With our ELOTEX® products we supply the ready-mixed mortar industry with high-quality redispersible polymer powders and specialty additives. ELOTEX is used in cement, lime or gypsum-based finished drymix mortar products and applications ranging from flooring, grouts over external thermal insulation composite systems to plastering and renders.

Our free-flowing ELOTEX redispersible polymer powders are obtained through spray-drying of optimized latex dispersions and they have a decisive influence on cement, lime or gypsum-based finished drymix mortar products. Our expertise in the development and production of these dispersions allows us to supply products designed to improve a wide range of mortars, allowing for: 

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


The ELOTEX specialty additives range comprises a number of different technologies ranging from formulated additives (ELOTEX® CAST) to encapsulated silane technology (ELOTEX® SEAL).

In applications ranging from flooring, grouts over external thermal insulation composite systems to plastering and renders, our customers can experience improvements from using specialty additives:

  • Improved water resistance
  • Increased hydrophobicity
  • Superior water repellency
  • Reduced efflorescence
  • Unparalleled stain resistance
  • Improved workability
  • Excellent leveling

ELOTEX building and construction applications

Application areas:

Performance advantages:

Flooring

ELOTEX® and BERMOCOLL® products support the rheology and workability of the full range of flooring formulations improving ease of on-site application and ensuring exceptionally smooth, defect-free surfaces.

Tiling

Cementitious tile adhesives formulated with ELOTEX® and BERMOCOLL® products are easy to work with, environmentally friendly, easy to apply and offer flexible, long lasting performance of tiled areas.

Grouts

Tile grouts incorporating ELOTEX® and BERMOCOLL® products, seal the gaps between tiles and compensate for any unevenness.

In addition, tile joints perform an architectural and aesthetic function with their pattern and coloring

ETICS/EIFS

The use of ELOTEX® and BERMOCOLL® products is essential for the workability, water

retention, open time and general physical properties of the ETICS (External Thermal Insulation Composite System) mortars.

Waterproofing

Highly flexible cementitious waterproofing membrane modified with ELOTEX® redispersible polymer powders are ideal for use on substrates prone to shrinkage, cracking, movements, stresses or vibrations.

Repair

Heavy traffic, climatic conditions, and pollution are all factors challenging building structures on a daily basis. Sooner or later, renovation is necessary in order to maintain structural integrity.

Gypsum joint fillers

Gypsum joint fillers are generally used between gypsum boards in combination with paper strip as reinforcement to give a strong and even surface for further processing with paint, wallpaper or finishing plaster.

Gypsum plasters

Plasters based on gypsum or combined with hydrated lime are commonly used as interior leveling plasters for walls and ceilings.

Cement and lime based renders

Cement or cement lime renders are used for exterior and wet interior applications because of their higher strength and durability.

Polymer binder systems

Cement free or low cement containing polymer plasters are used as replacements for ready-to-use pasty systems or for applications where high flexibility and scrub resistance is needed.

Speciality applications

Innovative solutions or alternative applications? Take advantage of our broad-based technology and applications know-how in the field of redispersible powders and additives.

 

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