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Bluestar Silicones at MECS'14: to Exhibit Bluesil™ Range of Silicone Products for Building Protection

Published on 2014-03-03. Author : SpecialChem

Bluestar Silicones offers a complete range of silicone products for the most demanding building protection systems. The Bluestar Silicones Bluesil™ products provide high water-vapor permeability, extremely low water absorption and outstanding durability in coating applications.

Bluestar Silicones will present its innovative and environmentally-friendly range of silicone products for building protection at the Middle East Coating Show on booth C28 from March 10th to March 12th 2014 in Dubai.

These unique properties of Bluesil™ products make them the perfect solution for building protection:

1. Decorative paints

Bluesil™ grades are solvent free siloxane emulsions. Bluesil™ silicone co binders and additives are used to enhance the water repellency and breathability of many types of paints and renders either for new constructions or renovations. These water based efficient ingredients bring hydrophobicity and allow walls to breathe with long lasting protection, durable aesthetic effect, good washability and enhanced thermal insulation. They prevent paints to swell or scale, and enable walls to keep their initial aesthetic aspect.

2. Masonry protection

Over the years, buildings suffer physical and chemical damages caused by water penetrating into building materials. Impregnating diluted Bluesil™ silicone solutions into the materials creates a water-proof barrier while maintaining the surface's breathability and porosity. This is even done with no modification of the initial aspect of the material. Bluesil™ solutions develop high water repellency performances with outstanding resistance to weathering and high protection against efflorescence, algae, fungi.

3. Construction materials

Most of the construction materials are sensitive to water and consequently can be damaged when exposed to humidity. Bluesil™ water repellents are used to protect several type of materials used in construction industry against moisture. Mostly based on solvent free products, they bring improved insulation properties, increased global comfort in houses & buildings and energy cost savings.

Eco-friendly solutions

Bluestar Silicones is committed to continued innovation of water-based products to replace the use of solvent-based products to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Their very high vapor permeability allows the material to breathe and let water vapor escape to the outside. These unique properties of Bluesil™ products will allow significant cost and energy savings.

Sealants for construction

In addition to its Bluesil™ range of products for building protection, Bluestar Silicones will present its range of sealants solutions for construction.

The first silicone sealant was created in 1957 on the Bluestar Silicones' site in Saint-Fons (France). By improving strength, flexibility and resistance, silicones sealants protect the structural integrity of a building so it can stand the test of time. Bluestar Silicones provides formulated sealants as well as raw materials for formulation, primers and auxiliaries.

Bluestar Silicones sealants are based on acetoxy and alcoxy technologies for construction joints, glazing, sanitary… Reinforced market position.

"Siloxane paints can guarantee long lasting protection against water penetration and keep a façade looking good. Their outstanding durability allows the time between renovations to be significantly extended" says Gilles Champion Global Business Manager Specialty Fluids for Bluestar Silicones. "To guarantee the durability and beauty of coatings and surfaces over the long term, silicones provide an ideal solution that has been used and improved over the last 50 years. All our solutions can be tailor-made to meet our customers' needs. By bringing these Bluesil™ innovations to the market, we can strengthen our position on the market and contribute to CO2 emission reduction."

About Bluestar Silicones

Bluestar Silicones is one of the world's leading manufacturers of silicones. With over 60 years' solid expertise in its field, Bluestar Silicones offers a complete range of silicone products in energy, electronics, aviation, automobiles, construction, cosmetics, paramedical, molding, paper and textile coating and antifoam solutions. A subsidiary of China National Bluestar Corp, Bluestar Silicones' turnover is around €600 million. To ensure optimal service quality, Bluestar Silicones employs nearly 3,000 people throughout the world.

Source: Bluestar Silicones

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