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keyboard_arrow_upSika head office gets a revamp
keyboard_arrow_downSika head office gets a revamp

In order to maintain its professional corporate image, Sika South Africa undertook a refurbishment project in the company’s head office reception area, which included structural and aesthetic upgrades to the walls and flooring. Sika South Africa’s head office is located in Westmead, Pinetown, and is renowned for supplying speciality chemicals to the building and automotive industries. […]

Derbit SA
keyboard_arrow_upDERBIT® GC | APP-Bitumen Waterproofing Membrane
Derbit SA
keyboard_arrow_downDERBIT® GC | APP-Bitumen Waterproofing Membrane

The APP-Bitumen waterproofing membrane for civil engineering works.  DERBIT GC is composed of a blend made of a specific bitumen modified by noble polymers (high-grade APP also called TPO) & two distinct reinforcement, fiberglass & non-woven polyester.

Derbit SA
keyboard_arrow_upDERBIT® RW | APP-Bitumen Waterproofing Membrane
Derbit SA
keyboard_arrow_downDERBIT® RW | APP-Bitumen Waterproofing Membrane

DERBIT RW is composed of a blend made of a specific bitumen modified by APP (Atactic Polypropylene Polymers) & two distinct reinforcements, fibreglass & non-woven polyester. The fibreglass sees to its perfect dimensional stability and heat & UV resistance. The non-woven polyester cares for its resistance to impacts & tearing.

Derbit SA
keyboard_arrow_upDERBICOLOR OLIVINE | Waterproofing Membrane
Derbit SA
keyboard_arrow_downDERBICOLOR OLIVINE | Waterproofing Membrane

The DERBICOLOR FR Olivine is a waterproofing membrane based on a selection of the best bitumen and high-quality APP-TPO plastomers with olivine grains as a finishing layer.

Derbit SA
keyboard_arrow_upDERBIT SP AR | Anti-Root APP-Bitumen Waterproofing Membrane
Derbit SA
keyboard_arrow_downDERBIT SP AR | Anti-Root APP-Bitumen Waterproofing Membrane

DERBIT SP AR is composed of a blend made of a specific bitumen modified by noble polymers (high-grade APP also called TPO) & two distinct reinforcements, fibreglass & non-woven polyester. The specificity of the blend & the raw materials chosen ensures its durability. The fibreglass sees to its perfect dimensional stability and heat & UV resistance.

South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA)
keyboard_arrow_upCCA Treated Timber
South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA)
keyboard_arrow_downCCA Treated Timber

CCA (Copper-Chrome-Arsenate) is an industrial wood preservative and is widely used in South Africa. When applied to timber it enhances the durability by preserving it against biological deterioration such as insect attack (wood borer and termites) and fungal decay (rot). In South Africa only CCA Type C is allowed to be used as it is internationally recognised as the most stable and effective type, i.e. apart from its efficacy as a timber preservative, it successfully fixes to the lignocellulose material in wood. CCA may only be applied by industrial high pressure process from where the familiar term “pressure treated wood” hails from.

South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA)
keyboard_arrow_upUnderstanding the Markings on Treated Timber
South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA)
keyboard_arrow_downUnderstanding the Markings on Treated Timber

South African Standards SANS 1288, SANS 457-2/3 and SANS 753/4 specify the marking requirements for any preservative treated product that claims to comply with the respective Standards. The following information must be contained in the marking: a unique plant identifier or trademark, product certification mark, SANS standard designation, a hazard class, date or year of manufacture of poles...

South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA)
keyboard_arrow_upSAWPA | Sapwood and Heartwood
South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA)
keyboard_arrow_downSAWPA | Sapwood and Heartwood

A tree trunk has three main zones; the bark, the sapwood and the heartwood. Trees are basically triangular in shape and they gain height by growing outwards and upwards. At the start of each growing season, a new layer is added to the outside of the wood so that every part of the tree gets bigger - roots, trunk, branches and twigs.

South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA)
keyboard_arrow_upNatural Durability of Wood
South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA)
keyboard_arrow_downNatural Durability of Wood

An important consideration when building with timber is predicting how long the structure will last. Whilst insects, decay or rotting organisms and marine borers can all attack wood, some timber species have the ability to resist attack better than others. The natural durability of a species to resist attack by wood destroying organisms is an indication of how long that timber will last when it is exposed to a defined set of exposure conditions without any additional preservative protection. The natural durability of timber species varies, even so within the wood from the same species of tree, depending on whether its sapwood or heartwood.

South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA)
keyboard_arrow_upTimber Decking Substructure Regulations and Preservative Treatment
South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA)
keyboard_arrow_downTimber Decking Substructure Regulations and Preservative Treatment

This Guidance Note addresses the importance of the use of properly preservative treated timber in the  construction of substructures for timber decks and its compliance with the requirements as stipulated in the Building Regulations and relevant SANS Standards.

