Sika has launched its new Sika®-1 Pre-Bag LC Render – a one-component, multi-coat render system with a spray application to decrease installation time and reduce wastage.
Building on the success of the longstanding Sika®-1 Pre-bagged product, the new Sika®-1 Pre-Bag LC Render has been developed to service the demand for a quality render system for larger projects. The product has been formulated to be a spray-applied, offering quicker installation and less downtime in between coats, thanks to its faster initial dry time. Additionally, it offers greater adhesion to the application surface and less permeability.
"We’re excited to launch this product to the market and to get feedback from our customers. Sika®-1 Pre-Bag LC Render will mean less time on programme, speeding things up and therefore delivering savings to businesses, as well as providing them with the ability to work on larger schemes.” Our longstanding Sika®-1 Pre-bagged product will of course be readily available still, and having a combination of the two available means there is a solution for any need." Chris Mandall, National Render Manager at Sika
With sustainability a key consideration for any new product development, Sika®-1 Pre-Bag LC Render has reduced cement by 80%. Created with low cement formulation, Supplementary cementing materials (SCMs) are used within the mortar, making it a more environmentally friendly option.
"Sika®-1 Pre-Bag LC Render has been designed with a significantly reduced carbon footprint at the core of the product’s profile, coupled with superior water-resistant properties. Sustainability plays a pivotal role in Sika’s values and objectives, and we look forward to continuing to serve the construction industry with further cutting-edge innovations to meet sustainability, technical and business objectives." Panassakorn Jones, R & D Chemist at Sika
"With the introduction of Sika®-1 Pre-Bag LC Render, contractors can benefit from forward-thinking design and installation, and end users can be reassured in the ability to save on labour costs and material via reduced wastage. We’re continuously looking for ways in which we can expand our product portfolio in a manner that solves problems for our customers, and this is the latest example of the Sika innovation which we’re proud to demonstrate." Chris Mossman-Monk, Product Manager – Waterproofing at Sika