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Dorfner Uses DORVALIT® SHO & EasyDry Technology to Develop Water Repellent Paints & Coatings

Published on 2013-03-22. Author : SpecialChem

Dorfner has taken a different approach with its DORVALIT® SHO and EasyDry technology. Using a modification called silanization, the paint research team has succeeded in chemically bonding water-repellent molecules to the surface of additive particles. DORVALIT® SHO disperses well in the exterior paint, and like other additives and pigments it is firmly bound in the coating matrix. DORVALIT® SHO helps the coating to permanently remain water-repellent. It resists washout over long periods of time and eliminates the need for expensive silicon resin in many cases.

There is something else for architects and builders to consider. Besides the water beading effect, walls or plaster covered with coatings that contain DORVALIT® SHO are not susceptible to the usual build-up of moisture. The entire wall structure dries surprisingly quickly even after a heavy rainfall. The results with wooden elements are equally positive.

Exterior walls and other surfaces covered with coatings that contain DORVALIT® SHO remain attractive over the long term. The good water management of EasyDry technology makes these coatings less susceptible to moss, algae and fungal growth.

About Dorfner

Dorfner was originally founded in 1895. Dorfner own one of the most significant kaolin deposits in Germany, giving them access to one of nature's most versatile industrial raw materials. Dorfner produce high quality, refined industrial minerals which open up new perspectives in numerous target industries. Once these raw materials have been processed into products which boost productivity and improve working conditions, they contribute to the prosperity of entire industries.

Source: Dorfner


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