Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a soft, siliceous sedimentary rock containing the fossilized skeletal remains of diatoms. Diatoms are single-celled algae found in oceans and waterways. DE is used as a mineral filler in paints, polishes, stuccos and coatings. DE is lightweight, porous, and durable with many unique properties beneficial as a filler.
DE-BRITETM is not just a filler but improves the overall performance and properties of paint. DE-BRITETM is a “natural grade” (non-calcined) diatomaceous earth from a freshwater source mined in Oregon USA.
The DE-BRITETM deposit contains a variety of fossilized Melosira Species of freshwater diatoms, with a greater number of pores per diatom, and hence greater pore volume.
DE-BRITETM is a multi-functional mineral filler that improves paint and coating performance. DE-BRITETM has a surface area that measures at 76 m2/g. Some diatomaceous earth competitive brands have a surface area as low as 30 m2/g.
DE-BRITETM diatoms are a functional additive with high porosity, increasing paint film permeability. Increased permeability allows the paint vehicle to rapidly volatize the paint to dry quickly and uniformly thus reducing peeling and blistering.
Unique particle shape
Low refractive index
Low moisture content
Low carbon footprint impact
Freeze Temperature: None
Freeze Harm: None
Shelf Life: Infinite
Environmental Hazards: None listed by the EPA or USDA