WhitChem offers a diverse range of products which can be specifically formulated to match a multitude of speciality applications
Some examples of these application areas, which we group together under the heading Industrial Specialties include:
Agriculture & Horticulture • Carbon & Glass Fibre Sizing • Liquid Filtration • Refractory Materials
Agriculture & Horticulture
Imerys offer a wide range of engineered mineral products which, for example, can be used as a carrier for liquids such as fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.
Levaco offer a wide range of additives and adjuvants for agrochemical formulations including anionic, cationic and non-ionic Lucramul® surfactants, silicon, mineral oil based and oil/silicone free Lucrafoam® defoamers and Lucrachem® polymeric antistatic agents
Carbon Fiber & Glass Sizing
Covestro offer a wide range of resins and hardeners under the trade name Baybond® which can be formulated to coat carbon or glass fibres
Imerys Filtration offer a wide range of engineered mineral products derived from diatomite (also called diatomaceous earth or D.E.) and expanded perlite used in liquid filtration. Celite® and Harborlite® filter aids are highly versatile and used in an array of industries due to their highly unique diatomic structures and low densities. Celite Cynergy® is a beer stabilizing filter aid which performs better than conventional DE and silica gels. CynerSorb® diatomite products are alternative filter aids to bleaching earth or acid activated cellulose, that break down soap molecules other polar impurities.
Imerys Perlites such as FibraCel™ are used as a plastics process aid, reducing die-head build up and improving productionrates.
Nouryon’s Levasil® BF grades of colloidal silicas are used as flocculation agents for wine and fruit juice, normally combined with gelatine and/or bentonite. Undesirable proteins, yeast particles and pectin are removed from the liquid by forming easily separated sediment, improving the taste, appearance and shelf life of the beverage
Imerys range of Perlites are suitable for a variety of refractory applications
Lanxess offer Bayoxide C GS a chrome oxide green pigment.
Nouryon offer a wide range of colloidal silica suitable for a range of refractory applications
Specialist Technical Support
If you require more detailed information about our product range, please do not hesitate to contact our team.
For detailed product information please see the below brochures available from our principals:
Imerys Performance Minerals - Mica
Mineral Filter Aids:
Resins, polymers and hardeners: