Sto Corp. Introduces Sto Intelligent Technology + Design (iQ)™ (Sto iQ Technology™) Coatings Program
Atlanta, GA – (June 4, 2019) Sto Corp., the innovative world leader in full system facades, prefabrication, air barriers, coatings, and restoration solutions, has announced the introduction of its Intelligent Technology + Design (iQ)™ coatings program to the North American market. This program, also referred to as Sto iQ Technology™, offers a family of high-performance coatings that deliver improved functionality through innovatively optimized product properties – or simply put, more intelligent technology.
“With iQ Technology, our focus is on the functionality and added value our coatings bring to the building owner and long-term investor,” said Amanda Poole, Associate Product Manager for Coatings for Sto Corp. “iQ Technology combines functionality with design to offer more than the basic aesthetic features of a coating, rather, they incorporate scientific principles from nature to provide functionality that protects against environmental stimuli which degrade the performance of the coating.”
The initial introduction of the program includes three coatings, StoColor® Lotusan®, StoColor® Climasan®, and the soon to come StoColor® Dryonic®. StoColor Lotusan uses biomimicry to create an exterior coating with the super-hydrophobic properties of the Lotus Leaf. Water that hits the surface forms into droplets and flows off, taking dirt particles that have landed on the surface with it, leaving the surface clean and dry. StoColor Climasan is an indoor coating that attracts harmful substances and odorous gas molecules that are suspended in the ambient air. When exposed to a light source, a catalyst in the coating reacts, breaking down the pollutants and neutralizing the odors, resulting in clean, fresh indoor air.
StoColor Dryonic exterior coating diverts fog, rain and condensation away in a targeted manner due to its microtextured surface, ensuring a clean and dry facade which impedes growth of algae and fungi. The shell of the African fog-basking beetle, covered in countless microscopic bumps, was the inspiration for the operating principle of this new biomimetic coating.
Six factors that impact the exterior of a building include mechanical (such as hail on the outside and swelling on the inside, as well as building movement), air pollution, biological (mildew, fungal growth), water, temperature, and light (UV, visible light, infrared). Sto’s iQ Technology coatings address these key issues and help to deliver optimized coatings properties to achieve both functionality and aesthetic design.
Through iQ Technology, Sto offers high performing coatings that provide a specific function to help protect a building against external or internal stimuli and weather conditions. This generates added value through more functionality and addresses the true needs of a building, not just the standards.
For more information on iQ Technology and Sto coatings, please visit www.StoCorp.com/iq-technology or call (800) 221-2397.
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Sto is an international technology leader in the design and production of innovative building materials tailored to human needs. Our wall systems, coatings and finishes have been the choice of leading architects, engineers and contractors for 61 years, and we are the world’s largest manufacturer of exterior thermal insulation systems, with 35 subsidiaries, more than 5000 employees, and 21 factories operating around the globe.
Sto Corp., based in Atlanta, Georgia, produces a broad range of advanced cladding, air moisture barrier and coating systems that deliver energy efficiency and superior aesthetics for building construction, maintenance, and restoration. Sto Corp’s plants are ISO certified for environmental protection and quality control, and are strategically located to serve more than 200 distributor shipping locations throughout North and South America. Sto Corp. is committed to developing next-generation building solutions, and the company’s employees are advocates for technical mastery in pursuit of a sustainable built environment.
For more information, visit www.stocorp.com or call toll free (800) 221-2397. Follow Sto Corp. on Twitter @stocorp, LinkedIn at http://bit.ly/1WmhJ2d, Facebook at www.facebook.com/stocorp, Architizer http://architizer.com/brands/sto/, and the Sto blog “ARCHITRENDS.” https://blog.stocorp.com.