F. Ball and Co. Ltd., the UK’s leading manufacturer of flooring adhesives and subfloor preparation products, has introduced new, 15-litre rectangular buckets for its Styccobond F41 carpet tile tackifier. The enhanced rectangular packaging is designed to allow contractors to apply the adhesive using a roller dipped directly into the bucket, offering greater convenience, time savings and less waste.
Styccobond F41 is a solvent free acrylic polymer emulsion adhesive that contains a rust inhibitor. It is designed to provide a permanently tacky film, which prevents 'loose-lay' carpet tiles from moving under normal traffic, but enables them to be lifted and replaced easily when required. This allows individual, damaged or worn tiles to be quickly removed and replaced. In addition to the new 15-litre bucket, Styccobond F41 is also available in 25-litre and 5-litre bottles.
Styccobond F41 can be used for securing a wide range of carpet tiles backed with bitumen/felt, non-woven fabric, PVC and other polymer backings. The adhesive has a drying time of approximately 30 minutes on absorbent bases, allowing for a quick installation. F. Ball recommends that contractors should always consult an up-to-date Recommended Adhesives Guide (RAG) before selecting an adhesive, to guarantee compatibility between the adhesive and floorcovering.
Commenting on the new buckets, Richard Harris, Marketing Manager at F. Ball and Co. Ltd., said: “F. Ball listens carefully to feedback from the marketplace about ways to offer greater convenience to flooring contractors. Styccobond paint rollers fit comfortably into the new rectangular buckets, which makes the adhesive easier for contractors to apply quickly and efficiently, resulting in less wastage and faster application times."