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Silicones, Sealants & Adhesives

a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals‘ range of applied sealants is based on modified bitumens, tars, acrylics, silicones, modified epoxies, polysulphides and polyurethanes, with a.b.e.® currently the leading distributor of PVC, rubber and hydrophilic waterstops. Examples of typical applications are sealing of joints in road surfaces, runways and airport hangars, sealing of construction joints in walls and floors in commercial and industrial buildings. In addition products are used for houses, water reservoirs and sewage processing structures, sealing around general household sanitary ware and certain automotive applications.

Company Profile

a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals was founded in 1932 but started operations in 1939 in Durban as a supplier of bitumen to municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal. a.b.e.® has over the years grown in both size and diversity to become a major supplier of specialised construction products to the building, civil engineering and building maintenance industries, supplying products directly to customers through its branch network as well as through builders’ merchants and hardware stores.

X-Calibur® X-Tech SuperFlow

TAL’s  X-Tech SuperFlow is suitably designed for application onto concrete substrates. Allow all new concrete work and screeds to cure for at least 6 weeks and 4 weeks respectively before proceeding. The substrate must be structurally sound, clean and dry and free from all traces of surface laitance and contamination such as dust, dirt, waxes, oils, bitumen, old adhesives, paint, grease, weak cement screeds, shutter release and curing agents, sealing compounds, etc. All damaged, defective, deteriorated, friable (powdery) and hollow sounding areas must be removed until a solid background is achieved. These areas must be made good before proceeding.  The surface must be prepared, by captive blasting or grinding, to ensure that the aggregate in the concrete is fully exposed and open, ie to achieve a Concrete Surface Profile (CSP) of 5 or 6 (Medium Scarification).

Installation Materials Essential for the Preparation of Soft Floor Coverings

TAL’s Comprehensive range of tools and materials for the preparation of soft floor coverings.

Derbit | Waterproofing Handbook South Africa

Derbit Handbook South Africa containing Company Information, Waterproofing Systems, Waterproofing Products, Certifications and Affiliations.

Derbitech® Sealstick

Derbitech Sealstick HD polymer is designed to bond to all common building materials and roofing membranes.

abe® Project | Parking Deck at Wynberg Military Hospital, Waterproofing

Fidia P is a waterproofing membranes made of polymer modified bitumen which have been reinforced with a rot proof fabric and a strengthened fibreglass mat, therefore has excellent stability to different temperatures.  The top face is covered with fine talc and the bottom face is embossed and lined with anti-adhesive film. Mineral versions are also produced on which the top face has slate granules. Whereas the Index VIS P is a waterproofing membrane made of polymer modified bitumen which is stabilized with a rot proof fabric / fibreglass composite reinforcing.

Flooring Product Brochure

a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals‘ range of specialised floor coatings are screeds based on bitumen, dry shake cementitious materials, self levelling cementitious screeds, epoxies and polyurethanes. Typical applications are the protection of concrete floors and screeds against wear from traffic abrasion, as well as a range of chemical and thermal shock requirements. Certain products can also be used to provide decorative floor finishes to car showrooms, hardware stores, supermarkets and other retail outlets.

Recommended Adhesives for the Installation of Transit Products

A list of recommended adhesives that should be used when installing Transit Products.

Profix Water Based Modified Acrylic Adhesive

TAL Profix is a water-based multi-purpose modified acrylic based emulsion adhesive suitable for the installation of vinyl and textile (carpet) floor coverings. TAL Profix is formulated with specialised high strength polymers giving high tensile and shear strength as well as dimensional and ageing stability that exceeds the requirements for adhering any type of coarse uneven backed carpeting. TAL Profix is suitable for installing vinyl and carpet flooring and tiles as well as stick-down carpeting and tiles. It is suitable for application onto concrete, slate, wood, vinyl and metal access flooring. TAL Profix is not suitable for adhering carpeting that has been coated with a rubber or bitumen based wear-under layment.

DERBISEAL S | Quick-Bonding Modified Bitumen Mastic

DERBISEAL S is quick-bonding modified bitumen mastic, suitable for adhering various insulation boards and sealing overlaps.

abe® peel & stick membrane

abe® peel & stick membrane is a universal, self-adhesive waterproofing membrane comprising of a unique ethylene polymer modified bitumen, incorporating an exposed spunbond, non-woven, polypropylene fabric that is alkali resistant to receive cementitious and water based acrylic resin coatings and adhesive systems.

Profix Plus Water-Based Modified Acrylic Adhesive

TAL Profix Plus is a water-based modified high performance aggressive acrylic adhesive specially designed for the installation of vinyl and textile (carpet) floor coverings including floor coverings with exceptionally coarse backings eg. needle punch carpeting, coir carpeting, etc. TAL Profix Plus is formulated with specialised high strength polymers giving high tensile and shear strength as well as dimensional and ageing stability that exceeds the requirements for adhering any type of coarse uneven backed carpeting. It is ideal for the installation of floor coverings that have very high levels of memory. TAL Profix Plus is suitable for laying of needlepunch carpeting and tiles as well as stick-down carpeting and tiles. It is suitable for application onto concrete, tiles, wood, vinyl, and metal access flooring. TAL Profix Plus is not suitable for adhering carpeting that has been coated with a rubber or bitumen based wear-under layment.

Bitumen Primer 2K Polymer-Modified Primer for Surfaces Contaminated with Bitumen Fixative

TAL Bitumen Primer is a two-component (2K) polymer-modified primer for surfaces contaminated with old bitumen traditionally encountered in the fixing of vinyl tiles. Once cured, TAL Bitumen Primer offers a surface onto which most cement-based Under and Overlayments can be applied. It is also suitable for application over Contact Adhesive residues.

Bitumen Primer General Purpose Method Statement

Bitumen Primer general purpose method statement installation guidelines. X-Calibur provides detailed method statements on all its products for use in various applications. These must be referred to prior to starting work. The information below is a summary intended for guidance only.

Product Segments

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals product segments include concrete repair and protection, general construction, flooring, silicones, sealants and adhesives, waterproofing and high performance coating solutions…


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