The Construction sector has been and continues to be an important market for WhitChem.
Some of the key suppliers and products on offer include:
Covestro offers polyurethane raw materials for the formulation of all types of extremely durable, attractive construction coatings with high chemical and abrasion resistance, long-lasting colour and gloss retention and fast cure. In addition, polyurethane industrial coatings and concrete floor coatings come in non-solvent, solvent-borne and waterborne one- (1K) and two-component (2K) formulations, providing more choice to formulators. Moisture-cured and Polyaspartic coatings are available for projects with short completion times and high-performance expectations.
Imerys Carbonates provides a wide range of mostly ground calcium carbonate (GCC) products to its building and construction customers with products closely following the housing industry. Typically, coarser grades of ground calcium carbonate (GCC) are used in many of the construction applications due to low cost. The fine particle sized grades are used to provide value-added properties to the end-user products such as smoother and higher gloss of product surface, impact resistance and extension of TiO2 components in the formulation.
Imerys Kaolins is a supplier of high quality pozzolanic minerals to the building and construction industry throughout the world. Metakaolin, with controlled and consistent pozzolanic activity can be used to enhance the performance of concrete products.
Imerys Filtration Minerals is a supplier of DE & Perlite. Because of Perlite’s outstanding insulating characteristics, fire resistance and light weight, it is widely used as loose-fill insulation in masonry construction and as an as an aggregate in concrete.
Imerys Performance Additives is a supplier of Mica. In plasters and mortars, muscovite Mica MU grades can improve mixing and trowelling properties and improve the flexibility of the finished product.
LANXESS Inorganic Pigments Group
Both Bayferrox® and Colortherm® pigments from LANXESS are suitable for the colouration of a wide variety of products. The business unit’s most important customer sector is the construction materials industry, where the pigments are widely used for concrete elements and roofing tiles. They are characterized by their outstanding lightfastness, weather stability and chemical resistance.
Levasil CB® is used across the construction industry for giving increased durability and strength in cementing operations. Additionally, colloidal silica is a valuable tool in ground consolidation, and especially in drilling operations. The minute size of colloidal silica particles allows sealing grout to penetrate the small capillary pores of concrete, ensuring the surface resists liquids like water or other waterborne chemicals.
Bozzetto Group offer a wide range of superplasticisers for concrete admixtures including Flube® naphthalene sulphonates and Supla® polycarboxylates.
S E Tylose
Tylose® rheology control agents from SE Tylose are an essential component in mortars. They are mainly responsible for water retention, consistency and adhesion.