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Education Webinar: Understanding the Science of a Substrate

Education Webinar: Understanding the Science of a Substrate

Thursday, June 15, 2023 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (CDT)


Join us Thursday, June 15 at 11 AM CT / 12 PM ET for the education webinar, 'Understanding the Science of Substrate' presented by Jeffrey Johnson, FCIS Marketing and Business Manager, MAPEI Corporation. Registration is open! 

This webinar is offered FREE to FCICA members; $39.95 for nonmembers. 

During this presentation we will discuss chemical make up of a concrete surface and why it’s important to the commercial flooring contractor. Concrete may look and feel like stone but it is made from a complex chemical reaction. Many of those chemical compounds remain free and soluble on the surface which can cause problems such as adhesive degradation and moisture buildup. We will discuss this chemical reaction, the chemical nature of the concrete surface, how to detect potential problems and methods to correct situations that could lead to floor failures.

Presenter, Jeffrey Johnson, FCIS Business and Marketing Manager for MAPEI’s Floor Covering Installation Systems product assortment, has more than 30 years of experience in floor-covering installation product development and marketing. With practical experience in construction and as an adhesive bench chemist, Jeff has a unique perspective on the materials used in the flooring installation industry. As a bench chemist, he formulated water based and reactive type adhesives. Later, he held roles in product development and strategic marketing. In his position, he drives sales growth, product innovation and education for floor covering installation products involved with the carpet, resilient and wood flooring installation market segments.

MAPEI Corporation has supplied residential and major commercial projects with total installation solutions for tile and stone, floor-covering, decorative concrete as well as concrete restoration and admixtures for more than 80 years. With over 83 associated manufacturing plants in 36 countries and more than 10,500 employees worldwide, MAPEI is a world-leading manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for the building industry. It meets the needs of its customers with the most comprehensive offering of products for commercial, residential, industrial and infrastructure projects.

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Free for FCICA members; $39.95 for nonmembers. Pre-registration required.

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Christine Schwartzkopff
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Thursday, June 15, 2023 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (CDT)
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