Sika UK launches low-carbon concrete repair mortar
By Leila Steed22 July 2021
Sika UK has launched a new range of low-carbon concrete repair mortars, that it says will set a “new standard for low environmental impact concrete”.
Designed for long-term concrete repair, the company’s new MonoTop mortars use less carbon and are made from recycled materials.
The bonding binder and concrete and levelling mortars within the product range, all contain recycled waste materials.
Part of Switzerland-based Sika Group, Sika UK said, “To provide a clearer picture of how the new, sustainable MonoTop system’s performance compares to other concrete repair solutions, the amount of CO2 it saves – based on a ratio of 1 ton of CO2 per 100m2 of material – is the equivalent of an average petrol car driving for half a year.”
According to the manufacturer, the sustainable product also has “dust-reducing properties” for a less polluted working environment.
During application the MonoTop system produces up to 70% less particle emissions than other similar products.
John Baron, head of target marketing at Sika UK, said, “We are extremely excited to be launching this new system, an evolution of Sika’s trusted MonoTop brand.
“MonoTop is a key part of Sika’s long-term policy to create solutions which are as renowned for their sustainable performance as their excellent repair performance.
“We are very proud of this product. It will serve our buildings and the construction industry as a whole very well.”