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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>>

Bauxite, calcined

Composition

Al2O3, calcined gibbsite and diaspore

Portalum®

Properties

  • high melting point
  • high hardness
  • high strength
  • high density
  • low porosity
  • has the same properties as synthetic corundum

Applications

Construction: to increase the compression strength of concrete

Metallurgy: covering (transport) runners for molten iron

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