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StarQuartz Industries - Manufacturer of Epoxy and Cement Based Grouts- Acquired by Bostik

Published on 2011-02-07. Author : SpecialChem

Middleton, Mass. -- Bostik Inc. has acquired StarQuartz Industries, manufacturer of the patented premixed urethane grout technology QuartzLock2 and StarGlass™ Translucent Grout.

"StarQuartz's urethane grouts are new and expanding technologies that fit perfectly with Bostik's core urethane competencies and family of leading ceramic tile and stone installation solutions," said Robert McNamara, director of marketing and sales for Bostik's Consumer & Construction Division. "Now backed by Bostik's worldwide, world-class resources, these revolutionary urethane technologies are poised to supplant epoxy- and cement-based grouts."

Jorge Goytisolo, vice president of sales and marketing for StarQuartz Industries, notes it will be business as usual at the company - only now StarQuartz products will be supported by a global leader with the worldwide distribution needed to help the urethane grouts reach their full potential footprints.

QuartzLock2 Grout provides epoxy-like stain resistance and durability, and its flexibility provides unmatched crack resistance. StarGlass, designed for glass and metal tile installations, offers translucent, 3-dimensional and reflective colors providing never before seen design potential.

Both StarQuartz urethane grout technologies are:
  • Pre-mixed and ready to use, and leftover material can be saved for future jobs;
  • Self sealing and stain, chemical and mildew resistant;
  • Proven to deliver unmatched color consistency;
  • UV resistant: Light colors will not fade or yellow;
  • Resistant to cracks, while offering flexibility and low shrinkage;
  • Easy to install in as little as half the time of other grouts;
  • Designed to earn LEED credits: The grouts are low VOC, have zero waste, and are BPA- and NMP-free;
  • Business builders: Urethane grouts offer increased profitability.

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 $160 billion-a-year conglomerate with 96,000 employees and extensive interests in oil exploration, petroleum refining and specialty chemicals formulation. Bostik's Consumer & Construction Division 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&C's family of leading flooring installation solutions includes Bostik® hardwood adhesives; Hydroment®, DURABOND®, QuartzLock2 and StarGlass™ ceramic installation systems; and DURABOND carpet, vinyl and cement patch products.

Source: Bostik


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