PQ soluble silicates are vital to the production of numerous high-performance value-added silica-based chemicals in the electronic, catalyst, life science, personal care, food chemical, and automotive markets. Examples include the use of colloidal silica for silicon chip processing in computer electronics and the use of zeolite catalysts in petrochemical refining. PQ sodium silicates are used by industry to manufacture these high-value silica chemicals. PQ’s expertise is integral to producing the high-quality sodium silicates needed for these demanding applications.
Likewise, PQ's Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate heptahydrate) provides soluble magnesium for production of high value-magnesium chemicals, e.g. magnesium silicate used in food processing and enzyme co-factors used in food ingredient production.