SNF Australia

Ceramic materials are often used to prepare lightweight, strong, thermally and chemically resistant products. Due to the difficulties associated with the handling of solid materials, it is desirable to be able to handle them as an aqueous dispersion of ceramic materials.

This type of dispersion is fairly unstable as shown by the formation of sediment upon standing, thereby rendering the dispersion non-homogeneous, difficult to use and potentially causing damage to piping, pumps and other dispersion handling equipment.

The range of homopolymers, copolymers and terpolymers of polyacrylic acid, maleic acid and polyphosphonic acid in both acid and neutralised form, as an aid to rheology modification of mineral slurries.