Architects & Designers

Learn how chemistry contributes to durable, safe, attractive buildings

Architects and designers demand building materials that are high-performing, cost-efficient, low environmental impact, easy to install and maintain, and aesthetically pleasing. And chemical products provide a variety of attributes that enhance a building’s durability and resiliency – inside and out – while also providing cost and performance efficiencies.


Chemistry for Architects

Materials made possible by chemistry are used in making all the parts of a building – from roof tops to wall coverings and floors, to insulation inside the building envelope to countertops and surfaces.

Architects may have questions or concerns about some of the chemical materials used in building construction. Read below for answers to common questions:

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Chemistry for Interior Designers

Chemistry helps create high performing materials that help designers innovate. The products of chemistry contribute to the durability and comfort of furniture, the energy efficiency of lighting and the aesthetics of stylish décor.

Designers often have questions about the chemical materials used in furniture and other design products. Read below for answers to common questions:

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