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Lithium Silicates

Lithium Silicates

Chemical formula
Li2O.xSiO2 +H2O (x=4,20 , 4,40 or 5,80)
Formula
SILL420 / SILL440 / SILL580
Packaging options
Metal 200 Litre barrels / Plastic 200 Litre barrels / Multiboxes of 1.000 Litres / Bulk

Product registration

EINICS number CAS number
235-730-0 12627-14-4


Products

Grade Molar Ratio Dry matter (%) Density (g/cm3) MSDS
SILL420 4,20 23,50 1,20 MSDS-SILL420-E
SILL440 4,40 25,15 1,20 MSDS-SILL440-E
SIL580 5,80 19,55 1,15 MSDS-SILL580-E


Properties and advantages

Compared to potassium- and sodium silicates, lithium silicates are less soluble once they are dried.

They exhibit less desalting effects compared to potassium- and sodium silicates.

The binding and refractory properties of potassium- and sodium silicates can be improved by mixing them with lithium silicates.


Applications

  • Inorganic binder in :
    • Ceramic materials
    • Refractory materials
    • Welding wires
  • Coatings (anti-corrosive) and paints
  • Cement and concrete
    • Surface treatment
  • Developers for photography