Food contact material regulations...
Food contact material regulations around the globe pose ever more stringent requirements on the materials can makers are able to use to design their products. These efforts across the industry are continuing to put consumer safety first in all of design and production approaches. While this is a-well known topic when talking about coatings, also sealants can contribute to mitigating and reducing risk from cans as a food contact material.
Wakol has been making these considerations the “prime directive” for decades, which today makes Wakol a leader in styrene and MOSH/MOAH-free technologies for sealing compounds with its Advanced Technology Series, as well as putting us on a path of continuous improvement of management of non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) impact from the sealants.
Wakol will be at Latamcan to talk about the topic in detail.
If you want to know more about state-the-art formulation of Wakol Sealing Compounds, feel free to reach out. Contact your responsible Area Sales Manager & Technical Support or us.
A strong connection for your success
Sight levellings are an increasingly popular floor for boutiques, art galleries or kindergartens. In the private sector, too, such as living rooms, bedrooms, or basements, demand for the jointless surface from a single mold is increasing. Whether discreet marbling or high-contrast design: Wakol's Levelling Compounds on mineral basis offer room for maximum creativity and individuality.
The following Wakol Levelling Compounds are approved for sight levellings:
WAKOL Z 610 Levelling Compound, dust-reduced : New fast premium product – suitable for the private sector through to heavy-duty areas with a readiness to lay flooring in only 6 hours
WAKOL Z 615 Levelling Compound, dust-reduced : Proven top product dust reduced and suitable for all types of surfaces
WAKOL Z 625 Levelling Compound : High quality allrounder with a readiness to lay flooring in only 6 hours
The subsequent surface treatment of the area with oils and varnishes from LOBA within the LOBA Wakol Connected Systems for Levelling Compounds promises perfect results for your next construction site. All important instructions for processing and additional assistance are provided in the set-up recommendations:
By strictly following the specifications given in the mentioned set-up recommendations and the LOBA Wakol Connected Systems for Levelling Compounds areas of class DS 1 are achieved. Taking into consideration the technical skills and with corresponding construction site planning, areas reaching to class DS 2 are also possible.
Step-by-step instructions for the perfect floor
Day 1: Prime the prepared* subfloor with WAKOL PU 280 Polyurethane Primer; drying time approximately 60 minutes. Then create a bonding agent with WAKOL D 3045 Special Primer; drying time approximately 45 minutes. Apply exclusively WAKOL Z 610 Levelling Compound, dust-reduced / WAKOL Z 615 Levelling Compound, dust-reduced / WAKOL Z 625 Levelling Compound at a minimum of 3 mm, maximum5 mm layer thickness; drying time minimum 24 hours.
Day 2: Roll one time LOBADUR FactoryBase evenly with the LOBATOOL Roller Microfibre 100 -120; drying time minimum 3 hours, only continue working when the surface is visually uniformly dried, maximum 24 hours.
Day 3: Roll one time LOBADUR 2K FactoryStyle evenly with the LOBATOOL Roller Microfibre 100 -120.
Day 4: Can be exposed to light traffic after 24 hours. Full traffic capability, initial care and coverage after 5 days.
Day 2: Apply one time LOBASOL 2K ImpactOil transparent with the LOBATOOL oil roller Microfaser 60 - 80 roll evenly and thinly. After a short exposure time equalize surface with a single-disc machine and a LOBATOOL special-pad beige.
Day 3: Apply LOBASOL Akzent 100 Wax with the LOBATOOL Trowel, carefully and thinly. After a short exposure time equalize surface with a single-disc machine and a LOBATOOL special-pad beige.
Result: A visually appealing and professional floor with an individual look.
Always read the Technical Information before each use.
*The subfloor must be prepared to receive a laying floor covering, e.g. filling of holes, removal of adhesive residues, fillers, tile coverings, etc. Depending on the subfloor, appropriate primers, levelling compounds and/or screed supplements must be selected. Further construction takes place on this prepared subfloor. For more detailed information, please refer to the set-up recommendations or the Technical Information
More information to the LOBA Wakol Connected Systems leveling compounds and the individual Wakol Levelling Compound can be found on:
Download LOBA Wakol set-up recommendations:
The processing video of WAKOL MS 330 Silane Primer is now available on Youtube ...
In the step-by-step instructions you can see the subfloor preparation with WAKOL MS 330 Silane Primer .
Protect the subfloor against residual moisture in just one step! You can overcome all challenges with WAKOL MS 330 Silane Primer. Use as primer, solidifying agent and moisture barrier.
The adhesive can be used as a primer on new and old subfloors.
Stressed screeds are solidified and the subfloor is blocked against increased residual moisture in only one step.
The silane primer can be applied upright both with WAKOL MS Special Roller and with TKB A2 trowel.
Due to the extremely fast drying, further work is already possible after 60 minutes.
The processing video of WAKOL MS 260 Parquet Adhesive, firm-elastic is now available on Youtube ...
In the step-by-step instructions you can see the subfloor preparation with WAKOL MS 260 Parquet Adhesive, firm-elastic .
Excellent combination of strength and elasticity.
The MS parquet adhesive absorbs swell shear forces and achieves a very high internal strength compared to conventional elastic adhesives.
This means: elastic but strong!
WAKOL MS 260 Parquet Adhesive, firm-elastic can be applied directly to the prepared subfloor without time-consuming mixing.
It can be used on all absorbent and non-absorbent subfloors for all relevant parquet types.
Furthermore, it is characterised by the extremely easy application, the very economical consumption and optimised scoring stability.
The new WAKOL Product Line Laying Materials 2021 is available…
With immediate effect the new Wakol Product line Laying Materials 2021 is available.
As usual, the products are categorized by flooring type to enable parquet and floor layers to quickly find the right solution. If a product is suitable for the laying of different types of flooring, it will be listed in all of these categories.
Last but not least, application instructions exist for the direct installation of elastic and textile floorings respectively parquet on standardised or renovated subfloor as well as the subfloor preparation of non-suitable subfloors for direct bonding of elastic and textile flooring respectively parquet.
