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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>>

Bentonite

Composition

clay with a high montmorillonite (aluminium silicate) content, available as soda-activated calcium bentonite and as natural ‘Wyoming’ sodium bentonite

Colclay®

Properties

  • very mouldable
  • very high swelling capacity
  • high viscosity in water

Applications

Construction: ingredient of supporting liquid for diaphragm walls, drilling fluid, sand-bentonite sealing layers and cement-bentonite walls

Portaclay®

Properties

  • very mouldable
  • very high swelling capacity
  • high viscosity in water

Applications

Metallurgy: ingredient of casting powders, binder in clay-bonded moulding sand.