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A new silicone resin for water-repellent wood coatings

| By Chemical Engineering

Presented at the European Coatings Show (Nuremberg, Germany; April 21–23), the new silicone-resin emulsion Silres WH is based on a new silicone resin, and can be used as a hydrophobizing wood-impregnating agent or as an additive in wood stains. Wood impregnated with Silres WH is protected against dampness, moisture and the subsequent damage caSilres Wordcloudused by fungi and insects for an exceedingly long time. The company is also showcasing a binder from its new Primus line for high-value outdoor applications. Primis AF 1000, the line’s first product, combines organic and inorganic components, enabling the formulation of bright, highly durable exterior paints with reduced dirt pick-up. — Wacker Chemie AG, Munich, Germany