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Silica Carriers for Agricultural and Industrial Chemical Applications

A trusted name among global agricultural and industrial chemical manufacturers, HI-SIL® silica carriers enable consistent and high loading of active ingredients and chemicals in pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and other agricultural products, and fulfill the same function for chemicals and resins in industrial chemical applications such as rubber, plastics and coatings.
 
Hi-Sil silicas provide high absorptivity and chemical compatibility for many active ingredients and liquid chemicals.  As a result, they can be used to easily and efficiently convert liquids and other viscous materials into dry, storage-stable, free-flowing powders, which dramatically enhances the ability of manufacturers to efficiently store, move, weigh, dose, blend, and otherwise process additives while reducing scrap and creating a cleaner work environment.
 
In addition to serving as carriers for liquids and anti-caking agents for powders, Hi-Sil silica products perform well as grinding and suspension aids for wettable powders, water-dispersible granules and flowables.
 
Available in a wide range of particle sizes, absorbency, and bulk density, Hi-Sil silica carriers provide formulators with multiple options to meet desired properties and performance. 



Hi-Sil Silica Carriers for Agricultural and Industrial Chemical Applications

Product

Particle
Size*
(µm)

DBP Oil Absorption (mL/100g)

pH

Residual Salt Type

Bulk Density
(lb/ft3)

Hi-Sil 213

600

225

7.0

NaCl

16

Hi-Sil SC-72

250

275

6.7

Na2SO4

11

Hi-Sil LPC

135

245

6.9

Na2SO4

12

Hi-Sil SAC

40

295

6.9

Na2SO4

9

Hi-Sil ABS

40

305

6.9

Na2SO4

8

Hi-Sil 233

18

190

6.9

NaCl

9

*Median particle size by laser diffraction


Hi-Sil is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.