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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 Resilient and Rubber Flooring 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.
WAKOL presents it's newest products at Domotex 2017
At Domotex 2017, 14th till 17th January in Hannover, Germany, Wakol presents live on stage the first firm-elastic parquet adhesive for the Application out of a sausage (tubular bag): WAKOL MS 262 Parquet Adhesive, firm-elastic as well as the first 1-C-MS Adhesive suitable for the installation of LVT Flooring: WAKOL MS 550 PVC and Rubber Adhesive.
The products will be presented by experts 7-times a day at the joint stand of Loba and Wakol.
As part of the innovations@domotex2017 two Wakol Products will be shown.
An ergonomic workplace design raises the efficiency of employees. The increase of productivity and competitiveness are just some positive effects caused by this guarantor.
WAKOL MS 262 Parquet Adhesive, firm-elastic allows ergonomically processing in standing with all standard applicators. The reliable Wakol MS technology is optimised for sausages and convinces with a fast and precise adhesive application. The first firm-elastic Adhesive scores with a quick setting and a high initial grab. These advantages allow bonding of all relevant type of parquet flooring.
Due to its high inner strength enables it to more comfortably absorb any movement caused by expansion of the parquet flooring. Parquet flooring laid with firm-elastic adhesive has a smoother surface than flooring laid using standard elastic adhesive.
As of now it is possible to use a 1-component MS-Adhesive in demanding floor laying situations. For the first time it is not only possible to lay Resilient and Rubber Flooring but as well LVT flooring with WAKOL MS 550 Resilient and Rubber Flooring Adhesive securely. It doesn't matter whether you want to bond flooring on absorbent or non-absorbent subfloors, indoors or outdoors.
With the new product from Wakol flooring can be securely laid in areas with high requirements such as increased moisture entrance areas or high thermal load conservatories due to sunlight. Challenges such as areas with forklift traffic and heavy-duty requirements are overcome by the secure and stable bond.
WAKOL MS 550 Resilient and Rubber Flooring 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 Resilient and Rubber Flooring 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.
Visitors at Domotex 2017 are able to see the new products for themselves. Wakol demonstrates together with Loba 7-times a day which products are a must in 2017. Visit Wakol in Hall 7 Stand A 41.
Further information on Wakol at DOMOTEX www.domotex.de
Wakol presents the updated version of the strong product line Flooring Adhesives.
Costumers are able to catch up on all products, which are offered by Wakol. This applies especially to the new product highlights , like the WAKOL MS 325 Moisture Barrier and WAKOL MS 550 Resilient and Rubber Flooring Adhesive . The product line is divided into the categories: subflooring preparation , resilient flooring adhesives , wood and cork flooring adhesives , accessories and tools , explanations and useful things to know.
As you can see: Wakol offers a huge product variety in flooring adhesives for the parquet and flooring laying crafts.
Product Line Flooring Adhesives 2016 as download .
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.
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