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Adler's HighRes® Holz/Alu Immersion Penetrant Helps Prevent Wood Coatings from Yellowing

Published on 2012-06-12. Author : SpecialChem

ADLER is called the best bodyguard for wooden windows. Window builders, hence, demonstrate to their customers that their windows are best protected with the help of the "Protected by ADLER" stamp. The preservative for wooden / aluminium windows achieves an unforeseen level punctually at the beginning of spring: ADLER is launching a new immersion penetrant that safeguards wood from yellowing: The Aquawood Tauchimprägnierung (Immersion penetrant) HighRes® Holz/Alu (Wood/Aluminium).

Modern Living - this means plenty of light and bright rooms. This is achieved by large window surfaces that are all the more beautiful when they are more natural: bright wood, with colorless coating, with ADLER Aquawood Lärchenöl (Larch oil), Softfeel or Natureffekt (Natural decorative effect). However, it is particularly with large incidence of light that light woods become yellowish and darker. "This effect can sometimes be seen just after 2 months," says Dr. Peter Hoernes, who heads the development of window coatings at ADLER. "This is when the window frame outside is visibly darker than the inside in the rebate where there is no incidence of sunlight."

He and his development team did not want to reconcile themselves with this problem and have now got rid of it very easily - after intensive research work - with a type of sunscreen or sun cream for windows: The new immersion penetrant, Aquawood TIG HighRes® for wooden / aluminium windows protects spruce, larch and pine types of woods, primarily against yellowing. "The windows remains just as bright as on the first day for a number of year," days Dr. Hoernes. "We are able to achieve this thanks to special active substances that we add to the immersion penetrant. They stabilize the main constituent of the wood, Lignin, and thus, prevent it from reacting with UV light." In simple terms, this means: It becomes neither dark nor yellowish but remains as it is for a long period of time as the customer would like to have it: bright and naturally beautiful.

This new immersion penetrant does not change anything for the window builders as far as the processing goes. Those who would like to offer the revolutionary UV protection to their customers, continue to work with Aquawood TIG Highres® Holz/Alu (Wood / Aluminium) easily and seamlessly as with their customary ADLER immersion penetrant. And what does the HighRes® in the name of the product actually mean? "HighRes® is our seal of quality on a polymer technology developed by ADLER that stands for the best quality," explains Daniel Pesserer, Sales Manager of the ADLER window products.


ADLER is a family business, rich in tradition and based in Tyrol.

Source: Adler

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