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Sibelco acquires Viaton Industries

Global minerals provider, Sibelco, has this week announced completion of its acquisition of Viaton Industries Limited, the UK-based specialists in mineral fillers for use in chemicals and coatings.

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The Viaton deal forms part of Sibelco’s strategy for growth through the acquisition of associated businesses and supports its expansion in core markets such as coatings.  The Viaton plant will immediately become a fully integrated part of Sibelco’s UK operations. Read more>>

Barite

Composition

BaSO4

Diamelia®

Properties

  • high barium content
  • low iron content
  • very chemically inert

Applications

Glass and glazes: increases the gloss and refractive index of the glass

Metallurgy: anti-wetting agent for aluminium industry refractories and foundry coatings

 

Opalia®

Properties

  • high barium content
  • very chemically inert

Applications

Construction: X-ray-absorbing concrete, repair mortars

 

Portaryte®

Properties

  • high barium content
  • low iron content
  • very chemically inert

Applications

Glass and glazes: increases the gloss and refractive index of the glass

Metallurgy: anti-wetting agent for aluminium industry refractories and foundry coatings

For information about the paint and polymer applications visit Sibelco Specialty Minerals Europe.