Ecologic™ Silane Description
Isobutyltriethoxysilane (Ecologic Silane) is for use as a clear, penetrating, breathable VOC-compliant surface treatment on concrete and other mineral building materials. This material can be used pure or diluted insolvent. Solvents can increase the VOC content; therefore, testing should be conducted to confirm that finished formulation remains VOC compliant in the country and state of intended use.
When applied to concrete or other mineral building surfaces, this material penetrates the substrate and chemically bonds with silica to form a permanent attachment of the water repellent molecule. Creates a deep hydrophobic layer that prevents water and waterborne contaminants from entering the substrate and causing premature deterioration. By combining low surface tension with a tailored rate of reaction, Ecologic™ Silane can move through the moisture boundary layer that lines the pore structure of the substrate. This permits the development of uniform gradient permeation — a consistent level of protection throughout the entire depth of penetration — allowing for longer treatment life, especially on wearing surfaces.
For use on cast-in-place, precast, GFRC, and high-strength concrete, to protect the reinforcing steel from corrosion due to the effects of water, deicing salts and other waterborne contaminants.
Alleviates deterioration of concrete due to alkali-silica reactivity. For use on bridge decks where fast drying is needed to minimize lane closures. For treating heavy traffic wearing surfaces or areas that receive high salt concentrations (piers, coastal buildings), to provide a high-performance, long-lasting chloride screen.
Ecologic™ Silane is a solvent-free, >99% active isobutyltrialkoxysilane. Ecologic™ Silane penetrates deeper than traditional silane and siloxane solvent- or water-carried systems. This deeper penetration gives a long-lasting, resistance against water and chloride intrusion. Ecologic™ Silane’s breathable system greatly reduces the amount of water that enters a substrate, thus promoting a “drying out” of the substrate. Reduces the deteriorating effects of water, such as alkali-silica reactivity.
By incorporating Ecologic™ Silane into your integrated design, you can earn vital Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) credits for both new and existing construction projects. Environmental Design (LEED) credits for both new and existing construction projects.
The main benefits of the product are:
- Can be diluted in common solvents
- Excellent resistance to chloride ion ingress
- 100% Moisture vapor transmission
- Mitigation of AAR & ASR deterioration
- Deep penetration into the substrate
- No change in surface appearance
- High resistance to alkali attack
- Long service life
- Excellent performance on wearing surfaces
- Quick Dry time after application (1 Hour)
- Keeps substrates cleaner
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