Industrial Specialities

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


Liquid Filtration

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


Refractory Materials

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: 



Levaco - Product Overview for Agrochemical Formulations - Adjuvants and Additives - Suspension Concentrates - Arylphenol Alkoxylates - Replacement for NPEO Based Additives

Nouryon - Refractory Industry - Beverage Industry 

Mineral Extenders:

Imerys Kaolins - AgriBind - High Purity Kaolins for Pencils

Imerys Performance Minerals - Mica

Mineral Filter Aids:

Imerys Filtration - Celite Cynergy Beer Stabilising Agent - CynerSorb Adsorbents - Edible Oils and Biodiesel Purification - Harborlite Filter Aids - Perlites    


Lanxess - Bayferrox, Colortherm and Bayoxide Pigments - New Red Pigments 

Resins, polymers and hardeners:

Covestro - Dispersions - Polyisocyanates and Prepolymers - Polyols and Aspartics


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