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Xiasil Launches New Stone & Stainless Steel Sealer

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Xiasil Launches New Stone & Stainless Steel Sealer

Posted on 24 June 2019 by cradmin

Xiasil Incorporated launched a new product that is changing the way people seal and polish natural stone surfaces and stainless steel. The product, SimpleCoat, is made of a proprietary formula free of chemical solvents, water, petroleum distillates, BPA, parabens, phthalates, VOCs, fragrance, or dyes. It is 100 percent non-toxic and food safe. According to the company, it is easy to use and requires no curing time or special tools or techniques to apply.

“As an engineer, I’m always trying to figure out better solutions to both simple and complex problems that people face every day,” says Scott Hinton, chemical engineer and creator of SimpleCoat. “After being unhappy with traditional stone sealing and stainless steel polishing products on the market, I sought to find a better way to seal and protect the surfaces in my home.”

Because of the porous nature of stone, surface sealers are crucial for protecting natural stone materials. Unprotected stone surfaces collect dirt and grime in cracks and pores, which can harbor bacteria that can lead to irreversible staining, odor or damage.

For metal surfaces such as stainless steel, SimpleCoat reduces streaking, helps to prevent fingerprints, aids in reducing corrosion, and improves the overall shine and look of the surface. SimpleCoat’s coverage rate amounts to eight fluid ounces covering 3,000 sq. ft. of natural stone and up to 7,000 sq. ft. of stainless steel.

The development of SimpleCoat included extensive market research in the forms of a national market survey on the visual identity of the product, as well as product and user experience focus groups. The information gathered from this research helped to influence decisions about the product’s name, visual identity and marketing of SimpleCoat.

SimpleCoat is being sold exclusively on Amazon and is available for purchase now.

You may also be interested in this article about new products from Omni Cubed.

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Video: Maintaining Soapstone - Mineral Oil vs. Wax

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Video: Maintaining Soapstone – Mineral Oil vs. Wax

Posted on 28 July 2017 by cradmin

For many years, mineral oil has been the standard method for maintaining the dark, rich look of soapstone countertops. However, many companies have moved to recommending special wax formulas. This video produced by Green Mountain Soapstone, explains maintenance using both methods and discusses some of the pros and cons. Of course, the discussion centers around a proprietary wax “enhancer” compound made by the company, but there are a variety of alternate options available.

 

You may also be interested in this article about soapstone.

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Tenax Introduces Quartz Shield

Posted on 10 October 2016 by cradmin

tenax-quartz-shieldTenax introduced Quartz Shield, a new sealer for quartz and engineered stone. Quartz Shield is water based and acts as a water and oil repellent for polished, honed and brushed surfaces. According to the company Quartz Shield provides excellent stain proof power and is approved for food contact in accordance with EC Regulation 1935/2004.
The company states that the product is ready to use and requires no dilution and is easy to apply. The product is applied to a dry, clean surface using a clean cloth in a circular motion. Let Quartz Shield absorb for five minutes and then remove the excess.
You may also be interested in this article about transparent flowing stone glue by Tenax.

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FILA Offers MP90 Eco Plus Sealer

Posted on 01 August 2016 by cradmin

FILA MP90 Eco Plus SealerFILA introduced MP90 ECO PLUS Natural Look Penetrating Sealer. This water-based, solvent-free sealer is designed for use on polished or unpolished natural stone and polished porcelain tiles. MP90 Eco Plus helps to sustain the natural look of polished porcelain tile by preventing stains and making them easier to clean when they happen. The odor-free solution can be applied to surfaces with some residual moisture, which can reportedly reduce on-site application time by up to 80 percent.  The treatment is non film-forming and certified safe for food contact areas. MP90 ECO PLUS is LEED-approved and received GEV-EMICODE EC1PLUS certifications because of its low VOCs. It is suitable for use indoors and outdoors.

You may also be interested in this article about the Dimension Stone Design Manual from The Natural Stone Institute.

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Tenax Quartz Toner Approved for Food Contact in Europe

Posted on 02 May 2016 by cradmin

2016-02-Quartz TonerTenax Quartz Toner has been approved for food contact in accordance with the European rule 90/128 ECC. The toner is both a stone color enhancer and premium grade sealer. Quartz Toner is a surface treatment that can be used to enhance quartz, engineered and agglomerate stones, according to the company. This product is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and stone color will not change when exposed to sunlight. It also works for matching the edge of the stone with the surface polish, along with disguising small scratches, reports the supplier.

