Demand for a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ abescreed SLC P fast-track self-levelling screed and abescreed SLC acrylic primer has soared since the products underwent three important reformulations recently.
The main reason for the latest reformulation in 2014 was to boost the green qualities of the products by including the self-levelling screed and its primer in the range of dustless cementitious products now being produced at the company’s Boksburg plant as part of the Chryso Group’s sustainable development programme explained National Sales Manager: Flooring, Peter Jones. Prior to that, a.b.e. also changed the formulation of the self-leveller to increase its performance and also to make the production process as economical as possible in order to offer the best price for customers.
a.b.e. screed SLC P is a single-pack, rapid hardening cement-based screed for self-levelling floors, ideal for situations where quick setting is essential so that carpets, ceramic tiles, vinyl, wood block or cork need to be applied quickly. The product can be used on new floors or for smoothing floors in office buildings, private homes, shops, public buildings, schools, hospitals, airports, prisons, factories, workshops and warehouses.
The success of the product and its primer has led to an exclusive large-scale supply agreement being concluded last year between the company and a leading South African flooring company, FloorworX.
SLC P has many benefits. It can be pumped or hand-laid; about 2 000m2 can be pumped per day; it can be walked on after two to four hours. It won’t harbour bacteria which is vital for premises such as hospitals and clinic floors.
This product has been installed at several hospitals, including 2 Military Hospital and Karl Bremer Hospital in Cape Town, Vredenburg Hospital, De Aar Hospital, Polokwane Hospital, Newcastle Hospital and a major hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
a.b.e. screed SLC primer, which is applied prior to abescreed SLC P, improves the self-levelling screed’s adhesion to the concrete substrate, reduces surface absorbency, and seals the substrate.