The introduction of two new products has extended the range of applications that can now benefit from the StoColor Dryonic® family of iQ – Intelligent Technology – facade paints. StoColor Dryonic® S and StoColor Dryonic® Wood have joined the original StoColor Dryonic® G facade paint to provide a wide range of solutions that protect all types of facade finish from the effects of weathering and environmental attack.
The StoColor Dryonic® facade paint is the result of over 20 years of intensive research by Sto into the field of biomimetics, where new products and solutions are inspired by principles from the natural world. The products all feature Sto’s Dryonic® technology. This creates a facade surface which replicates that found on the body of a particular type of desert-living beetle. In the same way that this surface channels away moisture falling onto the beetle to provide drinking water, a Sto Dryonic® surface promotes fast and efficient drainage of water, allowing the surface to dry rapidly and greatly inhibiting the appearance of algae, fungus and unsightly marks.
The original StoColor Dryonic® G paint offers a highly-effective solution for the protection of facades. Compatible with virtually all conventional substrates it can be used on render, concrete, brick, metal or plastic, and creates a resilient, scuff-resistant surface. It has an innovative, water permeable and alkali-resistant formulation which provides a tough, resilient surface.
StoColor Dryonic® G also offers excellent durability and outstanding colour stability. This opens up new horizons for the creation of impressive facades which will keep their good looks well into the future, despite requiring less frequent cleaning and maintenance than facades finished with conventional products.
StoColor Dryonic® S has now been added to the Dryonic® family, and this allows even intense colours with sensitive pigments to retain their colour over time. It combines the normal Dryonic® fast-drying capabilities with SunBlock technology that protects the facade against the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays. It also enables dark or highly pigmented colours to be used on insulated facades, as it is available with Sto’s X-black technology. This keeps surface temperatures low even when the facade is exposed to solar radiation, thus protecting against thermal expansion and movement which can cause cracking and damage to the render.
Compatible with virtually any type of substrate, it has a high level of mechanical resistance, providing a long-lasting coating which retains the surface texture, and is also water vapour permeable.
Completing the expanded Dryonic® family is StoColor Dryonic® Wood, which has been specially developed to protect timber surfaces against fungal attack and discoloration, even in humid environmental conditions. It also features Sto’s SunBlock Technology which protects against aggressive UV radiation, and X-black Technology which protects the timber when surface temperatures start to rise. StoColor Dryonic® Wood has an ‘isolating’ effect on the surface which retains the texture of the timber, while protecting against harmful constituent elements.
All StoColor Dryonic® facade paints are available in a whole spectrum of colours, offering great design possibilities, while providing optimum resistance to weathering or algae and fungal attack. For further information, please visit www.sto.co.uk/bionics.