35 years of polymer redispersible powders production and expertise
We started in 1991 to produce RDPs, operating two spray drying units based on two different technologies. This experience gained us the opportunity to build a new state-of-the-art spray drying unit with the best technologies available on the market and optimized internally to have the best performances for energy saves and material waste saves. Volatility is always lurking. Raw materials are not always available, even for the big companies. In 2006, during the crisis of Veova, with a very low availability of this monomer, we were the only producer to supply our customers with the standard amount of redispersible powders. How did we do this? We developed in a very short time three new redispersible powders based on vinyl acrylic technology, which were shortly approved by our customers. We took this challenge as a way to improve our portfolio with a completely new set of products. We started with the standard materials for tile adhesives and through the years we have seized the opportunity to provide the markets with products meeting the new challenges, from low VOC products for EC1 plus compliant polymers to highly hydrophobic powders or to very flexible products. This full range allows our customers to address their needs in the construction industry
FAR polymers′ portfolio for the construction industry include three main technologies: redispersible powders for 1-k mortars, water dispersions for 2-K admixtures and a thickener in a powdery form. FAR Polymers′ redispersible powders (Neolith) have been recognized as high quality polymers for a long time. Our extensive expertise in the manufacturing and development of polymer powders allow us to provide our customers with the best solution to their needs, bringing them definite advantages:
  • Excellent workability;
  • Improved open time;
  • Increased adhesion to both porous and non porous substrates;
  • Enhanced water resistance;
  • Abrasion resistance;
  • Long term durability
  • Our manufacturing expertise allows us to provide also the grades with a much reduced content of organic volatiles, meeting the restrictive limits of Emicode EC1 and EC1-plus for the final mortars. FAR polymers is also well known for its capability to satisfy specific needs by providing tailored solutions to our customers, from pre-formulated powders to rheological-modified polymers.
    Neolith P redispersible powders increase the adhesion strength in all the ageing conditions according to EN 12004, improve the open time and the workability of the premix admixtures. Typical applications include standard C1 and C2 tile adhesives as well as improved C2 S1 and S2 adhesives: our range also include specific grades such as high sag resistance and very low VOC grade. For standard applications, Neolith P4400 represent a milestone in the building industry, thanks to its general purpose application. Neolith P6700 is the choice for an optimization of price/quality ratio; Neolith P6400 for improving the flexibility and Neolith P6800 for increased adhesion. For high quality applications, Nolith P3000N is another milestone in the field, together with the EC1 plus version P3000G. Neolith P3800 offer high adhesion and open time for tile registration; Neolith P6000 and Neolith P7200 give the highest flexibility
    Tile grouts perform two different functions, aesthetic effect and durability. They can work as architectural complements to tiles and contribute decisively to the durability of floors and wall coverings, leveling out the unevenesses between tiles. Renders and plasters also perform both aesthetically and functionally, delivering good finish appearances and protecting against weathering agents and leaving the wall to breathe. Neolith P redispersible powders deliver the required set of properties: adhesion to the tile edges, abrasion resistance, hydrophobicity, low water uptake, flexibility, sag resistance for vertical applications, good workability. Compliance to EN 13888 can be reached with the use of our RDPs:
    Exterior insulation is the best way to save energy in houses. By applying the proper panels of insulating materials, energy costs can be reduced for more than 50%. Neolith redispersible powders play an important role in the application of insulating systems. They bring the necessary adhesion properties between the panels and the substrates and deliver flexibility and water resistance.
    Our Policril 590 series have set a new standard for this application in the 2-k admixtures. They have ever been copied but never reached till nowaydays.
    Our redispersible powders provide an optimal solution also for the 1-k premix mortars. They deliver excellent water impermeability as well as very good adhesion to different substrates. According to the final application - flexible high load RDP or non flexible lower load RDP - you can have the right choice.
    Self leveling compounds are used whenever flat and smooth floors are required. Drymix admixtures formulated with Neolith P5000 show very good flow characteristics, are durable and can be shortly put in use after application. Neolith P5000 combines both the advantages of a good wear resistance product and the flexibility to apply the mortar on large areas.
    Gypsum joint filler are used to fill the gaps between boards and to fill irregularities and holes in the walls. Neolith P 1550 and Neolith P6400 provide excellent adhesions to the substrates and to paper enhancing the workability of gypsum based compositions.
    Our Policril range of products have provided the market with the best performances in the last 15 years. Whenever the issue is to provide flexibility, water impermeability and durability, Policril 590, Policril 592, Policril 594, Policril 596 and Policril AC02 offer the best solutions. Cement compatibility is assured in almost all ratios of formulation, thus providing a large latitude for formulators. With Policril 590 and Policril 592 crack bridging is assured down to -20C temperatures. All the grades deliver very good adhesion properties to different substrates and to iron.