New Product Announcement: Weather Resistance Additive
Specialty chemical company Evonik recently released a new additive that provides fast weather resistance for buildings and facades.
According to the company, while conventional high pigment volume concentration (PVC) exterior façade coatings can take three hours or more to dry, TEGO Guard 9000 reportedly enables rain resistance a few minutes after application due to the new “Quick-Set property” technology.
“The application of facade paints has been highly dependent on the weather, as newly applied facade coatings had traditionally long drying times, making them more vulnerable to water and dirt”, said Ellen Reuter, head of the Decorative market segment for the EMEA region.
“Evonik’s new TEGO Guard 9000 addresses this key customer pain-point by improving the stabilization of paint ingredients in facade coatings and providing almost immediate protection against weathering.”
Evonik adds that the product allows for customized addition to formulations without affecting storage stability. The additive can be used regardless of the binder, PVC and color selected.
Additionally, TEGO Guard 900 is reportedly suitable for environmentally friendly waterborne facade coatings.
“Coating formulators using TEGO Guard 9000 can offer innovative and environmentally friendly facade coatings that can be applied more flexibly and regardless of weather conditions,” added Katina Kiep, head of the Global Decorative market segment at Evonik Coating Additives.
“Due to the increasing unpredictability of extreme weather caused by climate change, and more stringent regulatory requirements, there is a growing demand for facade coatings that offer immediate weather resistance and long-lasting protection against environmental impacts.”