Silica powder is commonly used in building chemicals and is suggested for texture coating and exterior finishing. The coatings industry uses synthetic silica grades, which must fulfill higher quality control standards and often have more stringent physical-chemical requirements, such as color and brightness. Silica is a fantastic low-cost extender in paints and coatings. Silica is preferred because of its chemical inertness, which allows it to withstand acids, chemicals, and heat. The hardness of silica, in addition to its chemical inertness, improves abrasion resistance in paints.
Automotive, aircraft, infrastructure, pipelines, oil & gas, mining, and shipbuilding are just a few of the industries that use coatings. Abrasives and our natural minerals products are a key ingredient which are both important in coatings.