Building Materials and Construction


PQ silicates and silicate-based products are widely used in the building material and construction industry.  PQ's inorganic silicates show adhesive, fire-resistant, and intumescent properties of value in the manufacture of many building materials, such as wallboard, acoustic tile and fire resistant glass.
How It Works
Silicates are used in the manufacture of fire-resistant panels by binding together inert materials such as perlite, vermiculite or diatomaceous earth. The silicates add fire-resistant and intumescent properties. Calcium silicate wallboard and acoustic tiles are manufactured from liquid silicates by reacting with calcium salts. 
Applications
Thermal Insulation

Plywood Laminating

Cement Additives

Fire resistant glass 

 

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