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Vistamaxx™ Performance Polymer in Waterproof and Rubberized Coatings

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246666D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

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Abstract

Traditional construction techniques in Mexico as well as other parts of Latin America depend heavily on flat roofs made of concrete, as well as the rest of the structure built from poured concrete, or very porous concrete block. The standard for waterproofing these roofs has been Vinyl based emulsion compounds that do not perform well because they crack when the structure moves or cracks. Elastomeric solutions have come available on the market over the past few years that stretch more, and thus display less cracking, but the costs are prohibitive for the average homeowner. Now, we have discovered that solvent plus propylene-based polymer (e.g., VistamaxxTM polymer) provides several advantages over current products on the market, including price and ease of application.

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Vistamaxx™ Performance Polymer in Waterproof and Rubberized Coatings 

Abstract: Traditional construction techniques in Mexico as well as other parts of Latin America depend heavily on flat roofs made of concrete, as well as the rest of the structure built from poured concrete, or very porous concrete block. The standard for waterproofing these roofs has been Vinyl based emulsion compounds that do not perform well because they crack when the structure moves or cracks. Elastomeric solutions have come available on the market over the past few years that stretch more, and thus display less cracking, but the costs are prohibitive for the average homeowner. Now, we have discovered that solvent plus propylene-based polymer (e.g., VistamaxxTM polymer) provides several advantages over current products on the market, including price and ease of application.

Background:
VistamaxxTM polymer is normally processed in traditional thermoplastic conversion technologies such as injection or extrusion, but this recent discovery allows conversion of Vistamaxx into a solution using hydrocarbon solvents. The solution may then be mixed with other additives to modify the properties of the finished coating, which can be used for roofs, walls, block buildings, or non-potable water tanks among many other uses. It is also contemplated that a water-based suspension including a propylene- based polymer, such as Vistamaxx, is suitable for this application.

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