IQ Intelligent Technology StoColor Dryonic

The new Intelligent Technology paint for dry façades

The fog-basking beetle was the inspiration for the new façade paint StoColor Dryonic. Like the beetle’s shell, it has micro-textures that both repel and channel water at the same time. This innovative technology allows water resulting from rain, dew and fog to run off the façade almost instantly. Not only does it work on all conventional substrates, it is also available in a wide variety of colours.

Modelled after a beetle

It is small, black, and inconspicuous: the fog-basking beetle. The only thing that initially attracts attention is its long hind legs. And there is a good reason for those. They help it to collect water. When the fog drifts across the sand dunes in the early morning, it lowers its head and raises its rear. This allows the fog condensing in small droplets on its back to run directly into its mouth. But another element is required for this headstand trick to work so well.

A very special shell on its back

A very special shell on its back

The beetle's wings are covered in countless microscopic bumps. It is this unique surface texture that makes the fog turn into liquid so fast. An ingenious principle: while the hydrophilic tips let the water condense, the depressions in between are hydrophobic.
Sto has translated this high-performing drainage technique into a new façade paint: StoColor Dryonic.

Dry façades modelled on nature

Dry façades modelled on nature

How do you turn a paint into a façade paint with Dryonic technology? The microtexture of the surface is made up of a clever architecture of binding agent and filler material, providing extremely fast water repellency. This innovative formulation has enabled us to transfer how the principle of the fog-basking beetle operates to façade technology for the first time:
Instant draining and quick drying – for truly dry and permanently attractive façades.

Façade paints with Dryonic technology

Beautifully dry, come what may

IQ Intelligent Technology

As a technology leader in the sustainable design of living spaces tailored to human needs, Sto has been conducting intensive research in the field of bionics for many years. The result: façade paints with iQ – Intelligent Technology where the innovative surface functions provide optimised product properties. The special formulation matrix of the advanced façade coatings ensures increased durability, colour stability, protection and sustainability. It is therefore hardly surprising that StoColor Dryonic is part of iQ – Intelligent Technology, the paint generation of the future.

In addition to Dryonic, the iQ Intelligent Technology paint range also includes:

  • StoColor Lotusan – the self-cleaning paint that washes clean every time it rains
  • StoColor Photosan – innovative paint technology for cleaner air
  • StoColor X-Black – heat reflective paint for deep and intense colours on insulated façades

StoColor Dryonic

At a glance:

  • Quick-drying after rain and dew formation
  • Protection against algae and fungi growth
  • Wide variety of colours and high level of colour stability
  • Forms a tough surface that is resistant to scuffs and knocks
  • Application to all conventional construction substrates
  • Climate-neutral

Classes in accordance with EN 1062-1:

  • Water vapour diffusion: V2 (medium)
  • Water permeability: W3 (low)
  • CO2-permeability: class C1 (inhibiting)

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