WhitChem offers a wide and diverse product range which can be formulated in to a multitude of different end applications.
Some examples of these application areas, which we group together under the heading Industrial Specialties, include Liquid Filtration, Refractory Materials, Agriculture & Horticulture and Carbon & Glass Fibre Sizing.
Through our partnership with Imerys Minerals we offer a wide range of engineered mineral products derived from diatomite (also called diatomaceous earth or D.E.) and expanded perlite. In addition, through our partnership with AkzoNobel we offer colloidal silica which can be used as a functional-processing aid for removing undesirable components from liquids. Some of the key product ranges on offer include:
Imerys Filtration Minerals is a supplier of DE & Perlite, natural raw materials possessing unusually light density, chemical inertness, high surface area and intricate structure. As a result of these unusual properties, these products are used in a host of applications, including filtration for liquid/solid separation. Some of the key products on offer include:
- Celite Cynergy® is a beer stabilizing diatomite product that filters like diatomaceous earth (kieselguhr) and cold stabilizes like silica gel, yet performs better than conventional diatomaceous earth and silica gel. When utilizing Celite Cynergy® material volume decreases, resulting in reduced waste, less cleaning and more storage space, thereby increasing beer production without expanding filtration and stabilization equipment.
- CynerSorb® adsorbent filter aids reduce total powder usage, enabling longer filtration cycles that operate at higher flow rates, decreasing biodiesel loss. CynerSorb® diatomite products are highly permeable adsorbent filter aids that break down soap molecules and adsorb them along with metals and other polar impurities during biodiesel purification. CynerSorb® filter aids allow you to simplify, by replacing your water wash step or current dry wash process CynerSorb® adsorbent filter aids can be used with biodiesel made from used cooking oil (UCO), refined vegetable oil or animal fat. They are versatile as pre-treatment of feedstock material to reduce impurities, or post treatment.
Levasil® BH grades of colloidal silicas are used as flocculation agents for wine and fruit juice, normally combined with gelatine and/or bentonite. The large active surface of the silica particles flocculates with undesirable proteins, yeast particles and pectin, removing them from the liquid by forming easily separated sediment. This has the effect of improving the taste, appearance and shelf life of the beverage.
Through our partnership AkzoNobel we offer colloidal silica which can be used as a binder in the manufacturing of large, molded, high-temperature insulation parts/blocks – mainly for steel, aluminum and glass industries. Colloidal silica will also increase the strength and resistance of products to oxidation and corrosion.
Agriculture & Horticulture
Through our partnership with Imerys Minerals we offer a wide range of engineered mineral products which, for example, can be used as a carrier for liquids such as fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides. In addition, through our partnership with Levaco Chemicals we offer a wide range of additives and adjuvants for agrochemical formulations including Anionic and Non-ionic emulsifiers.
Carbon Fibre & Glass Fibre Sizing
Through our partnership with Covestro we offer a wide range of resins and hardeners under the trade name ‘Baybond’ which can be formulated to coat carbon or glass fibres.