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Table 1 Main characteristics of examined façade coatings

From: Value of information analysis for assessing risks and benefits of nanotechnology innovation

  Nano—TiO2 Pigment—TiO2
Application field Outdoor Outdoor
Lifetime (years) 27 20
  Composition [% weight]
TiO2, pigment-grade 13.58 16.58
Silicone defoamer 10.97 10.97
Styrene/acrylic copolymer 14.62 14.62
Calcium carbonate (filler) 31.75 31.75
Talcum (filler) 6.58 6.58
Further ingredients 5.20 5.20
Water 11.3 14.3
  1. The main characteristics of the two compared façade coatings are reported to check composition’s differences. Presented amounts are related to the percentage of weight for the different components of the paint
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