In modern External Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS), glass mesh fabric is the material of choice to provide mechanical stability against thermal shrinkage and expansion for outdoor facade insulation. In combination with the other elements of the EIFS - insulation boards, adhesion mortars and top render/plaster - the mesh forms a system that creates an insulated, water-resistant, finished surface for residential and commercial buildings that is energy efficient and allows you to meet construction energy codes. In addition, an EIFS offers the additional benefits of durability, moisture control, design flexibility and aesthetics.
Synthomer is the market-leader for EIFS mesh fabric binders and supplies a broad range of Litex S products for open mesh impregnation. From soft to stiff touch and anything in between, our products can be tailored to provide your desired feel to the finished glass fibre fabric. In addition, our products allow compliance with the ETAG 004 standard for use in certified EIFS.
- Good mechanical fixation at knot points.
- Protection against alkaline attack.
- Allow fast curing and high coat line speed
- Excellent tack control.
- Enable customisation of touch properties.
- ETAG 004 compliance.
- Allow you to meet construction energy codes
|LITEX™ ALKASHIELD 1543
||LITEX ALKASHIELDTM 1543 is an aqueous, anionic dispersion of a carboxylated self-crosslinking butadiene styrene copolymer containing a non-staining antioxidant.
|LITEX™ QUICKSHIELD 1545
||LITEX QuickShield 1545 is an aqueous emulsion of a formaldehyde free, self-crosslinking copolymer of butadiene and styrene.
|LITEX™ S 9076
||Litex S 9076 is an aqueous, anionic dispersion of a self-crosslinking butadiene styrene copolymer containing a non-staining antioxidant.
||LUBRIL™ CAT-X/VC is a fatty imidazoline derivative. It presents considerable advantage over
other types of cationic compounds for the treatment of glass. The product is supplied in the form
of an aqueous paste for ease of handling.
LUBRIL™CAT-X/VC improves adhesion of hydrocarbon type coating materials. The adhesion
problem can be rather complex, however, since the glass cloth, as supplied, is coated with a
small amount of sizing material which contains, in addition to the cationic lubricant, a small
amount of fatty, proteinaceous and carbohydrate materials.
Contact our technical specialists for a no-obligation discussion of how Synthomer’s binders can help improve your glass mesh fabric.