Preview: Fix, Seal & Maintenance Solutions
Keeping Stone in Tip Top Condition
Once stone has been shaped and finished it has to be cleaned, fixed, sealed, enhanced (perhaps) and maintained. This sector of the chemicals industry develops quickly and if you want to see the latest developments it is worth investing some time at the following stands:
For the cleaning and sealing of your natural stone, Lithofin will present the impressive MN Stain Stop Eco, a ready to use impregnator which is water based and nearly odourless.
Stone Care Europe is launching and demonstrating new innovation technology in Platinum Stain Out, providing a solution to stain removing problems.
Faber – Tile & Stone Care present stone sealers and unique and innovative water-based stone impregnators, free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), to protect stones from water, stains and rising damp. As well as polishing and maintenance solutions, such as polishing powder for marbles and polishing cream for granite, to be used to increase and maintain over time the sheen of stone floors.
Dry-Treat will also be showcasing impregnating sealers including Stain-Proof Original and Dry-Treat 40SK. The deep penetrating and permanent bonding sealers create effective water and oil repellency. Intensifia, the deep colour enhancer and stain repellent will also be on display and the Hanafinn cleaning range will be exhibited featuring, Oxy-Klenza the oxygen-based cleaner. Dry-Treat will also promote Eff-Erayza a safe acid cleaner for eliminating efflorescence and other mineral deposits.
Sherwin Williams is showcasing Geocel 925, a one part, low modulus MS Polymer joint sealant, specifically formulated as a non-staining sealant for application to difficult substrates associated with modern facade construction. Along with 925, Geocel will also be exhibiting the Geocel 945, which is another one part, high modulus MS Polymer-based construction sealant and adhesive.
You might like to talk to Ardex about its Rapidry Formula and Microtec technologies. These not only allow projects to be completed in the shortest possible time and provide fixers with enhanced application benefits, but also eliminate the risks of water staining and warping in moisture-sensitive stone materials.
Or go on to the Guard Industry stand for the launch of ProtectGuard Dtox, an application which combines water-repellent, oil-repellent, anti-graffiti and pollution removing properties.
Rocan Products is promoting PureScape, an invisible care product that helps to prevent water staining on stone landscaping, while Tremco Illbruck has high-performance sealing and bonding solutions for stone.
You can also check out a wide range of tiling solutions at the show:
Whilst the Trimline Group will be representing well-known brands such as Schluter, Mapei, KeraKoll, Atrim and Dukkaboard,
And Jupiter Heating Systems will demonstrate its dry installed and environmentally friendly underfloor heating systems.
This is just a small selection of what’s available at the Stone Show. Click here to see the full exhibitor list.
And there’s plenty of free CPD opportunities at the show too to improve your knowledge of stone. Click here to choose from 30 seminars over the three days.