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Mapei solutions for the building industry at BAU 2019

From Mapei, the best products and new releases for operators from the entire sector

20 December 2018

At Bau 2019, the international building trade exhibition to be held from the 14th to the 19th of January in Munich, Mapei will be present with its systems and its most recent releases for the building industry (Hall B6 – Stand 502).

From the waterproofing of bathrooms in our homes to the structural strengthening of buildings and restoration work on concrete structures, Mapei has experience of every sector of the building industry with products and solutions that provide excellent performance and the highest level of durability.

Mapei products are created and developed to be safe for both those who apply them and for those who use the areas where they have been applied and to provide superior living comfort. And that’s not all; the products also have very low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and are certified EMICODE EC1PLUS and Blauer Engel.
They also have their own industry-wide EPD (Environmental Product Declaration), a special document that declares the impact they have on the environment throughout their entire life-cycle, measured according to standard LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) methods.
What is more, Mapei products play an important part in earning green credit ratings all around the world (LEED, BREAM, WELL).

Renovation of masonry

For the building sector, Mapei focuses its attention on systems designed for the restoration and protection of masonry structures damaged by salts transported by rising damp.

MAPE-ANTIQUE, the lime and Eco-Pozzolan-based family of products containing absolutely no cement, is ideal for consolidating, renovating, dehumidifying and rendering existing masonry, including buildings of historical and artistic interest covered by protection orders from Heritage Bodies.

And also for masonry buildings, Mapei recently introduced POROMAP DEUMIDIFICANTE, a one-component product applied in single layers made from special, Pozzolan-reaction hydraulic binders resistant to soluble salts used to form macro-porous and insulating dehumidifying render.

MAPESTOP CREAM is an emulsion with a creamy consistency used to form “horizontal chemical barriers” to block capillary rising damp. The active components contained in MAPESTOP CREAM penetrate into the substrate and react with the silica in masonry to form a hydrophobising barrier that expands and blocks rising damp without affecting the breathability of masonry.


Restoration and protection of concrete structures

Mapei has various specific solutions available for every type of concrete structure, whatever their particular needs; from work on residential buildings to large-scale projects such as bridges and viaducts.

For the restoration and protection of reinforced concrete in residential buildings, for example, Mapei proposes MAPESHIELD E, the galvanic cathodic protection system to prevent corrosion of steel reinforcement and MAPELASTIC, a two-component elastic protective and waterproofing cementitious mortar.

For quick repairs to reinforced concrete structural elements Mapei proposes PLANITOP SMOOTH&REPAIR R4, a rapid-setting, fibre-reinforced, thixotropic, class-4 structural cementitious mortar, recommended for interventions requiring the use of high strength mortar.

And for restoration work and the protection of reinforced concrete on structures such as bridges and viaducts, Mapei proposes the internal galvanic cathodic protection system MAPESHIELD I combined with MAPEGROUT EASY FLOW, the one-component, fibre-reinforced, sulphate-resistant thixotropic mortar particularly recommended for application by spray with a rendering machine, and MAPELASTIC GUARD, the cementitious elastic coating used to protect large structures from aggressive agents.

To level off and protect exposed concrete, Mapei proposes PLANITOP FINE FINISH, the rapid-hardening, ultra-fine textured skimming compound for smoothing over surface defects such as porosity and gravel clusters without altering the surface finish.

Skimming and protecting any type of substrate

For skimming substrates such as render, old paintwork and concrete, as well as ceramic and glass mosaic wall coverings, Mapei proposes the PLANITOP line of cementitious products for smoothing over different types of substrate, available in white and grey and in various textured finishes.


Structural strengthening of floors

Amongst the various solutions available for strengthening floors and making them safe Mapei proposes PLANITOP HPC FLOOR, the revolutionary fibre-reinforced cementitious mortar for repairing and strengthening horizontal structures where their particular shape calls for the use of free-flowing mortar with high performance properties without the need for electro-welded mesh or metal fasteners.