Click here to go to the individual product categories:
Preparing more >>
Levelling more >>
Bonding PVC / Rubber Floorings more >>
Bonding Linoleum / Textile Floorings more >>
Bonding Parquet / Cork Floorings more >>
Fixing more >>
Laying Conductive Floorings more >>
Underlays / Mats / Accessories more >>
Tools and Accessories more >>
Working clothes more >>
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Sustainable. Simple. Universal.
Thank you for your interest in the Wakol online product launch for Laying Materials 2021 and your participation in the raffle.
The winners are...
1st place (product package for 2.000 €): Likor, Czech Republic
2nd place (product package for € 1,500): Laurum Kft, Hungary
3rd place (product package for 1,000 €): Kork-Galerie Frank Epstein, Weilrod-Winden, Germany
Congratulations! We wish them successful projects with our Wakol Laying Materials.
Do not miss the chance to attend Wakol's first online product launch, which covers a variety of questions related to our new products:
WAKOL MS 246 StarMonti
WAKOL D 3210 Kontakto
WAKOL MS 265 Parquet Adhesive, firm-elastic
23rd of March, 2021
25rd of March, 2021
Do not miss our raffle! You can expect product packages of a total value of 4.500 €.
You do not need to download teams for this. Participation is possible via the link in the browser.
Everything for your bathroom waterproofing: The Wakol Sealing System offers all...
Wakol offers a waterproofing system so that the water in bath and shower stays where it should and does not simply seep into the ground. All system component for waterproofing wet areas in domestic area (Class W1 and W2) under parquet and elastic flooring are perfectly compatible. Best conditions for your next project.
And that's how it works:
*Step 1 // Marking the areas for the application of adhesive on the wall and floor in 6 cm height and width.
*Step 2 // Apply WAKOL MS 552 PVC and Rubber Adhesive with trowel notch TKB B1 in the area of the inner and outer corners. Place and press on WAKOL AS 153 Sealing Corners, inner and WAKOL AS 154 Sealing Corners, outer. Flatten out surplus adhesive with a spatula.
*Step 3 // Cut WAKOL AS 152 Sealing Tape to length with approx. 5 cm overlap on sealing corners.
Apply WAKOL MS 552 PVC and Rubber Adhesive in the marked floor and wall area. Place and press on WAKOL AS 152 Sealing Tape. Flatten out surplus adhesive with spatula. Repeat the same procedure on the wall.
*Step 4 // Mark and cut the WAKOL AS 151 Sealing Sheet for floor and wall areas.
Apply WAKOL MS 552 PVC and Rubber Adhesive with trowel notch TKB B1 to the wall and allow to air dry for approx. 20 minutes to increase the initial adhesion. Apply WAKOL AS 151 Sealing Sheet and rub down bubble-free with a cork board.
Repeat the same procedure on the floor surfaces. Lay the sheets against each other, do not overlap, and rub down with a cork board until bubbles are eliminated.
*Step 5 // Apply WAKOL MS 552 PVC and Rubber Adhesive to the marked area left and right of the sealing sheets at sheet joints and allow to air dry for at least 20 minutes. Insert WAKOL AS 152 Sealing Tape and press on bubble-free. Flatten out surplus adhesive with spatula.
*Step 6 // Apply WAKOL MS 552 PVC and Rubber Adhesive in the area of installation openings on the wall and allow to air dry for at least 20 minutes. Insert sealing sleeves and press on bubble-free. Finally, remove any excess and leaking adhesive with the spatula.
Mission "Seal your bathroom" is completed: Water march - with the Wakol Sealing System!
Please always observe the technical information before processing.
All system components can be found at www.wakol.com/en/laying-material/products/underlays-mats-tiles
The processing instructions with all steps can be found here as a PDF file .
Do you have any questions?
For technical support please contact your responsible sales representative or the Wakol technical service, phone: +49 6331 8001-187.
Wakol presents the new products 2020...
Wakol presents the product news for the second half of 2020 in a compact flyer.
Work cleanly with the dust-reduced levelling compounds WAKOL Z 610 Levelling Compound, dust-reduced , WAKOL Z 680 Levelling Compound, dust-reduced and WAKOL Z 615 Levelling Compound, dust-reduced from Wakol. Just no dust-reduced levelling compound at hand? The WAKOL Dust Reducer helps to mix conventional WAKOL levelling compounds in a dust-reduced way.
Which of the 1-component parquet adhesives from Wakol are shear resistant? WAKOL MS 290
Parquet Adhesive, shear-resistant
, WAKOL MS 292 Parquet Adhesive, shear-resistant
and WAKOL PU 385 Parquet Adhesive, shear-resistant
! The product names have been amended for better differentiation.
Low-odour carpet adhesive pleasing? The low-odour carpet adhesive marked with the Blue Angel now bears this characteristic in its name: WAKOL D 3310 Carpet Adhesive, low-odour
Do you have further questions about the products? Our technical support team is available for technical service under +49 6331 / 8001-187.
Product news flyer 2020 for download .
The processing video of WAKOL PU 280 Polyurethane Primer is now available on Youtube ...
The new video of WAKOL PU 280 Polyurethane Primer
is now available.
In the step-by-step instructions you can see the subfloor preparation with WAKOL PU 280 Polyurethane Primer. How to continue working on the dried primer? Either direct adhesion with WAKOL MS Adhesives or the use of WAKOL D 3045 Special Primer before the following levelling.
The ready-to-use polyurethane primer guarantees a permanent barrier against capillary moisture in two work coats.
And further processing is possible just 40 to 50 minutes after application.
In other words, the floor covering can be laid the same day.
Blocking residual moisture on cement screed and concrete quickly and safely - without prior moisture measurement?
This is possible with the proven WAKOL PU 280 Polyurethane Primer.
The new WAKOL Product Line Laying Materials 2020 is available – including extended ordering information …
With immediate effect the new WAKOL Product line Laying Materials 2020 is available. To facilitate ordering, the product descriptions now not only include information about packaging units and container sizes but also indicate how many containers are fitted to a pallet.
