Roll out of new sealant technology
James Hardie have implemented an upgrade to the sealant used on Scyon™ Secura™ Interior flooring boards.
Product manufactured from 1 April 2016 will incorporate a new penetrating sealant developed by James Hardie which improves the performance of the product.
The sealant technology penetrates further into the board’s surface than the previous coating and as a result is less prone to damage during the installation process. It reduces water uptake in boards inadvertently left uncovered in wet weather and helps maintain the board’s water repellence. Installers may note that sheets will dry out quicker when wetted during inclement weather.
Edge colouring for Scyon™ Secura™ Interior 19mm will have a subtle change to clear fibre cement colour instead of white and the edge colour for the Scyon™ Secura™ Interior 22 mm flooring product will remain the same (dark grey).
Q. Does the new sealant technology impact downstream trades?
A. No. Extensive in‐house and third party testing has confirmed that there is no change in compatibility with applied waterproofing systems, adhesives and finishes.
Q. Are you applying the new sealant technology to Secura Exterior?
A. James Hardie has not changed the coating for Scyon™ Secura™ Exterior sheets because of the mesh applied to the back of the sheet to obtain a greater level of product performance in exterior wet area applications. To retain this mesh performance benchmark we are keeping the current sealer coating system.
Q. Can I mix the old and the new?
A. Yes. The two products are compatible. This will be a seamless change.
Q. Do I still need to apply primer before waterproofing?
A. Yes, the application of primer is still recommended by most waterproofing system manufacturers. For specific information on warranted waterproofed systems, contact waterproofing manufacturers.
Q. Will the sheets still be labelled on both sides to identify suitable finishing options? eg Tile or carpet/vinyl.
A. Yes, installers will still need to note which side is for tilling and which is for carpet/vinyl because of the gap in the tongue and groove joint designed to allow for the sealing of the joint with sealant prior to waterproofing and /or tiling.
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