Building Components

Building Components Prefabrication Insulation Panels


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Adhesives are increasingly becoming a key staple in the construction industry.  Be it to build a building from the ground up or for additional & alteration works, the industry is moving away from mechanical fasteners towards adhesives and sealants for their versatility and various characteristics that provide durability and aesthetics in modern construction.  Changes in manufacturing reflect market trends that impact building insulation panels, partitions, and prefabricated structures.


Process of construction new and modern modular house from composite sip panels

As demands for more efficient building methods increase coupled with space constraints in modern construction sites, builders are focusing more and more on prefabrication or modular construction.  Prefabrication is increasingly becoming a preferred option over traditional building methods due to its builders being able to maintain productivity as well as it being a cost-effective method.  Construction of building components offsite reduces the adverse effects of inclement weather allowing builders to supervise building schedules better which then translates to better management of costs.


Bostik has been active in formulating smart adhesives in tandem with the development of the construction industry.  Bostik’s building solutions support a multitude of requirements, be they for prefabricated structure, for windows and doors assembly, to construction of insulated panels for facades and ceilings.  The range of adhesives are based on a multitude of technologies: Polyurethane (PU) adhesives; Silyl Modified Polymer (SMP) adhesives; Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive (HMPSA) Adhesives; Water Based Adhesives (WBA); as well as tapes, films, and web adhesives.



Efficiency and efficacy are the mainstays of prefabrication as it speeds up the building process while reducing construction costs.  Prefabricated buildings and modular housing also meet rising consumer demands for safety, energy efficiency and visual aesthetics. Bostik’s smart adhesives are viable partners in this process due to its properties.  Bostik’s prefabricated structure adhesives are based on polyurethane, silicone and silyl modified polymer technologies.  The adhesives’ versatility with dissimilar products heightens the design capabilities of the construction.  With flame retardancy properties above standard regulations, builders are assured of the safety the product provides.  The adhesives are compatible with strong materials like stone wool which enhances its insulation performance while its compatibility with automated systems increases production speeds.


ISOGRIP 3030D is a single component PU adhesive for SIP (structure insulated panels), which provides ease of production, rapid and dependable processing rates, and long-term durability required in demanding lamination applications.


Insulation Panels 

Growing consumer demands not only necessitate flexible solutions for improved insulation efficiency and reduced energy usage, but also enhance safety and augment design aesthetics.  Bostik’s insulation panel adhesives range from hot melt polyurethane adhesives (PU1K, PU2K, PU3K, HMPU) for structural bonding and SMP, SPUR, Water-based as well as Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive (HMPSA) solutions for non-structural applications.  These adhesives have short setting and pressing times which increase line speeds and are able to optimise production equipment with bead, roll, slot die and nozzle application formats.  Product performance is also enhanced with the adhesives’ structural bonding and dissimilar substrate cohesion, leading to more flexible design capabilities.  The fire-retardant solutions also ensure safety during production as well as for the end users.

XPU 18576 is a 2-component PU adhesive without solvent designed to bond sandwich panels made of different substrates like different types of wood from plywood to fibreboard; non-porous synthetics and metals like polyester, foam, aluminium, and steel; to stony material like plaster.

Windows and Doors Assembly

Windows and doors in construction have moved beyond just being functional items.  Whilst they play an important role in a building’s energy efficiency and security, consumers are also now demanding higher levels of aesthetics.  Advancements in material technology mean new and emerging materials are constantly introduced in the construction of windows and doors.  Builders thus have to think of new ways of attaching them to the building whilst ensuring they are secure, maintain their aesthetics and simultaneously control air and moisture infiltration.


Bostik’s window and door adhesives have wide applications with their superior adhesion to various substrates like glass, metal, and plastic.  Their high elastic recovery enables stretch under extreme temperature, barometric temperature, and winds.


Bostik P100 Primary Sealant is a compounded polyisobutylene and synthetic rubber hot melt sealant specifically formulated for use in the production of dual seal insulating glass units.


GCR 506 is a silyl modified polymer used as sealant in both window and door application. It exhibits excellent adhesion performance on a wide variety of substrates (minimal or no pre-treatment necessary) and can be overpainted with common industrial paints.

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