The categories in the product line as well as in the internet are following:
As the spread of the disease continues...
Given the fact, that the coronavirus COVID-19 spreads rapidly around the globe, protecting our employees, our customers, our business partners and suppliers is our highest priority.
At the same time, we have taken measures to sustain our ability to deliver.
All employees work from home respectively in shifts, while keeping a safe distance.
From purchase through production, technical service and sales up to shipping: we are fully committed to sustain our ability to deliver.
The Wakol sales force is available for you too!
If you need support or have any questions:
You can reach your contact person as usual via phone and E-Mail.
Stay safe and healthy during these tough times!
At LATAMCAN, Wakol presents its comprehensive Sealing Compound product line...
Wakol, leading provider of adhesives and compounds, exhibits at LATAMCAN 2020 in Sao Paolo, Brasil. From March 4 to 6, the technical conference facilitates the exchange of experience between the packaging industry and their suppliers.
Sealing Compounds from Wakol make the difference – whether the cover geometry is round, oval or square, whether manufacturers work in ultra-efficient in-line processes or are organised in separated work stations. The high-performance product range is destined for food and beverage packaging as well as technical goods.
A broad technological expertise, with know-how reaching beyond sealing compounds, forms the foundation for the sophisticated product systems. Wakol’s technical team is also keeping an eye on the regulatory environment, when it comes to food packaging. Customers can always expect a safe application in economical and energy-efficient processes.
At LATAMCAN, the Wakol exhibition team is looking forward to inform you about the full product range and will be available for further details.
For more information about LATAMCAN: www.latamcan.com
From January 22 to 25, Wakol introduces at CASA three additions to its Laying Materials product portfolio, enabling parquet and floor layers to stand out by their excellence in craftsmanship.
Sealing screed joints firmly without sanding? Installing vinyl flooring tiles firmly on walls? Just one powerful adhesive for installing a wide range of parquet flooring types?
At CASA trade fair, Wakol presents its powerful range of Laying Materials alongside with floor finishing products from Loba in exhibition hall 10, stand 537. Visitors can benefit from hands-on demonstrations of the new products – WAKOL MS 315 Cast Resin, WAKOL MS 262 Parquet Adhesive, firm-elastic and WAKOL MS 552 PVC and Rubber Adhesive.
WAKOL MS 315 Gießharz – powerful and precise
Especially developed for repairing screed cracks and for the force-locked sealing of screed joints is the new WAKOL MS 315 Cast Resin . Based on state-of-the-art and solvent-free MS technology it is suitable for all types of screed inclusive mastic asphalt.
Good news for parquet and floor layers: the 1-component cast resin is ready to use after only one minute. Just fill the required quantity of water into the bottle, using the measuring scale on the cap. Then shake the bottle well.
Moreover, when applying WAKOL MS Cast Resin on the subfloor, sanding and removing of surplus sand is no longer necessary. This saves both time and work material. Screed cracks can be repaired without any interruptions. And after hardening, the subfloor can directly be primed with all compatible Wakol primers.
In addition, WAKOL MS 315 Cast Resin enables the bonding of metal profiles, artificial or natural stone – indoors and outdoors. On top, it is not sensitive to freezing and comes conveniently packaged in a box with 6 bottles including 20 metal anchors per bottle.
WAKOL MS 552 PVC and Rubber Adhesive – the non-slip LVT tile adhesive
Using PVC tiles as a decorative interior wall covering is becoming increasingly popular. Accordingly, Wakol has extended its product range with the new WAKOL MS 552 PVC and Rubber Adhesive .
The silan-based adhesive comes with structure viscous properties, tailored to the specific requirements of wall tile installations. As a result, WAKOL MS 552 PVC and Rubber Adhesive is easy to spread, while applying it to wall surfaces. Afterwards, it enables a non-slip bonding to ensure that the PVC tiles stay exactly in the desired position on the wall. With that, a visually appealing and technically perfect result is guaranteed.
The 1-component adhesive is suitable for laying PVC tiles to absorbent and non-absorbent substrates, even in damp areas. Thus, WAKOL MS 552 PVC and Rubber Adhesive also allows for a fast and easy kitchen or bathroom makeover. Regarding consumer protection, it is classified as „very low emissions“.
WAKOL MS 262 Parquet Adhesive, firm-elastic – now available in 18 kg buckets
Thanks to high inner strength and high suction adhesion WAKOL MS 262 Parquet Adhesive, firm-elastic is a reliable partner for laying parquet flooring. The silan-based adhesive enables to safely absorb any movement caused by expansion. Moreover, parquet flooring laid with firm-elastic adhesive has a smoother surface than flooring laid using standard elastic adhesive.
From now on Wakol offers the 1-component adhesive not only in the convenient sausage packaging, but also in a sealed 18 kg bucket. WAKOL MS 262 Parquet Adhesive, firm-elastic is suitable for for laying mosaic parquet, on edge lamella parquet, strip parquet, multi-layer parquet, solid wood planks as well as cork flooring with an HDF / MDF middle layer and cork stabilising layer on absorbent and non-absorbent subfloors indoors. Regarding consumer protection, it is also classified as „very low emissions“.
Further product information can be obtained during the hands-on product demonstrations at the Wakol stand. Presentations will be given several times per day in exhibition hall 10 / 537. We look forward to meeting you!
Please find the official press release HERE .
From 10 to 13 January, Wakol presents the latest additions to the product range in hall 13, stand C22: WAKOL MS 315 Cast Resin, MS 262 Parquet Adhesive, firm-elastic as well as WAKOL MS 552 PVC- and Rubber Adhesive. Look forward for daily demonstrations.
WAKOL MS 315 Cast Resin – powerful and precise
A perfectly laid floor requires a professional subfloor preparation. Especially developed for repairing screed cracks and for the force-locked sealing of screed joints is the new WAKOL MS 315 Cast Resin . Based on state-of-the-art MS technology it is suitable for all types of screed inclusive mastic asphalt.
