Resins / Coatings / Adhesives

Hydrophobic Ceramic Coating develops bio-based high-performance additives for ceramic applications. Especially our hydrophobic powder solutions are effective fillers, texturizers and binders in hydrophobic ceramic formulations.

Made from 100% sustainable sources, Olea FP (Functional Powder) is available in the standard micron ranges 0-50 and 0-100. Other micron ranges are available as bespoke micro-powders upon request.

Olive Stone Powder for Hydrophobic Car Paint

The automotive industry faces numerous challenges with regard to the exterior coating of vehicles. While car paints need to withstand the elements, extreme temperatures and impact, environmental aspects can no longer be neglected by innovative manufacturers. Ceramic paints are widely used throughout the car industry, which leads R&D experts in this area to look for enhanced solutions. Olea FP are available in a hydrophobic form, i.e. as silane-coated, water-repellent dispersion powders. In hydrophobic ceramic coatings, their functions are diverse: first and foremost, they are plant-based, fully natural alternatives for conventionally used microplastics. While hydrophobic polyurethane has long been the top-choice filler, “green” replacements are essential to live up to today’s standards of sustainability.

Due to their high thermal and mechanical resistance, our Olea FP product line is a popular cold weather paint additive and sand texture paint additive. As the function of coatings in the automotive industry is to protect the underlying layer of paint, the bonding capacity of such coatings is an essential factor. Our ultra hydrophobic powder is a natural fibre additive with reactive groups that can enhance your formulation’s bonding behaviour.

Bio-Based Powder Additives for Advanced Ceramics

Besides ceramic automotive coatings, a wide range of advanced materials involve ceramic that requires powerful fillers, binders and texturizers. Just as car paints, numerous ceramic materials consist of liquid polymers that undergo a curing stage before they are coated. Here, Olea FP can be integrated into the polymer matrix in the liquid phase to reinforce the compound in such a way as to add stability and sturdiness.

If coatings are applied, they are mainly protective and/or decorative. Here, texture effects are implemented, e.g. with a non skid additive. The latter can be a coarser grade of functional powders, i.e. granular particles of variable sizes.

Especially in the medical field, ceramic manufacturers strive to develop solutions that are safe and only minimally chemical. The team’s role is to help them achieve this goal in a fast and easy way. Apart from being highly effective in multiple functions, our functional powders are absolutely natural, vegan and made in a waste-reducing process.

If you are a R&D professional or a manufacturer of ceramic materials, we would like to hear from you. We assist in any development stage, supply micro, small and large batches and support your industrial trial. ships worldwide via sea or air freight.

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