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Layered silicates

BCD Chemie distributes BYK-Chemie’s layered silicates for adhesives and sealants, cleaners and care products, as well as lubricants and casting industry.

Layered silicates are rheological additives for both aqueous and solvent-borne formulations. However, they can also be used to stabilise surfactant-free emulsions.


Claytone products are organo-modified layered silicates used to thicken organic systems. Depending on the polarity of the system, different Claytone products are used. The standard products must be activated during dispersion by adding some polar solvent (e.g. propylene carbonate), but self-activating products and easy-to-disperse products are also available.

Garamite products are blends of organo-modified plate-like layered silicates and rod-like magnesium silicates for thickening organic systems. Garamite does not require an activator. Different Garamite products are used for different polar systems.


Optigel layered silicates are natural layered silicates for aqueous systems. Modified products are also available for special requirements.

Laponite layered silicates are produced synthetically and are suitable for aqueous systems. Laponite layered silicates are characterized by high purity and are also available in various modifications. One variant is very easy to stir in, and an aqueous Laponite dispersion is also available.

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Layered silicates

Simone Jöhnk
Performance Chemicals

Phone: +49 40 77173 2528

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