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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>>

Lithium Minerals

Composition

petalite (LiAl[Si4O10]) or spodumene (LiAl[Si2O6]) based, both lithium aluminium silicates

 

Vitroflux®

Properties

  • lowers the viscosity of glass and glaze
  • low iron content
  • very low coefficient of expansion after firing

Applications

Ceramics: reduces porosity (in low concentrations); very low coefficient of expansion of the fragment (in high concentrations); lowers the coefficient of expansion of glazes and frits, increases gloss and dishwasher resistance; raw material for effect and crystal glazes

Glass: lowers the viscosity allowing a higher throughput; increases the gloss and dishwasher resistance; lowers the coefficient of expansion of glassware to almost zero

Metallurgy: lowers the viscosity of the slag in casting powders.