Dipl.-Ing. Mario Sommer

Head of Technical Assistance and Project Consulting

Sopro Bauchemie GmbH


Dipl.-Ing. Mario Sommer was born on 2 March 1964 in Schupbach, Germany. He started his career at Ato Findley Deutschland as Construction Consultant and Seminar Leader. In July 1999, Mr Sommer joined Sopro Bauchemie GmbH, based in Wiesbaden, Germany, as Deputy Head of Technical Assistance, where he is now the Head of Technical Assistance and Project Consulting. Since 2009, Mr Sommer has been an Authorised Officer for Sopro Bauchemie GmbH and, since 2014, also a publicly appointed and sworn expert for failures in constructions with ceramic coverings. Mr Sommer also participates in various working groups and standards committees.

Presentation Abstract

Large-format ceramic coverings – a challenge for adhesives

Ceramic coverings are now featuring ever-larger formats, whose design appeal has been discovered by clients and architects. Formats of up to 100x300 or even 160x320 cm are now being adopted for ceramic finishes.

Yet, larger formats pose a challenge for adhesives as these have to accommodate all resulting stresses while simultaneously achieving a strong bond with the sometimes very smooth, impervious rear faces of the units.

This presentation will provide details of good site practice for large-format coverings plus guidance on the performance of adhesives and building chemicals solutions.

Presentation Time

Breakout VI: Innovation in construction adhesives and sealants

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 16:30 - 17:00

FEICA Conference