News & Product Highlights
today14 Sep 2012

The best of steel structures 2012

The Steel Awards 2012 judges broke with tradition this year in presenting a combined award for the usually separate ‘Architectural’ and ‘Light Steel Frame Building’ (LSFB) categories. The award went to the new Deloitte Head Office, designed by Boogertman + Partners Architects, at Riverwalk Office Park in Pretoria.  This decision was motivated by the unique qualities of the building which unites excellence in the use of architecturally exposed steel with cutting-edge application of light steel frame building in a commercial building. 
today9 Jul 2012

New heat-resistant grout

Adding to its already extensive range of construction chemicals for diverse applications in the building industry, Mapei South Africa has introduced Mapeflex Firestop 1200°C, a refractory grout that is highly resistant to flames, high temperatures and fumes.  This one-component, asbestos- and solvent-free rigid grout is made from sodium silicate and special mineral fillers. It bonds to all porous, absorbent substrates, is odourless and quick-setting, and is ideal for rigid grouting of joints in chimneys, ovens, radiators, barbeques, flues and rigid fire-break joints. The soft, grey paste can withstand temperatures of up to 1 200°C and temporary peak temperatures of up to 1 600°C. 
today13 May 2013

Silicone sealant takes the heat

Mapei, an industry leader in construction and concrete technology and locally represented by Mapei South Africahas launched Mapesil 300°C, a silicone sealant that offers superior heat resistance. This forms part of the Mapei range of world-class products. 
today22 May 2012

Bituminous sealant for diverse applications

Mapei, an industry leader in construction chemicals and concrete technology and locally represented by Mapei South Africa, has introduced Mapeflex Blackfill, a one-component, flexible, bituminous sealant, to the South African building and construction market.  This innovative sealant is manufactured from polymers with a soft solvent consistency and is ideal for quick sealing and repair applications on most surfaces, including torch-on membranes.