Bellucci Premium Comments on the Recent Usage of Oleic Acid, Found in Olive Oil, to Help Conserve Building Exteriors

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Following an article published by Discover Magazine, Bellucci Premium reacts to the new use of olive oil to help in the conservation of historic buildings.

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On August 22, Bellucci Premium reacts to news that components of olive oil can help buildings repel water.

According to an August 12th article published by Discover Magazine titled “Conserving Historic Buildings with Olive Oil,” oleic acid, which is a major component in olive oil, can be used as a coating to protect historic buildings from corrosion.

Many historic buildings are made of limestone, which can corrode easily when exposed to acid rain. These types of buildings are in need of structural conservation. According to the article, attempts to create a coating that would help buildings such at the York Minster cathedral in England, which is made up of limestone, have failed.

When the waterproofing properties of oleic acid were discovered, it started being used as a coating on buildings. The article says that the acid allows buildings to react to changes in temperature without being damaged. “The oleic coating is also remarkably thin, just about a nanometer thick, allowing it to conform to even the smallest cracks and imperfections in the structure.”

“It is not surprising that more uses for olive oil are being discovered,” says Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for Bellucci Premium. “As more studies on the effects and characteristics of olive oil are done, the list of its benefits is bound to increase. It is truly a superior natural product."

The discovery has sparked interest in many conservationists, according to the article. Many are considering using the oleic acid found in olive oil for the preservation of historic buildings.

Bellucci offers three different types of oil, including an organic option, with a mild peppery flavor and fruity undertones that will satisfy any palate. Bellucci Premium Toscano extra virgin olive oil uses olives that are grown on the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, and maintained by 3rd and 4th generation farmers. The third type of oil Bellucci produces is the finest 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil, grown in many different regions of Italy.

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