Mapei has been manufacturing chemical products for the construction industry since 1937, and has become a point of reference for the global market.

The company’s long, proud history has always been closely connected to its capacity for ground-breaking research and innovation. Mapei invests 5% of its annual turnover into their 18 R&D laboratories. Its Corporate Research Centre in Milan (Italy) acts as a central analysis laboratory and hub to coordinate the activities of the other 17 laboratories.

As a result of the inherent quality of its products, Mapei is the ideal partner for architects, builders, designers, contractors and clients who are operating on significant eco-sustainable projects worldwide.

For 80 years, Mapei has been producing chemical products for the construction industry. It has always been committed to working and operating with the utmost respect for ethics, health, safety and social and environmental responsibility. Its emphasis on developing innovative products means Mapei can meet its client’s requirements while at the same time, respecting the needs of the environment.

Mapei makes over 5000 products, across 16 product lines that include adhesives, sealants, special grouts, waterproofing membranes, admixtures for concrete, levelling compounds and bonding primers, to name a few. The company’s products combine with integrated systems that offer specific and advanced solutions to the building industry.

Mapei offers technical product training courses because it strongly believes they play an important role for contractors to perfect application techniques. These courses also present the latest product developments.

The Mapei Group is made up of 70 production plants in five continents, across 32 countries. It ships more than 25,000 tonnes of product each day.

MapeI Australia recently built a new manufacturing plant and premises at Wacol (QLD), further enhancing production output and maintaining sales growth. The new plant boasts a modern laboratory, product testing facilities, sales offices, warehousing and a colour-mapping facility.

The company has offices and warehouses in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide and technical sales staff based in North Queensland and Perth.

Effortless tile work

Mapei has also released a new lightweight, high performance adhesive into the market classified as C2TE S1. Ultralite S1 is a one-component, flexible, cementitious adhesive with no vertical slip. It has a long open time with an extremely high yield. Ideal for bonding thin porcelain tiles on floors and walls including external facades. For interior or exterior surfaces and available in grey and white in 13.5kg bags.