Seamless resin and cement floors

Mapei’s proposal for seamless flooring is extensive and differs according to their various areas of use. The floors are of extra-high quality from an aesthetic and technical point of view and are versatile, resistant to abrasion, impact loads and chemicals. They are also available in various colours to satisfy any designer’s needs.

MAPEFLOOR SYSTEM is the family of resin-based systems proposed by Mapei for industrial-grade floors in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverages and mechanical sectors and for underground carparks, entrance halls to office spaces and showrooms. Floors made using the MAPEFLOOR SYSTEM give their best when exposed to thermal shock, heavy traffic and aggressive chemicals and guarantee a high level of durability.

For floor and wall coverings in the commercial sector, such as shops, showrooms, restaurants, museums and apartments, Mapei proposes the ULTRATOP cementitious systems for seamless decorative flooring, highly resistant to abrasion in areas subjected to intense pedestrian traffic.


Installation of ceramic and stone

Showcased are the rapid, lightweight Mapei systems for installing ceramic over existing systems and heated floors, including large format tiles.

ULTRALITE, the lightweight Mapei adhesives presented at BAU for the rapid installation of ceramic tiles over old flooring, with the use of an anti-fracture membrane. They are specially formulated with 20% of recycled material to have a lower impact on the environment and, to safeguard the health of floor layers, they also include Low Dust technology to dramatically limit the amount of dust given off when mixing the product. Their special formulation also makes them easier to spread, thanks to the inclusion of tiny glass beads and natural aggregates: a 15 kg bag of ULTRALITE adhesive is enough to bond around the same square meterage of tiles as a 25 kg bag of normal adhesive. ULTRALITE adhesives also help to earn LEED award points.

ULTRALITE adhesives are also recommended for installing ceramic over heated floors made from NOVOPLAN MAXI, the fibre-reinforced, self-levelling compound with excellent thermal conductivity. Heating and cooling systems made from NOVOPLAN MAXI are suitable for installing ceramic, natural stone, agglomerate and pre-finished wooden flooring.

And last but not least, when it comes to installing natural stone, Mapei proposes the cementitious adhesive KERAQUICK MAXI S1. This is a rapid-setting, class C2FTS1 product according to EN 12004 standards applied in layers up to 15 mm thick and offers high performance properties when installing marble, natural stone, agglomerate and ceramic flooring. To complete the installation of ceramic Mapei proposes combining it with ULTRACOLOR PLUS grouting mortar with anti-mould BioBlock® and DropEffect technology to prevent absorption of surface water and stain-resistant MAPESIL LM sealant, also with BioBlock® technology.


Waterproofing buildings, from underground structures to terraces and balconies, right up to the rooftop

Mapei has an extensive range of waterproofing systems available for new builds and for restoring existing buildings, both above and below ground level.

Mapei proposes two systems in particular for waterproofing underground structures: MAPELASTIC 2KR two-component flexible mortar and PLASTIMUL solvent-free bitumen waterproofing emulsion for waterproofing foundations in compliance with the requirements of the most severe current standards.

The solutions from the MAPELASTIC family are recommended for waterproofing terraces and balconies and for waterproofing bathrooms, and are just as effective on new builds as in restoration work on existing surfaces.

And lastly, for waterproofing roofs, Mapei proposes the MAPEPLAN range of synthetic membranes which, thanks to their special formulation developed in the Mapei laboratories, guarantee high mechanical performance properties at low temperatures as well as excellent workability and weldability.


Installation of resilient and LVT floor and wall coverings

New materials for the installation of LVT, SPC and rigid LVT. Presented at Domotex 2019, Mapei will be exhibiting innovative adhesives for floor layers at BAU 2019 along with complementary solutions to ensure perfect installation.

ULTRABOND ECO V4 EVOLUTION, the new universal all-in-one adhesive for installing all types of resilient floor and wall coverings, particularly suitable for modular LVT.

ULTRABOND ECO MS 4 LVT WALL is a revolutionary Mapei adhesive, the only one of its kind in the sector, for installing LVT on floors and walls in damp surroundings. This year at Domotex Mapei is presenting a new, improved formula which is easier to apply, which also makes it suitable for installing SPC and rigid LVT.

