Building Materials and Construction
Michelman provides both waterborne and solventborne products for the building materials industry. Wax emulsions are most commonly used to add barrier properties, while both emulsions and dispersions can be used to improve the integrity of composites.
Uniquely formulated paraffin-based emulsions help sealants maintain wood integrity through improved water resistance, shedding and beading. Paraffin wax emulsions can provide similar properties in composite materials.
Some building products, such as gypsum, use specialty paraffin blends to improve water resistance. When building materials are manufactured under heat and pressure, Michelman wax emulsions provide assured release from the forming mechanisms.
Properties That Affect Building Materials & Construction