The reactive cast resin allows for fast mixing and can be applied directly without sand broadcast with all compatible Wakol Laying Materials, which makes it easy to use for floor and parquet layers. In addition, WAKOL MS 315 Cast Resin enables the bonding of metal profiles, artificial or natural stone – indoors and outdoors. On top, it is not sensitive to freezing and comes conveniently packaged in a box with 6 bottles including 20 metal anchors per bottle.
WAKOL MS 262 Parquet Adhesive, firm-elastic – now available in 18 kg buckets
Thanks to high inner strength and high suction adhesion, WAKOL MS 262 Parquet Adhesive, firm-elastic is a reliable partner for laying parquet flooring. The reactive MS adhesive enables to safely absorb any movement caused by expansion. Moreover, parquet flooring laid with firm-elastic adhesive has a smoother surface than flooring laid using standard elastic adhesive.
Right on time at the start of the new year Wakol offers the 1-component adhesive not only in the convenient sausage packaging, but also in a sealed 18 kg bucket. WAKOL MS 262 Parquet Adhesive, firm-elastic is suitable for for laying mosaic parquet, on edge lamella parquet, strip parquet, multi-layer parquet, solid wood planks as well as cork flooring with an HDF / MDF middle layer and cork stabilising layer on absorbent and non-absorbent subfloors indoors.
Due to its structure viscous properties it allows for easy spreading while enabling a non-slip bonding of the parquet flooring.
WAKOL MS 552 PVC- and Rubber Adhesive – the non-slip wall tile adhesive
Using PVC tiles as a decorative interior wall cladding is becoming increasingly popular. Accordingly, Wakol has extended its product range with the new WAKOL MS 552 PVC- and Rubber Adhesive . The structure viscous adhesive ensures that the PVC tiles stay exactly in the desired position on the wall and therefore enables a non-slip bonding. A visually appealing and technically perfect result is guaranteed. The 1-component MS adhesive is suitable for laying PVC tiles to absorbent and non-absorbent substrates.
With that, the three Wakol product innovations enable floor and parquet layers to work efficiently and stand out by their quality craftmanship. Regarding consumer protection, WAKOL MS 315 Cast Resin, WAKOL MS 262 Parquet Adhesive, firm-elastic and WAKOL MS 552 PVC- and Rubber Adhesive are all classified as „very low emissions“.
Further product information can be obtained during the hands-on product demonstrations at the joint stand of Loba and Wakol. Presentations will be given every full hour in exhibition hall 13, stand C22. We look forward to meeting you!
Please find the official press release HERE .
You will find us at following fairs ...
Interesting news are awaiting you!
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Hall 3, Booth 3A34
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We are looking forward to meet you there.
For further information please contact us: Telephone: +49 6331 8001 131, E-Mail: Info@wakol.de
Wakol presents the new products 2019...
Wakol presents the product news for the second half of 2019 combined on one flyer. Check out the latest additions to the category “Preparing”: WAKOL MS 315 Cast Resin which comes with excellent adhesion properties on various materials and WAKOL MS Special Roller . WAKOL Z 625 Levelling Compound characterized by very fast readiness for covering was launched in the product category “Levelling”.
New under “Bonding Parquet / Cork Floorings” is WAKOL D 1690 Parquet Adhesive – advantages include high suction adhesion (similar to MS adhesives) as well as excellent ridge formation. Last but not least, Wakol offers a new polyester fibre sheet for decoupling and soundproofing reduction: WAKOL RP 704 Project Decoupling Sheet, 4 mm , available under “Underlays / Mats / Tiles”.
All in all, Wakol offers a refined and comprehensive product system with high demands for quality enabling parquet and floor layers to stand out by virtue of their skill and expertise.
In case of any questions: Our technical support team is available for technical consultation under +49 6331 / 8001-187.
Products news flyer 2019 for download .
Alternatives to water-based CR adhesives and more ...
Driven by increasing technology requirements and changes in the supply of raw materials, Wakol is continuously expanding its foam adhesive product line. Accordingly, product launches at interzum 2019 include Chloroprene-Rubber(CR)-free water-based spray adhesives as well as an innovative flame retardant CR-Latex adhesive.
The demand for alternatives to water-based CR adhesives is higher than ever. Tailored to meet market requirements, Wakol has developed INTERCOLL D 3095, a CR-free 2-C dispersion adhesive based on polyurethane suitable for the manufacturing of mattresses and upholstery. Product features are comparable to 2-C CR-Latex adhesives. INTERCOLL D 3095 shows high initial tack as well as excellent green strength for bonding foam materials in a very short time. The dried adhesive film is very flexible and resistant against ageing. Moreover, INTERCOLL D 3095 is free from chlorine respectively halogen-organic compounds in general.
The new INTERCOLL D 3468 is a solvent-free 1-C CR-Latex adhesive that produces a self-extinguishing adhesive film and is therefore suitable for use in components that have to comply with fire protection requirements. Application fields include seating components designed for public transport respectively mass transport as well as mattresses for cruise ships or military facilities. From a product feature perspective, INTERCOLL D 3468 shows high temperature stability as well as excellent green strength for bonding foam materials in a very short time.
Visit Wakol at interzum from May 21st - 24th 2019 in in Hall 10.1, Aisle H, Stand 011 and convince yourself of the INTERCOLL-Products .
Visit Wakol in hall 10.1, stand H 11
INTERCOLL D 3442 is a multi-purpose contact adhesive especially developed for the manufacturing of sandwich mattresses and spring mattresses with high tension. The water-based 1-C CR-Latex roller adhesive is solvent-free and odor-optimized, enabling a good workplace hygiene. Process reliability, production efficiency and product quality are featured by a very quick initial tack and a quick force build-up. Tensions in the glue line are reliably maintained. INTERCOLL D 3442 is suitable for all common application methods used for the assembly of mattresses, including double rollers as well as low pressure spray guns.
