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GENERAL INFORMATIONSilica Rigidizer SI-RIG
ZIRCAR Silica Rigidizer Type SI-RIG is a single part water based  suspension of colloidal silica. The silica present is non-agglomerated and is completely dispersed. There is no mixing or dilution required. It has a negative surface charge and is ammonium stabilized.

Principally used for rigidizing and hardening the surfaces of ZIRCAR fibrous ceramic products it also finds use as a coating agent and binder. 

SI-RIG is easily applied by brushing, rolling, dipping, sponging or spraying. Coverage depends upon the desired hardness. 

SI-RIG can be introducing directly into slurries for the production of vacuum-formed low mass Alumina-Silica shapes. SI-RIG should be stored at temperatures between 5C (41F) and 32C (90F) to prevent irreversible precipitation of the silica.

The colloidal silica particles in SI-RIG migrate to the surfaces from which water evaporates during drying. Drying of treated parts can typically accomplished at temperatures of 150C for one hour.

SI-RIG readily impregnates most low density alumina and alumina-silica fiber-based materials. It may be "thinned" with water to aid in impregnation of high density fiber materials or to add less silica to the body.

SI-Rig "thinned" to 1.145 specific gravity, by adding 1 part SI-RIG to 1 part water, readily impregnates high density fiber-based materials such as Z-450 board.
CHARACTERISTICS & PROPERTIES

Color

White

Particle Size (nm)

20

Surface Area (m2/gm)

150

Silica (as SiO2), %

40

pH, @ 25C (77F)

9.3

Specific Gravity

1.29

Viscosity, @ 25C (77F)

20

Stabilizing Ion

Ammonium

Na2O, %

~0.08

Surface Charge

Negative

SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS

Coating surfaces of ZIRCAR boards, blankets and papers for improved hardness, abrasion & chemical attack resistance.

Forming of shapes (rigid tubes, boats, setters, supports, process fixtures etc.) by rigidization of flexible ZIRCAR fibrous ceramic materials.

Bonding agent in manufacture of ceramic fiber containing refractories, composites and laminates.

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AVAILABILITY
STANDARD RIGIDIZER

ITEM #

DESCRIPTION

PRICE*

SHIP WT. (lb.)

 

D3201

SI-RIG, 1 GAL

$79.60

14

D3202

SI-RIG, 5 GAL

$311.50

61

 * Note: Prices shown apply to sales within the United States. Contact us for information regarding international commerce.

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Custom preparations are available on request. 

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