Fast track quality waterproofing with Mapei

04 August 2015

Mapei South Africa’s comprehensive range of market-leading solutions for waterproofing now includes Plastimul 2K Reactive, a solvent-free

, eco-compatible, bitumen waterproofing emulsion. It is another technology innovation from the international Mapei group, world leader in the production of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for building; Plastimul 2K Reactive has no equivalent in the local market and is attracting strong interest from waterproofing contractors.

Immediate waterproofing
Plastimul 2K Reactive is a two-component emulsion that is applied by airless spray to give immediate waterproofing of structures below ground such as the outside of foundations and retaining walls, as well as virtually any horizontal and vertical surfaces that are not exposed to UV. The product is suitable for all types of concrete and cellular concrete surface, limestone, pumice, lightweight brick and breeze-block masonry, render and screeds.

Tough, highly elastic
Applied using the type of airless spray that keeps the two components separate until they emerge from the spray nozzle, Plastimul’s blended components immediately begin setting. A partially-hardened membrane is formed which is highly flexible, waterproof and resistant to leaching. The tough, fully-cured membrane has a high elasticity and crack-bridging capacity, and prevents ingress of water even at high positive pressures.

User and environment friendly
A primary concern of Mapei in developing its products is the health and safety of users and care for the environment. Being solvent-free, Plastimul 2K Reactive is non-flammable and eco-compatible. In addition, user-friendly acrylic paint systems can be used for overcoating. 

Final finish seals the guarantee 
In applications such as the sealing or refurbishment of concrete roofs exposed to UV sunlight, the Plastimul 2K Reactive membrane is protected from UV with a suitable reflective finish such as two coats of Mapei Aquaflex Roof HR reflective paint.

Plastimul 2K Reactive is proving to be a particularly well-received solution for waterproofing retaining walls and concrete roofs that frequently present challenges for traditional waterproofing systems. If a project is undertaken by a Mapei South Africa approved applicator, the waterproofing membrane is guaranteed against deterioration for 10 years and a full quality control system is provided free of charge by Mapei South Africa technical personnel.

For more information on Plastimul 2K Reactive contact Mapei South Africa on 011 552 8476

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