Yes. I am in the process of registering aac-eurohouse, tradmark over house specification and distributorship for ceramic paint.
But. It all started when I came to Australia and wanted to build HEBEL house for myself. It took a loooong time to find out that CSR is making them and when I went to buy them sales people did not understand the product. Moreover to my surprise CSR HEBEL were not the same quality as I know them from Europe. They crash easily and many of them loose shape already when delivered. This is my opinion here I am writing as a person not as an entity who is trying to promote YTONG.
Put it that way. I am going to build my house with YTONG not HEBEL. Not because it is cheaper but because YTONG is equivalent to AAC blocks I know them as they are in EUROPE. I would also do it if Ytong costs more than HEBEL from CSR.
Until one day a man who is my partner explained to me possibly why. CSR Hebel is making blocks but they are not owned by Xella. They only pay royalties to Xella. So many years ago when Germans from Xella left over the time CSR lost control over manufacturing process (It appears to me that way). In Europe you do not need wall expansion joints using YTONG or HEBEL. This is my opinion and I live it up to people to judge. Moreover CSR is pushing for HEBEL panels not blocks as HEBEL panels do not have to have mechanical properties but rather thermal. Plus I see no reason why CSR should push hard to promote blocks when eventualy that means loosing some other parts (bricks, plasterboards, frames,...) of their business.
No. Ytong Blocks are not made in Australia. It is made in German factory, made by Germans but not in Europe.
The silicon paint is not Keim. We have our own silicon paint formular that is manufactured in NZ by my partners.
Keim paints do react with plaster and concrete making surface very hard. Our silicon paint is paint that breaths, and when raining rain drops do roll over the surface cleaning walls automaticaly so the paint seems fresh over the years.
Once the specifications for aac-house is finalised and trademark (already applied for) is made and done we will invite people to join and become part of shareholders. Meaning we are more than happy to share 50% of our future company's profits with people who contribute. Obviosuly people need to believe in greatness of our ideas (trademarked house specification). How much of the 50% will be given to contributors will depend on ratio of their contribution. In case of blocks by ratio of number of blocks they buy or refer to.
You can email directly if you like to firstname.lastname@example.org
The AAC-EUROHOUSE is not not official yet. We intend to launch next year after all trademarks (currently submited and processed) are settled.
I have approached QUT university to give me figures on ceramic additive performance.