Bamburi Cement on wednesday 30th march announced its entry into the specialized mortar sector by launch of ‘Bamburi TectorCeram SETI 300’ into the Kenyan market. The new product is in line with the company’s vision to provide innovative solutions for nation building.
The ready to-use tile adhesive is designed for placement of porous tiles including ceramic, terracotta, earthenware and natural stone tiles, Bamburi SETI 300 is a cementitious mortar product produced from carefully sourced raw materials, including chemical admixtures, Bamburi cement and sand.
According to Fidelis Sakwa, Bamburi Cement’s Head of Innovation and Technical Services, the introduction of the new product into the market is in response to consumer needs and is aligned to global construction trends in modern tiling which require more specialized tile adhesive solutions.
“Innovation is a key lever in the company’s Building for Growth strategy, and today’s milestone is a result of continuous investment in research and development coupled with paying close attention to our customer’s needs. The launch of Bamburi SETI 300 is a direct response to insights from the market with regard to shifting trends in tiling in residential houses, shopping complexes, offices, restaurants, hospitals, educational institutions, hotels, among others. The challenges experienced by builders and contractors alike, have clearly demonstrated that the right tiling adhesive will satisfy the needs of our customers,” he stated.
Kanyi Gitonga, Bamburi sales Director, said that one of the challenges in the building industry today, is the prevalence of popping out, cracking and falling of tiles. Through the support of the Holcim Group research center in France in conjunction with the Bamburi team, this has specially formulated Bamburi SETI 300 to address this. Made from largely locally available materials, SETI 300 is an excellent example of Kenyan manufactured solutions.
The new tile adhesive is suitable for interior tiling solutions such as floor and wall applications and only requires the addition of water on site. Its advanced formulation and creamy workability significantly increases the bonding strength to prevent debonding and speed up construction works.
Seddiq Hassani, Bamburi Cement’s Managing Director, said that, its a delight to tap into the growing demand for specialty mortar products such as tile adhesives. Being a champion for innovation in construction, Bamburi Cement is well positioned to develop and present yet another construction solution
to resolve challenges in the tiling sector. The diversification of the product portfolio allows for further differentiation, growth in new segments and enhanced value for the customers and stakeholders.
Bamburi SETI 300 is also part of the eco-responsible offerings as it is environmentally safe. Since it’s manufactured from inert chemicals that do not harm the environment and has been deliberately designed to minimize the amount of water used to lay tiles.
It is also economical to use and not only does it improve the adhesion strength and bonding of tiles but also enhances workability for fixing tiles resulting into aesthetically beautiful tiles. The product now available Bamburi cement distribution centers nationwide goes at ksh640 retail price.
Mr Hassani added that he is proud of this initiative because it eases the process of tiling in construction projects. Bamburi TectorCeram SETI 300 is the ultimate choice as it has a very neat and strong finish, it is environmentally and consumer friendly and significantly reduces the potential cost of repairs and wasted time.