LAPONITE® RD is a highly shear thinning layered silicate rheological additive for water-borne systems. It is used in surface coatings, household products and general and industrial applications, and is also used to stabilize emulsions. Synergistic benefits are developed when formulated in combinations with polymer based co-thickeners.


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Byk Chemie is a manufacturer and developer of materials for liquid Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaner applications. LAPONITE® silicates provide stability, purity, and whiteness. Optigel® gellants are stabilizing, anti-settling, temperature resistance, and thickening agents. Byk Chemie's TIXOGEL® silicates work to thicken solvent formulations and stabilize water-in-oil emulsions.

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