LATICRETE Celebrates 60 Years of Building Chemistry, Launches New and Updated Product Lines

LATICRETE, a manufacturer of installation and finishing systems for the building industry, announced its 60th anniversary celebration will take place at the World of Concrete in the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 2-5.

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LATICRETE, a manufacturer of installation and finishing systems for the building industry, announced its 60th anniversary celebration will take place at the World of Concrete in the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 2-5. The theme of the celebration is “60 Years of Building Chemistry”, which recognizes the significant products and relationships the company has built over the last 60 years.

Sixty years ago, Dr. Henry M. Rothberg’s pioneering work in the field of chemical engineering revolutionized installation techniques for the setting of ceramic tile and stone by the “adhesive mortar method.” Dr. Rothberg’s research is now the basis for all modern adhesives used today for the installation of ceramic tile and stone.

In addition to celebrating its 60th anniversary, LATICRETE will provide access to newly-launched and updated product lines. Outside the convention center, SPARTACOTE coating systems experts will provide live application demonstrations at the Decorative Pavilion (booth #O40845).

“From its earliest days, LATICRETE was founded on the importance of building a chemistry of trust with its customers and partners.  Providing industry-leading technical and customer support has been a critical element of the success LATICRETE has experienced,” says Sean Boyle, Senior Director of Marketing and Product Management. “The new and updated product lines we are demonstrating at the World of Concrete show that our 60-year track record of innovation continues unabated.”

At the World of Concrete, LATICRETE is launching SPARTACOTE FLEX PURE CLINICAL PLUS, a specialty concrete coating system equipped with antimicrobial technology perfect for hospitals, veterinarian facilities, pharmaceutical facilities, research labs, clean rooms, prisons, locker rooms, restrooms and food and beverage processing areas.

This low-VOC, fast-curing, two-part polyaspartic aliphatic polyurea sealer/finish coating is designed to inhibit the growth of bacteria and viruses. Engineered to perform for the life of the floor, these hygienic coating systems prevent contamination throughout the entire system. The material is applied in a single or multiple coats by brush, roller, or squeegee at varying thicknesses to a variety of substrates. SPARTACOTE FLEX PURE CLINICAL PLUS provides optimal impact, abrasion, and chemical resistance characteristics.

“LATICRETE SPARTACOTE FLEX PURE CLINICAL PLUS exhibits over a 99 percent reduction in staph and salmonella over a 24-hour period when compared to a standard floor coating,” notes Boyle. “It is a truly phenomenal product.”

SPARTACOTE FLEX PURE CLINICAL PLUS is available in all SPARTACOTE commercial, industrial and decorative flooring systems and can be applied as a top coat within seamless, multi-build chip/quartz coating systems.

Updated for the World of Concrete, LATICRETE DRYTEK Moisture Vapor Barrier is now shipping with pigmented colors.

Designed for use in conjunction with LATICRETE SPARTACOTE, the DRYTEK Moisture Vapor Barrier Pigment Base may be mixed with SPARTACOTE Epoxy Pigment and is available in eight different colors: Black, White, Light Grey, Medium Grey, Dark Grey, Light Beige, Sand Beige, Dark Beige and Tile Red.

DRYTEK Moisture Vapor Barrier is a single-coat, 100 percent solids, liquid applied two-part epoxy coating specifically designed for controlling the moisture vapor emission rate from new or existing concrete slabs prior to installing DRYTEK underlayment, decorative toppings and most resinous coatings.

Live demonstrations of SPARTACOTE application will occur at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Tuesday February 2nd, Wednesday February 3rd, and Thursday February 4th at the outdoor Decorative Pavilion (booth #O40845). SPARTACOTE coatings systems experts will demonstrate: how to install SPARTACOTE CHIP systems; how to install SPARTACOTE QUARTZ systems; how to install SPARTACOTE METALLIC systems; and, creative uses of SPARTACOTE concrete coatings.

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