Sodium Silicate

Airedale Chemical Sodium Silicate is available in both solid and solution form and (also known as Waterglass and liquid glass) holds the formula Na2(SiO2)nO. Its primary application is in cement for producing cardboard

Available in Solid, a white to greenish opaque crystals and Solution, a clear, odourless, viscous liquid.

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Building & Constructon Building & Constructon

Adhesive – largest application is as a cement for producing cardboard

Concrete treated with a sodium silicate solution helps to significantly reduce porosity in most masonry products such as concrete, stucco, plasters.

Sodium Silicate is used to create a crackle effect in pottery, usually wheel-thrown.

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Detergent & Cleaning Detergent & Cleaning

Used in detergent auxiliaries like complex sodium disilicate and modified sodium disilicate (available from Airedale Chemical)

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Engineering Engineering

Drilling fluids – frequently used in drilling fluids to stabilise borehole wells and to avoid collapse of bore walls

Automotive repair – used currently as an exhaust system joint and crack sealer for repairing mufflers, resonators, tailpipes and other exhaust components, with and without fiberglass reinforcing tapes.

Sodium silicate solution is used to inexpensively, quickly, and permanently disable automobile engines.

Sealing of leaking water containing structures 

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Food & Beverage Food & Beverage

Used as a food preservative

Homebrewing – Sodium silicates flocculant properties are also used to clarify wine and beer by precipitating colloidal particles.

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Life Science Life Science

Water glass is a useful binder of solids, such as vermiculite and perlite.

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Metal Processing Metal Processing

Metal repair – used, along with magnesium silicate, in muffler repair and fitting paste.

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Textile Textile

Used as a fixative for hand dyeing with reactive dyes that require a high pH in order to react with the textile fibre.

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Water Treatment Water Treatment

Used as coagulant/flocculent agent in waste water treatment plants.

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