INTERCOLL D 3470 is a high-performance spray adhesive that displaysa very fast initial tack even at very low spray pressures. The water-based polychloroprene latex adhesive bonds all typical upholstery materials, such as foam materials, non-woven materials, upholstery fabrics, wood, hard fibre or cardboard. Due to its special formulation, INTERCOLL D 3470 suppresses the formation of fine spray mist. This leads to more efficient use of the adhesive thanks to greater transfer efficiency with the spray application and less overspray. As a result, up to 10 % increase in productivity is achieved. Moreover, workstation and surrounding area are significantly less contaminated.
Product demonstrations will be given several times a day directly at the stand of Wakol.
We look foward to meeting you!
Further information can be obtained on www.interzum.com .
Wakol and Ardex Australia announced today, they have jointly acquired a strategic majority stake in Nexus Adhesives.
Nexus Adhesives is a market leader in the flooring adhesive and carpet backing compound industry in Australia.
“This joint venture strengthens our leading position in the Australian market,” said Mark Eslamlooy, CEO ARDEX Group. “With our system competence we provide solutions for our customers.”
“We feel very proud that ARDEX and Wakol have asked Nexus Adhesives to join the group,” Jonathon Clewlow and Brett Nixon said, Owners of Nexus Adhesives. “It’s a vote of confidence in Australian manufacturing and we look forward to exploring growth opportunities for Nexus Adhesives both in Australia and further afield.”
Nexus will continue to operate independently from the ARDEX companies. Jonathon Clewlow and Brett Nixon will continue to manage and drive Nexus Adhesives forward.
Established in Australia in 2006, Nexus Adhesives manufactures and distributes flooring adhesives and carpet backing compounds throughout Australia and New Zealand. Dedicated to delivering innovative, dependable products, they focus on servicing the professional contractor.
WAKOL PU 280 Polyurethane Primer has already proven its worth as a fast and efficient moisture barrier on more than 20 million square meters. Now it is officially confirmed that the moistuere barrier is applicable on unheated cement screeds and concrete even without previous moisture measurement.
Continuous practical experience and the results of additional test cycles have shown: WAKOL PU 280 Polyurethane Primer has achieved a new level of product quality. According to the extended recommendation it enables blocking of capillary moisture in unheated cement screeds and concrete in two layers – even without previous moisture measurement.
Extended recommendation underlines proven performance
„The performance and reliability of WAKOL PU 280 Polyurethane Primer is continuously being tested by our product specialists”, says Birgit Hansen, Head of Marketing and Customer Service Center at Wakol. “The results have convinced us to officially update the recommendation of use."
Reliable and fast residual moisture barrier
As a one-component product WAKOL PU 280 Polyurethane Primer is always ready for immediate use. Mixing errors and disposal of residual amounts are a thing of the past. With 40 to 50 minutes drying time per application, work may directly continue the same day.
Further information about WAKOL PU 280 Polyurethane Primer as well as the entire Wakol product portfolio can be obtained under www.wakol.com/en/Laying-Material/Products. Please find the official press release HERE .
Michael Fischer confirmed as Managing Partner, further expansion and long-term succession secured...
Adhesives manufacturer Wakol GmbH is increasing its share in LOBA GmbH & Co. KG, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surface treatments, and now holds a majority stake in the company. As Wakol has been majority-owned by ARDEX since 2015, LOBA will thus become part of the international ARDEX Group. To facilitate this transaction, four long-standing LOBA shareholders have put their shares up for sale. The overriding goal of this decision is to safeguard the company’s long-term success. Therefore, the new shareholder structure consists of Wakol GmbH and Michael Fischer, who will remain as Managing Partner.
“By linking LOBA with Wakol, we have managed to provide our company with an extremely sustainable perspective and pave the way for my succession early on. The international operations of the ARDEX Group offer excellent opportunities to continue growing and to lead LOBA into a successful future”, says Managing Partner Michael Fischer about the new structure. “I am most delighted that our shareholders unanimously supported this step and that we have been able to win such substantial partners for LOBA”.
Christian Groß, Wakol shareholder and CEO, sees the strengthening and expansion of the existing cooperation as a common goal: “LOBA and Wakol have been working together excellently for over 20 years and we are now able to reinforce this even further. I am convinced that the ARDEX Group offers great opportunities for both companies, whilst at the same time preserving the values and culture of a family business”.
Mark Eslamlooy, CEO of the ARDEX Group, has also expressed his pleasure over the partnership: “The cooperation with LOBA provides us with an optimal constellation to further expand our competence in the field of flooring systems and surface finishings. The LOBA brand enjoys a distinguished reputation and stands for technical competence, premium products and outstanding service. The strong international orientation and the extremely high level of commitment of the people involved have convinced us that LOBA is the ideal partner for us”.
Ditzingen site to be expanded – company will remain independent
LOBA's Ditzingen site will be further expanded as a development and production center for surface finishing within the ARDEX Group. The treatment and finishing of wood and cork currently play a key role for LOBA. Additionally, the company is expanding its activities in finishing resilient floor coverings as well as cementitious surfaces.
The company name, brand and sales structure remain unchanged as well as the contact persons for customers and suppliers. In both companies, the organization and personnel will remain the same. Following a mandatory review by the antitrust authorities, the transaction is expected to be completed at the latest by the end of November 2018.
Wakol GmbH develops, produces and very successfully sells laying materials, industrial adhesives and sealing compounds. It has stood for premium quality and customer accessibility for over 80 years. The ARDEX Group has been the majority shareholder of this family-owned company since 2015. Over 185 people are employed at the headquarters in Pirmasens; worldwide, the Wakol Group employs around 230 people. Besides Germany, Austria, Switzerland, North America and the Netherlands are amongst the most important sales markets. There are further intensive activities in Poland, Italy and Great Britain, to name a few. Wakol is also actively involved in global exports.
Founded in 1922, the finishing and care of parquet and hardwood floors have been the core business of the company based in Ditzingen near Stuttgart for almost 100 years. LOBA also owns subsidiaries in Brazil and China, as well as joint ventures with Wakol in Poland and North America. The LOBA Group currently employs around 120 people, 97 of whom work at the Ditzingen site. Technical excellence, top-quality products and the extremely well-focused customer orientation are the key factors for the success of the LOBA brand in over 60 countries.
