New Product Announcement: Carbon-Neutral Materials


Construction materials manufacturer MAPEI Corporation recently introduced a new family of carbon-neutral products.

According to the emailed release, specifiers, contractors and homeowners can use these materials to fully offset CO2 throughout their entire life cycle.

“For MAPEI, our carbon-neutral status is achieved by calculating the product’s carbon footprint an reducing it to zero through a combination of efficiency measures in-house, as well as through the acquisition of certified carbon credits in support of renewable energy and forestry protection projects,” said Brittany Storm, Sustainability Manager.

“We understand that being carbon neutral is not enough, this is just the start, we’re looking at our products and in our facilities themselves to reduce our carbon emissions.”

The new products include:

  • Keraflex Super: Premium, extra smooth, large-and-heavy-tile mortar with polymer;
  • Large Tile & Stone Mortar (white and gray): Premium, polymer-enriched, large-and-heavy-tile and thin-set mortar;
  • Light Mortar for Tile & Stone: Lightweight, polymer-enriched mortar for floors and walls (available at select retail locations in Canada only);
  • Mapecem Quickpatch: High-performance, fast-setting, cementitious material for patching concrete;
  • Mapefer 1K: Corrosion-inhibiting coating for reinforcing steel;
  • MAPEI Ultralite Mortar Zero: Premium, carbon-neutral, lightweight mortar with polymer for large and heavy tile;
  • Planitop XS: One-component, fast-setting, extended-working-time, vertical and overhead repair mortar;
  • Ultracolor Plus FA: Rapid-setting, “all-in-one” grout replacement for sanded and unsanded grouts; and
  • Ultraflex LFT (white and gray): Premium, large-and-heavy tile mortar with polymer.

“MAPEI’s carbon-neutral product family is one of many of our sustainable offerings, which include a variety of health and environmental certifications, and is the latest offering in our long-ranging efforts to be good shepherds of the environment,” explained Luigi Di Geso, President and CEO of MAPEI Corporation.

“Now, by using CO2 offsets through renewable energy and reforestation projects, the MAPEI family of carbon-neutral products offers our customers a way to make a contribution to the well-being of the environment, the planet and the future, while still providing the strength and durability for which MAPEI is so well known.”

“We know carbon neutral isn’t enough and that we need to continually examine our products and processes to further reduce our impacts. Close attention is paid to our Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), Global Warming Potentials (GWPs) and how we can further improve our impacts on the environment,” Storm explained.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Building materials; Carbon footprint; Cementitious; Coating Materials; Design - Commercial; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Environmental Controls; Good Technical Practice; Green building; Green coatings; Grout; Latin America; MAPEI; Mortars; New Product Spotlight; North America; Polymers; Z-Continents

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