Sodium Metasilicate Anhydrous is also called Sodium Silicate or Water Glass. It is a white, free-flowing, granular powder, which is used in many cleaners, detergents, and soap formulations. It is an effective coagulant in water treatment, dye fixative, binder, cement binding agent, corrosion inhibitor, and penetrating sealant.
In cleaning formulations, Sodium Metasilicate Anhydrous significantly improves detergent action and acts as an efficient emulsifying and suspension agent. It is widely used as a builder in cleaners, soaps and detergents since it effectively improves and maintains the cleaning efficiency of surfactants by inactivating water hardness.
Sodium Metasilicate Anhydrous has many applications in construction, particularly in cement and sealants. In cements and concrete, Sodium Metasilicate Anhydrous is an effective binding agent with the benefits of easy dissolution in water, low dust, and high reactivity. It is an important component of wet and dry mixes in shotcrete, which yields excellent strength of the resulting structure. It is also used in oil well cements to prevent separation of solids from the cement matrix. Sodium Metasilicate can be used as an extender and enable a higher ratio of water to cement.
In pulp and paper, Sodium Metasilicate Anhydrous is used as a sizing agent and buffer/stabilizing agent in combination with hydrogen peroxide.
Automotive applications of Sodium Metasilicate Anhydrous include the decommissioning of old engines, exhaust repair, and cooling system sealant.
Sodium Metasilicate is an important starting material for silica catalysts and zeolites. It is also used in boiler water, paint strippers, drilling fluids, fire retardants.
SODIUM METASILICATE ANHYDROUS has a high active content so it can be used in the production of highly concentrated products.
SODIUM METASILICATE ANHYDROUS is great at deflocculating inorganic materials and holding them in suspension. This ability is used in a wide range of industries, including in mining, where flotation is used to extract minerals, and deinking, where the ink dispersion is improved.
SODIUM METASILICATE is great multifunctioning ingredient in detergent. It is a strong buffering agent, so can prevent large changes in pH. It protects surfaces against corrosion, is a bleach stabiliser and prevents dirt from being redeposited.