ARDEX GmbH is one of the world’s market leaders in high-quality chemical building products. As a family-owned company, the company has maintained a sustainable growth course for over 65 years. Today, the ARDEX Group employs more than 3,000 people and is represented in over 100 countries on all continents, boasting a virtually end-to-end presence in its core market of Europe. With more than ten major brands, including Wakol, ARDEX generates total turnover of over EUR 770m worldwide.
We updated our privacy statement...
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We process your data for the following purposes:
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Costumers are able to catch up on all products, which are offered by Wakol. The product line is divided into the categories:
As you can see: Wakol offers a huge product variety in laying materials for the parquet and flooring laying crafts.
Product Line Laying Materials 2018 as download .
WAKOL D 3465 Special Adhesive
The presence of chromium (VI) compounds in leather and textiles is still one of the most relevant risks with respect to product safety that processors are confronted with today. The risk potential of these compounds is caused on the one hand by the intensive sensitising and contact allergen effect, and on the other hand in the case of chromium (VI) compounds carcinogenic effects are probable for people upon intake via the respiratory tract. This pronounced risk potential has led to an intensive occupation with the analysis of chromium (VI) and the legislation on the introduction of strict limit values. Since 2010 the German Consumer Goods Ordinance, for instance, has been stipulating that no chromium (VI) must be detectable in leather products with which not only passing physical contact is likely. A value of 3 mg/kg applies here as a detection limit. Since 2015 this limit value was also put into effect at European legislative level. Subsequently numerous retailers also included restrictions in their suppliers terms and conditions, some with even lower limits.
Although the topic has somewhat disappeared in recent years after intermittent intensive reporting also in the mass media, it still leads to recalls in the footwear industry as a result of non-marketable products that do not comply with the applicable limit values.
A key problem in the risk management of the topic is that with the exclusion of the chromium (VI) content an exit control does not represent adequate prevention for the safety of the finished products for the tanner. This is due to the fact that measurable and thus potentially alarming amounts of chromium (VI) may form during storage and further processing due to oxidative processes and the chromium (III) content from the tanning process. This chemical conversion is supported by a range of influencing factors.
This chemical conversion is inhibited by the following influencing factors:
Precise pH value control is therefore required. The negative influence of ammonia is particularly pronounced. Its use should therefore be avoided.
The last point in particular is perfectly understandable from a chemical perspective as the formation balance is moving more and more towards chromium (VI) in the alkaline range. As a result, adhesives were targeted during the examination of influencing factors as with classic natural latex adhesives there is a high pH value and significant amounts of ammonia. Studies by the Pirmasens-based PFI in 2011 within the framework of an IGF research project actually suggested a negative, albeit small, influence of the adhesives [IGF research project no. 15845 N (2011)]. Wakol addressed the issue with current development work and developed the alkali- and ammonia-free adhesive WAKOL D 3465 Special Adhesive. Owing to the near neutral pH value of approx. 7.5 a significant reduction of the risk of adhesive-related formation of chromium (VI) can be expected. In this way with the use of a neutral adhesive the processor can avoid additional risks in the processing chain in situations where the tannery does not comply with "Best Practice" with regard to chromium (VI) prevention.
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Innovative bonding of shafts
Wakol offers a new sprayable shoe adhesive with high initial strength and excellent processing properties. WAKOL D 3465 Special Adhesive is suitable for the manufacture of shoe shafts and insoles by hiding all common leather, cushioning and lining materials.
The use of this alkali- and ammonia-free raw material with very low allergenic potential reduces the skin-irritating effect of the adhesive significantly or substantially. Contamination of the adhesive during processing is impossible with the application in the closed container. Only a 10 kg container is connected directly to the spray gun which avoids the former refilling into a pressurised container. Mould formation in pressurised containers is therefore impossible.
The absence of odours (no ammonia) during processing is particularly beneficial. A high initial strength is already achieved with little pressure. In order to control the spray application of the undyed adhesive also on bright lining materials, a UV indicator is added which enables visualisation under black light. Typical spray devices can be used without any problems. Only the selected spray pressure must be readjusted or reduced to 1-2 bar. It is possible to clean the application devices with water. Work benches can also be easily cleaned with little effort. Very high heat resistance allows other work processes such as heatsetter, blow-drying and steaming without any problems. Hydrolysis tests (70°, 7d , 100% RF) permit use in the area of heavy and sports footwear.
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WAKOL presents it's newest products at Domotex 2018
Everyday life on the contstruction site presents us with new challenges – the new products of Wakol are the key to your success. The start in an ergonomic and economic year is ensured with Wakol.
With the rollable WAKOL MS 325 Silane Primer you are optimal prepared at lightning speed. The versatile usage for subfloor preparation and the very low hardening time of 3 - 4 hours allows you to continue working on the same day.
Strike with no effort at all with the new WAKOL MS 292 Parquet Adhesive – fast, clean and comfortable. The exceptionally high suction adhesion, the small consumption and the ergonomic application of the adhesive in stand, are a big award to this product.
Laying LVT in areas with increased moisture? With WAKOL MS 550 PVC and Rubber Adhesive a safe and fast adhering is guaranteed. The very squeezing tendency is minimized and the subfloor can be used quickly.
Convince yourself! Together with Loba, we present our products in 2018 at Domotex in Hannover and show you how you can start with “Connected Systems” without effort and powerful into the new year.
You find Wakol in Hall 13, Stand B23
We are looking foward to your visit!
Further information on Wakol at DOMOTEX www.domotex.de
Wakol presents adhesive systems for manufacturing upholstery and mattresses
On the upcoming interzum 2017 in Cologne, Wakol presents adhesive systems for manufacturing upholstery and mattresses.
INTERCOLL D 3447 Roller Adhesive – is a diverse mattress adhesive for the manufacture of all types of mattresses. The water-based 1-C CR-Latex Roller adhesive is solvent-free and characterized by its superb tension stability when wet. The easy assembly and the process reliability are featured by the quick force build-up and the excellent instant tack.
