PQ Soluble Silicates contribute to detergents as cleaning aids, processing aids, and corrosion inhibitors. As cleaning aids, soluble silicates provide alkalinity and promote soil suspension.
BRITESIL® hydrous polysilicates and liquid silicates are all used in industrial and institutional cleaning applications. The low-ratio METSO® sodium metasilicates are extremely efficient in solubilizing oils and greases because of their high alkalinity. Available as the pentahydrate METSO PENTABEAD® 20 or anhydrous METSO BEADS® 2048, these metasilicate products are fast-dissolving and, in common with the liquid and hydrous powder silicates, inhibit corrosion of metals, protecting production equipment.
For varying alkalinity, METSO® metasilicates can also be combined with the BRITESIL® hydrous powders. Metasilicates can be used alone or formulated with other reagents to clean hard surfaces such as metals, concrete, stone, laminates, china etc.