The Construction sector has been and continues to be an important market for WhitChem where we offer quality products for a variety of applications.
Some of the key suppliers and products on offer include:
Castor • Covestro • Imerys • Lanxess • Shin-Etsu • Blackburn • Levaco • Nouryon
Castor supply castor oil, castor oil derivatives and castor oil-based polyols such as Castor Polyol D-1150 and D-1145 which can be cured with isocyanates to formulate flooring products. These products achieve outstanding flow and levelling properties, water/acid resistance, good combination of both elasticity, hardness and adhesion
Covestro provide high-quality polyurethane raw materials for the formulation of extremely durable, attractive construction coatings with high performance properties. Such products are well known globally under the brand names Bayhydrol®, Bayhydur®, Desmocap®, Desmodur®, Desmophen® and Pergut® and can be used in construction coatings such as:
- Polyurethane non-solvent, solvent-borne, or waterborne, one-component (1K) or two-component (2K) formulations for industrial and concrete flooring coatings
- Moisture-cured coatings are available for projects with short completion times and high-performance expectations
- Polyaspartic high performance fast set coating systems, with good light fastness, and little to virtually no VOC content for both pigmented and clear formulations
Imerys Carbonates provide a wide range of ground calcium carbonate (GCC) products into the construction and building industries branded as PolCarb™, ImerSeal™ and ImerCarb™. Coarser grades are used in many construction applications due to low cost, whereas finer grades are used to provide value-added properties such as smoothness, high gloss appearance and impact resistance.
Imerys Kaolins high quality minerals known as Speswhite™, Polwhite™, Hexafil™, Opacilite™, Polstar™ and Metastar™are used to enhance the performance of concrete products in the construction and building industry. Kaolins are also used to extend TiO2 components in formulations.
Imerys Filtration supply DE & Perlite minerals under brand names such as OptiMat® and Europerl® for the construction sector providing outstanding insulating characteristics, fire resistance and is light weight, it is widely used as loose-fill insulation in masonry construction and as an aggregate in concrete.
Imerys Performance Additives grades of muscovite Mica® and Suzorite® are used in plasters and mortars, to improve mixing and trowelling properties and flexibility of finished products. Ideal solutions for applications requiring reinforcement, structure-borne vibration damping and where greater resistance to moisture, heat, light or chemicals is required.
Lanxess’s iron oxide and chromium oxide Bayferrox® and Colortherm® pigments are suitable for the colouration of a wide variety of products such as concrete elements and roofing tiles and are characterized by their outstanding lightfastness, weather stability and chemical resistance.
Shin-Etsu Tylose® cellulose ethers act in paints and building materials as a water retention agent, thickener, stabilizer, binder and dispersing agent. These rheology control agents are an essential component in both cement and gypsum-based building materials such as mortars, plasters and tile adhesives
Blackburn’s Dispelair® antifoams come in both powder and liquid form, suitable for use in the construction industry in flooring compounds and mortars.
Levaco’s Lucramul® ethoxylated alcohol surfactants are used in the construction industry as polyurethane water-based rheology modifiers and wetting agents.
Nouryon’s Levasil CB® grades of colloidal silica with minute particle sizes allow sealing grout to penetrate small capillary pores in concrete, ensuring surface resistance against water and other waterborne chemicals. These products provide increased early compressive strength, durability and performance of concrete, act as a densifier and increase abrasion resistance in concrete polishing, enhance anti-soiling of renders, provide superior pumpability and segregation control of cement levelling compounds.
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