And lastly, for the LVT market, Mapei proposes the non-slip tackifier ULTRABOND ECO TACK 4 LVT, now improved with a new formula: even more rapid, easier to apply and with better tack.


Installation and maintenance of wooden flooring

For the wooden flooring market, Mapei is presenting the new range of silylated adhesives, all completely free of water, solvent, amines and epoxy resin, and with very low emission of volatile organic compounds (EMICODE EC1 RPLUS), for the installation of all types and formats of wooden flooring on any type of substrate.

The range of adhesives complies with Euronorm 14293 in the Soft and Hard categories and with ISO standards in the Hard and Hard-elastic categories.

ULTRABOND ECO S958 1K is a one-component, silylated polymer-based adhesive classified as hard-elastic according to ISO 17178 standards for installing any type of solid and pre-finished wooden flooring on any type of substrate, including heated screeds.

ULTRABOND ECO S LITE is an innovative silylated polymer-based lightweight adhesive with an extremely low specific weight, which means much lower consumption of product per square metre. This means, when installing flooring, floor layers will only have to handle bags weighing 40% less than normal bags.

The real innovation is represented by ULTRABOND S ECO PLUS, the only one-component, silylated polymer-based adhesive with no ethanol emissions, a further safeguard for the health of floor layers and the environment. All Mapei silylated adhesives comply with the strict requirements of German standards and are all within the emission limits for methanol set by the standards. And, with the new ULTRABOND S ECO PLUS adhesive, Mapei is anticipating the terms for certification by making it completely free of methanol emissions.

Amongst the other proposals is ULTRACOAT OIL COLOR low-odour urethane oil finish for colouring wooden floors. ULTRACOAT OIL COLOR may be recoated with two-component finishing products from the ULTRACOAT line, 100% water-based, non-yellowing varnishes used in civil and commercial surroundings subjected to medium and intense volumes of traffic, to protect the surface of wooden floors and provide long-lasting durability.


Mapei solutions for concrete elements and structures

Amongst the numerous proposals presented at BAU there are also solutions for the construction of large structures from the Underground Technology Team Division and admixtures for ready-mixed and pre-cast concrete.

The UTT Mapei line of products has been developed in the Mapei Research & Development laboratories in reply to the growing demand from the market for underground constructions. Highly technological and high performance products and systems backed up by a dedicated team of experts and continuous support from the Technical Services Department is the winning formula that enables Mapei to be present on the most important and prestigious construction sites all around the world.

The concrete admixtures line is an extensive range of versatile products designed to meet a host of construction needs, from large-scale project work to the residential sector.

Products from the RE-CON line of are a part of this line, admixtures used to recover returned concrete and to prepare concrete mixes using recycled aggregates and aggregates containing clay. An innovative range of products created to meet the growing demand for sustainable concrete for a more responsible building industry, one with a higher sense of awareness for the ecosystem and dwindling supply of non-renewable resources.

Mapei proposes complete, high performance systems for the industrial flooring sector. The MAPECRETE SYSTEM is a technology created by Mapei to make industrial flooring without joints and dimensionally stable structures. The system reduces the number of weak spots in concrete and increases its durability, thereby extending its service life.

 

Founded in 1937 in Milan, Mapei now has 87 subsidiaries, including the parent company, 81 production facilities in 35 different countries in 5 continents, a forecast turnover for 2018 of €2.5 Billion and 10,000 employees around the world.
The foundations for the success of the company are specialisation in the world of building by offering certified products and systems to meet the requirements of clients and market demand; internationalisation to be more in tune with local needs and to reduce transport costs to a minimum; Research and Development which receives the most support from the Company in terms of both investments and human resources.

