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Distributors sought for UK-produced adhesives and sealants for signage sector

Country of origin:
Country: 
UNITED KINGDOM
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOUK20200818001
Published
18/08/2020
Last update
26/08/2020
Expiration date
27/08/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Adhesives
Coatings and adhesives manufactures
Other Industrial Products (not elsewhere classified)
Construction companies
Distribution of building products and systems
Wholesale of wood, construction materials and sanitary equipment
Wholesale of chemical products
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Summary

Summary: 
The UK company specialises in the supply of decorating and construction products, including a wide range of adhesives and sealants. It is keen to develop the market overseas for a high strength instant grab adhesive which is particularly suitable for bonding signs and other such items to vertical surfaces, without slippage. It is therefore looking for suitable distribution partners who have excellent links into the signage sector in specific markets worldwide.

Description

Description: 

For over 10 years, this UK company has specialised in sourcing and supplying decorating-related products such as paints, varnishes, adhesives and sealants, as well as construction materials. It works with well-established and reputable UK manufacturers and, as a result, is able to offer its customers and distributors overseas a wide range of high quality products which are all tested to relevant industry standards.

It has added to its portfolio an instant grab adhesive, which bonds to vertical surfaces without slippage, eliminating the need for secondary support in the majority of applications.

This adhesive is suitable for use on damp or wet surfaces, is solvent free and cures quickly. It will adhere to virtually everything including wood, stone, mirrors, concrete, metal, mortar, bricks, gypsum and glass and offers an excellent alternative to nails, screws and other mechanical fixings. The product has a range of possible applications, including the fixing of large panels, wallboards, mirrors, dado rails, windowsills and decorative mouldings.

However, the company believes that the adhesive has particular potential in the signage sector, because of the high initial grab and the strength of the bond. It is keen to develop the market overseas for this product and is therefore seeking distributors in several key markets who are already supplying products to sign companies, construction companies etc and who are looking to extend their product portfolio.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The instant grab adhesive offers the following advantages / innovations: • A high initial grab, allowing it to bond to heavy building materials without the use of clamps and/or fixing tape; • High strength, durable elasticity and fast curing; • Water, frost and heat resistant from temperatures of - 40°C to + 90°C, meaning it can be used externally as well as internally; • Free of isocyanates, solvents and silicones; • Adheres perfectly without primer on most, even damp surfaces. The UK company would be able to supply distribution partners with all the necessary technical information about the product, as well as initial sales and marketing support. Supply of the product under own branding would be considered.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Ideal distribution partners would be small to medium sized importers / distributors and they should already be supplying complementary products to the signage industry or to other sectors requiring adhesion of items to vertical surfaces (e.g. construction industry, retail chains etc). The partner would be required to promote and sell the product and help the UK company to develop the local market for this specialist adhesive.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,SME 51-250

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine