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Dunlop Adhesives is a specialist manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, finishing, and ancillary products and continually works to provide peace of mind for builders' merchants and their customers. Its technical helpline, e-learning portal & 10 year guarantee are favourites within the building sector.

About The Digital Newsroom

The Dunlop Adhesives Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

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Amy Gregory & Richard Hanney
Manifest Communications
t. +44 (0)1132 429 174


Apollo Screed – win the fight with Anhydrite.

It’s strong, it’s temperamental and if you treat it wrong there could be consequences. Yes, this month, we’re talking about the hotheaded anhydrite screed. A product more confidently used by the professionals in the trade, however, with tradesmen having to adapt their skills more, Debi Bailey, Brand Manager of Dunlop Adhesives, casts her beady eye over the use of this tricky substrate and shares some trade secrets with merchants to encourage better practice in the building environment.

  • Anhydrite screed possesses properties that make it an extremely attractive option in the trade
  • Whereas traditional sand and cement screeds can be slow and labour intensive to install, anhydrite screed is substantially quicker and easier
  • The overall effect is that anhydrite screed is less reliant on the quality and experience of the installer
  • If it is not correctly prepared, the combination of moisture and a potentially weak surface can react negatively with the tile adhesive, terminally disrupting the bonding process
  • As with ceramic/porcelain tiles as well as with stone, there are a number of specific effects to be wary of and the key is all in the preparation…



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Award winners! Building Adhesives scoops prestigious Manufacturing Excellence award

Building Adhesives, specialist manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, finishing and ancillary products, manufacturing the BAL and Dunlop brands, has won the Natwest Award for Business Development and Change Management in the prestigious 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Awards. Entry into the awards provided a means of benchmarking the company’s business, as well as underpinning its operational improvement. […]

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