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RE-CON AGG 200
RE-CON AGG 200
Absorption inhibiting, high water reducing superplasticizer for concrete with recycled aggregates
RE-CON AGG 100
RE-CON AGG 100
Absorption inhibiting plasticizer for sustainable concrete with recycled aggregates
RE-CON ZERO EVO
RE-CON ZERO EVO
Two-component powder product used to completely recover returned concrete from mixer trucks
ULTRACOAT OIL COLOR
ULTRACOAT OIL COLOR
Low-odour urethane oil finish for colouring wooden floors. It can be painted over with the ULTRACOAT finishes. TECHNICAL DATA: Consistency:...
SHOWER SYSTEM 4 LVT1
SHOWER SYSTEM 4 LVT1
Quick system for waterproofing and installing LVT in shower tubs and wet environments
SHOWER SYSTEM 4 LVT2
SHOWER SYSTEM 4 LVT2
Quick system for waterproofing and installing LVT in shower tubs and wet environments
SHOWER SYSTEM 4 LVT3
SHOWER SYSTEM 4 LVT3
System for waterproofing and installing LVT in shower tubs and wet environments
ULTRABOND ECO TACK 4 LVT
ULTRABOND ECO TACK 4 LVT
Anti-slide fixative for loose-lay LVT, SPC and rigid LVT. TECHNICAL DATA: Consistency: liquid. Colour: white. Waiting time: install...
ULTRABOND ECO MS 4 LVT WALL
ULTRABOND ECO MS 4 LVT WALL
One-component, silylated polymer-based adhesive for the installation of LVT, SPC and rigid LVT on walls. Also suitable for the installation...
PLASTIMUL
PLASTIMUL
Bitumen waterproofing emulsion for general purpose use. TECHNICAL DATA: Consistency: thick paste. Density: 1.2 g/cm³. pH: 10. Dry solids...
MAPELASTIC
MAPELASTIC
Two-component, flexible cementitious mortar for waterproofing balconies, terraces, bathrooms and swimming pools. TECHNICAL DATA:...
NOVOPLAN MAXI
NOVOPLAN MAXI
Rapid-hardening, fibre-reinforced, free-flowing cementitious levelling mortar with high thermal efficiency applied in layers from 3 to 40...
ULTRALITE S2 QUICK
ULTRALITE S2 QUICK
One-component, high-performance, highly-deformable, lightweight, rapid-setting and hydrating cementitious adhesive with extended open time,...
PLANITOP HPC FLOOR
PLANITOP HPC FLOOR
One-component, ultra-high strength, highly ductile, highly fluid, fibre-reinforced with steel fibres, compensated shrinkage cementitious...
MAPEGROUT EASY FLOW
MAPEGROUT EASY FLOW
One-component, fibre-reinforced, compensated-shrinkage, sulphate-resistant thixotropic mortar, particularly suitable for repairing concrete...
PLANITOP SMOOTH & REPAIR R4
PLANITOP SMOOTH & REPAIR R4
Structural R4-class, rapid-setting, shrinkagecompensated, thixotropic, fibre-reinforced, cementitious mortar, applied in a single layer...
MAPESHIELD I
MAPESHIELD I
Pure zinc anodes coated with a special conductive paste, for galvanic cathodic protection against corrosion of steel reinforcement in new...
MAPESHIELD E 25
MAPESHIELD E 25
Adhesive zinc plates applied directly on the surface of structures for galvanic cathodic protection against the corrosion of steel...
MAPESTOP CREAM
MAPESTOP CREAM
Monomeric silane-based creamy emulsion for creating chemical barriers against capillary rising damp. TECHNICAL DATA: Consistency: creamy...
POROMAP DEUMIDIFICANTE
POROMAP DEUMIDIFICANTE
Salt-resistant dehumidifying render for renovating masonry with rising damp. TECHNICAL DATA: Maximum size of aggregate: 2.5 mm. Mixing...

Projects mentioned in the article

Category icon SPORT FACILITIES

2015/2017

Duna Arena

Budapest, Hungary

Installation of floor and wall coverings, Waterproofing

Category icon INFRASTRUCTURES

2013/2017

Taminabrücke

Pfäfers, Switzerland

Supplying of admixtures

Category icon INFRASTRUCTURES

2017/2018

Zeeland Bridge

Zierikzee, Netherlands

Concrete restoration

Mapei: facts & figures

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Plants in
5 continents in
36 different countries
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5.500

Products for the building industry
of the Mapei Group
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31

Main research centres
in 20 countries

50.000

Tons of CO2 offset

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