External thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS / EIFS)
Enhancing the performance of external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS / EIFS)
EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System), also called ETICS, is a multi-layered, non-load bearing and lightweight exterior cladding system that provides a great solution for energy-efficient and sustainable thermal insulation of exterior walls and/or cladding. Being a multi-layered system, the individual components are designed to work together by fastening to the supporting wall, providing insulation and a reinforcing layer for the external plaster. Because it prevents heat from escaping through the walls, ETICS/EIFS reduce energy costs and the consumption of fossil fuels and CO2 emissions in both new construction and renovation projects.
We produce multifunctional fillers that improve the mechanical properties and surface appearance of ETICS/EIFS as well as prevent any risks of pinholing and cracking. Coarse macro-lamellar mineral grades reduce the number of pinholes and their highly lamellar structure also acts as an anti-cracking agent. We recommend our Extra M100 grade for reducing pinholes and cracking.
Our TERNAL® range of calcium aluminates specialties binders, supplemented by our Peramin® range of functional additives, has been especially developed to meet the exacting needs of building chemistry formulators in terms of consistency and reactivity, improved productivity of the construction process and flexible color choices and improved aesthetics with color stability over time.