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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>>

Manganese Dioxide

Composition

MnO2

 

Mangalox®

Properties

  • strong colouring effect
  • available in powder and slurry forms

Applications

Ceramics: pigment for ceramic masses

Construction: pigment for concrete

Glass: pigment for purple and black glass; promotes oxidation of organic components

Metallurgy: melting agent in welding fluxes, electrode coatings and casting powders; to prevent absorption of manganese from the metal by the slag; improves the adhesion between the metal and the enamel top layer

Other: oxidising agent or raw material for chemicals such as potassium permanganate