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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>>

Colemanite

Composition

2CaO∙3B2O3∙5H2O

Portabor®

Properties

  • high boron content

Applications

Agro: ingredient of artificial fertilizers

Ceramics: makes glazes and frits suitable for production at low temperatures

Glass: to reduce the melting point without using alkalis

 

Portaflame®

Properties

  • has flame-retardant properties as a result of the endothermic decomposition and release of water vapour on heating of the mineral on the one hand and the formation of a protective layer during the oxidation process on the other
  • endothermic decomposition at > 340 ºC
  • natural product
  • has smoke suppressant properties
  • high boron content

Applications

Construction: bituminous roofing material: only as flame retardant or in combination with gibbsite