BOSTIK has launched STIX A600 EVOLUTION, a new soft floor adhesive that is says contains glass ball technology, ‘enhancing the product’s handling performance and coverage rate. The multifunctional adhesive is suitable for use with all types of carpet and most resilient floorcoverings, including PVC sheet and tiles, linoleum, rubber, and acoustic underlays’.
The company continues: ‘STIX A600 EVOLUTION’s glass ball technology is exclusive to Bostik and consists of micro spheres of glass in combination with specific dispersions and raw materials. This makes it possible for Bostik to significantly reduce the density of the adhesive while still maintaining a high performance. This results in a high yield, with STIX A600 EVOLUTION able to cover a surface area more than 30% larger than that covered by the same quantity in weight of a standard soft floor adhesive.
‘As well as greater coverage, Bostik’s glass ball technology also provides easier handling for the floor layer. The lightweight consistency of the STIX A600 EVOLUTION offers a smooth, creamy application with excellent workability. In addition, the adhesive has a high grab and is rapid drying, with a walk on time of about 12 hours.’
Available in a 10kg and 15kg bucket, STIX A600 EVOLUTION is reportedly made from 35% bio-based raw materials. By minimising the use of oil-made raw materials, Bostik says it’s reduced the overall CO2 footprint across the product’s lifecycle. In addition, the adhesive is packaged in a bucket manufactured from post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic, which further contributes to the reduction of the carbon impact of the product.
Adds Bostik: ‘STIX A600 EVOLUTION has a solvent-free, phthalate-free, and isocyanate-free formulation. It has an EC1 Plus rating for very low VOC emissions and is compliant with the requirements of green building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM. In addition, it has an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which clearly communicates the product’s environmental performance over its entire lifecycle, and has been awarded the Blue Angel ecolabel – the world’s first environmental seal of approval.’