F. Ball and Co. Ltd. has reaffirmed its status as the UK’s leading manufacturer of adhesives for floorcoverings, after being named ‘Adhesives Manufacturer of the Year’ for a 25th consecutive year at the CFJ/CFA Flooring Industry Awards 2021.
Run by the trade association for the contract flooring industry, the Contract Flooring Association (CFA), and its official magazine, the Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ), the awards celebrate the industry’s best products and installation successes across a number of categories, as well as special achievements.
The Adhesives Manufacturer of the Year award recognises both the range and performance of F. Ball’s adhesives, which include products for decorative floorcoverings, including textile, resilient and wood, as well as specialist products, such as temperature tolerant, pressure sensitive and tackifier adhesives. The winner is voted for by readers of the Contract Flooring Journal, and F. Ball has won the accolade every year since 1997.
This year’s awards were held at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, with guest speaker, celebrity Church of England priest, broadcaster and one half of 80’s synth-pop duo The Communards, Reverend Richard Coles, regaling the audience with the story of how he went from pop-star to pulpit.
Each year, F. Ball invests heavily in research and development to enhance its range to help flooring professionals meet increasing customer expectations, facilitated by on-site laboratories at its Staffordshire headquarters.
Most recently, advancements in adhesives technology have enabled F. Ball to create a fast-track, fibre-reinforced, vinyl adhesive for Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVTs), Styccobond F58 PLUS. Its fast-drying formulation enables LVT tiles and planks to be secured from just five minutes following application of the adhesive, allowing for a much speedier installation time.
Commenting on the win, F. Ball sales director, Darren Kenyon, said: “Winning Adhesives Manufacturer of the Year is always special because the winner is chosen by readers of CFJ, the people who use our products. This year is particularly significant because we’ve been officially recognised as the leading manufacturer of adhesives for the contract flooring industry for 25 years running. Thank you to everyone who voted for us.”
Friday, December 17, 2021