Product Focus: Styccobond F49 extended use and new packaging

In the latest in our series of product spotlights, we take a look at Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS adhesive, which has recently been extended for use on skirting, coving and capping.

What is it?

Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS, F. Ball’s pressure sensitive, temperature tolerant adhesive offers instant high grab, combined with ultra-high bond strength, providing contractors with the familiar reassurance of high initial tack to hold flooring products firmly in place, has now been approved by leading manufacturers for the installation of skirting, coving and capping. The adhesive is also now available in a smaller, innovative packaging solution to deliver added convenience and minimise waste.

The packaging for the new 500g Handy Pack features both components of the adhesive contained in a plastic pouch, separated by a secure, but easily removable clip. Once the clip is removed the adhesive can be easily mixed before the pouch is opened. One part of the adhesive is pigmented red, to provide a simple, visible indication of when the product is suitably mixed, as it will then have a uniform, streak-free, pink colouration.

Where is it used?

The pressure sensitive nature of the adhesive allows it to continue to build up strength following initial application and, when fully cured, it develops an extremely high bond strength, that is able to maintain its performance even when exposed to extreme temperature fluctuations (as low as -20°c and up to +60°c). The adhesive is also suitable for use over normal underfloor heating systems.

Styccobond F49 provides an extremely strong water-resistant bond, allowing it to be used in areas subject to water and high humidity, including wet rooms. It is also solvent-free and low hazard, making it suitable for use in sensitive areas, such as hospitals and schools. It has also been tested to the standards of IMO and approved for use in marine flooring installations.

Something you might not know about the product:

Unlike contact adhesives, Styccobond F49 only needs to be applied to one surface to achieve a good bond and offers an extended open time of up to four hours. During the early stages of drying, skirting/coving can be easily repositioned if initial alignment isn’t correct; a capability that isn’t afforded by contact adhesives.

For more information about Styccobond F49 temperature tolerant adhesive, visit the F. Ball website or see it in action in our video.