Silicates for industrial application

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BTC Europe is BASF's European sales organization for small and medium-sized customers focused on specialty chemicals. Our silicates are used in a variety of industries for various application.

Aqueous silicate solutions for inorganic binders and additives

Detergents and cleaners are the main known applications where these aqueous silicate solutions are used.
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Liquid silicate solutions as corrosion inhibitor for metals or for water pipes

In formulations they prevent alkaline attack on sensitive glazed dishware, glass or metallic surfaces. Liquid silicate solutions are also used as corrosion inhibitor for water pipes.
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Silicates for pulp and paper

They are used in the paper and pulp industry in a variety of ways providing peroxide stabilization, ink dispersion, deflocculation (peptization) and alkalinity and buffering. One important application is the bleaching process.
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Silicates as inorganic flame retardant

Added to certain formulations they increase the heat resistance. Thus, sodium and potassium silicates are well known inorganic flame retardants used in diverse applications.
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Silicates > as binder for coatings for mineral surfaces

Main application is the production of outdoor coatings respectively exterior paints also known as silicate-paints. Further application area is the manufacturing of plasters and primers.
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Our silicate brands

Cycloquart® - Formsil® - Grossil® - Hyporan® - Nuclesil® - Portil® - Potassium Silicate - Sodium Silicate - Trasol®