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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>>

Calcium Silicate

Composition

Wollastonite (CaSiO3) and Cuspidine (Ca4F2Si2O7)

 

Casifos®

Properties

  • good melting properties

Applications

Metallurgy: important ingredient of casting powders

 

Casiflux®

Properties

  • alkaline
  • pH-buffering effect
  • low water absorption
  • high aspect ratio,  reinforcing (needle shaped)
  • chemically resistant

Applications

Metallurgy: main component of molding powdwers, slag former, insulates the liquid steel against cooling and oxidation

Construction: to reinforce ceiling panels and improve structural integrity after fire

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