High Performance Characteristics: Particle Size, Consistency
LUDOX® colloidal silica products are aqueous dispersions of silica particles in the low nanometer size range that typically exhibit a narrow particle size distribution. Process design and control ensure quality and consistency. Combined with excellent purity and a wide range of options, these attributes make the LUDOX® colloidal silica family an excellent choice for many applications.
LUDOX® colloidal silica improves the performance of your products as inorganic binders, reinforcing and strengthening agents, refractory bonding agents, and surface modifiers. As a binder, it provides excellent strength and adhesion in catalyst washcoats and catalyst structures, precision investment casting molds, insulation boards, and other refractory fiber-based parts. It can also be used as a silica source in the manufacture of zeolites, as co-binders in functional coatings and as flocculating agents, and in paper manufacturing.
Cited in over 30,000 patents, applications for LUDOX® colloidal silicas are numerous and diverse. Researchers continue to discover new ways to use LUDOX® colloidal silicas in cutting-edge research, breaking ground for future scientific innovation and leading to potentially thousands more patents to come.
Customer Support and Service
When you choose LUDOX® colloidal silica, you choose the benefits of working with Grace. Our expertise in silica - a material Grace has been innovating for more than a century - is evident in the customer service and technical support we provide. With unique proprietary particle growth and formulation expertise, Grace develops solutions to deliver the right product characteristics for your application. And our committed R&D and technical support teams’ comprehensive understanding of industry-specific processes and issues ensure you receive the maximum value from our products.