Plastics & polymers
Aluminum Silicate is a white-coloured amorphous solid used as filler with many different applications.
ATH (Aluminium Hydroxide)
Aluminium hydroxide has good fire retardant properties and is very effective as a smoke suppressant in a wide range of applications such as polymers and rubber.
Bentonite is a highly absorbent and viscous plastic clay. It can be used as a binding, sealing, absorbing and lubricating agent.
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.
In our product range we have both treated and untreated Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC), marble and chalk grades.
Carbon black is mainly used as a pigment and reinforcing phase in automobile tires.
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.
Dolomite is a calcium magnesium carbonate that makes up to 2% of the earth’s crust and can be used in a wide variety of applications.
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.
Lithopone is a mixture of inorganic compounds, mainly used as white pigment powder. It is composed of a mixture of barium sulfate and zinc sulfide.
Sodachem offers a wide range of organic and inorganic pigments from different validated sources.
Talc is the softest mineral on earth. Talc is a very white and pure mineral which has a platelet structure and a high aspect ratio.
TiO2 & White Pigments
Titanium dioxide is sourced from ilmente, rutile and anatase. It is extracted by using the sulphate process or the chloride process. Sodachem offers a full range of high quality grades for the coating, ink, rubber, fiber and paper industries.
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.