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The broad product line offered by ICL provides phosphate product options to assist with ceramic processing needs ranging from dispersants, to fluxes, to bonding agents, to structural fillers and opacifying agents.
Chemically bonded phosphate ceramics and refractories result from reacting an acidified phosphate or phosphoric acid and a sparsely soluble metal oxide. Unique features of this highly versatile product enable a wide array of applications, from the typical porcelain applications to more diverse applications of oil well cements, hazardous waste containment, spray-on housing materials and road repair. The functionality of phosphate salts ranges from providing bonding in finished ceramic products to acting as dispersing agents in precursor slurries.

ICL polyphosphates are used to prepare high-solids clay slurries that flow readily into molds. Along with monopotassium phosphate (MKP), they also provide bonding in the refractory mix and increase the green strength of the refractory castings. Sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP) is commonly used in this application, along with sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP), tetrasodium pyrophosphate (TSPP) or sodium acid pyrophosphate (SAPP). Phosphoric acid is an excellent bonding agent for high-alumina refractory products. The bond is formed by the reaction of acid with the alumina in the refractory aggregate, yielding an aluminum phosphate cement. Magnesia, zirconia and carbon refractories can also be bonded with phosphoric acid. Phosphate-bonded refractories are generally superior in terms of strength, load-bearing, high-temperature stability and abrasion resistance.

Other additives like LOPON® or TARGON® act as liquifiers in the wet processing of the ceramic mixes. TARGON® MP is used as matting agent in glazes, and also intensifies the color of metallic pigments.

Phosphates and phosphoric acid solutions provide a continuously strong bond over a wide temperature range in refractory applications. Aluminum compounds are used for manufacturing of refractory materials.

Specialty Cements
A wide material selection is available to support specialty phosphate cement formulations.

Specialty Glasses
The highest quality phosphates available for the manufacture of phosphate optical glass.

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Aluminum Sulfate Aluminium sulfate has many applications in paper making; specifically in acidic paper manufacturing and in mechanical printing paper production. It' is also used in Ceramics.
Gil-Resin® GIL-RESIN® line of products is a multi-component casting resin system for manufacturing porous pressure diecasting moulds.
Glass H® Glass-H is a long-chain form of sodium hexametaphosphate. It is effective as a sequestrant and dispersant in several applications, including: water treatment, detergents, clay manufacture, oil well drilling muds, refractories.
Hemipotassium Phosphate Solid acid, fertilizer, acid cleaning, rust removal, milkstone removal, bonding agent in ceramics.
Hexaphos® Hexaphos® is sodium hexametaphosphate of intermediate chain-length. It is effective as a sequestrant and dispersant in several applications, including water treatment, pigmenting and dyeing operations and film development, among others.
Lopon® 890 Dispersing agent based on sodium polyacrylate as a liquid. Provides long shelf life of paint and high abrasive resistance.
LOPON® PO Dispergent with wetting agent properties available as a solution.
Ludur® Ludur® is used in the optical industry, ceramics modeling, foundry modeling, and in contstruction.
Madrells Salt Surface treatment in powder form. Insoluble in water. Also known as IMP, abrasive ingredient.
Monopotassium Phosphate Additive to fertilizer to provide phosphorus and potassium; potable water treatment; buffer systems: specialty ceramics.
Monosodium Phosphate Used in a wide range of industrial applications, including: water conditioner, acid cleaner, metal phosphatizing, cotton sulfur dyeing, electroplating buffer, dairy cleaner and feed supplement. Stabilization and process additive for toothpastes.
Phosphoric Acid (35-85%) Phosphoric Acid (35 – 85) refers to phosphoric acid at various concentrations between 35 and 85% can be used. We offer specific grades of 35%, 36%, 50%, 70%, 75%, 80% and 85%.
Potassium Tripolyphosphate Potassium tripolyphosphate (KTPP) is a dispersant and sequestrant of very high solubility. Some of its applications inclde: pigment dispersion in latex emulsion paints and builder in liquid detergents.
Sanicast® Moulding gypsum for the medium pressure casting process in the sanitary field.
Sodaphos® Sodaphos® is sodium hexametaphosphate of a relatively short chain-length. It is used in water treatment, pigmenting and dyeing operations, film development, drilling muds and kaolin clay processing, among others.
Sodium Acid Metaphosphate Longest chain length Sodium Hexametaphosphate. Sequestration, deflocculation, infinitely soluble, corrosion inhibitor, chelation of calcium and iron.
Sodium Aluminate 53/55% Product for the production of catalysts and aluminium compounds. Formulation aid for production of colours, titaniumdioxide pigments, refractory products, enamels and cement bound masses. Setting and hardening accelerator for cement bound systems.
Sodium Hexametaphosphate Attributes: sequestration, deflocculation, infinitely soluble, corrosion inhibitor, and the chelation of calcium and iron.
Sodium Tripolyphosphate Sodium Tripolyphosphate (STPP) is a very effective sequestering and dispersing agent. It finds application in many industrial applications, including cleaning, water treatment, and many others.
TARGON® 40 Liquifier in powder form with good water solubility.
TARGON® 41 Liquifier in agglomerate form with very good water solubility.
TARGON® 42 Liquifier in powder form with good water solubility.
TARGON® 43 Highly molecular retarder for floating floor screeds; secondary retarder for gypsum plaster.
TARGON® 44 Liquifier in agglomerate form with very good water solubility.
TARGON® 890 Liquifier available as a solution.
TARGON® 94 Liquifier available as a solution.
TARGON® C30 Water-swellable thickener in powder form as a binder for glazes, etc.
TARGON® MP Matting agent.
Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate Buffering Agent, high solubility, nutrient source, corrosion & scale control.
Tricalcium Phosphate Flow control agent, anti-corrosion pigment, ceramic system filler. Functional addtive for some formulations for sensitive teeth.