High performance, polymer-modified, water-repellent, mould resistant cement-based grout with DropEffect® and Bioblock® technology for joints up to 6 mm.
High-performance, anti-efflorescence, non irritating quick-setting and drying polymer-modified mortar with water-repellent DropEffect® and mould-resistant Bioblock® technology for grouting joints from 2 to 20 mm wide.
Pure, mould-resistant, acetic, silicone sealant available in 8 colours and transparent to compliment the Mapei grout range.
Where to use
Mapesil AC is an acetic-crosslinking silicone sealant suitable for sealing glass, ceramic and anodised aluminium. After first having used a bonding enhancer, Primer FD can also be used on concrete, wood, metal, painted surfaces, plastic and rubber. Mapesil AC is used for:
Sealing expansion joints of ±25% expansion of the initial size.
Forming a perfectly elastic gasket between different elements in building, mechanical engineering, ship-building, automobile, manufacturing, etc.
Some application examples
Sealing joints in wall and floor coverings of ceramic and cement, provided they are not subject to heavy abrasion.
Sealing joints between sinks or sanitary ware and ceramic tiles in kitchens, bathrooms and showers with colours coordinated with the grouts.
Sealing expansion joints in swimming pools.
Assembling compositions of glass tiles and artistic stained glass windows.
Sealing glazing of door and window frames.
Sealing air ducts, water pipes.
Sealing portholes, windows, glazed frames.
Sealing tanks, service pipes and boilers.
Sealing materials of different thermal exposure coefficient.
Adhesive and sealant for general use.
Mapesil AC is a one-component, acetic crosslinking, solvent-free silicone sealant, available coloured or transparent. It is a thixotropic paste which is easily trowellable both horizontally and vertically. It crosslinks following exposure to atmospheric humidity at ambient temperatures, and forms an elastic product with following properties:
excellent durability. Seals remain unchanged even after many years exposure to climatic extremes, industrial pollution, sudden temperature changes and immersion in water.
Excellent bonding to glass, ceramic and anodised aluminium.
Waterproof and permeable to vapour.
Resistant to chemical agents.
Flexible down to -40°C and resistant to temperatures at +180°C.
Do not use Mapesil AC for joints in exterior between ceramic tiles and light-coloured natural stone because dirt could accumulate by the joints. Use Mapesil LM.
For sealing surfaces sensitive to acids such as lime stone, use a neutral silicone sealant (e.g. Mapesil LM).
The use of Mapesil AC is not recommended on highly plasticised material or on bituminous surfaces because of the release of substances that reduce bonding and penetrate into the sealant, altering the colour and resistance.
The resistance of Mapesil AC to chemical agents is generally excellent; however, due to the numerous products and working conditions to which Mapesil AC can be applied, it is always advisable to do a sample test in cases of doubt.
Do not use Mapesil AC to seal aquariums.
For sealing floor joints subject to heavy traffic, use a polyurethane (e.g. Mapeflex PU 45 FT) or epoxy-polyurethane (e.g. Mapeflex PU20) sealant.
All the surfaces to receive the sealant must be dry, solid and free from dust and loose particles, oils, grease, wax, old paint and rust.In order that the seal can carry out its function, provision must be made for it to elongate and compress freely. During application it is therefore necessary that:
It adheres only to the side of the walls of the joint and not to the base of the joint.
The joint is sized so that the estimated maximum extension is not greater than 25% of the initial width (calculated at +20°C).
When the width of the joint is 10 mm, the thickness must be equal to the width; for widths between 11 and 20mm the thickness must always be equal to 10mm; for widths greater than the thickness must be equal to half the width. To control the depth of the joint and to prevent Mapesil AC from adhering to the base, the bottom of the joint should be filled with a sized Mapefoam, a polyethylene cord.
Application of Primer FD
Where the use of Primer FD is necessary, it must be applied with a small brush onto the appropriate areas of the joints and left to dry for several minutes to allow the solvent to evaporate. Then apply Mapesil AC.
Mapesil AC is packed in cartridges of 310ml; to use, cut the cartridge above the end of the thread and screw on the nozzle, which should be cut at 45° to produce a hole corresponding to the size of the joint. Insert the cartridge into the gun and extrude the sealant. The surface of Mapesil AC must be finished off with a damp tool, preferably moistened with soapy water, before a superficial film has formed.
When exposed to air and humidity, Mapesil AC crosslinks and becomes elastic. The speed at which Mapesil AC crosslinks depends only slightly on temperature, but is fundamentally linked to humidity in the atmosphere.
|Colour||White, Manhattan, Cement Grey, Anthracite, Black, Jasmine, Vanilla, Beige, Tansparent|
|Time for formation of skin||10|
|Application temp.||+5°C - +50°C|
|Tools cleaning||To clean partially cross-linked Mapesil AC from tools and contaminated surfaces, common solvents may be used (e.g. ethyl acetate, petrol, toluene).
Once cross-linking is complete, silicone rubber can only be cleaned mechanically.
|Packaging||310 ml cartridges|
|Storage||24 months in a dry cool place in original cartridges.|