Mapei announced the addition of the Elastocolor family to its Concrete Restoration Systems line at World of Concrete 2015. Elastocolor products are professional, ready-to-use, water-based, 100 percent acrylic coatings for use on above-grade exterior/interior concrete, masonry, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS).
The products in the Elastocolor product range include, Elastocolor Flex, Elastocolor Coat, Elastocolor Paint and Elastocolor Primer WB. Elastocolor Flex offers a superior, exterior, above-grade, vertical surface coating solution. It has the highest elastomeric properties when compared to competitive products, offering 825 percent elongation in performance testing.
Elastocolor Coat has a high build during installation and can be applied onto FRP composites. This product has been formulated to meet the performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for elastomeric coatings. Elastocolor Coat also offers excellent abrasion-resistance for longevity in severe weather conditions, and with a “dry to touch” time of 3 to 5 hours, provides a faster installation time.
Elastocolor Paint is formulated at a lower “paint-like” viscosity, with high-hiding characteristics. It is offered in a smooth (non-textured) appearance and has enough “build” to achieve bridge cracking up to 1/32-inches (1 mm).
Elastocolor Primer WB is a water-based acrylic primer for use with Elastocolor coatings that improves adhesion on porous, dusting and new substrates. Elastocolor Primer WB acts as an adhesion promoter on the substrate to enhance bonding. It is recommended for use on substrates exhibiting chalky, dusting surfaces after cleaning as well as for new or porous substrates and in hot, windy conditions.
Elastocolor Flex, Elastocolor Coat and Elastocolor Paint are available in 25 standard colors. All three coatings can also be tinted to any custom color using the MAPEI ColorMap system, a high-performance, spectrophotometer, auto-dispenser, shaker, and customized color-matching software system that has the ability to measure a sample and generate any custom color required for a project.
Established in 1937, MAPEI Group is a privately owned global corporation headquartered in Milan, Italy, with 70 subsidiaries including 64 plants in 31 countries. The company specializes in manufacturing chemical products for building, including waterproofing products, special mortars and admixtures for concrete, products for the restoration of ancient buildings, and special decorative and protective coatings for walls. In addition, MAPEI is today the world leader in the manufacturing of mortars, grouts, adhesives and complementary products for the installation of all types of floor and wall coverings.