CaLoSiL® – Structural Conservation & Consolidation of Stone
Nanolime │ Alcohols │ Conservation of Stone
CaLoSiL® is a ready to use stone consolidator, which contains calcium hydroxide nano-particles stably dispersed in different alcohols. The particle sizes range from 50 to 250 nm, which guarantees good penetration, even in materials with low porosity. Solid calcium hydroxide layers are formed after evaporation of the alcohols. These convert into calcium carbonate by reaction with atmospheric carbon dioxide.
As dispersing agent different alcohols are used (ethanol, n-propanol, iso-propanol). The content of calcium hydroxide of our products ranges from 5 g/L up to 50 g/L. The consolidatory effect of CaLoSiL® is based on the conversion of calcium hydroxide to calcium carbonate (lime stone) with atmospheric carbon dioxide. This is a similar process to the setting of lime mortar that is used for stone consolidation. With CaLoSiL® you can treat areas, in which conventional lime-based materials are not able to enter. The application of CaLoSiL® can also be combined with silicic acid esters. For that, in the first step the damaged areas are pretreated with CaLoSiL®. After evaporation of the alcohol, silicic acid esters can be applied. The formed fine calcium hydroxide particles act as adhesive, promoting the connection of the generated silicic acid gels with the subsurface. Additionally, the nanolime particles catalyze the hydrolysis of the silicic acid esters.
|CaLoSiL® E||5, 25, 50 g/L calcium hydroxide in ethanol||white||structural consolidation of stone, mortar, plaster, murals|
|CaLoSiL® IP||5, 25 g/L calcium hydroxide in iso-propanol||white|
|CaLoSiL® NP||5, 25 g/L calcium hydroxide in n-propanol||white|
|CaLoSiL® grey||5, 25 g/L calcium hydroxide in ethanol||light grey|
|CaLoSiL® paste like||100 g/L calcium hydroxide in ethanol||white||Filling of cracks, modification of lime mortar|
|CaLoSiL® micro||>120 g/L calcium hydroxide in ethanol,
1-3 µm particle size
Additional advises and tips for the application you can find in our CaLoSiL® manual.
For order requests from abroad our distributors will advise you about our products.