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Construction Materials Silicones in Masonry Protection

Instructor-led training | Customers & Distributors


This seminar will explain the significance and mechanisms of silicones for the construction industry. It will also introduce applications in masonry protection, test methods and standards, and will discuss formulation guidelines and testing.


Basic knowledge of chemistry


Introduction to silicone chemistry; the significance and mode of action of silicones in the construction industry; main application fields (silicone resin emulsion paints, impregnation of mineral substrates and in-plant impregnation of construction materials); key tests and standards; a discussion on sample formulations; laboratory testing.

Seminar objectives

This two-day seminar on silicones in masonry protection provides a good mix of theoretical and practical training. The course offers interesting and diversified insight into the world of silicones and their advantages and applications for the treatment and preservation of all important building materials.

Target audience

Technical and R&D personnel (with a basic knowledge of chemistry)

Seminar language


Fee (includes value-added tax)

0.00 CNY

Number of participants

5 - 15


Mark Sha

Mark Sha is a technical manager at WACKER’s Shanghai technical center. He is in charge of technical service and support for silicone oligomers in coatings and for water-resistant products in China. Mark Sha has worked in production, R&D and technical service for coatings since 1995. He joined WACKER’s Shanghai technical center in August 2005.

John Zhu

John Zhu is a senior technical manager at the WACKER Shanghai technical center. He has been responsible for technical service and lab management for Silicone Construction Chemicals since July 2016. Before that, he had worked for several years as a Silicone Construction Chemicals sales manager at WACKER China.