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Bond It confirms plans for Big 5 Dubai



Press Release
November 2017

Bond It confirms plans for Big 5 Dubai

Manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals, Bond It has confirmed its plans for the 2017 Big 5 Dubai exhibition which takes place from the 26th to the 29th November at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The British business will use it stand (Stand Number C281, Hall 7) at the largest construction expo for the Middle East to showcase a number of recent additions to its already comprehensive range of over 500 different product lines.

In particular, the company will promote its recently extended ‘Superhero' range.

These products include Incredibond - a fibre reinforced, high strength, solvent-free, instant grab adhesive; The One - a premium grade, neutral cure multi-purpose silicone which can be used in place of most other silicones; and Xtreme - a high performance, permanently waterproof, anti-mould silicone.

Bond It will also focus on its new Glue Monster range which features two new adhesives.

The first, Glue Monster Wood Adhesive, is a one part, ready to use, PVA timber adhesive with a D3 rating. It is suitable for a wide variety of general purpose, joinery applications.

The second product is ‘The Beast'. A one part, polyurethane, super strength, D4 rated adhesive, The Beast is solvent-free, permanently flexible and completely waterproof - making it ideal for both interior and exterior use. It also cures in just 20 minutes and once cured can be overpainted or stained.

In addition, The Beast is exceptionally versatile and can be used to effectively bond a whole range of common household and construction materials. This includes ceramic, stone, concrete, plaster, wood, chipboard, laminate, metal, glass, leather and most plastics.

Bond It will also be advising visitors to the Big 5 Dubai on how they can mitigate the effects of the current, global silicone shortage which is having a significant impact on both the availability and price of silicone sealants.

One highly effective solution is to switch to the latest generation of advanced hybrid sealants which offer performance to rival or surpass silicone sealants but without using silicone as a base material.

Bond It has become a leading producer of hybrid sealants and will use the Big 5 Dubai to highlight one of its most popular and versatile hybrid products - Gripbond PRO.

Solvent-free and low odour, Gripbond PRO can be used as a sealant when a tough, elastic, rubber joint is needed or as an adhesive when superior bonding strength is required.

It is suitable for both interior and exterior applications, can be over-painted with water-based paints and offers excellent adhesion to most materials including moist substrates. It is also non-staining and will not discolour surfaces making it the perfect choice for use alongside natural stone.

Speaking of Bond It's plans for the pending show, Karl Radwan, export sales manager at the company, said: "The Big 5 Dubai is an important exhibition for Bond It which enables us to develop relationships with both new and existing customers in the Middle East.

"The region remains a key market for us where there is major demand for our products due to their technical innovation and impressive levels of performance."

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Superheroes on show. British manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals, Bond It will promote a number of products at the pending Big 5 Dubai expo - including its recently extended and enhanced Superhero range.

For more information on this story, contact Wayne Leith

Notes to editors:

  • With its head offices and production facilities located in West Yorkshire, Bond It is a leading manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, building chemicals, waterproofing products, roofing compounds, polyurethanes, adhesive tapes and ceramic tile adhesives.

  • Operating to ISO 9001 quality standards, the business supplies an extensive range of technically advanced, high quality products to builders' merchants, DIY outlets, retailers and specifiers across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

  • To help customers stay abreast of changing marketing conditions and demands, Bond It has a strong commitment to product development and continues to invest heavily into R&D whilst simultaneously drawing on many decades of technical experience and expertise.

  • In August 2014, Bond It entered into a joint venture agreement with Astral Polytechnik - one of India's fastest growing manufacturers of pipes and piping systems. The new partnership will enable Bond It to accelerate aggressive and ambitious plans for further global expansion.