Laponite® RD 


Byk Chemie

Laponite® RD is a synthetic layered silicate. It is insoluble in water but hydrates and swells to give clear and colourless colloidal dispersions. At concentrations of 2% or greater in water, highly thixotropic gels can be produced. Used for imparting a shear sensitive structure to a wide range of waterborne formulations. These include household and industrial surface coatings, cleansers, ceramic glazes, agrochemical, oilfield and horticultural products.


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'sTIXOGEL® silicates work to thicken solvent formulations and stabilize water-in-oil emulsions.

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