Chemique Adhesives Launches Environmentally-Friendly ProAqua Line of Adhesives with GREENGUARD Gold Certification

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New line of water-based adhesives, ProAqua Mono and ProAqua Office, provide superior bond strength, productivity efficiencies and solvent-free properties for the fabrication and furniture manufacturing industries.

Worker applying ProAqua adhesive in furniture manufacturing

“We’re increasing awareness to encourage furniture manufacturers to switch from solvented adhesives to more environmentally friendly water-based adhesives,” said CEO Tony McMullen.

Chemique Adhesives, a pioneer of a solvent-free range of adhesives and adhesive equipment, has launched a new line of water-based adhesives, ProAqua Mono and ProAqua Office, providing superior bond strength, productivity efficiencies and solvent-free adhesives for the fabrication and furniture manufacturing industries.

ProAqua has recently received GREENGUARD Gold certification from UL Environment. GreenGuard certification ensures that a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air, according to the company.

The GREENGUARD Gold standard includes additional health-based criteria and lower total VOC emissions levels to ensure that products are acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. GREENGUARD Gold Certified products must also comply with requirements of the State of California's Department of Public Health, and furniture industry standards.

“We’re increasing awareness to encourage furniture manufacturers to switch from solvented adhesives to more environmentally friendly water-based adhesives for their superior bond strength, productivity efficiencies, and solvent-free nature,” said Tony McMullen, Chemique Adhesives President.

The ProAqua range is ideal for foam fabrication, office seating, upholstery, bedding, transportation and other applications requiring the bonding of foams, cloth, wood, plastics and metals. Other benefits include versatility, heat resistance, and ease of use.

ProAqua Mono, a single-part water-based adhesive, is designed for foam, mattress, upholstery, and furniture manufacturing. With a high initial tack, this adhesive bonds a multitude of diverse materials. ProAqua Office, a two-part water-based adhesive, bonds foams to wood and plastic, with no fabric bleed-through and instant tack on difficult substrates.

Both adhesives can be applied with Chemique’s patented 8-gun sprayer, a flexible, easy-to-use spray system providing increased productivity. Chemique provides engineering and technical support to install and implement the spray system.

About Chemique
Chemique Adhesives, Inc., is a pioneer in the development of solvent-free polyurethane, water- based adhesives and adhesive application equipment. It has fast become the first-choice adhesive supplier for a diverse range of industries, including transportation, foam conversion, raised access flooring, architectural panels, portable buildings, furniture, and many others.

Chemique’s experienced chemists and engineers provide innovative solutions for customers’ adhesive and adhesive application needs. With operations across North America and Europe, Chemique specializes in the development of custom bonding solutions for customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.chemiqueadhesives.com.

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