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SCIGRIP Acquires Integra Adhesives, Consolidation Effect on Future Unsure

Posted on 08 April 2016 by cradmin

3 glue logosAccording to a recent press release, Integra Adhesvies, one of the largest adhesives companies serving the countertop/surfacing market, was bought out this month by SCIGRIP Smarter Adhesives Solutions, a global manufacturer of structural and engineered adhesive products and a wholly owned subsidiary of IPS Corporation. Known already for acquiring top talent in this segment of the surfacing market, such as its acquisition of GlueWarehouse.com, which included industry icons Chad Thomas and Ray Aleksic, as well as hiring well known surfacing adhesives expert Bryan Stannard, formerly of ITW Polymers Sealants North America (previously known as Plexus), SCIGRIP is definitely making a move to dominate the market. Integra Adhesives has a solid reputation and years of experience serving the countertop/surfacing market providing adhesive for solid surface, quartz and natural stone. It remains to be seen if SCIGRIP can now maintain its hold on all of the top talent it has on board. In this reporter’s estimation, doing any less would open doors for its diminishing number of competitors to point to the size, but lack of specific long-term industry expertise.

According to the release, Integra Adhesives will maintain its headquarters in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, and manufacturing will take place both there and in Durham, N.C., but it is fair to wonder how long that can take place before a shift to a single facility and the cost reduction of economies of scale will come into play.

Also fair to wonder is how GlueWarehouse.com will be affected in the face of this buyout of its largest North American competitor. Some speculate SCIGRIP will fold the two entities together creating a powerhouse of knowledge, experience, salesmanship and industry respect. However, others say this will mean cutting some of the most industry-trusted staff in one or both companies – Integra and/or GlueWarehouse.com, which would likely weaken its position, especially considering it also has a European arm requiring expertise.

This move, while going against what we’ve been seeing in the market with more and more adhesive companies coming into play in the past half a dozen years, is not really all that surprising. That is once you take into account the team-up recently announced between TENAX and GlueBoss, as well as the fact that Colt Industries dropped Corian and Zodiaq in 17 states, dropping SCIGRIP (private-labeled) along with the DuPont materials and replacing it with GlueBoss.

One move that may be expected is a price drop in the SCIGRIP products to undercut GlueBoss and force it out of the market, giving the former a near-monopoly in the marketplace. However, 0ne may also wonder if other foreign players, such as Confiad, which seems to be making a move to increase its awareness in the marketplace, might now have an opportunity. Also, although ITW PSNA (formerly Plexus) is appearing to be withdrawing from the surfacing industry as of late, this may prove to be an opportunity for it to get back in the game. Of course, only time will tell how this all plays out, but fabricators we have spoken with appear to be nervous that they will have less choice along with less expertise. Of course Jean Poisson of Integra seems to have done well during his tenure in the industry and with the likes of Thomas, Stannard and Aleksic can certainly take on all comers.

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Colt Industries Parts Ways with DuPont Corian Solid Surface and Zodiaq Quartz

Posted on 09 December 2015 by cradmin

Colt Industries held a live via the Internet press conference on Dec. 8, announcing that it had cut ties with DuPont regarding distribution of Corian solid surface and Zodiaq quartz surfacing. It is unsure how this major shake-up in the solid surface and quartz industry will play out, but Colt is one of DuPont’s largest surfacing distributors, covering 17 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennesee, Texas and Southern Illinois. In place of DuPont’s surfacing products, Colt will now be distributing Diresco Quartz Surfacing, manufactured in Belgium, and Durasein 100 percent acrylic solid surface. Additionally, it will distribute GlueBoss SeamBoss and ClipBoss adhesives in place of DuPont’s.

According to the company, the change was made so the company could offer products of the same quality but at better pricing with faster turnaround on custom color orders. Diresco Quartz has already been stocked in Colt’s facilities and the company expects to have solid surface stocked by the beginning of the new year. The company also reports that the new materials will come in many similar colors as what it previous carried.

You may also be interested in this article on Hanwha’s Hanstone quartz distribution expansion.

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GlueBoss Releases StoneBond Acrylic Adhesive

Posted on 20 October 2015 by cradmin

GlueBoss stonebond adhesiveGlueBoss Adhesive Company, LLC released its new proprietary two component acrylic adhesive for stone, granite, quartz and porcelain. Trademarked as StoneBond® Acrylic Adhesive, the product is available in standard 250ML and 500ML cartridges in all colors. With its dripless features, simple dispensing cartridge system and trimmability, it delivers what stone fabricators have been asking for, according to the company. Jeff Smith, a representative of the company, stated that the activator is pigmented instead of the resin (as is traditionally done with solid surface adhesives), “thereby giving the stone fabricator the confidence in knowing that when they see color, they’ll know positively that it’ll react and get hard.”

You may also be interested in this article on Integra’s color matching smartphone app.

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GlueBoss Launches 2 New Acrylic Adhesives

Posted on 22 October 2014 by cradmin

Glueboss photo GlueBoss launched professional grade acrylic adhesives in the form of 10:1 SeamPro and 1:1 fast setting ClipBoss. These new products are in addition to SeamBoss, the company’s 1:1 structural surfacing adhesive. SeamPro is available in 490, 250 and 50ml sizes. With the whitest whites, the ability to build green strength fast, SeamPro is suitable for use on acrylics, glass, ceramic, quartz and stone products. ClipBoss is a structural acrylic adhesive for bonding clips, rods or anything else where color does not matter. Fast setting with a thixotropic index that allows for upside down dispensing, ClipBoss is suitable for under counter clip mounting as well as bonding in the shop to solid surface, moist stone or quartz.

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New 1:1 Adhesive Product For Stone, Quartz, Solid Surface Available

Posted on 19 November 2013 by cradmin

SeamBoss AdhesivesGlueBoss Adhesive Company offers its 1:1 SeamBoss seaming adhesive for use on granite and other natural stone, quartz surfacing and solid surface. According to the company, the glue has structural components in its formula, such as acids that allow it to etch into various materials and bond with steel and aluminum. It also has a rubber component that allows it to flex and bend. Additionally, it has impact modifiers to increase its toughness and it is UV stable.

According to the company, the adhesive’s 1:1 mix ratio is less sensitive, helping to prevent wet spots or slow curing. It will also reportedly bond to moist stone without loss of integrity.

It is available in four sizes – 400 ml cartridges, 250 ml cartridges (which can be dispensed with a caulking gun), 50 ml cartridges/syringes and 25 ml syringes.

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