Empowering Surfaces

Our work in this cluster is about empowering your surfaces to go one step further and add value. From binders used in protective coatings to a variety of amazing optical coating materials.

Surfaces that are stronger and more durable

No matter what we’re doing or where we are – we interact with, see, sense, or contact surfaces every minute of the day. Surfaces are everywhere. And we don’t just mean surfaces on the kinds of objects we use every day, but also on atoms, molecules, and particle. We’ve spent years examining and understanding surfaces.

Our mission is to empower our customers to create surfaces that do what they need them to do – and look exactly the way everyone expects them to look. Some examples: precious possessions can be protected so that they still looks wonderful after years; engines can be helped to operate in their optimal range for high efficiency.

With our materials, you can modify surfaces and add genuine value that people notice.

Protective Coatings

We help you to create or add coatings to surfaces and add special protection to important materials. This can be in the automotive industry, in architecture, or even on plants. Find out more about our binding materials and a variety of solutions that offer properties such as scratch protection, anti-corrosion functions, dirt repellency, and heat protection.

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Wetting Agents

Our high-performance fluorosurfactants enable you to create flawless coatings with improved wetting, leveling, and spreading. Explore more and learn about using our additives in your coatings.

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Optical Coating Materials

Need something that looks sensational on your materials? Try our high-performance optical coating solutions. We offer a variety of evaporation materials for producing optical coatings with superior visual impact.

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Conductive Coatings

Stay on the safe side. Our solutions for antistatic floor materials offer ideal protection from electrical discharge. Explore more and find out how we make important production areas safer for everyone.

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Heat Reflective Materials

Keeping the heat out doesn’t have to mean you kill the light. Protect plants from searing sunshine yet still let them enjoy natural light by using material surfaces containing our special heat-reflective pigments.

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Related brands

Durazane® - Makes the Difference

Binders in protective coatings make such a difference. Rely on top performance from our organic Polysilazanes, better known as Durazane®, and our inorganic Polysilazanes.

Iriotec® 7000 – Add sparkle to surfaces the right way

Our pigments for conductive coatings that not only add eye-catching color-lightness but also conduct electricity to increase material durability and performance.

Iriotec® 9000 - Let there be light and keep it cool

Our Iriotec® 9000 heat-reflecting particles help you beat the heat but still let in the right amount of light.


Patinal® stands for more than 30 years of production experience and excellence in evaporants for optical coatings. All this stems from centuries of specialist knowledge and analytical expertise.

Tivida® AS 1010 – Easy does it

The anti-scratch additive that’s easy to use, easily incorporated into formulations, and goes easy on surfaces.

Tivida® FL - A smooth performance

Our fluorosurfactants improve surface wetting, helping your coatings deliver superior spreading and enhancing leveling.


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