To achieve the high performance standard of modern composite systems the use of organofunctional silanes is necessary. When used in engineered stone, silanes yield a harder, non-slip material that repels water and dirt. Evonik's experts produce various specialty silanes that promote adhesion between the sand and polymer in the artificial stone.
Modern thermosets filler systems require
- Enhanced mechanical properties
- Improved filler dispersion
- Better wetting of the filler surface
- Improved hydrophobicity
- Improved UV resistance