What is Sodium Silicate

What exactly is Sodium silicate?

Sodium silicateis commonly referred to by the name paohua Alkali, is a kind of inorganic substance with an aqueous liquid generally referred to as sodium sulfate and is a form of mineral adhesive. Their chemical formula is: Na2O*nSiO2. It is a liquid inorganic silicate is a versatile silicate with a multitude of applications. Sodium silicate that is soluble in the water is colorless, slight colored translucent or transparent massive glass body that is used as a filler for fabric, fire retardant, and adhesive.

What can Sodium Silicate be employed in?

Soaps and detergents

Silicate sodium has the capability to enhance surface effects such as the wetting effect caused by organic surfactants (reducing surface tension) which helps keep small particles of dirt or oil trapped in the cleaning solution or helping to remove dirt from the surface.

The alkalinity of sodium silicate enables it neutralize the acidity of soil and facilitate the emulsification and dispersion of protein.


A cardboard coating can enhance the hardness of the cardboard , and also increase their resistance to humidity fire or grease as well as pests. Silicate can also be used to repel oil for its own use.

Sodium silicate can be used as a lubricant for application of auxiliary materials including paraffin, NAP chloride, wax varnish, nitrocellulose and other cardboard coatings. It can be used to fill the pores in the cardboard and decreases the water absorption of the paper and thus reduces the amount topcoats required.


Soluble silicate is a good choice as a cement binder. When Portland is mixed with cement components, they undergo chemical reactions and create solid bonds. It is also used to improve the strength of concrete.

Mining industry

Soluble Silica is utilized in many mineral enrichment processes. The principal function of sodium silicate in flotation of ore is as an antiflocculant . This is used to help disperse siliceous material that is not needed. Just a small amount silicate having a density similar as the ones used in cleaning processes is needed. Silicate’s ability to create a sodium-ion layer on the surface of the particle is important for preparing the surface for separation. Sodium silicate helps to prevent corrosion, thus reducing ball wearing in the mill.

Wasser treatment

The dilute solution of anionic silica created by soluble silicate could stop the corrosive process of metal surfaces.

As an additive in water, the dissolved SiO2 is able to prevent the corrosion of storage tanks made of metal and distribution lines. It can reduce the corrosion of pipelines as well as pumps due to acidic water (for instance, from mine drainage) Reduces corrosion during grinding ball rods in the mill; and reduces the risk of corrosion on process equipment as an ingredient in spray drying, agglomeration or dry mixed detergent formulations and parts made of metal in disheswashing and laundry equipment. As a component of the liquid used in the permanent automotive cooling system. For use as an addition to water treatment compounds in boilers and cooling towers.

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