Hydrophobic additive for building surface protection paints

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Author: Erich Oetzel
Date: Apr. 2013
From: Advanced Coatings & Surface Technology(Vol. 26, Issue 4)
Publisher: Frost & Sullivan
Document Type: Article
Length: 505 words
Lexile Measure: 1240L

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The construction of any residential or official building involves designing or the building as well as selection of materials of construction. One of the most important factors, which architects and civil engineers take into account, is the longevity of the surface of the building. With increasing emissions from vehicles and industrial plants, the walls of a newly constructed building are exposed to harmful chemicals and atmospheric moisture. These harmful chemicals and atmospheric moisture degrades the exposed surface quality. Many solutions exist in the market to deal with this issue, but so far the ultimate surface protection solution has not been developed. The existing surface protection solutions, such as paints degrade gradually and require periodical replenishment. This increases the overall cost associated with the maintenance of the...

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