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Antolini Adds to its 2015 Signature Stone Collection

Posted on 13 November 2015 by cradmin

Antolini Fusion Wow

Antolini’s ‘Fusion Wow’ color

Antolini’s 2015 Signature Stone Collection now offers six new natural stone choices with A Zerobact treatment. According to the company, A Zerobact treatment prevents the growth of bacteria and mold on natural stone without altering the color or properties of the stone. The bacteriostatic treatment seeps into the stone and allows for the application of a sealer or other treatments. The six recently released signature stones are Copper Dune, Angel Jasper Brown, Black Cosmic, Fusion WOW (pictured here), Naica Quartz and Quartzite Cielo. These stones are available in a large slab format.

You may also be interested in this article on options available from Granite Transformations.

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Wood & Stone Co. Offers Stone/Surfacing Glues

Posted on 15 October 2015 by cradmin

wood and stone 2 acrylic penetrating gluesWood and Stone Company has two types of acrylic penetrating glues made for repairing and laminating granite, quartz surfacing, marble and engineered stone. The first is Wood & Stone Acrylic Penetrating Crack Sealer, which is a thin liquid designed to flow like water and made to fill cracks and reinforce stone and stone-like products. It is for very thin, hairline cracks that flowing glue has difficulty penetrating. It is  clear and cures quickly, according to the company.

The second adhesive product is Wood & Stone Acrylic Super Penetrating Glue, a low-viscosity system for bonding and filling on horizontal surfaces. While it is thinner than standard polyester flowing glues, it is not as thin as the company’s crack sealer, which allows broader usage. According to the company, it is suitable for filling larger cracks, pits and holes. Additionally, because it is clear, users can mix in ground up stone powder to assist in color matching with larger holes, chips and blowouts. And, because of its thinness, it is very suitable for laminating, as it will spread very thin to create tight seams, reports the company.

The company also makes an acrylic knife grade adhesives as well.

You may also be interested in this article on Integra Adhesives bulk adhesives.

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Laticrete to Purchase DuPont Surface Care Business Segment

Posted on 13 June 2014 by cradmin

DuPont StoneTechLaticrete and DuPont announced June 4 that they have reached a definitive agreement for Laticrete to purchase the DuPont Surface Care business. The DuPont Surface Care business includes the company’s StoneTech, Stone Care and Paver Armor Pro brands, which will be merged into the Laticrete line-up. The transaction is expected to close later this month.

“Laticrete knows the stone and tile market well and sells complementary products, and we believe the DuPont Surface Care business can best pursue its potential and most effectively meet market needs through this transaction,” said Thierry F. J. Vanlancker , president, DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts. “The DuPont Surface Care business has a strong team that will join Laticrete to continue to support these products.”

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ModaCrete Introduces Pamako Concrete Countertop Sealer

Posted on 05 March 2014 by cradmin

pamako-bottleModaCrete introduced Pamako CCS (Concrete Countertop Sealer), which was specifically designed for high performance concrete countertops. The sealer may also be used on other types of concrete as long as a high performance admixtures are used, in conjunction with common practices of concrete densification, if needed. It has not been tested for other masonry or stone type uses. According to the company, the sealer penetrates easily and deeply into the surface and remains until cured, rather than concentrating on the surface. This allows it to form a thick crust, but at the same time harden the surface sufficiently in order to resist erosion from wear and use, as well as densify the surface well enough to resist chemical attack. It also prevents penetration of moisture, while at the same time allowing moisture to escape. It also expands and contracts uniformly with the concrete so as not to cause flaking or delamination. The sealer is also reportedly non-corrosive, easy to use and apply, economical in material and labor of application and retains its performance effect indefinitely. It also delivers spot repairability, if necessary, and is UV-stable.

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Sealing Concrete Countertops Using Acrylics

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Sealing Concrete Countertops Using Acrylics

Posted on 21 November 2013 by cradmin

In this video, Tommy Cook, well known concrete countertop guru, shows his process for sealing concrete using an acrylic-based sealer. The simple process basically just uses the sealer and a micro-fiber pad.While the demonstration is being performed on a fireplace surround, the narrator makes it clear this same process is applicable for countertops.

This is the first video in a three-part series showing the sealing process with acrylics. The second video shows the process for applying an acrylic urethane wax coating over the sealer and the final part shows how to strip off the acrylic sealer should rework need to be performed.

Please drop us a line at [email protected] if you have a video or have seen a video you believe we should be sharing with the countertop industry.

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