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Princeton Chemical Hires Kevin Cole as Sales & Marketing Manager

Posted on 15 March 2021 by cradmin

Princeton Chemical Company (PCC), producers of Join.It surfacing adhesives, announced the addition of Kevin Cole as the Company’s Sales & Marketing Manager. Cole assists in sales team leadership, developing and executing on-product branding strategies in the digital marketing age, as well as offering oversight as it relates to the company’s customer service strategies.

“After a thoughtful and diligent search for a candidate who aligned with our values and business needs, we are excited to welcome Kevin to the company. His insight, knowledge of our customer base, leadership and marketing experience further allows the company to execute on its strategic growth plan,” said Chad Thomas, National Sales Director of PCC.

Previously, Cole served more than 12 years as the International Surface Fabricators Association’s (ISFA) Director of Communications as well as Editor, Publisher and ad sales manager of the organization’s Countertops & Architectural Surfaces publication. Cole was inducted into the prestigious ISFA Hall of Fame in 2017 for his two decades promoting, educating and providing information to the countertop industry. Prior to his roles with ISFA, Cole also served as Associate Publisher and Editor of Cygnus Business Media’s Surface Fabrication and Solid Surface magazines for numerous years.

“I truly enjoyed my role with ISFA wherein I was able to make lifelong friends and contacts that taught immeasurable, valuable lessons,” Cole commented. “After being the longest-serving employee in the history of ISFA, I will certainly miss it. However, I believe I had reached my pinnacle there and am looking forward to this next big move in my life and career. Join.it is a well-managed, up and coming company that offers a wealth of growth and educational opportunities. Of course, I wish my absolute best to my former colleagues at the association.”

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Parson Adhesives Introduces Chromalok 7300 Rodding Bonder

Posted on 05 February 2021 by cradmin

ChromaLok 7300 adhesive from Parson Adhesives is a fast-cure, high-strength rodding bonder to protect fabrication with protecting rods. This rubber based rodding bonder is packaged in a 400 ml side-by-side cartridge designed to embed fiberglass or steel reinforced rods in countertops. According to the company this fast process improves load tolerance significantly and gives excellent durability to the countertops.

ChromaLok 7300 is a rubber based methacrylate adhesive and offers an excellent bond to fiberglass and steel reinforced rods available to fabricators.

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ChromaLok Adhesives Welcomes Industry Veteran Ray Aleksic

Posted on 20 August 2020 by cradmin3

ChromaLok Adhesives has recently added seasoned industry veteran Ray Aleksic to its team. Aleksic has been a part of the solid surfacing industry since 1985.

Aleksic has worked in every part of the surfacing industry, including sheet-manufacturing, fabrication, distribution, and particularly relevant to his new position, adhesives. In his new role, he will help the company’s customers by sharing his knowledge, experience and expertise.

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Parson Adhesives Introduces ChromaLok

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Parson Adhesives Introduces ChromaLok

Posted on 26 November 2019 by cradmin

ChromaLok is a line of high quality color matched adhesive specially designed for the surfacing industry. These adhesive are available in more than 45 colors and specifically designed for laminating, V-grooving, mitering and integral mounted sinks and bowls.

According to the company advantages of ChromaLok adhesives include:

  • Adhesive supplied in 2-part cartridge system for consistent application
  • No hand mixing is required
  • Reduce Waste
  • Excellent UV stability, resistance properties and durability
  • Matches the gloss of surrounding material after polishing
  • Low odor formulation
  • Fast cure speed with excellent flexibility

Applications include fabrication of laminations and seams for Solid Surfaces, Quartz Surfacing and Natural Stone.

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Chemical Concepts Launches New & Improved Website

Posted on 10 January 2018 by cradmin

Chemical Concepts, a wholesale supplier of adhesives, silicone, support brackets and fasteners is launching a revamped website. The company’s goal is to make the customer experience easier than ever before with more organization and better performance on all devices.

Designed with the help of Sharp Innovations out of Conestoga, Pa., the new website features the familiar Chemical Concepts logo with cleaner page layouts and simplified navigation. The design is intended to help customers find the items they need quickly and easily through either Market Segment or a specific Product Line.

Developers also focused on making sure the website worked just as well on handheld devices as it does on the PC. As a result, customers will now have the ability to order products easily from any location using any type of device.

In addition, an updated content management system will provide quicker load times for the website, and heavy users of the shopping cart will discover that the checkout process has been streamlined as well.

Check out the new website at: www.chemical-concepts.com

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SCIGRIP Announces Acquisition of Glue Boss

Posted on 07 February 2017 by cradmin

gluebossSCIGRIP, a manufacturer of specialty methacrylate adhesives, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Glue Boss Incorporated. Glue Boss will join Integra Adhesives and Glue Warehouse, which have both been bought out in recent years. In addition to the surfacing industry, SCIGRIP is also a provider of adhesive for use in marine, transportation, product assembly and building and construction markets.

