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Dow Corning IE-6683 emulsion formulates water repellent treatments for mineral substrates
Article Type: New materials and equipment From: Pigment & Resin Technology. Volume 37, Issue 3.
Dow Corning IE-6683 water repellent emulsion produces a low-volatile organic content (VOC) hydrophobic treatment that reduces and inhibits water absorption to increase the life of a building substrate. Designed for application on mineral substrates such as brick, stone, concrete and mortar, Dow Corning IE-6683 has a small molecular structure that alleviates excess water absorption to help reduce spalling from freeze-thaw and efflorescence. Dow Corning IE-6683 is a 40 percent active silane/siloxane emulsion that can be supplied in a fully active or diluted form for water repellent products. It maintains excellent performance and stability at low active solid levels, from 5 to 10 percent, that allows for higher dilution rates.
“The Dow Corning family of water repellent treatments help to increase the overall life of the substrate and allows for stronger and more reliable building structures,” said Jennifer Kempf, Dow Corning Building Materials Protection Marketing Manager.