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Anti-Graffiti Coating for Smooth Surfaces
An anti-graffiti coating from WACKER protects bricks and plaster for longer. WACKER has now developed a primer that makes it possible to apply the protective coating to smooth surfaces as well. Glass, plastic, marble, metal and even artistically valuable graffiti can now be protected against unwanted vandalism.
An unpleasant odor often lingers in the room after the walls have been painted. This is caused by the volatile organic compounds in the paint. WACKER chemists have succeeded in developing a binder for paints that only emits minimal amounts of such undesirable substances. VINNAPAS® EP 3560 even meets the Scandinavian ecolabel's stringent requirements - and makes the paint disperse better than before, while preventing salts from forming white spots on the paint.
Renewed Splendor for Flooring in Budapest Train Station
Terrazzo flooring looks well - but not for long. Coffee and chewing gum render it unsightly with time. A protective coating based on a silane-modified polymer from WACKER has come to the rescue. Only one component needs to be applied – entirely without solvents. And the floor can be walked on after 48 hours. Experts have demonstrated this on several buildings around the world. Among them Budapest’s Western train station, built by Gustave Eiffel.
Graffiti and stickers are a real headache for municipalities and railway operators. WACKER has now developed the first silicone-based product that protects bridges, underpasses and utility boxes from this kind of damage for a long time to come. Tests under real-life circumstances have shown that tough times are ahead for these wannabe artists.
Preserving Wood with Silicone Resin
Wood is one of the oldest building materials known to humans – and remains very popular to this day. A coating is used to provide wood with long-term protection against weathering. With SILRES® WH, WACKER has developed a wood preservative which is perfectly suited to this role. SILRES® WH is a silicone resin which covers the surface of the wood with a flexible, elastic film. This means that no moisture can penetrate the wood, even after years of exposure to sunlight and rain.