INTERCOLL D 3386 – has been developed for roller and spray application. The very fast drying of the adhesive makes a directly packaging of the mattress possible. It can be used as one-side or contact adhesive for all common mattresses and upholstery materials.
During interzum 2017 Wakol presents live two spray applications:
The 2-C CR-Latex Dispersion Adhesive INTERCOLL D 3453 is used in combination with INTERCOLL D 3437 Aktivator by spray-mix-application. It shows high initial strength for bonding foam materials in a short time.
INTERCOLL D 3460 is a 1-C CR-Latex Dispersion Adhesive can be used at a low spraying pressure, thus reducing the overspray and optimising consumption. The product can be applied using the "free-flow" method. In comparison to the mixed two-component adhesive, INTERCOLL D 3460 contains more solid material and therefore has a lower water content. This adds a drying benefit.
Further information on Wakol at interzum www.interzum.de
WAKOL Sealing Compounds – expanded product range
Wakol presents at Metpack two new additions to its extensive Sealing Compound range.
- WAKOL D 3756 Sealing Compound for Beverage cans
- WAKOL PU 4320 / 4315 Sealing Compound for Food pails and drums.
WAKOL D 3756 Sealing Compound for Beverage cans
WAKOL D 3756 Sealing Compound is a water-based sealing compound based on SBR for beverage application and is suitable for the filling of mineral water, carbonated soft drink, beer as well as dairy products. It shows a very good performance using high throughput application machinery (up to 1500 epm / rotational multi-head liner) applying to small diameters.
It is formulated to achieve virtually no taste or odour influences on filling goods. Therefore WAKOL D 3756 Sealing Compound is suitable for taste-sensitive filling goods like e.g. mineral water.
It complies with latest regulatory requirements, according to European and FDA food contact regulations. TNO and Nehring certificates are available
It shows excellent performance on high-speed rotational multi liners due to low drying tendency on nozzles. Reject rates are exceptionally low. An excellent shear stability provides optimum performance through central supply systems.
WAKOL PU 4320 / 4315 Sealing Compound for Food pails and drums
WAKOL PU 4320 / 4315 Sealing Compound is a two-component, self-blowing polyurethane foam. It was especially developed to form gaskets for pails and drum covers with ring ladge application. For the product, full compliance for food contact according to European Food Contact law has been achieved.
As the foam shows a very good resistance against water, fats, oils and aliphatic solvents it can also be used for the sealing of packaging of aqueous-based products for technical applications, glycols, oils, aliphatic solvents and solid filling materials.
The reaction leads to an elastic and fine-porous gasket with a smooth surface. 2-C-Polyurethane technology offers several advantages: no oven needed, high form stability of the gasket, plasticizer free, low migration, PVC free.
The Wakol exhibition team is looking forward to inform you about the full product range and will be available for further details. Visit Wakol in Hall 3.0 Stand 3A34.
Further information on Wakol at METPACK www.metpack.de
Wakol participates at innovations@domotex2017 and will be presented with two products.
Wakol presents innovative products during DOMOTEX 2017 from 14th till 17th january in Hannover. The products will be shown at innovations@domotex2017 as well as on Wakol's stand in Hall 7 Booth A41 .
WAKOL MS 325 Silane Primer - the first roll- and spreadable MS Moisture Barrier with strengthening effect
WAKOL MS 550 PVC and Rubber Adhesive - the first 1-C MS adhesive for LVT Floorings.
innovations@Domotex2017 presents innovative products the online as well as during the fair show in hall 9.
Application and laying technologies Innovative exhibitors at DOMOTEX 2017 are demonstrating how the latest-generation technologies enable floor coverings to be laid more quickly and straightforwardly. "We have seen some exciting products that stand out thanks to creative and smart approaches. ..." explains Stefan Diez , Jury Chairman and Product and industrial designer.
You will find us at following fairs ...
Interesting news are awaiting you!
12.-15. January 2018
24.-27. January 2018
We are looking forward to meet you there.
For further information please contact us: Telephone: +49 6331 8001 131, E-Mail: Info@wakol.de
With Wakol a powerful appearance and optimal preparation at lightning speed! Wakol presented at DOMOTEX 2016 innovative new products
Wakol presents with WAKOL MS 325 Silane Primer the first roll-out MS Moisture Barrier with strengthening effect and with WAKOL MS 550 PVC and Rubber Adhesive the first MS based Adhesive for LVT Flooring. The practical demonstration of these ideal products for the next job site took place in hall 7, booth A43. Wakol presented their work to an interested audience.
WAKOL MS 325 Silane Primer - Optimal preparation at lightning speed!
For the first time it is possible to prepare the subfloor in just one application with an MS-based roll-on moisture barrier. The special WAKOL MS Special Roller guarantees efficient work and enables to apply the required amount of 250 g/m² as a moisture barrier. After only 3 to 4 hours drying time it is possible to continue with the next step, Regardless if you are laying parquet or subsequently applying levelling compound. This saves you additional trips to the job site.
WAKOL MS 325 Silane Primer is suitable for different types of subfloor preparation, as primer, strengthening agent for subfloors or as moisture barrier. The product can be used as a primer on new and old subfloors, firmly fixed adhesive residues, absorbent and non-absorbent subfloors. Worn out screeds are strengthened with WAKOL MS 325 Silane Primer. Increased residual moisture can be reliably and quickly blocked up to max. 4 CM% in unheated cement subfloors or up to max. 3 CM% in cement subfloors with integrated underfloor heating. There is a variety of possibilities available after applying the WAKOL MS 325 Silane Primer. You can either lay parquet directly on the primer using all admitted Wakol MS and PU parquet adhesives or lay textile or resilient flooring after an initial coating with WAKOL D 3045 Special Primer and subsequent levelling with WAKOL Levelling Compound. When time is of the essence and you want to lay the flooring on the same day, reach for WAKOL Z 715 Quick Setting Levelling Compound.
