Published on June 26, 2020
Bostik, Inc., a world leader in specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, is very much aware that microbial growth on the surface of grout or below any floor-line can not only reduce aesthetics — it also can shorten the lifespan of any floor covering. Additionally, with sustained, elevated building moisture conditions, bacterial and fungal growth occurs.
Bostik’s Blockade™ offers antimicrobial protection by blocking the growth of bacteria, mold or mildew on the surface of the dried grout and flooring adhesive. “From a building owner’s standpoint, nobody wants intrusion from bacterial growth to take place,” stated Jake Stadler, Bostik’s Market Manager, Hardwood and Resilient Installation Systems. “That’s why Blockade™ is included in the formulations of so many Bostik installation full system products.”
Blockade™ is now a major component of Bostik industry-leading hardwood adhesives, moisture vapor barrier coatings, grouts, resilient adhesives, surface preparation and waterproofing systems. “Especially now, people are more than ever focused regarding the cleanliness of their surroundings, “ added Stadler. “Whether a flooring installation is residential or commercial, minimizing bacterial and fungal growth from ground up has become a necessity.”
In addition to the residential kitchen and bath “wet areas,” there are myriad areas within the commercial construction sector where moisture conditions lead to increased bacterial contaminates. Bostik’s Blockade™ not only offers architects, general contractors and building owners dried grout and flooring adhesive surface protection from these possible conditions. Moving forward, it also offers them peace of mind.
About Bostik, an Arkema company
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employees more than 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 40 countries. www.bostik.com
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. www.arkema.com