Mapei has introduced an eco-version of its pure acetic silicone sealant – Mapesil AC ECO.
Manufactured using renewable energy and packed in recycled plastic cartridges, the solvent-free sealant is said to provide all of the benefits of Mapesil AC technology – including “exceptional strength and durability, resistance to mould and high elasticity” – with a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to a quarter.
Mapesil AC ECO is designed to form elastic seals between construction materials in kitchens, bathrooms, swimming pools and other damp environments. According to the company, this product is impermeable to water and gases, resistant to high temperatures, resistant to slightly acid and alkaline substances and has very low emissions of VOCs.
Certified for all uses in the building industry, Mapesil AC ECO can be used to seal glass, ceramic and anodised aluminium, and joints subject to movements of up to 25%. When combined with the company’s Primer FD adhesion promoter, Mapei says, it can also be used on wood, concrete, plastic, rubber, and painted surfaces. The formulation is available in 12 colour options which coordinate with the company’s Coloured Grouts collection.
Other complementary products include UltraCare Smooth Silicone which has recently joined Mapei UK’s Zero Line of low environmental impact products, with CO2 offset in the entire life cycle. A smoothing product for finishing sealants, UltraCare Smooth Silicone is specifically formulated to work with the BioBlock in Mapesil silicone sealant and to protect and enhance its function, creating a residue-free finish with mould resistance properties.