Laticrete Releases New Liquid Rubber Anti-Fracture Polymer

A bucket of Fracture Ban SC by Laticrete
Fracture Ban SC by Laticrete

Laticrete, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has launched Fracture Ban SC, a thin, load-bearing, self-curing liquid rubber polymer that can be easily applied in a single coat to form a flexible seamless anti-fracture membrane. Fracture Ban SC is rapid drying and cures between one and two hours. This increases productivity and reduces downtime for installers. As a single-component, single coat material, it also decreases strain on inventory as it requires less material to complete a project. When applying Fracture Ban SC directly to concrete, tile, brick, cement mortar and stone, there is no need for fabric. As a result, it provides anti-fracture protection of up to 1/8 inch (3 millimeters) over shrinkage and other non-structural cracks.

“The durability and ease of use that Fracture Ban SC provides makes it a valuable resource for contractors needing a quick anti-fracture solution without compromising quality. Because it possesses rapid-curing technology, and with the ability to apply in a single coat, this new anti-fracture membrane effectively shortens installation time. It also aids construction professionals working with tight schedules and controlled job site access in the midst of a pandemic,” said Dustin Prevete, Laticrete Senior Product Manager. “Fracture Ban SC is also equipped with Microban Antimicrobial Protection, fulfilling a growing demand in the construction industry for materials that inhibit the growth of microbes including bacteria, mold and mildew.”

Useful for a variety of horizontal substrates, both interior and exterior, Fracture Ban SC is good for a variety of residential and commercial applications. It is also useful for terraces and balconies overlooking unoccupied spaces.

Here is a list of all suitable substrates:
  • Cement Backer Board
  • Exterior Glue Plywood (Interior Only)
  • Cement Mortar
  • Cement Terrazzo
  • Concrete
  • Concrete and Brick Masonry
  • Ceramic Tile and Stone
  • Cement Plaster
  • Poured Gypsum Underlayment

The product enhances surface durability with “extra heavy” service rating per Tile Council of North America (TCNA) performance levels. Additionaly, it exceeds ANSI A118.12 standards. Requiring only a thin, single-coat application with a wet thickness of 30 to 44 mils (0.8 to 1.2 millimeters), the membrane cures at only 0.02 to 0.03 inches (0.5 to 0.8 millimeters) thick. As a design feature, Fracture Ban SC also changes in color from a light blue to darker blue when cured.

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About Laticrete

Laticrete is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry. Laticrete offers a broad range of products and systems covering tile & stone installation and care, masonry installation and care. They also offer resinous and decorative floor finishes, concrete construction chemicals, and concrete restoration and care. These products include the Laticrete SuperCap System. For over 60 years, Laticrete has been committed to research and development of innovative installation products. They have built a reputation for superior quality, performance and customer service. Laticrete methods, materials, and technology have been field and laboratory proven by Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Owners. Offering an array of low VOC and sustainable products, Laticrete products contribute to LEED certification and also exceed commercial/residential VOC building requirements. Additionally, Latricrete has the most comprehensive warranties in the industry.

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