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BASF Introduces MV-Block Epoxy System for Fast Curing

Published on 2011-07-08. Author : SpecialChem

SHAKOPEE , MN -- The Building Systems business of BASF's Construction Chemicals Division has introduced MV-Block, a moisture mitigation and surface consolidation solution. MV-Block joins the complete line of Chemrex® Flooring Installation Systems as an enabler to improve efficiencies while lowering overall installation costs.

MV-Block has been specifically engineered for application over concrete substrates and features rapid curing to improve installation time and process throughput. MV-Block is a high-build epoxy coating that bonds aggressively to concrete while providing a superior moisture vapor block for safe flooring installations.

The high build epoxy coating can also be used as a surface consolidation coating to speed flooring projects and improve overall installation quality. MV-Block is simple to apply and will reduce labor, material and rework costs, as well as application time.

Customer benefits include:
  • Fast cure time
  • High build coating
  • Moisture mitigation for fast track projects
  • 100 percent VOC compliant for enhanced worker safety
  • 1:1 two component system
  • Accelerated application time and flooring installation
  • Reduced labor costs

About the Construction Chemicals division

BASF's Construction Chemicals division is the leading supplier of chemical systems and formulations for the construction industry. Continuous innovation and tailor-made solutions ensure its customers are more successful. Its Admixture Systems business unit specifically helps customers in the ready-mix, precast, manufactured concrete and underground construction industries. The Construction Systems unit offers a wide range of products for sports and industrial flooring, external renders and wall insulation, expansion joints, wood preservatives as well as specialist repair mortars, tile adhesives and waterproofing membranes. The division operates production sites and sales centers in more than 50 countries and achieved sales of about €2.1 billion with approximately 6,900 employees in 2010.

The Building Systems business of BASF manufactures innovative products under nine well-known brands: Sonneborn®, Thoro®, MBT Protection and Repair®, Hydrozo®, Selby®, UCRETE®, SRS Flooring, Conica and CHEMREX®. These premier products provide joint sealant, waterproofing, grout, concrete repair, water repellent, performance flooring, surface adhesives and wall coating solutions for construction and renovation projects around the globe.

BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,400 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.7 billion in 2010. BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF


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