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Advanced Building Products From Mapei

Construction chemical company, Mapei, has released an advanced range of locally manufactured building products to assist contractors to work smarter and improve the overall quality of building work completed.

By manufacturing the products locally, the company will ensure a reliable and continuous supply of building products throughout the country and enable it to supply its world-leading products at a competitive price over comparable products. In addition, the use of carefully selected and tested local raw materials is also designed to benefit local suppliers as well as to complement the company’s impressive BBBEE rating.

Application of Mapei Planitop Smooth and Repair R4 ZA

According to Mapei managing director, Antony Offenburg, the company has invested extensively in its new state-of-the-art Roodekop facility to meet local demand for world-class chemicals that meet the toughest internal and international standards. This is complemented with the establishment of training facilities that have been established locally to train and assist contractors in the use of its products. In addition to offering hands on training session to develop local communities Mapei has 3 accredited CPDs which is being well supported by the local specifying market.

Popular products

The building range consists of a variety of commercial and residential general-purpose building products as well as high performing technical products such as: performance grouts, cementitious waterproofing, screeds, concrete additives, concrete repair products and more. The Mapei products are typically of the highest standards, easy-to-use, durable and versatile enough to meet almost any building requirement or standard.

“MAPEI is known worldwide for its innovation and product development which means we are always looking at ways to improve our products for the customer whilst continuously keeping our impact on the environment in mind. As a result, we have developed products that use less water, are rapid setting with, low volatile emissions than most available on the market today and adapted for specific usage.

Mapei Smooth and Repair R4 ZA are among the new range of building products from Mapei

“We consider our products as part of a solution system rather than a once-off application. As such, all our products are formulated in a manner that when used together on an application gives the best possible outcome. Our products are competitively priced and are manufactured to international standards allowing for a combination of consistent, high quality end results,” says Antony.

Breaking ground

Mapei commercial manager, Tracy Harris, adds that the market has been using the same suppliers and products for many years and that the new offering from Mapei provides innovative and cost-effective alternatives. These products have been confidently adopted by the local market – tried and tested internationally for over 80 years.

“Our products are price competitive and manufactured to international standards which ensures consistency of quality and value proposition. In addition, we have recently secured several well-known distributors/resellers, who are market leaders in their own right, and who will be stocking the Mapei range and ensuring availability to all customers. With the recent inception of our technical department and our training centre we are ensuring our customers consistent technical advice and support either in-store or directly on site.

Mapei building line:

Mapefill GP SAF 25kg General purpose non-shrink grout
Mapegrout T40 SAF 25kg Shrinkage compensated, fibre reinforced grout for concrete repairs
Mapelastic Smart A 20kg High flexibility waterproofing grout with crack bridging ability
Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 ZA 25kg Structural R4-class, rapid setting, shrinkage-compensated, thixotropic, fibre-reinforced, cementitious mortar
Topcem 20kg Premier floor screed
Mapegrout Hi-Flow ZA 25kg High flow shrinkage compensated fibre-reinforced mortar for concrete repair
PLANISEAL 88 25kg Acrylic polymer specifically designed to treat concrete slabs
Mapelastic Foundation A 20kg Cementitious mortar for waterproofing concrete surfaces subject to both positive and negative water pressure
Mapelastic Comp A 24kg
Mapetop N AR6 Extra Light Grey 20kg Pre-blended, ready-to-use industrial hardener for concrete floors


Planitop smooth and Repair R4 ZA in production
Planitop smooth and Repair R4 ZA in production

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