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SEI chemicals' new wood ceiling technology
Article Type: New materials and equipment From: Pigment & Resin Technology. Volume 37, Issue 3.
A novel nanotechnological wood sealing product from SEI Chemical, available in natural and tinted formulations, promises commercial and consumer users a higher degree of water repellency, faster surface dry times and long-term performance at price points comparable to generic house paint, according to the company. The product features a new water preventative technology utilizing a nanoparticulate that does not allow moisture to hold a wet edge. This allows the coating to dry up to three times faster than beading silicone-based treatments, which extends the coatings life span.
The SCS-100 Wood Deck Sealer penetrates and chemically bonds to organic and inorganic materials. It builds a durable film but the film uniquely breathes. This breakthrough in sealing technology leaves a permeable film that incorporates a nano- particulate that increases penetration, durability, bonding and longevity, the company said. This water-based, user safe and easy-to-apply sealer cleans up with soap and water. This series of sealer products is in compliance with VOC requirements under consumer products regulations in all 50 states.
A film forming, but breathable, resin offers a unique system that enables it to be applied to wet as well as dry substrates. The coatings nano-particulate penetrates the cell walls at the molecular level and chemically seals the cellulose chain. Moreover, once the sealer dries, the film will not allow moisture to bead. Water beading causes magnified UV degradation and allows enhanced contact time of environmental contaminants in rainwater. This threatens the film integrity and drastically shortens the life span of the coating. SCS-100's water sheeting properties increase surface dry times up to three times as fast as water- beading sealers. Water sheeting imparts less sealer degradation for enhanced durability and lifespan.