Silicium dioxide (SiO2) is a very fine, abrasive and light weighted material. Whoever had this fine powder on his hands knows how this versatile chemical provides a demanding task for being handled in dust decomposition equipment.
Silicium dioxide (SiO2) serves as a universal thickening agent and an anticaking agent (free-flow agent) in powders. Like silica gel, it serves as a desiccant. It is used in cosmetics for its light-diffusing properties. It is used as a light abrasive, in products like toothpaste. Other uses include filler in silicone elastomer and viscosity adjustment in paints, coatings, printing inks, adhesives and unsaturated polyester resins. It is also used in the production of cat litter box filler and as a core material in the production of vacuum insulated panels. Furthermore products in the photovoltaic and semiconductor industry are based on processing of SiO2
Nederman MikroPul has supplied more than 160 dust collectors for SiO2 production for several stages of the production to 20 customers worldwide, the biggest for gas volumes of 55.000 m3 per hour. The number of filter bags employed range from 1 for the smallest units up to 800.