Bostik Unveils its High Performance Latex (HPL) Wood Flooring Adhesive

The solvent-free formulation is easy to spread and clean up and features extreme flexibility, great grab and low VOC content. HPL diversifies Bostik's portfolio and can contribute to contractors earning LEED credits from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Middleton, Mass. (Aug. 12, 2009) — Bostik Inc.’s Construction & Industrial (C&I) Business Unit has again expanded its flooring installation solutions line-up — this time with the introduction of its High Performance Latex (HPL) Wood Flooring Adhesive.

HPL marks Bostik’s entry into the latex side of the wood flooring adhesives market. HPL is a high-solids, high-performance latex-based adhesive for interior installation of engineered wood flooring and finger block parquet.

"In development more than a year, our new HPL Wood Flooring Adhesive features good early tack for immediate grab, and quickly builds into a permanent but resilient bond," says Phil Pitts, Bostik C&I Market Manager – Wood Flooring Adhesives.

HPL Wood Flooring Adhesive is solvent free, has very low odor and VOC content, contains no hazardous chemicals, and is nonflammable. The product meets all federal, state and local governmental indoor air quality regulations, and is specially formulated to help flooring contractors earn LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) credits from the
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The tan-colored adhesive, which comes in four-gallon pails, is available immediately.

"Many of our customers still demand and shop for latex-based wood flooring adhesives," says Robert McNamara, Bostik C&I Sales & Marketing Director – Flooring. "HPL is a great companion product to our existing urethane-based wood flooring adhesives."

About Bostik

Bostik Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers of adhesives and sealants in the world. The company operates production facilities and sales offices in dozens of nations across five continents. Bostik’s parent company, TOTAL S.A., is a $246 billion-a-year conglomerate with extensive interests in oil exploration, petroleum refining and specialty chemicals formulation. Bostik’s Construction & Industrial (C&I) Business Unit manufactures ceramic tile grouts, mortars, waterproofing/antifracture membranes and mastics, hardwood adhesives, moisture vapor membranes, underlayments and cement patches, as well as adhesives for carpet and vinyl, vinyl composition tile (VCT), rubber, laminate and resilient flooring. Bostik C&I's family of leading flooring installation solutions includes Bostik® hardwood adhesives; Hydroment® and DURABOND® ceramic installation systems; and DURABOND carpet, vinyl and cement patch products. For more information, please call 888-592-8558, visit

www.bostik-us.com or test drive our blog at http://flooringblog.bostik-us.com.