Formulated to complement the natural beauty of stone, illbruck FA880 helps the trade achieve great looking joints, without any compromise on design. TSJ fills in the product’s background.
Formulated to complement the natural beauty of stone, illbruck FA880 helps the trade achieve great looking joints, without any compromise on design.
This neutral curing silicone comes with the reassurance of an illbruck guarantee that it will not cause migratory staining to natural stone.
FA880 is also available in an extensive range of colours to achieve a perfect match for projects, while a contemporary matt finish brings a stylish finish underfoot.
To maintain its attractive surface, FA880 also includes a fungicide to prevent mould growth, making it the perfect partner for sanitary and swimming pool surround applications.
Alistair Inglis, Sales Director for Construction Products Group (CPG) UK’s Sealing, Bonding and Insulation Division – which includes the illbruck brand – said: “FA880 is a high-performance silicone sealant, developed specifically for the jointing of natural stone, as well as other surfaces.”
“It has been formulated for the long-term elastic sealing of movement joints between natural stone such as granite, slate, terrazzo, porphyry, limestone, travertine, sandstone, quartzite and marble, as well as for joints with other construction materials including concrete, ceramics, metals, glass, PVC and primed wood.”
“FA880 offers good resistance to UV light, ageing and weathering and its rapid curing formulation means that it skins within 10-20 minutes.”
“We are also the only manufacturer with guaranteed no staining to have achieved a 50% classification under the BS 8449 Movement Accommodation Factor,” notes Inglis.
Pioneering product portfolio
Offering sealing and bonding products for floors, windows, façades, interiors, and exteriors, illbruck is one of CPG’s portfolio of leading construction product brands, which also includes the renowned flooring brand Flowcrete, as well as Tremco, Vandex, Nudura, Dryvit, and Nullifire.
These high-performance building materials – including roofing and waterproofing solutions, as well as sealing, bonding, insulation, fire protection systems and modern methods of construction – together provide a single source for specifiers and contractors.
As well as exceptional products, CPG customers also have access to enhanced resources, including technical support from industry experts, new product development opportunities and access to pioneering technologies.
Full training, including CPDs, application training (both practical and theory) and on-site support such as surveys, complete the service package.
Construction Products Group (CPG) UK brings together a portfolio of leading construction product brands, including illbruck, Flowcrete, Tremco, Vandex, Dryvit and Nudura, as well as Nullifire.
CPG UK covers a wide array of different construction needs and provide a wealth of complex services, support and systems that are rarely found together.
These high-performance building materials include fire protection, as well as sealing, bonding, insulation, flooring, waterproofing and roofing solutions – to protecting and weatherproofing the entire building envelope and providing a single source for specifiers.
With its headquarters in Wigan, and further sites in Cheshire, Coventry, Leicester, Kent and Hertfordshire, CPG (UK) employs almost 300 people nationwide.
The company is on a growth curve, with 65 new people recruited to key roles in 2020, reflecting the success of its innovative approach, sustainable solutions, first-class technology and customer-focused approach, along with skills that have been built-up over multiple decades within very specialised fields.