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Mapei to hold live VOC demonstration

Dubai, April 16, 2011

Mapei, a leading producer of adhesives and chemical products for buildings, will hold live demonstrations of VOC (volatile organic compound) at a major construction event opening in Abu Dhabi tomorrow (April 17).

Mapei, which will hold the demonstrations under the theme “High-end finishing installation – low VOC”, is a Gold sponsor of CityBuild Abu Dhabi 2011, running until April 20 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Mapei will highlight its range of low VOC Leed and/or Estidama compliant high-end finishing installation products at the event.

Some of the products to be demonstrated at the event include Ultrabond P990 1K, which is a solvent-free; ready-to-use polyurethane one-component that can be used as a elastic adhesive for all types of wooden flooring and Ultrabond Eco Fix; which is an adhesive in water dispersion with permanent tack, best suited for dry-lay floor tiles.

The company will also demonstrate Ultrabond ECO V4SP, a universal adhesive in water dispersion with extended open time used for resilient flooring and Mapegum WPS, a fast drying, liquid elastic membrane used for interior waterproofing.

“We are really looking forward to our participation in this year’s edition of CityBuild Abu Dhabi, which is one of the region’s most recognized construction industry events, especially at a time when the UAE’s construction sector is anticipating steady recovery,” Laith Haboubi, business development director, Mapei.

“We are also supporting this years’ event as gold sponsor and we will be showcasing our diverse range of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for building application. One of the highlights of our participation will be our live demonstration of high end finishing installations with low VOC.”

“These types of products are very much compliant with local ‘green’ initiatives such as Masdar, Dubai Municipality Green Guidelines and importantly projects where Estidama Pearl rating is required. The event will not only allow us to create stronger ties with our existing partners and distributors but will also give us the opportunity to meet new contacts and create strategic opportunities,” Haboubi added.

A recent report from Business Monitor International, a leading business intelligence and research firm, shows that the UAE’s construction industry will average about four per cent growth annually between this year and 2020.

The report also states that the country's construction sector will be worth $19.48 billion this year - with the growth primarily driven in by Abu Dhabi and followed by transport infrastructure projects in Dubai. – TradeArabia News Service




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