Aliquippa, PA – ARDEX Americas, the leading developer and manufacturer of specialty building products for substrate preparation, floor covering installations and concrete repair & restoration announces the next generation of Self-Leveling Underlayments with the launch of ARDEX K 55™ MICROTEC® Premium High Flow Self-Leveling Underlayment and ARDEX K 55™ RAPID Self-Drying, High Flow Self-Leveling Underlayment.
Both ARDEX K 55 MICROTEC & ARDEX K 55 RAPID contain ARDEX MICROTEC Technology which consists of high-performance microfibers that are blended with ARDEX specialty polymer cements to improve performance and strength. The key benefit shared by products is that they can be installed at just a 1/8” thickness where all other self-leveling underlayments require a minimum of 1/4” depth. The result is double the coverage per bag!
“As we did 30 years ago by introducing the first self-leveling underlayments in the U.S., ARDEX delivers another industry changing innovation with the next generation of premium self-leveling technology” said Hendrick T. Goller, Director of Marketing for ARDEX Americas and The W.W. Henry Company. “ARDEX K 55 MICROTEC & ARDEX K 55 RAPID provides significant, real and tangible benefits on the jobsite that has a direct impact on coverage and installation time, as well as allows our customers to take self-leveling into an entirely new market segment.”
ARDEX K 55 RAPID contains ARDEX Americas Self-Drying Technology which allows for the installation of any type of floor covering in just two hours. ARDEX K 55 MICROTEC is also excellent for fast-track projects that allow for a little more time by accepting flooring installation in only 16 hours. Both products have very high-flow properties. They pour like water from the mixing bucket and are extremely easy to work into place with just a smoother.
“ARDEX is fully-committed to continuing our product innovation leadership, as well as providing unmatched comprehensive support to our valued customers,” stated Stephan Liozu, President & CEO of ARDEX Americas and The W.W. Henry Company. “After delivering 20 new products in 2009, we have opened the new year with a tidal wave introduction in ARDEX K 55 MICROTEC & ARDEX K 55 RAPID. These industry changing products will be followed by waves of new products throughout 2010 that will provide our customers with a distinct competitive advantage to capture new business and be profitable.”
ARDEX K 55™ MICROTEC® High-Flow, Self-Leveling Underlayment and ARDEX K 55™ RAPID Self-Drying, High-Flow Self-Leveling Underlayment are available through professional distributors throughout North America.