Chemique Adhesives launches new VOC free pedestal adhesive 20 March 2023

Chemique Adhesives has recently developed Polyped 1, a VOC free, one component pedestal adhesive that has been specially formulated for bonding raised flooring pedestals to concrete subfloors.

Requiring no mixing, this moisture curing polyurethane adhesive has been developed for pedestal installation and repair or refurbishment applications. The adhesive exhibits a thixotropic nature which helps to gap fill voids between substrates, whilst maintaining the integrity of the bond.

"We have been working on the development of a new pedestal adhesive that was safer for the user, whilst still focusing on quality,” says Stuart Francis, managing director of Chemique Adhesives. “This newly updated formula is VOC free, meaning that the adhesive fulfils the requirement of lower emissions and contributes to a safer working indoor environment.”

Polyped 1 offers high-level adhesion to galvanised and non-galvanised pedestals, as well as concrete and other materials commonly used in the raised access flooring industry.

To add to its performance, Polyped 1 complies with the T15 ‘pedestal strength’ test and the T42 ‘swinging bag’ test. Being VOC free, accreditations for Polyped 1 pedestal adhesive include ‘Indoor Air Comfort Gold’, ‘EMICODE at EC1 Plus’ and ‘BREEAM International’.

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