Instarmac launch online Training Academy

Workplaces have changed dramatically over the last 12-18 months with everyone rapidly adapting to the ‘new normal’. We have all had to adjust to new ways of working and learning, and with the demand for online training ever-increasing, Instarmac have spent the last few months researching and considering new approaches to training.

With this in mind, Instarmac are proud to launch their online Training Academy. Visitors to the Instarmac Training Academy will be able to continue their learning regardless of whether they are working from home, in the office, or out on site.

The Instarmac Training Academy has it all. Visitors can take part in webinars, complete CPDs, download podcasts, watch a variety of ‘how-to’ videos and access a huge library of technical and educational resources.

Prefer your training in-person? Visit to book your place at one of Instarmac’s extremely popular Academy Days, held at Instarmac’s bespoke indoor and outdoor training facilities in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Whether you are a highway contractor, tiler, flooring contractor, or an architect looking to earn CPD points, the Instarmac Training Academy has tailored training perfectly suited to you.

For further information on Instarmac’s Training Academy, to see the calendar of events, or to book your place on an upcoming event, please visit

Be the first to hear about upcoming events and the latest resources available, by following Instarmac’s Training Academy on LinkedIn and on Twitter @InstarmacTech.

CONICA further strengthens its Operations team with the appointment of a Health, Safety, Quality & Environmental Engineer.

In response to the continued growth of the UK business, CONICA Ltd, the Newark-based international sports, play and resin flooring specialist, is pleased to announce that Mark Wood has joined the business in the role of Health, Safety, Quality & Environmental (HSQE) Engineer.

This exciting new role will allow us to further build on our already well established processes, whilst creating an enhanced focus on environmental management.

Mark joins CONICA with a wealth of knowledge and a strong background in similar roles. 

CONICA welcomes Mark on board.


Sika, a global leader in the manufacture of innovative building products, is to host a live webinar to promote the launch of its Versatile thin-layer screed system – Schönox Renotex 3D.

The online presentation, which takes place at 11.00 am on Friday, 18th June, includes an in-depth look at the pioneering floor solution; an effective alternative to dry screeds for building projects where a conventional screed is unsuitable due to a building’s load-bearing capacity. With a minimum layer thickness of only 14mm, Schönox Renotex 3D is thought to offer the thinnest floating screed in the world.

Gavin White, Marketing and Product Manager at Sika said: “We’re extremely excited to be giving Schönox Renotex 3D its official launch via our webinar. It’s yet another Sika product that lives up to our reputation for innovation. The Schönox Renotex 3D system’s versatility is its strength and we believe this system is a real asset to the industry. The webinar is an opportunity for flooring professionals to learn how Schönox Renotex 3D can benefit them.”

A hybrid system, Schönox Renotex 3D comprises a patented mesh which in combination with Schönox HS 50 – a low-stress hybrid levelling compound – allows for the application of extremely thin layers of screed. Despite its slender composition, the screed creates an extremely robust substrate to receive floor finishes in commercial and industrial environments with a prevalence of foot traffic. 

Such is its strength, Schönox Renotex 3D refurbishes contaminated and damaged floors without the need to deconstruct them, resulting in a time and cost-effective application. In terms of its adaptability, Schönox Renotex 3D can be used in conjunction with underfloor heating, fire insulation and sound insulation. Suitable with most floor coverings, rapid-apply, self-stablising Sika-patented Schönox Renotex mesh is key to the system’s outstanding performance. In addition, it has low installation height and requires minimal preparation, hence it is user-friendly and long-term effective. This powerful set of properties add up the overall impact of Schönox Renotex 3D – an exceptional versatile, rapid-drying screed system for the worst possible flooring. 

Further information regarding the system and its application is available via the webinar, which will last for approximately one-hour and includes a Q&A session with Sika Floor’s expert technical team. There is also a chance to discover more about Sika’s full range of Schönox screeds, floor adhesives, primers and waterproof membranes.

Gavin White added: “Those with a vested interest in the development of products which increase the scope of a screed’s application and performance will not want to miss this webinar. We look forward to seeing you all on 18thJune.”To book a place on the webinar, or for more information visit: