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Ventilated Facades: Top 5 Advantages & Installation Tips

Ventilated facades are rapidly gaining popularity in the United States, capturing the interest of architects, installers, and property owners alike. Driven by trends in sustainability, energy efficiency, and stricter building regulations, these systems, which are more common in Europe, are expected to become increasingly prevalent in the coming years. In this blog, we explore what Read more…

Choosing the Right Integra Seaming Adhesive: A Comprehensive Guide

When it comes to countertop fabrication and installation, choosing the right seaming adhesive is a crucial step in ensuring the aesthetic value of your projects and to maximize the efficiency of your team. Integra Adhesives are a popular choice because their pre-colored cartridge adhesives eliminate color matching, save time and produce excellent results. Although the Read more…

EPA Finalizes Methylene Chloride (MC) Ban

Chemical Concepts has been working to keep folks in the industry informed about the rapidly changing regulatory environment for methylene chloride. There has been much speculation in recent months about a proposed ban and when this might take effect. This new action begins phasing out most industrial and commercial uses for MC. Our previous communications on the subject were Read more…

 Not All Silicones are Created Equal

In the world of sealants and adhesives, silicone has emerged as a versatile and indispensable material. Its ability to maintain flexibility under various temperatures, resist moisture, and provide excellent adhesion has made it a preferred choice for countless applications. However, not all silicones are created equal, and it’s crucial for consumers and professionals alike to Read more…

Methylene Chloride Ban Update

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been moving forward with a ban on methylene chloride, a chemical commonly found in contact cement, adhesives, sealants, etc.

Although this ban will begin to take effect in June, it will be phased in over time and some adhesive manufacturers are already taking proactive measures by adjusting their formulations and/or discontinuing products that many companies rely on for their continued operation. Some products will be discontinued as soon as next month.

If you’re concerned about whether any adhesives that you use contain methylene chloride, fill out our contact form so we can verify and provide you with alternative recommendations if necessary.

Methylene Chloride Contact Form

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been moving forward with a ban on methylene chloride, a chemical commonly found in contact cement, adhesives, sealants, etc.

Although this ban will begin to take effect in June, it will be phased in over time and some adhesive manufacturers are already taking proactive measures by adjusting their formulations and/or discontinuing products that many companies rely on for their continued operation. Some products will be discontinued as soon as next month.

If you’re concerned about whether any adhesives that you use contain methylene chloride, fill out our contact form so we can verify and provide you with alternative recommendations if necessary.

Stone Seam Showdown | TISE 2024

Stone Seam is a game-changing alternative adhesive that will outshine your current go-to. We’re willing to bet on it. Test your preferred adhesive against Stone Seam during the cage show at The International Surface Event (TISE). If your preferred adhesive scores higher overall in the key categories (Price, Indoor/Outdoor, UV Stability, Strength, Clarity) you’ll win $1,000.

Hate Working with Quartzite?

Quartzite is in high demand, but these temperamental stones can create expensive and frustrating problems for fabricators. See below for tips and tricks that can help you tackle these jobs without the headaches Problem: Silicone Stains Cause: Most 100% RTV silicone on the market is acetoxy silicone, which can cause bleeding on quartzite. Solution: Problem: Bleeding Cause: Standard seaming Read more…

TrimGrip is Now Available in a Faster-Set

We’re thrilled to announce the expansion of the original TrimGrip product line – now featuring a faster-setting TrimGrip formula – to get your projects done faster. Chem-Set TrimGrip is a two-part methacrylate, UV-stable, structural bonding adhesive designed specifically to bond cellular PVC boards for residential and commercial construction projects. Trimgrip can bond various substrates, including Read more…

Integra Promotion – 2 Free Tubes with Every Case (20 Pcs)

Chemical Concepts is excited to present a special promotion tailored just for you on Integra Adhesives. Get 2 free tubes with each case (20 pcs) of Integra purchased!

Overcoming the Challenges of Bonding Difficult Materials

In a previous webinar by Chemical Concepts, industry experts shed light on the challenges faced when bonding difficult substrates and the engineered adhesive solutions that can be employed to overcome these challenges. Challenging Materials: The challenges lie in bonding materials with low surface energy, such as PTFE, polyethylene, and polypropylene, which are notoriously difficult to Read more…

How the Xcelerate Complex42 is Transforming Drilling and Tunneling

The S-Complex is transforming the fracking industry by providing: faster stone cutting, increased operational efficiency, cost savings, and less environmental impoact