Simix Surface Solutions traces its roots back to 1997, when CEO Jeff Stanich was in Budapest on behalf of a medical device company that he co-founded. He started asking questions about the pastel-colored paint he saw on many of the public buildings. He was told it was a silica-based paint which had lasted for more than a hundred years — except where flood waters had soaked into the walls for weeks, washing the color away.
He soon learned that hundred-year-old pipes below European streets were also coated with silicates — but these pipes could withstand long-term exposure to water, because the silicate coating had been baked on.
That led him to wonder whether there was a way to create a silicate-based coating that could cure at ambient (room) temperature. He developed a potassium silicate-based formulation with nanoparticles of titanium dioxide that forces visible and microscopic water out as it cures, creating the world’s first-ever silicate-based coating to fully cure at ambient temperatures without the need for baking.
Today, Simix Surface Solutions is all about sustainable, eco-friendly cleaners and coatings that save you time and money.