Ceramics

The PQ Ceramsil product range is engineered for use in the ceramic industry to deflocculate clay slurries. As a result clay slurries with much higher solids content can be processed which subsequently gives energy savings in the drying step. Ceramsil can be applied as such or in combination with other deflocculants to reduce dosage levels.

How It Works

When water is added to various types of clay, the water becomes oriented between the clay particles to form a strong bond. When a polyelectrolyte such as Ceramsil is introduced, ion exchange or ion adsorption occurs on the clay particle surface, creating like electrical charges between particles. This charge effect causes the particles to repel one another, thus fluidizing the system and allowing it to flow more freely.

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