KIKI’S INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS .ltd. is the leading supplier and distributor of  construction chemicals in EAST AFRICA mainly  Kenya ,Uganda & Tanzania 

 we supply quality,tested and proven  construction chemicals from major manufacturers in the world. 

The construction chemicals we supply comprise of a variety of products which include flooring chemicals, sealants, admixtures, water proofing chemicals, grouts, and chemicals for maintenance and repair of structures


Construction chemicals are chemical compounds that are used in building structures. Polymers are one of the most significant type of materials and are present in the formation of almost every construction chemical. Construction chemicals are mainly used for speeding up the work in construction projects that are under development or in new projects to add strength and durability to the constructions. These chemicals are mixed in a variety of construction materials to increase productivity, increase performance, boost functionality, and to safeguard the components of a building.

Construction chemicals are widely used in the construction of residential, industrial, commercial and infrastructure projects. Residential building has the major market share for construction chemicals followed by commercial buildings. Residential building is expected to maintain its dominance in the global construction chemical market because of the increasing number of residential projects

Different Types of Construction Chemicals

Concrete curing compounds in Kenya

Concrete curing compound consists essentially of waxes, natural and synthetic resins, and solvents of high volatility at atmospheric temperatures. The compound forms a moisture retentive film shortly after being applied on a fresh concrete surface. White or gray pigments are often incorporated to provide heat reflectance, and to make the compound visible on the structure for inspection purposes. Curing compound should not be used on surfaces that are to receive additional concrete, paint, or tile which require a positive bond, unless it has been demonstrated that the membrane can be satisfactorily removed before the subsequent application is made, or that the membrane can serve satisfactorily as a base for the later application.

Waterproofing chemicals in Kenya

These chemicals can be quite useful when a structure’s waterproofing capability is to be given a boost which is especially required for structures constantly dealing with liquids. There are many varieties. Some of them are crystalline waterproofing chemicals, liquid acrylic elastomeric waterproofing compounds, polymer modified waterproofing compounds, cementitious waterproofing compounds etc. Many of these compounds form membranes on the concrete surfaces to protect them from ingress of water.

Waterproofing chemicals are mainly used to prevent water leakage in the commercial as well as residential buildings. They are applied on construction components in order to prevent water from leaking and preventing destruction of the element. They are specially applied to those structures that are frequently in contact of water.



This is done by injecting the chemicals into the cracks, or by drilling holes into the surface to insert the material. The grout is then pressure injected and it reacts with any remaining water to form a sealant. The gel or foam that results creates a water-resistant barrier in place of the former crack. This method can be applied to concrete piping, tanks, tunnels, and even foundational walls.


Vinyl ester resins are another protective coating applied to concrete surfaces as a way to prevent acid and corrosion damage. The chemical properties of the resin also create waterproof membranes that guard against moisture and water damage. In addition to being applied as a coating, vinyl ester can also be administered as mortar or slurry mixtures.


Polyurethane is a chemical membrane that’s primarily used to waterproof roofs and exposed areas. This is a very flexible system to apply but is best applied on flat surfaces and without elevating the moisture level of the concrete.


Polyurea is among one of the most resilient and flexible protective coatings. This is attributed to its molecular properties as a polymer. Polyurea is known for being water resistant, abrasion resistant, and very strong. Polyurea coatings also contain anti-bacterial properties.


The bituminous waterproofing membranes are unfolded on the site and laid firmly on surface with tar based adhesives using blowtorches. A layer of bituminous water proof membrane is laid over the structural roof which acts as a shield against the seepage of water onto the roof.

Polymer bonding agents in Kenya

Polymer Bonding Agent is an aqueous emulsion of a polymer and chemical admixtures. It is designed for use as a bonding agent with concrete and cement-based products in interior or exterior applications. Polymer Bonding Agent is also designed for use as a polymer modifier in mortars and concretes to develop increased tensile, flexural and bond strengths. The use of Polymer Bonding Agent in concrete and shotcrete also gives significant improvements in resistance to penetration by chlorides and de-icing salts.

Mould releasing agents in Kenya

Mould release agents come in handy when you have materials that are shaped and constructed in moulds. Without the releasing agent, your mould may become damaged or even break when it is time to remove it. Mould release agents come in a variety of textures with the most commonly used one being an oil type base. If you have never used a releasing agent before, it is similar to placing oil or butter in the bottom of a dish to remove your final baking product.

BULWARK MOULD RELEASE is a specially formulated, highly concentrated mould release agent for easy, stain free, assured high quality surface finish. BULWARK MOULD RELEASE is a pale liquid in highly concentrated fom1. It is a blend of high grade natural organic chemicals and mineral oils which reacts with the alkali in concrete to form a thin waterproof film to prevent adhesion of concrete over formworks and thus helps for easy and quick release, and also acting as a protection to steel and wooden formwork.

