Innovative excellence: Printing mortar takes home Expert’s Choice award

MAPEI’s Planitop 3D wins Disruptive Innovation award
March 20, 2024

Deerfield Beach, Florida – MAPEI Corporation proudly announces that its leading-edge mortar/ink, Planitop 3D, has been honored with the Expert’s Choice award for Disruptive Innovation in Concrete Construction Materials at the 2024 Innovative Product Awards, which was held in conjunction with the World of Concrete tradeshow.

Innovative excellence: Printing mortar takes home Experts Choice awardPlanitop 3D represents a groundbreaking advancement in construction materials, offering unparalleled versatility and performance in 3D-printing applications. This recognition underscores MAPEI’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation and providing cutting-edge solutions to the construction industry.

“We are excited to receive the Expert’s Choice award for Planitop 3D,” said Fabrizio De Rossi, MAPEI Corporation’s National Sales Director for Concrete Restoration Systems (CRS)/Building and Major Projects. “This accolade is a testament to our dedication to developing innovative technologies that redefine the possibilities in concrete construction. We are grateful for the recognition and remain committed to driving the industry forward.”

Combined with printing technology from Black Buffalo 3D Corporation, Planitop 3D has been used to print homes for Habitat for Humanity in Newport News, VA. It is also the only readily available construction mortar/ink to be internationally coded by the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) and found to meet AC509 code requirements for “bearing, nonbearing, and shear walls up to 40' [12.2 m] in height.”

Planitop 3D is designed to meet the evolving needs of modern construction projects, offering superior strength, durability and ease of use. Its advanced formulation enables precise and efficient 3D printing, empowering architects, engineers and contractors to bring their visionary designs to life with confidence. 3D-printing technology allows for construction at a fraction of the cost of regular construction, helping to address the shortage of affordable single-family homes and putting home ownership within reach in an innovative, efficient and affordable manner.

For more information about Planitop 3D and other innovative products from MAPEI Corporation, visit

Founded in 1937 in Milan, MAPEI is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical products for the building industry and has contributed to the construction of some of the most important architectural and infrastructure works worldwide. With 102 subsidiaries operating in 57 countries and 90 manufacturing plants in 35 nations, MAPEI Group employs about 11,900 staff worldwide. The foundations for the success of the company are specialization, internationalization, research & development, and sustainability.

Headquartered in Deerfield Beach (Florida), MAPEI North America consists of the subsidiaries MAPEI Corporation (for the USA), MAPEI Inc. (for Canada) and MAPEI Caribe (for Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands), whose 28 facilities collectively have a workforce of about 1,800 employees. MAPEI facilities are certified to be in conformance with requirements in the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 Standards for Management Systems. An environmentally conscious manufacturer that reinvests 5% of its revenue into R&D, MAPEI offers training for architects, contractors, installers and distributors through the MAPEI Technical Institute. For more about MAPEI, visit or call 1-800-42-MAPEI (1-800-426-2734).

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