South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA)
keyboard_arrow_upBuying and Using Preservative Treated Timber
South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA)
keyboard_arrow_downBuying and Using Preservative Treated Timber

IN SOUTH AFRICA TREATED TIMBER IS BY LAW REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH NATIONAL AND COMPULSORY SPECIFICATIONS AND MUST BEAR MARKING CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

keyboard_arrow_upChryso to expand concrete offering in 2019
keyboard_arrow_downChryso to expand concrete offering in 2019

Chryso Southern Africa will increase its product offerings to the decorative concrete market as well as basic concrete producers from this year onwards, says Thierry Bernard, president and CEO of the Chryso Group. Paris-based Bernard, on a recent visit to the Group’s South African operations – which includes a.b.e. Construction Chemicals – said Chryso is […]

keyboard_arrow_upabecote flooring system can be used on walls too
keyboard_arrow_downabecote flooring system can be used on walls too

abecote flooring system can be used on walls too Three components of a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ popular abecote flooring system were used for both new flooring and walls at the Douglas Green Winery in Wellington in the Western Cape. The abecote primer was initially applied as floor primer by the a.b.e.-approved applicators, Walrus Coatings of Paarl.  […]

a.b.e® Construction Chemicals
keyboard_arrow_upabe® Rustopak Red Penetrant Sealant
a.b.e® Construction Chemicals
keyboard_arrow_downabe® Rustopak Red Penetrant Sealant

abe® Rustopak Red Penetrant Sealant is a low VOC penetrating liquid used in conjunction with abe® Rustopak Top Coat. It is a single component, specifically compounded system, bound together with a calcium sulfonated alkyd in an aliphatic hydrocarbon that is applied over surfaces with tightly adherent rust and also hard to reach areas such as crevices which are properly sealed off without the need of dismantling equipment.

Cemcrete
keyboard_arrow_upCreteStain | Wall Finish | Acid-based cement / concrete stain
Cemcrete
keyboard_arrow_downCreteStain | Wall Finish | Acid-based cement / concrete stain

CreteStain Wall Finish - An acid-based mixture containing special chemicals which reacts with the OPC in cement/concrete and permanently colours the surface.

Chryso Southern Africa
keyboard_arrow_upCHRYSO® Fuge B Pore Blocking Waterproofer
Chryso Southern Africa
keyboard_arrow_downCHRYSO® Fuge B Pore Blocking Waterproofer

CHRYSO®Fuge B renders mortar and concrete highly resistant to capillary action and reduces, or even eliminates infiltration of water under pressure.The fine particles that CHRYSO®Fuge B contains, combine with the lime in the cement to form water repellent particles. These obstruct the capillary action within the concrete.CHRYSO®Fuge B does not significantly modify the characteristics of the fresh concrete and mortar, nor the compressive strength.

Euro Rubber Products
Euro Rubber Products Euro Rubber Provides A Durable Quality Product For Waterproofing, Air Barriers And Surface Protection.
Cemcrete
keyboard_arrow_upColour Hardener Sealer | Cemcrete
Cemcrete
keyboard_arrow_downColour Hardener Sealer | Cemcrete

A non-yellowing clear, thermoplastic acrylic lacquer-based resin which displays excellent UV stability. Has very fast solvent release, i.e. drying properties. The sealer greatly enhances the colour and protects the surface from the ingress of dirt and grease.

Cemcrete
keyboard_arrow_upColour Hardener Datasheet | Cemcrete
Cemcrete
keyboard_arrow_downColour Hardener Datasheet | Cemcrete

A granolithic concrete material that is floated into fresh screed or concrete which colours, strengthens and creates durable surfaces for concrete floors. It is a special blend of cement incorporating very hard-wearing aggregates, lightfast pigments and certain additives which set rock-hard and which has exceptional abrasion resistance. Some cement floor finishing experience is required for the success of this application.

Cemcrete
keyboard_arrow_upAnchor Grout Datasheet | Cemcrete
Cemcrete
keyboard_arrow_downAnchor Grout Datasheet | Cemcrete

Anchor Grout is a rapid set ready-for-use (merely add water) Portland cement-based grouting compound. It contains chemical reagents which prevent shrinkage during curing.

Cemcrete
keyboard_arrow_upRoofSeal Datasheet | Roof Waterproofing | Cemcrete
Cemcrete
keyboard_arrow_downRoofSeal Datasheet | Roof Waterproofing | Cemcrete

The RoofSeal Acrylic system embraces a primer/bonding coat, an impregnating RoofSeal coat, a very tough spun bonded polyester membrane, a second impregnating RoofSeal coat and, when all work is dry (minimum 3 days), a final RoofSeal coat. RoofSeal is waterproof, very durable and ultra-violet light resistant.

keyboard_arrow_upSikaflex®-11FC+, with you on your journey for 50 years!
keyboard_arrow_downSikaflex®-11FC+, with you on your journey for 50 years!

For 50 years Sikaflex®-11FC has been a trusted solution for countless applications of sealing, bonding, mounting, fixing and repairing, on all different materials and building elements, both indoors and outdoors – a true all-around talent. This fast curing, elastic, polyurethane based adhesive sealant is used daily to ensure success on large and small building sites […]

a.b.e® Construction Chemicals
keyboard_arrow_upabe.®cote 337 | Tough epoxy paint
a.b.e® Construction Chemicals
keyboard_arrow_downabe.®cote 337 | Tough epoxy paint

abe.®cote 337 is a two component, solvent free, water-dispersed, polyamide cured epoxy.

a.b.e® Construction Chemicals
keyboard_arrow_upepidermix 318 | TWO COMPONENT EPOXY ADHESIVE/REPAIR COMPOUND
a.b.e® Construction Chemicals
keyboard_arrow_downepidermix 318 | TWO COMPONENT EPOXY ADHESIVE/REPAIR COMPOUND

Two-component, solvent-free, filled, polyamide cured epoxy.

a.b.e® Construction Chemicals
keyboard_arrow_upabe.®flo | EPOXY SELF-LEVELLING FLOORING SYSTEM
a.b.e® Construction Chemicals
keyboard_arrow_downabe.®flo | EPOXY SELF-LEVELLING FLOORING SYSTEM

EPOXY SELF-LEVELLING FLOORING SYSTEM abe.®flo is a four-component solvent-free self-levelling flooring surface system. The system comprises a clear resin and hardener system, prepacked blended aggregate and a ready-for-use pigment paste.