Meeting the requirements of today’s rapidly changing building and construction industry requires the continuous development of new high-performance products. These include cellulose ethers, redispersible polymer powders and specialty additives to improve the quality and sustainability of building drymix materials.

Our product portfolio comprises three main technologies Bermocoll® EHEC and MEHEC cellulose ethers, ELOTEX® redispersible polymer powders and ELOTEX® specialty additives. They can be used as standalone additives or in combination with one another, and are a powerful toolkit for the development of drymix mortar formulations for the construction industry.


Building and Construction applications:

  • Flooring
  • Tiling
  • Grouts
  • ETICS
  • Waterproofing
  • Repair
  • Gypsum joint fillers
  • Gypsum plasters
  • Cement and lime-based renders
  • Polymer Binder Systems


Bermocoll and ELOTEX products are used as building material additives for modern dry mix mortars in construction. They improve the performance of products such as tile and building adhesives, levelling compounds, gap fillers, repair mortars, rendering, waterproofing systems and mortars for thermal insulation composite systems.

 

Bermocoll Cellulose Ethers

Bermocoll cellulose ethers are unique in the industry and are developed to impart a range of properties in drymix mortars. Depending on the end-user requirements, Bermocoll products provide:

  • Increased water retention
  • Improved consistency to make thin layer products workable
  • Controlled rheology to provide sag resistance
  • Reduced segregation of different formulation ingredients
  • Improved adhesion on porous substrates
  • Optimized air pore stability for improved workability
  • Improved adhesion to polystyrene boards


In addition to the conventional uses of Bermocoll cellulose ethers in drymix mortar formulations, our products are also recommended as rheology modifiers for ready-to-use dispersion based pasty systems.

 

ELOTEX Redispersible Polymer Powders

ELOTEX redispersible polymer powders have a decisive influence on cement, lime or gypsum-based finished drymix mortar products, as well as on cement free and mineral-binder free system. Our free-flowing redispersible polymer powders are obtained through spray-drying of optimized latex dispersions.
Our expertise in the development and production of special latex dispersions allows AkzoNobel to supply an unprecedented range of products specifically developed to bring defined improvements to a wide range of mortars:

 

  • Excellent mortar workability
  • Increased adhesion to porous and nonporous substrates
  • Reduced rigidity and improved flexibility
  • Increased abrasion resistance
  • Reduced water adsorption
  • Ensured long term durability

 

ELOTEX Specialty Additives

The ELOTEX specialty additives range comprises a number of differing technologies ranging from formulated additives such as our ELOTEX® CAST family to encapsulated silane technology used in the development of our ELOTEX® SEAL products.