Mikavae™ VAE RDP for EIFS & ETICS
Exterior Insulation Finishing System (EIFS), also known as External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS), is a multi-layered cladding system that provides insulation and waterproof surface for exterior walls to improve the insulation effect of buildings. EIFS is composed of a heat insulation board as the primary material made of expanded polystyrene or mineral wool. It also contains an adhesive for bonding the insulating board to the substrate. It is then covered with a cement base coat with woven glass fiber reinforcement and a textured colored finish coat. Exterior insulation is the best way to save energy in houses. By applying the proper panels of insulating materials, energy costs can be reduced by more than 50%.
Mikavae™ redispersible polymer 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. They are essential for the workability, water retention, open time and general physical properties of the ETICS (External Thermal Insulation Composite System) mortars.