WAKOL MS 550 PVC and Rubber Adhesive – Powerful appearance!
Wakol presents the first MS adhesive for LVT flooring. The modern reaction adhesive for resilient flooring it is possible for the first time to securely install critical flooring with a 1-component MS adhesive which previously had to be done with 2-component PU adhesives. WAKOL MS 550 PVC and Rubber Adhesive is suitable for installing all PVC flooring, as well as LVT and rubber flooring. It doesn't matter whether you want to lay flooring on absorbent or non-absorbent subfloors, indoors or outdoors.
With no time-consuming mixing involved, WAKOL MS 550 PVC and Rubber Adhesive can be applied directly from the bucket to the prepared subfloor.
WAKOL MS 550 PVC and Rubber Adhesive is characterised by its very low squeezing tendency. For unavoidable work on the flooring imprints in the surface are kept to a minimum. LVT flooring is held securely in place right from the start thanks to the high suction adhesion and initial tack. Owing to the firm adhesive grooves of WAKOL MS 550 PVC and Rubber Adhesive, residual indentations are kept to a minimum just as well as with a fibre-reinforced dispersion adhesive. Adhesive residues on the surface of the flooring can be removed completely whether fresh or hardened.
After covering the remaining adhesive and closing the container the adhesive can be used for subsequent installations.
Further information to the products can be obtained on the internet site wakol.de/en/Laying-Material/Product-Highlights by mobile phone via a QR code on the label.
Visitors at Domotex 2016 were able to see the new products for themselves. Together with Loba Wakol demonstrated which products are a must in 2016.
Further information on Wakol at DOMOTEX www.domotex.de
Wakol goes mobil ...
Pirmasens, December 2015
Find the relevant information easier online! This was the goal behind the new web page of Wakol which is online since mid of the year. The new mobile web page makes it possible to navigate easier with your smartphone
You are looking for the relevant information of a product? You will find the information really easy with the new full-text search.
Give it a try!
Wakol kindly invites to ...
Wakol invites our international partners for a meeting from February 19th till February 21st, 2018 in Pirmasens, Germany. You can find here a rough time schedule:
The meeting included following contents:
- Product Introduction
- Technical Training
We kindly ask you to use the registration form limited for 2 persons/company in ordner to confirm your attendance. The costs for board, lodging and shuttle service will be borne by Wakol. More information and details coming soon.
The completed form must be sent to email@example.com by November 1st, 2017 at the latest. The invitation and the registration form can be downloaded here .
We are looking forward to your visit on 19th of February!
Adhesive manufacturer WAKOL enters into strategic partnership with ARDEX Group which will ensure early company succession ...
Adhesive manufacturer WAKOL enters into strategic partnership with ARDEX Group which will ensure early company succession.
Ardex, specialist for building chemicals based in Witten, Germany acquires a majority interest in Wakol. Family owners who are currently active in the business continue to hold substantial shares.
With Ardex as partner Wakol strengthens its system expertise, its global footprint and therefore ensures a sustainable growth.
This cooperation holds big potential for for future growth for both companies.
Mark Eslamlooy, CEO of Ardex Group, is excited about the future together: “This cooperation with Wakol is a perfect way for us to increase our systems expertise in the flooring industry massively. I cannot imagine having a better partner because like Ardex Wakol stands for highest technical expertise, quality and innovation. This shared philosophy is the base for our future success.”
Wakol stays independent
Wakol continues to operate as independent entity. The current managing directors Christian Gross, Dr. Frederic Holzbaur, Dr. Martin Schäfer and Steffen Acker will continue to run the business. Company name, location, brand and sales strategy will not change. The point of contact for customers as well as suppliers will also stay the same.
Through this cooperation both companies will increase their expertise in the business segment flooring systems. Both brands will continue to focus on their existing distribution channels and invest in its further development. Also both companies will continue to offer their distinguished product portfolio under their own brand.
Wakols further business segments Industrial Adhesives and Sealing Compounds will also continue increase without change. The international network of the Ardex Group offers opportunities for growth there as well.
Christian Gross, CEO of the Wakol Group is convinced: „ With Ardex as partner we have a very promising prospective for the future and at the same time foster our culture as family owned business.“
Location in Pirmasens will be strengthened
Wakol’s current location in Pirmasens will be expanded to become Ardex’s development centre for flooring adhesives in Europe. It is also planned to expand Wakol’s existing manufacturing capacity into the Groups European production centre for flooring and industrial adhesives.
Base for a partnership are shared values like: quality, innovation, technical expertise, reliability as well as a clear strategic alignment. Strong similarities in the company culture are crucial prerequisites and guarantee the future success for the cooperation.
For more than 60 years, ARDEX has been the quality leader for an entire industry, offering excellent building chemicals with supreme processing reliability – the brand of choice for installers and wholesalers. ARDEX today is still an independent family-owned business. ARDEX is present in more than 50 countries around the world and has 2,200 employees. With its twelve major brands, the ARDEX Group generates total turnover worldwide of more than 540 million euros per year.
Wakol GmbH is a leading family owned business in the adhesive industry as well as in the packaging industry with a total turnover of 58 million Euros. In 2014 Wakol achieved a growth of 5.5%.
Wakol, headquartered in Pirmasens, Germany continuously increased the number of employees over the recent years to currently 190 employees. 160 of that are based in Pirmasens.
Besides Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands which are core markets for Wakol’s flooring products Wakol is also active in USA and Poland.
Wakol develops, manufactures and distributes very successful Flooring products, industrial adhesives and sealing compounds. For 80 years Wakol stands for Quality and Customer service. Wakol was repeatedly able to develop industry changing innovations. The chosen markets and niches provide excellent opportunities for future growth.
Ergonomic master trowel, 18 cm or 28 cm wide, for applying Wakol adhesives.
Trowel blades notched on both sides, made from hardened steel, are available as an accessory. The WAKOL Trowel Blade is 18 cm or 28 cm wide and available in the notch sizes TKB A1, TKB A2, TKB B1 und TKB B2.