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Elastomeric Coatings

The aesthetic aspect of beautiful facades – a very low tendency for dirt pickup and an optimum elasticity to prevent the system from cracks – is the most challenging compromise in Elastomeric Coatings. Intense climatic conditions and suboptimal construction methods lead to a loss of integrity in mineral substrates and often cause the failure of the entire coating system. The consequences:

-cracks

-loss of adhesion

-efflorescence

In the field of EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems), the installation of the panels often causes irregularities due to insufficient alignment of the substrates or the panels. Another potential drawback is the formation of micro-cracks over time, coming from an unsatisfying water vapor permeability and a lack of elasticity of the top coat. State of the art solutions can increase the performance of existing standards.

“Elastomeric Coatings remain the best solution to protect buildings. Mineral surfaces may have the tendency to crack in areas with a high variation in temperature, especially in case of buildings that do not require external insulation. Our Elastomeric Coatings form a reliable, permanent, flexible and impermeable skin around a building, covering all surface irregularities and offering a high protection to look better for longer.“ 
Luis Santos

 

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