Green Guide: Bostik's Sustainable Innovation
March 14, 2011
Construction of buildings has a significant impact on people and the environment. Paying attention to the needs of designers, construction project managers, building owner and occupiers, Bostik aims to market construction systems that are cleaner, healthier and more sustainable.
New Introductions to Bostik's Green Product Portfolio:Bostik has recently introduced flooring solutions that meet or exceed the USGBCLEED V3 Green Building Rating System’s credits for Recycled Content andRapidly Renewable Materials as well as Low Emitting Materials: Products that meet or exceed the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) credits 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3
Bostik’s Ultra-Set® SingleStep™ Wood Flooring Adhesive, Moisture Protection & Sound Reduction Membrane offers a VOC content of 0 g/L and contains 1% recycled materials. It is ideal installing all types of hardwood flooring including solids and bamboo and can be used for above-, on- and below-grade applications. Ultra-Set SingleStep is the only multifunctional, practical adhesive with patent-pending Thickness Control™ Spacer Technology that ensures proper film thickness and virtually eliminates installer error.
Bostik TruColor Pre-Mixed Grout offers a VOC content of 35 g/L and contains 8% post-consumer recycled glass and is therefore an excellent product for green building projects. This premium, ready-to-use, pre-mixed product, is improving the quality and longevity of tile installations worldwide. It resists all types of stains including coffee, red wine, and tomato sauce and it never needs to be sealed. TruColor Grout surpasses the performance of epoxy and cement-based grouts, while being easier and faster to install.
Bostik GreenFusion2™ Rubber Flooring Adhesive is a solvent-free*, two-component, trowel-applied, urethane adhesive specifically formulated for the installation of rubber flooring in the most demanding environments where extra heavy traffic, rolling loads or extreme climatic conditions may exist. GreenFusion2 is a 0-VOC formulation as calculated by SCAQMD Rule 1168 that contains 27% renewable content. Once cured, this adhesive is not adversely affected by exposure to moisture or water; its superior properties provide a tenacious bond to a variety of surfaces either indoors or outdoors.
About Bostik, Inc.
Bostik is a worldwide company with over 4,000 employees, 48 production faciltites and sales operations in 45 countries across 5 continents. Bostik’s parent company is Total, a 246 billion dollar multi-national company.