Specialized Coating Systems has launched a rapid hardening polymer modified cement based screed. SpecScreed SLC – Self Levelling Compound can be used to level floors at applied thicknesses between 3-20mm with high compressive and flexural strength.

The company embarked on the development of the screed after a rise in demand from applicators who needed flat, hard, non-porous floors to apply the company’s high-performance floor coatings. The product was developed and tested with a world leader in polymer technology in labs in Dubai & Germany to meet what the company deems to be the most important characteristics required for Self-Levelling Compounds.

According to Specialized Coating Systems, a self-levelling compound is classified as being at thicknesses between 3-20 mm and should meet the following requirements:

1. Functional requirements – provide even levelling and smoothness and to provide even absorbency over the whole surface, all while providing strength and abrasion resistance. It should cure to a non-porous, bubble free surface allowing for bubble-free overcoating. It should also have excellent load distribution properties.
2. Fresh mortar requirements – good flow and self-levelling properties, no sedimentation, long open time and fast hardening, good workability for both manual and mechanical application (pumpable)
3. Hardened mortar requirements – smooth, crack and pore free surface, homogeneous, excellent adhesion to all substrates, high abrasion resistance and surface hardness, low shrinkage and low emissions

SpecScreed SLC meets all the above prerequisites to create a high-performance underlayment for tiles, carpets, vinyl tiles, laminate flooring, wood flooring, resinous coatings such as MMA, epoxies, polyurethanes, acrylic sealers or silane sealers for applications including; hospital flooring, kitchens, public buildings, schools, aircraft hangars, offices, food production facilities, and more.

For more information, contact Specialized Coating Systems on 0861 372 468 or via www.speccoats.co.za.

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