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Synthetic Organoclay

LAPONITE RD is a synthetic layered silicate.


It is insoluble in water but hydrates and swells to give clear and colorless colloidal dispersions. At concentrations of 2% or greater in water, highly thixotropic gels can be produced.

Recommended Use

Used for imparting a shear sensitive structure to a wide range of waterborne formulations. These include household and industrial surface coatings, cleansers, ceramic glazes agro chemical, oilfield and horticultural products.

Storage and Transportation

Laponite is hygroscopic and should be stored under dry conditions.