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Silica Carriers for Agricultural and Industrial Chemical Applications

A trusted name among global agricultural and industrial chemical manufacturers, PPG 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.
 
Our 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, our 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)
Carrying Capacity**
Hi-Sil 210 1,400 200 7.0   15 60-65%
Hi-Sil 213 600 225 6.9 NaCl 16 60-65%
Hi-Sil SC-72 250 275 6.7 NaCl 11 70-75%
Hi-Sil SC-72X 250 290 6.7   13 70-75%
Hi-Sil 215 250 200 7.0   15 60-65%
Hi-Sil LPC 135 245 6.9 Na2SO4 12 60-65%
Hi-Sil 255C-D 45 290 6.3   8 65-70%
Hi-Sil SP 45 275 6.9   11 55-60%
Hi-Sil 233-D 45 280 7.0   9 60-65%
Hi-Sil SAC 40 295 6.9 Na2SO4 9  
Hi-Sil ABS-D 40 305 6.9 Na2SO4 8 70-75%
Hi-Sil ABS 40 305 6.9 Na2SO4 8 70-75%
Hi-Sil 315-D 30 290 7.0   6 60-65%
Hi-Sil 155C-D 22 285 6.9   5 55-60%
Hi-Sil FF 20 215 7.0   9 55-60%
Hi-Sil 233 18 190 7.0 NaCl 9 55-60%
Hi-Sil 532EP 15 186 8.0   10 40-45%
Hi-Sil 915 10 265 7.0   5 50-55%

*Median particle size by laser diffraction
** Carrying capacity is a typical range based on the experience of PPG's technical service team.


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