As a marketing manager, Martin Schierhorn knows that paint manufacturers, first and foremost, demand additives that allow easy surface cleaning and can be additionally processed into environmentally friendly, odorless paints and, not least, are easy to apply. In numerous lab tests, it was possible to show that the dispersion not only makes it possible to formulate easy-to-clean interior wall paints, but also offers advantages for exterior paints by eliminating “snail trails.” They occur when it rains shortly after the paint has been applied to the plaster, leaching out the emulsifier. Adding the new WACKER dispersion prevents the water-soluble salts in the paint from migrating to the surface and drying.
PRIMIS® SAF can also be used as a sole binder, e.g. for marble chip plasters. The polymer envelops the small, often multicolored quartz sand grains and protects them. From a distance, such a wall looks like marble, because the eye cannot distinguish the individual chips. Here, too, the new dispersion has a decisive advantage. It remains transparent when moist – as has been demonstrated in the WACKER lab by the developers.