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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>>

Wollastonite (calcium silicate)

Composition

CaSiO3

 

Information

The Casiflux range is produced from both needle-shaped and block-shaped types of wollastonite

 

Casiflux®

Properties

  • alkaline
  • pH buffering effect
  • low water absorption
  • needle-shaped (reinforcing effect)
  • reasonably chemically resistant

Applications

Ceramics: sinter additive, reduces porosity, ensures a smooth glaze in a short time

Construction: to reinforce ceiling boards and improve structure strength after fire

Metallurgy: important ingredient of casting powders, slag-forming additive, insulates the molten steel mass against cooling and oxidation.