At World of Concrete 2015, FSTR Technology announced the new FSTR-30 Thin-Gel Adhesive, which bonds dissimilar materials in under 30 minutes. Traditional construction adhesives and epoxies could take hours or even days to cure before use. This results in lost productivity for installers and greater inconvenience for building owners and tenants.
FSTR-30 Thin-Gel Adhesive is a two-part polyurethane that tacks in seconds and cures in minutes. FSTR-30 applies like a liquid but becomes a tacky gel in minutes when expelled from the self-mixing cartridge. Air or moisture is not required foir curing, so users can bond impervious surfaces in just minutes. Because it is VOC- and solvent-free, users can even bond delicate surfaces like polystyrene. FSTR-30 will not swell or shrink when curing so bonded materials stay in place.
The fast-curing material is supplied in self-mixing cartridges that are easy to use and eliminate wasted adhesive. Users can choose from small 50-milliliter cartridges up to standard-size twin 150-milliliter cartridges. This product bonds most materials like concrete, stone, marble, brick, tile, wood, metal, vinyl, glass, polystyrene and more.
Polyurethane adhesive is tough. FSTR-30 is reported to remain flexible for life, so it will not become brittle and crack apart like epoxies. FSTR-30 will accomodate thermal shock, heavy traffic and harsh conditions.
Renewable materials account for 40 percent of the formulation. FSTR Technology believes high performance and environmentally responsible behavior can be achieved without compromise.
FSTR (Faster) Technology is a subsidiary of Roadware Incorporated, a leader in high-performance concrete repair polyurethanes for commercial, industrial and infrastructure applications. Founded in 1991, Roadware supplies U.S.-made products in more than 30 countries worldwide.