Wacker’s new solutions will promote standardisation of construction paints

waker 14fGermany-based international chemical company Wacker has announced to introduce its sustainable construction solutions project at the Middle East Coatings Show (MECS) from 26-28 February 2019 in Dubai, aiming to promote industry standardisation of construction paints and chemicals

Wacker’s model houses, in collaboration with Dubai Central Laboratories (DCL), aim to demonstrate sustainable construction solutions for the Middle East.

Located in Dubai at the premises of DCL, this project is set to promote internationally recognised construction standards and techniques at a regional level.

Cyril Cisinski, managing director at Wacker Chemicals Middle East, said, “Our aim is to deliver sustainable building solutions to the industry and pioneer regional standardisation of these best practices.”

The model house, featuring an external insulation and finishing system (EIFS), focuses on achieving energy efficiency without air-conditioning system, thus reducing the carbon footprint.

“The results from the project indicate 50 per cent less energy consumption and 64 per cent reduction in CO2 emission through EIFS compared to the non-insulated model. Furthermore, the thin bed tile adhesive application method put to test with modified cement has proven 55 per cent less tile adhesive usage compared to the conventional thick bed method,” Wacker explained.

The interior paint, based on Wacker’s VAE technology, has a very low volatile organic compounds (VOC) content compared to conventional paints, which result in seven times lower VOC with VAE technology compared to paints based on styrene acrylic.

In addition, Wacker’s exterior silicone resin emulsion paint (SREP) technology aims to achieve excellent water repellency, dirt repellency and breathability for durable facades. According to Wacker, SREP technology further reduces maintenance costs while saving energy consumption.

Apart from showcasing its model houses solution, Wacker will also exhibit other products applicable to the region during MECS such as – 

• VINNEVA polymer binders: Enhances the properties of bitumen-based building coatings and ensures that they adhere excellently to concrete, brick and cement.

• VINNAPAS 760 ED: Acts as a binder for formulating flexible waterproofing membranes to ensure considerable tensile adhesive strength after long-term exposure to water and crack-bridging ability even at low temperatures.

• SILRES: Aims to provide heat and weathering resistance, as well as durability under extreme temperature variation in addition to long lasting corrosion protection.

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