Construction materials manufacturer Mapei announces its family of carbon-neutral products that enable specifiers, contractors and homeowners to choose to products that are fully offset throughout their entire life cycle.
“For Mapei, our carbon-neutral status is achieved by calculating the product’s carbon footprint and 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, Mapei. “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.”
Mapei's carbon-neutral product family is just one of many of the company's sustainable offerings, which include a variety of health and environmental certifications, and is the latest offering in the company's long-ranging efforts to be good shepherds of the environment, explained Luigi Di Geso, president and CEO of Mapei.
“These products join our CUBE system and Re-Con line of cement admixtures, which reduce the carbon levels of the concrete mix itself and turn waste concrete into usable material respectively," Di Geso said.
This family of carbon-neutral products includes: 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; Mapefer1K: 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; Ultraflex LFT (white and gray): Premium, large-and-heavy tile mortar with polymer
“We know carbon neutral isn’t enough and that we need to continually examine our products and processes to further reduce our impacts," Storm added. "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.