New MAPEI lightweight mortar sets fast

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With the introduction of MAPEI Ultralite™ S1 Quick at the TISE West expo that was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 19-22, MAPEI has added speed to its family of lightweight mortars for the installation of tile and stone. “Many of our customers have requested a fast-setting version of our MAPEI Ultralite Mortar that could provide the desired working properties the Ultralite technology has a reputation for delivering, with the added potential to grout in 3 to 4 hours,” said Brian Pistulka, MAPEI Business Manager for Tile & Stone Installation Systems. “Our answer is MAPEI Ultralite S1 Quick.”

MAPEI Ultralite S1 Quick is a single-component thin-set mortar that can also be used as a large-and-heavy-tile mortar for nonsag and nonslump applications of large-and-heavy-format tile and stone on walls and floors. It is rapid-setting, lightweight and easy to apply. MAPEI Ultralite S1 Quick is a FastTrack Ready™ product, allowing grouting in 3 to 4 hours. Thanks to its Ultralite Technology™, MAPEI Ultralite S1 Quick provides twice the coverage of a standard thin-set mortar per pound/kg; in addition, its Easy Glide Technology™ makes application easy and labor-saving for installers.

In addition to its ISO 13007 classification of C2TFS1P1, MAPEI Ultralite S1 Quick exceeds ANSI A118.4TF and ANSI A118.11 bond strength requirements. The product is also TCNA Green Squared Certified by SCS per ANSI A138.1.

MAPEI Ultralite S1 Quick will be available from MAPEI distributors in the first quarter of 2016.

Established in 1937, MAPEI Group is a privately owned global corporation headquartered in Milan, Italy, with 71 subsidiaries including 68 plants in 31 countries. The company specializes in manufacturing chemical products for building, including waterproofing products, special mortars and admixtures for concrete, products for the restoration of ancient buildings, and special decorative and protective coatings for walls. In addition, MAPEI is today the world leader in the manufacturing of mortars, grouts, adhesives and complementary products for the installation of all types of floor and wall coverings.

The Americas are home to 25 MAPEI Group manufacturing and distribution facilities, plus the headquarters locations for MAPEI Corporation and Polyglass USA in Deerfield Beach, Florida. MAPEI is an environmentally conscious manufacturer – the company has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2001 and a member of the Canadian Green Building Council since 2008. MAPEI Americas is a registered provider to the AIA/CES program and also offers training related to ceramic and stone tile, floor coverings and concrete repair through the MAPEI.

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