BASF showcased their unique product ranges at Totally Concrete Expo held earlier in the year.
Over the last few years, BASF successfully introduced the Master Builders Solutions brand, launched a range of advanced solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of buildings and infrastructure, and upgraded their reproduction network for their customers in the local construction industry.
BASF demonstrated its latest innovative products at the 2016 Totally Concrete Expo event held earlier this year. The portfolio of products and services marketed under the Master Builders Solutions brand embraces chemical solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of buildings as well as infrastructure: concrete admixtures, cement additives, solutions for mining and tunnelling, waterproofing, sealants, concrete repair and protection, performance grouts, and high-performance flooring products.
According to the newly appointed Managing Director of BASF Construction Chemicals South Africa, Angus Peruzzo, the Master Builders Solutions brand strengthens BASF’s industry orientation: “It stands for BASF’s commitment to provide the whole construction industry with tailored products and solutions allowing us to concentrate our ability to collaborate across technologies and functions on a global scale,” he says. “Our team is focused on safety, solving customer problems and increasing productivity.”
The focus at this years’ expo was on industry challenges and BASF’s product solution range, namely MasterSeal 345, MasterGlenium 7920/Fast wet-out Polymers, MasterFlow 4800; MasterSeal M811 and Ucrete HF60RT.
MasterSeal 345 is an EVA polymer based, sprayable membrane for the waterproofing of underground concrete structures, while MasterGlenium 790 is a ready-to-use high-range water-reducing admixture based on next generation polycarboxylate technology.
MasterFlow 4800 is a one component based, metallic aggregate reinforced, non-shrink, ultra-high strength grout, with very high early and final strengths. In turn, MasterSeal M811 is a solvent-free, two component polyuria hybrid, pigmented, elastic spray applied waterproofing membrane with a short curing time. It is highly reactive and as such needs to be applied by special two component spray equipment.
Ucrete HF60RT is a 6mm heavy duty polyurethane floor finish, which is flow applied based upon the unique Ucrete HD polyurethane resin system. It is designed for rapid installation, making it ideally suited for large, fast-track new building and refurbishment projects.
BASF, through its Construction Chemicals division, has played a significant role in many of the recent milestone achievements in infrastructural development projects in Southern Africa. The construction of the stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the Gautrain rapid rail system, the De Hoop Dam in Limpopo Province, the Ingula hydro-electric water scheme in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands and the construction of wind turbine farms, are but a few of the projects that BASF has been involved in by supplying specialist solutions to a variety of construction industry partners.
“We are proud to be part of this progress by offering solutions which are based on our global know-how and provided by our local experts,” says Angus.