Thanks to the properties of calcium aluminates and the innovative character of the solutions it offers, Imerys Aluminates has successfully become a supplier of choice for the building chemistry industries. The TERNAL® range meets the specific needs of formulators in terms of consistency, colour and reactivity.
Reliable, easy-to-handle materials with superior performance and attention to aesthetics.
Calcium aluminates play a crucial role in the development of high-performance solutions: they act as growth drivers for the building chemistry market.
Floor preparation systems
Floor systems offer multiple advantages. They are easy and safe to apply and ensure high productivity and reliable performance. Aluminate technology enhances the most demanding properties of the following applications:
Adhesives and grouts
To achieve good adhesion between ceramic, natural stone, marble and glass tiles and a wide variety of supports (concrete slab, cement or anhydrite screed, wood, ceramic tiles, PVC).
The repair of precast concrete, waterproofing and repairs to road surfaces all need specialty mortars with high requirements in terms of performance, durability, reliability, productivity and ease of use. Four major families of application benefit particularly when calcium aluminate binders are used:
Priming and finishing walls and facades
Here again, calcium aluminate technology proves its worth in the primers for interior walls before they receive a coating and external wall protection. In the latter case, "EIFS", external insulation finishing systems, and the decoration of facades are applications in which performance in terms of aesthetics, durability and productivity are critical.
Thanks to their intrinsic properties and their ability to combine with other mineral and organic components, Kerneos calcium aluminate solutions encourage the development of innovative materials offering:
When used as pure binders (i.e. not mixed with other mineral binders), aluminous cements offer many advantages by comparison with Portland cements:
Mixed in different proportions with Portland cement, calcium sulphates and admixtures, they contribute unique properties to the most demanding building chemistry formulations, such as controlled shrinkage or rapid drying.
Thanks to aluminous cements and their ten key properties, building chemistry formulators can meet the specifications of a wide variety of high performance applications.
10 key properties of aluminate technology for building chemistry:
The TERNAL® range developed by Imerys Aluminates meets the specific needs of building chemistry formulators in terms of consistency, colour and reactivity. It offers a wide choice of characteristics and specifications guaranteed by the Quality Management System:
To obtain optimum resistance to abrasion and corrosion, the use of ALAG® aluminate aggregates is recommended.
These additives are specially developed to enhance the performance of calcium aluminate cement-rich formulations improving rheology, surface appearance (flatness, aesthetics) and durability.
With its TERNAL® range for mortar formulations, especially designed for floor priming, tiling, repairs to concrete, wall priming and finishing, augmented by the Peramin® range of powder additives, Imerys Aluminates is demonstrating its strategy of strengthening the development of calcium aluminate-based innovative solutions.
The aim is to provide formulators with specific tools to improve and control the rheology , fluidity and performance of Portland cement as well as both calcium aluminate and calcium sulphate-based dry mortars.