Epoxy floor coating for Cape Town gallery

abe-CC-Misael-SA-galleryA specialised epoxy floor coating supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has been used for new floors at the Misael SA Art & Design centre in Cape Town.

The centre is primarily an art gallery but also provides a venue for live music concerts and a gathering place for Capetonians. Peet du Preez, technical sales consultant for a.b.e. in the Western Cape, says about 400m² of 1mm thick abecote 400 Hi-build coating was applied to the floor of the lifestyle centre in the Cape Town city centre. The coating was applied by Industrial Flooring Systems (IFS).

a.b.e.’s abecote 400 Hi-build is an economical, four-component solvent-free epoxy flooring system comprising a clear resin and hardener, pre-packed filler and ready-to-use pigment paste. The coating is suitable for a wide variety of applications including ablution blocks, walkways, food processing plants, hospitals and schools. It can also be used as a binder for abrasive grit to yield non-slip floor finishes. abecote 400 Hi-build provides a strong, protective floor coating which is seamless and hygienic and offers good resistance to chemicals. It can be applied to a variety of surfaces and is available in a wide range of colours. The coating requires minimal maintenance.

Previous story
keyboard_arrow_upA permanently flexible adhesive sealant
keyboard_arrow_downA permanently flexible adhesive sealant

For many years South Africans have trusted TAL tiling adhesives. Now the company has introduced a new product with a multitude of applications. TAL Gold Star Sealmaster 1000 is a flexible polyurethane-based adhesive and joint sealant which forms a permanently flexible, highly elastic and durable joint. The product adheres to most materials and can withstand continuous extension and recovery.

Next story
keyboard_arrow_upWork smarter with multi-point technology
keyboard_arrow_downWork smarter with multi-point technology

In the drive to reduce energy consumption by adopting operationally efficient, energy-saving devices, decision makers need to re-evaluate their IT strategies. This is the advice of HP – Hewlett Packard. The company notes that with new energy laws already passed in France and expected to be implemented across Europe, IT companies are now seriously investigating the energy consumed by technology infrastructure. And facilities managers, sometimes now referred to as energy officers, are looking for energy savings wherever possible.

keyboard_arrow_upDrywall construction used in Africa’s biggest museum
keyboard_arrow_downDrywall construction used in Africa’s biggest museum

In a building project that took three and a half years and R500 million to construct, Cape Town’s iconic 1921 skyline Grain Silo was transformed into a much talked-about space that now hosts the most extensive collection of contemporary art from the African continent. Crucial to the redevelopment of this heritage site into the recently […]

keyboard_arrow_upWater is our life. Water is our business. Water is our mission.
keyboard_arrow_downWater is our life. Water is our business. Water is our mission.

The Earth is an awe-inspiring sight when viewed from space: 75% of our planet is covered by water – in liquid, gas or frozen form. This vital element distinguishes us from the other planets in our solar system, and it is easy to be deceived by this apparent abundance. Around 97% of the Earth’s water […]

keyboard_arrow_upTile trends … what’s still hot
keyboard_arrow_downTile trends … what’s still hot

Union Tiles gives some feedback on tile trends going forward, based on happenings this year.