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Evonik Unveils Hydrophobing Agents for Architectural Coatings

Published on 2016-09-19. Author : SpecialChem

Evonik has launched two new hydrophobing agents. TEGO® Phobe 1659 and TEGO® Phobe 1409 – the new high-performance hydrophobing agents – protect high-quality façades from weather, water, and dirt.

Protecting High-quality Facades

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Evonik Unveils Hydrophobing Agents for Architectural Coatings

Features and Benefits of TEGO® Phobe 1659

  • The innovative silicone resin technology balances hardness and silicone character
  • It increases efficiency and significantly reduces dirt pick-up. 
  • The reduced silicone concentration on the surface makes extremely low dirt pick-up possible
  • Due to improved wetting characteristics and the interaction with pigments and fillers better distribution of the silicone resin is achieved
  • The required dosage of TEGO® Phobe 1659 can be reduced without impairing water resistance

Besides increasing customer expectations with regard to water resistance, regulations and consumer perceptions are changing. The possibility for the use of biocides in architectural paints is diminishing.

Features and Benefits of TEGO® Phobe 1409

  • It is an amino-functional polysiloxane 
  • Generates a water repellency effect
  • Helps in faster drying of the façade
  • Reduces susceptibility to the growth of algae and moss

The new generation of hydrophobing agents can be used without restriction in formulations that must meet the stringent requirements of various eco-labels such as Ecolabel or Blue Angel.

For many years, we have observed that painting contractors particularly value the properties of silicone-modified architectural paints. We are encouraging this increasing demand for silicone resin paints with a new generation of our commercially proven hydrophobing agents”, states Daniel Brünink, director of global marketing for decorative coatings. “The new generation of our TEGO® Phobe products enables the formulation of long-lasting architectural coatings with increased efficiency and a pronounced water-beading effect. This has been achieved without impairing our products’ well-known properties such as early rain resistance, stability, and wet abrasion resistance. Together with our proven technical service department, we have developed an innovative package which gives the formulator the possibility for differentiation in the development of architectural paints.”

About Evonik

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.  

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Source: Evonik
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