Paint & Coatings
Calcined Kaolin is an anhydrous aluminium silicate produced by heating ultrafine natural kaolin to high temperatures in a kiln. The calcination process increases whiteness and hardness, improves electrical properties, and alters the size and shape of the kaolin particles. In plastics calcined kaolins are used in PVC cables to improve electrical performance and in its coated form as a functional filler in engineering thermoplastics.
Diatomaceous earth (DE or diatomite) is a naturally occurring, soft, siliceous sedimentary rock (skeletal remains of single-celled aquatic plants called diatoms) that is easily crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder. Depending on the granularity, this powder can have an abrasive feel and has a low density as a result of its high porosity.
Engineered Aluminium Silicate
Our OpTiMat range is composed of engineered aluminium silicates for deep matt decorative paint formulations.
Feldspars are aluminosilicates. Their fusibility and purity make them a useful raw material with many industrial applications. The geological context specific to each deposit gives the feldspars a variety of physical and chemical properties, thus providing products for a full-range of ceramic and glass-making applications.
This high quality amorphous calcium-aluminium silicate is ideal for use in Paint & Coatings.
Kaolin (china clay) is a hydrated aluminium silicate crystalline mineral (kaolinite) formed over many millions of years by the hydrothermal decomposition of granite rocks. Hydrous kaolin is characterized by its fine particle size, plate-like or lamellar particle shape and chemical inertness.
Mica are a group of lamellar, silicate minerals. Mica deposits are mined for mica only or in combination with other minerals such as kaolin or feldspar. We can differentiate them from other silicate minerals mainly by their high aspect ratio and elasticity. Using a variety of selection and processing methods mica are separated from the other minerals, presenting a wide range of particle sizes.
Micaceous Iron Oxide
A naturally occurring lamellar form of ferrous oxide for use in manufacturing paint coatings.
Perlite products are made from an amorphous alumino-silicate rock, which has some very special properties: it contains water, which expands into steam on heating, producing a foamed structure. The type of foaming depends very much on the hardness of the particular perlite ore, and the initial concentration of water. Only a few, select deposits have the correct characteristics for expansion.
TiO2 & White Pigments
Water Repellent Additives
Sodachem is the sales agent for Arabian Zinc. Arabian Zinc Manufactures Zinc Oxide through the ‘French process’, with the modern facilities from high purity raw materials to obtain various and most suitable grades and to supply different kinds of the industries and applications.