengthen and improve the longevity of common projects like installing subflooring, hanging drywall, finishing trim and moldings, and hanging cabinets, as well as outdoor landscaping and finishing projects.
Adhesives and sealants are critical tools for building projects and on the job site. As builders look for better sealant and adhesive solutions for their remodeling and construction projects, several new industry product trends are emerging.
Poliplas is a key player in the Brazilian adhesives market with a strong presence in different distribution channels.
February 24, 2021
Arkema recently announced that Bostik will reinforce its presence in the fast-growing Brazilian construction adhesives market with the planned acquisition of Poliplas Ltda., a producer of hybrid technology sealants and adhesives.
Silane-modified polymers are designed to combine the strength of polyurethanes with the weathering resistance of silicones.1 In addition to their high-performance properties, these hybrid polymers are achieving popularity due to their solvent- and isocyanate-free nature.2
Adhesives play an important role in creating sustainable and resilient infrastructure. While the hybridization of adhesives is not a novel concept, recent innovations in raw materials have unlocked new possibilities for toughened epoxy systems.
Combining a silyl-terminated polyether with epoxy technology as a two-component system provides a balance of high-strength performance and flexibility with bonding properties similar to traditional epoxies.