Headquartered in Elkhart, Ind., Glue Boss is an established name in the manufacture and supply of surfacing adhesives. SeamPro, SeamBoss and StoneBond brands are reported as being high strength and reliable for bonding quartz, granite, marble, sintered stone, porcelain and acrylic surfaces.

According to SCIGRIP, the purchase of Glue Boss represents a strategic step in the company’s long term growth plan to supply high quality, innovative products to the stone and solid surface industry, and will provide significant benefits for new and existing customers of both organizations.

The Glue Boss name will remain, with products available for order through the current Glue Boss and SCIGRIP distribution outlets. Manufacturing will remain in Indiana for the immediate future, but will eventually move to SCIGRIP.

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Gluewarehouse.com Earns Greenguard Certification, Makes Environmental Product Declaration

Posted on 10 December 2015 by cradmin

Gluewarehouse.com earned GREENGUARD Gold Certification and released an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its countertop/surfacing adhesives. The EPD, done via UL Environment, provides users with comprehensive information the environmental impact pf a product, including it’s impact on acidification, eutrophication, depletion of natural resources and energy consumption, as well as its carbon footprint, . The EPD required the company to undergo an extensive audit conducted by UL Environment, an independent organization that performs environmental testing and certification. “We have seen a significant increase in projects that are specified to include the Greenguard certification, especially commercial projects,” said Chad Thomas of Gluewarehouse.com “Our advanced formulation has achieved Gold certification and can be specified for use in facilities that demand the lowest level of VOC’s such as schools and medical facilities.”

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Integra Adhesives Launches New Versatile Surface Bonder ULTRA

Posted on 04 November 2015 by cradmin

integra surface bonder adhesiveIntegra Adhesives launched Surface Bonder ULTRA, a new adhesive made for an wide range of surfaces and applications. The adhesive works in extreme weather conditions, indoor and outdoor and has a high UV resistance, so colors will not fade in the sun. Surface Bonder ULTRA can be fabricated to provide a honed, gloss or textured finish during cure helping to create invisible seams on any surface. With more than 4,000PSI bond strength, it will bond to multiple surfaces, including quartz natural stone, ceramic, ultra-compact materials and glass. And it won’t stain or yellow and so is ideal for white material.

Offered pre-colored in a 215ml 2:1 cartridges or as a tintable clear adhesive in a quart can, Surface Bonder Ultra is the newest addition to Integra’s line of adhesives and accessories. Color charts can be downloaded from the company’s website or app.

Visit Integra Adhesives at www.integra-adhesives.com/products/surface-bonder-ultra/ for more details.

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Wood & Stone Co. Offers Stone/Surfacing Glues

Posted on 15 October 2015 by cradmin

wood and stone 2 acrylic penetrating gluesWood and Stone Company has two types of acrylic penetrating glues made for repairing and laminating granite, quartz surfacing, marble and engineered stone. The first is Wood & Stone Acrylic Penetrating Crack Sealer, which is a thin liquid designed to flow like water and made to fill cracks and reinforce stone and stone-like products. It is for very thin, hairline cracks that flowing glue has difficulty penetrating. It is  clear and cures quickly, according to the company.

The second adhesive product is Wood & Stone Acrylic Super Penetrating Glue, a low-viscosity system for bonding and filling on horizontal surfaces. While it is thinner than standard polyester flowing glues, it is not as thin as the company’s crack sealer, which allows broader usage. According to the company, it is suitable for filling larger cracks, pits and holes. Additionally, because it is clear, users can mix in ground up stone powder to assist in color matching with larger holes, chips and blowouts. And, because of its thinness, it is very suitable for laminating, as it will spread very thin to create tight seams, reports the company.

The company also makes an acrylic knife grade adhesives as well.

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Integra Adhesives Launches Color Matching SmartPhone App

Posted on 20 November 2014 by cradmin

integraapp Integra Adhesives launched a Smartphone App for iOS and Android that is a reference tool to select appropriate adhesive colors from Integra. It allows fabricators to pull the company’s entire collection of color reference charts, whether online or off-line, for quick reference anytime, anywhere. It also shows images of more than 200 natural stone colors, matched with Integra Natural stone collection. Additionally, itbrings up a visual guide to the company’s 300 Surface Bonder Xi colors, allowing fabricators to not only clearly see what each color looks like, but also what are its closest similar colors.

The new app also features an Adhesive Calculator that allows fabricators to determine the required amount of adhesive for a specific job, based on linear feet of lamination, miter or deck seam, for various material thicknesses. It offers videos, product specifications and technical references. The app can be downloaded for free in the Apple App Store or in Google Play by searching for “Integra Adhesives.” A link to the app is also available on the company’s website.

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