Color enhancer for natural stone, plaster, terracotta
SIOX-5 RE40 is a water repellent protective coating and color enhancer 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 saturates the pores with a layer of amorphous silica thin, colorless, transparent, compatible with the substrate, water resistant and traspirant.
The functionalized component - hydrophobic- is arranged outwards and it prevents the absorption of water and substances by natural stone or artificial material (plasters, stucco,terracotta) . The high concentration is responsible for the wet effect and for the enhancement of the colors while the natural aspect of the material is preserved.
Natural, silicate and carbonate stones
Color enhancer and natural appearance of treated material
Brightened and protected surface
High degree of water repellency
Compatibility with silicate and carbonate substrates
Resistance to urban acid pollutants
Reversibility / possibility of re-applying
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