Contractors bond with Stix® 2199 multi-use adhesive
XL Brands, an industry leader in adhesives and installation systems for building construction, introduces Stix® 2199, a transitional, multi-use adhesive to the North American marketplace.
Stix® 2199 is a solvent-free adhesive with aggressive tack, engineered for installation of vinyl and non-vinyl-backed modular carpet tile, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), luxury vinyl plank (LVP), sheet flooring, VCT and fiberglass reinforced vinyl sheet. One major benefit offered by Stix® 2199 is that it contains MicroSept® Advanced Antimicrobial System, which protects the adhesive from bacterial and fungal growth. This adhesive also features an extended 6 hour working time and high moisture resistance up to 99% RH and 12.0 pH.
“This is such a contractor-friendly and high-performance product,” stated Dennis Layne, National Sales Manager of XL Brands®. “In particular, when it’s used with carpet tile. Stix® 2199 is formulated so each tile can be released and then re-bonded… without substantial loss of tack. And, when it’s used with vinyl tile, vinyl plank or vinyl sheet flooring, the ultra-strong bonding properties of Stix® 2199 are simply amazing!”
Stix® 2199 is solvent-free, highly moisture-resistant and emitting very low VOC’s and has minimal (if any) odor.
About XL Brands, an Arkema company
XL Brands, a subsidiary of Arkema, is an adhesive manufacturer with its focus on the floorcovering industry. Located in the heart of “the carpet capitol of the world”, in Dalton GA, XL Brands has an intimate relationship with most of the major floorcovering manufacturers, providing private labeled products tailored to their demands. Over the past 20 years, XL Brands has very quietly become the single largest producer of acrylic technologies to the flooring industry making it one of the top two manufacturers in the flooring adhesive business today. With a nationwide distributor base, XL Brands adhesives are available in all 50 states as well as globally. XL Brands’ focus and commitment to offering “Smart Solutions” to the increasingly complex installation issues is it’s driving force. To find out more about XL Brands visit www.xlbrands.com or call 800-FOR-GLUE (367-4583) to find the closest distributor.
Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a world-leading technology portfolio to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials – Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials and Coating Solutions – accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, inter alia, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion in 2019, and operates in some 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide. www.arkema.com
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