We produce any type of liquid sodium and potassium silicate, generally called waterglass, wasserglas, alkaline silicate or soluble silicate. Here you can find the links to our main productions, both pure solutions and concoctions, and the available technical documentation.
What is sodium silicate?
“sodium silicate” indicates different types of sodium salts with various degrees of polymerization. They are produced through silica, to be found in nature in sands, with alkaline like sodium bicarbonate. They are soluble in water, inorganic and useful in different applications thanks to the binding, fireproof, insulating and pH buffer action.
Is Sodium Silicate in solution dangerous for man and environment?
Sodium silicates solutions are numerous, varying from those of lowest molar ratio and labeled like irritating or corrosive for skin and eyes up to the tetrasilicate not classified as dangerous. Sodium silicate is not explosive, combustible, it’s not an oxidizer and it doesn’t release toxic substances even in case of prolonged and intense heat exposure. The environmental dangerousness is limited to the alkaline content of the products, therefore after an adequate neutralization to pH < 9 they do not present effects for the biological and aquatic ecosystems. Sodium silicate has been well known for centuries and in literature no case of death connected to its use has been reported; remind that all the commercial types available are alkaline liquids, therefore it’s recommended to avoid eye and skin contact, in case rinse immediately with moderately warm water. In case of eye contact it is recommended to rinse thoroughly with moderately warm water before applying any solution of eyewash. Being a basic product, inhalation of aerosol like the ingestion of the product must be avoided.
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How much do sodium silicate solutions cost?
Sodium silicate solutions are commodities with high production volumes and therefore, prices are particularly low, sometimes almost near production cost. Given the low price, versatility, efficiency and safety in handling those products, it’s easy to understand why they find application in the most diversified sectors during periods of steady growing economy rather than recession or crises. Please, contact our commercial department
to obtain indications about quotation, delivery terms, packaging, stocking or product management.