F. Ball and Co. Ltd., the UK's leading manufacturer of flooring adhesives and subfloor preparation products, has launched an updated range of 'tube products', comprising Stycco Grip gap filling mastic adhesive, Stycco Seal silicone sealant, Styccobond PU rapid set polyurethane adhesive and the new Stycco Flex rapid curing flexible adhesive. Products within the range benefit from updated formulations, based on advancements in flooring technology, as well as distinctive new appearances.
New Stycco Flex is suitable for bonding a wide range of construction and building materials, has excellent gap filling properties and is waterproof, making it suitable for use in both internal and external environments. The one component, ready-to-use product has high initial grab, with a rapid build up of bond strength. Fast curing Stycco Flex has an open time of up to 10 minutes and is suitable for bonding stair nosings, without the need for mechanical fixing. It is also suitable for use with carpet gripper, PVC cladding, skirting boards, architrave and trims, and can also be used to secure header rows when installing wood flooring.
Stycco Grip is a gap filling mastic adhesive with improved formulation and early, high adhesive strength that is ideal for vertical and overhead applications. The single component adhesive can be used both internally and externally, comes ready-to-use and is suitable for absorbent and non-absorbent surfaces. Stycco Grip has excellent slump resistance that makes it ideal for bonding most substrates without the use of temporary supports.
Stycco Seal is a silicone sealant that seals joints between smooth floorcoverings and non-porous surfaces, such as ceramics, glass, metal and many plastics. The sealant is moisture curing, resistant to fungus and forms a tough, rubbery, waterproof bead that is suitable for interior or exterior use. Stycco Seal is commonly used to seal floorcoverings to sanitary ware, matwells, pipes, gutters and gulleys.
Styccobond PU is a rapid setting, high strength polyurethane adhesive that provides a fast-track system for the installation of wood. The adhesive is non-flammable, suitable for absorbent and non-absorbent surfaces and can be used over normal underfloor heating installations. Styccobond PU can be used for securing wood blocks, carpet grippers, aluminium and PVC-U nosings, dado rails and wooden skirting.
Richard Harris, Marketing Manager at F. Ball and Co. Ltd., said: “Our latest range of reformulated and improved tube products are ideal for flooring contractors to keep close at hand in their toolbox or van, always ready to use. These convenient, ready-to-use adhesives and sealants now come with updated, distinctive packaging in cartridges that minimise waste and optimise ease of application."