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BTC’s silicates are manufactured by BASF. Together with our customers we develop tailor-made solutions and on demand we support our customers in all laboratory and application-related questions.

In our product range are soluble Sodium and Potassium silicates in different grades and delivery forms. Solid Alkali Silicates as lumps are produced by melting a mixture of sodium carbonate (or potassium carbonate) and quartz sand in a melting furnace. Aqueous solutions are manufactured either by dissolving those lumps in water or by dissolving sand in concentrated lye at elevated temperatures. Soluble Silicates are used as raw material in many industrial processes, e.g. production of precipitated silicas, zeolites, silica gels and colloidal silicas. They are also used as base material for detergents and cleaners, in the paper industry, as binders in silicate based mortars and plasters, foundry molds and cores, catalysts, adhesives, etc. The market for special silicates applications is growing rapidly. We develop new products for material impregnation, fire safety applications, cleaning, cosmetics or other formulations.

Industry-specific solutions

Customers from different industries have different requirements and needs. BTC‘s in–depth industry knowledge is the basis for tailor-made solutions for our customers in terms of profitability and quality.
For further information please contact your responsible BTC experts.