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Construction Materials Silicones for Construction Applications: Basics

Instructor-led training | Customers & Distributors


This seminar will focus on the basics of silicone chemistry for construction applications, and will cover the functionalities of silicone resins and its precursors, which are the key ingredients for making mineral substrates water repellent.


Basic knowledge of chemistry


  • Overview of silicone chemistry
  • Silanes, siloxanes and silicone resins and their reactions with mineral substrates
  • Facade protection

Seminar objectives

This course will teach customers the basics of silicones as construction chemicals, giving participants the tools they need to develop products that fit into their portfolio.

Target audience

Technical and marketing personnel working for construction chemicals companies or in the paints and coatings industry. May also be helpful to customer sales teams wishing to provide better support for sales development.

Seminar language

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Fee (includes value-added tax)

0.00 EUR

Number of participants

3 - 20


Pedro Marani

Technical Manager for Construction Silicones in South America, Pedro Marani is a Bachelor in Chemistry from University of São Paulo, Master in Polymer Chemistry from University of São Paulo and MBA in Innovation Manager from Business School Sao Paulo, with more than a decade of experience in the Construction Chemicals industry in companies such as Dow Chemical and MC-Bauchemie. Working in Wacker Brasil since 2013, his main activities are in silicone specialties for the construction and coatings industry, developing new applications and solutions for the local market.