Produced by flame hydrolysis of volatile silicon compounds, Fumed Silica, also known as amorphous silica, pyrogenic silica and silicon dioxide, is used as an additive to coating, liquids, powders and solids.
Fumed Silica with its ability to increase viscosity, is widely used as a thickening agent. Fumed Silica is often used as an anti-caking agent; the sub-micron that moves between the larger particles, creating a surface layer that acts as a lubricant. Fumed Silica’s physical characteristics make it a popular choice for cosmetic applications, offering gentle abrasion or light diffusion properties.
Fumed Silica finds uses in many other industries and applications from adhesives, cement and coatings to rubber, sealant and plastics.