Concrete floor hardeners in Kenya

These are chemicals added in floor concrete in order to render it denser and more durable. They also usually enhance chemical resistance, impact & abrasion resistance, waterproofing capability etc. besides reducing dusting. All these are required attributes especially for industrial, commercial or factory floors. Ultimately good quality floor hardeners reduce repairs and maintenance of concrete floors drastically besides making them long lasting thus adding to cost effectiveness as well. Floor hardeners can be liquid or solid, metallic or non metallic. Metallic floor hardeners (solid) are well graded ferrous aggregates. Liquid floor hardeners are water, silicate etc. based solutions. Pigmented floor hardeners also improve the appearance of floor surfaces.

Non-shrink High Strength Grout in Kenya

Non-shrink grout is a hydraulic cement grout that, when hardened under stipulated test conditions, does not shrink, so its final volume is greater than or equal to the original installed volume. It is often used as a transfer medium between load-bearing members. It is specially formulated to provide extended working time even at high ambient temperatures when mixed and placed at any recommended consistency. Its compressive strength is often very high. Typical compressive strength values are 8,000 psi to 14,000 psi at 28 days, with 1 day strengths in excess of 3,000 psi.

Surface retarders in Kenya

Surface retarders, also called surface “deactivators,” are applied to fresh concrete to chemically delay the set of the surface mortar. Unlike concrete set retarders, they allow the rest of the concrete to cure normally, without affecting the setting rate or strength gain. Because surface retarders work their magic by stopping the hydration process down to a controlled depth, the underlying concrete will harden properly while allowing easy removal of the surface paste later. When you are ready to expose the aggregate by hosing or high-pressure washing, the depth of aggregate reveal is more uniform with minimal pop-outs.The best time to apply surface retarder is after you’ve completed all finishing operations and the bleedwater has dissipated.

Tile fixing aids in Kenya

Tile fixers and tile adhesives form the backbone of your home. A quality tile fixer connects all your tiles together, to create a beautiful canvas from individual pieces. Tile fixing products are used for floorings, bathtubs, washbasins, kitchen tops and any other area where two surfaces need to stick together.

Water repellents in Nairobi Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania

These chemicals have water repelling properties which are exploited to protect masonry and concrete alike from the ill effects of moisture or water. Some examples amongst many types of water repellent are acrylic protective coating, water based silane siloxane water repellent sealer for tiles, stone masonry etc.


These construction chemicals are readily used in all sorts of projects, be it commercial, residential, industrial etc. construction projects. Adhesives are expected to have strong bonding capacity besides good waterproofing, weatherproofing etc. qualities. These are also expected to be elastic enough to accommodate repeated expansion and contraction likely to be caused by temperature fluctuations. Adhesives make their ways to a myriad of construction works ranging from floor covering, panel fixing to tile fixing and so on. Various types of adhesives are PU based adhesives, silicone adhesives, acrylic adhesives, UV adhesives etc

Polyurethane Adhesives in kenya

Polyurethane adhesives are a thermoplastic glue or a polymer that contains replicas of organic chain units linked to urethane links. The chemical reaction between the polymers results in the creation of the adhesive. This glue can be extremely strong and resistant most forms of degradation.


Polyurethane adhesives are typically brown or clear in colour. Pigments such as green and red can be added for those using it in applications such as spraying, where it is important to make it visible on the application area.

It can be purchased as a Polyurethane Spray, for applications where fast application to a wide area is required. It is also available as a Polyurethane resin that can be applied with a brush or roller. The final application method, is with a hand held roller. This is perfect for applying an even layer of adhesive to a substrate.


Polyurethane adhesives have a very wide variety of applications. These applications can include flooring where it of often used as carpet glue, in joineries where it is a perfect wood and fabric glue. The industry uses for Polyurethane Adhesives are equally varied:

  • Construction
  • Furniture
  • Laminating
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Aerospace
  • Footwear
  • Flooring and Roofing
  • Rail
  • Cladding
  • Caravans
  • Truck Panels
  • Cold Stores


Africa is a great and huge continent with most of its countries being developing countries or the  third world countries.This gives the construction industry the potential to grow rampantly as revolution continues to take place.This has been evident in some of the rampantly growing countries e.g Kenya, Nigeria and many others where infrastracture is rising beyond its estimated levels.

KIKI’S INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS ltd, mainly covers the East African market mainly in Kenya ,Tanzania,& Uganda we supply quality,tested and proven  construction chemicals from major manufacturers in the world. The construction chemicals we supply comprise of a variety of products which include flooring chemicals, sealants, admixtures, water proofing chemicals, grouts, and chemicals for maintenance and repair of structures. At present, these products are among the vital components that goes into constructing a building or structure.










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