Water-repellent protective coating for artistic glass and glazed ceramics
SIOX-5 RE36 is a water repellent protective coating based on sol-gel technology developed by the Group of Chemistry for Cultural Heritage at the University of Padua, Italy (Patent n. 0001370467 Synthesis of silica protective films by tin-catalized sol-gel process).
HOW IT WORKS
The product contains nanostructured silica gel. Once applied it forms a layer of amorphous silica thin, colorless, transparent, compatible with the substrate. The treatment is able to reduce the roughness of glass surfaces (blown glass and glazing of ceramics) resulting in an increase of the resistance to chemical and physical attack and of the natural water resistance of the material.
High degree of water repellency
High degree of transpirability
Compatibility with silicate substrates
Resistance to UV irradiation
Resistance to urban acid pollutants
Reversibility / Possibility of re-applying
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