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New multifunctional tile adhesive saves time and money

by Ofentse Sefolo
New multifunctional tile adhesive saves time and money

Chemical and adhesives manufacturer Mapei recently launched a new locally produced multifunctional cementitious tile adhesive. Adesilex P4 is a C2F class adhesive that can also be used as a levelling compound. It is ideal for use as an adhesive on ceramic, porcelain and natural stone (non-moisture sensitive) installations in internal and external environments.

The rapid-setting, semi-fluid, full-contact adhesive offers 100% tile coverage, eliminating the need for back-buttering on large-format tiles. This gives contractors the ability to use a single product to ensure both time and consumption savings per square metre (subject to required thicknesses). It is easily trowellable and allows for light traffic within four hours.

Zamaswazi Ntobela, ceramics product manager of Mapei South Africa, comments: “It is important to remember that if the easy-to-use product is used as both a smoothing compound and a tile adhesive, the smoothing layer needs to be hardened and prepared correctly before proceeding with the tile application.”

As a smoothing compound, Adesilex P4 can be used on interior and exterior surfaces generally found on site, up to a maximum of 20mm thick. If the substrate is clean, it absorbs deflections on the substrate and provides easy levelling and localised smoothing which sets within four hours. The product is suitable in heavy-traffic zones, such as offices, shopping malls, hospitals and schools.

For more information, contact Mapei on Tel: +27 (11) 552 8476, Email: info@mapei.co.za or visit www.mapei.co.za.

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