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MAPEI ’s two new solutions for handling moisture-related issues

mapei ART(MAPEI Corporation) MAPEI has added two new solutions to its moisture-control offerings for floor-covering installations – Planiseal® MSP, a moisture-control membrane, adhesive isolator, sealer, pH blocker and primer; and Planiseal PMB, a one-component, polyurethane moisture barrier and bonding agent. These two products provide new tools for flooring contractors to use when solving moisture-related issues in the field. Planiseal MSP and Planiseal PMB have been specifically designed to provide tailored performance attributes that are strikingly different from MAPEI’s current products for moisture issues.

Planiseal MSP is a two-coat, high-solids, polymer-based adhesive isolator, sealer, moisture-control membrane and self-leveling primer. It protects flooring installations against subfloor moisture and pH in concrete slabs with moisture vapor emission rates (MVERs) up to 15 lbs. (6,80 kg) per ASTM F1896, relative humidity (RH) up to 99% per ASTM F2170 and alkalinity protection up to pH of 12. Planiseal MSP eliminates the need for a secondary primer for self-leveling underlayment applications.  It comes in a water-based formulation for ease of use, cleanup and storage.

Planiseal PMBis a one-component, moisture-curing, polyurethane compound that serves two purposes. It was designed to provide moisture vapor emission protection for wood and bamboo flooring on damp concrete substrates, and it also serves as a bonding agent and moisture barrier system for self-leveling underlayments when applied in a double-coat method with dry sand.

Planiseal PMBfor wood-flooring applications eliminates the possibility of moisture-related problems by creating a roll-coated, moisture-cured, polyurethane moisture barrier that provides visible 100% coverage on a subfloor. Used in a two-coat method with dry sand broadcast to rejection, Planiseal PMB can create a moisture barrier so that the surface is ready for a self-leveler application in as little as 6 hours when compared to longer times for epoxy moisture-control products.

Planiseal MSP and Planiseal PMB are available in the U.S . and Canadian markets, along with MAPEI’s Planiseal VS and Planiseal VS Fast  two-component, 100%-solids epoxy coatings that effectively stop moisture-related problems over all concrete where floor coverings are being installed.

Established in 1937, MAPEI Group is a privately owned global corporation headquartered in Milan, Italy, with 81 subsidiaries including 73 plants in 33 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 Technical Institute. The majority of MAPEI Americas facilities are certified to the ISO 9001 Standard for Quality Management Systems and to the ISO 14001 Standard for Environmental Management Systems.

Visit www.mapei.com for technical data or call 1-800-42-MAPEI (1-800-426-2734) for the nearest location.