Tell us about the use of sodium silicate. What substance is called silicate glue?
Tell us about the use of sodium silicate. What substance is called silicate glue? What properties do fabrics and wood acquire after impregnation with silicate glue?
In the food industry, sodium silicate is registered as a food additive E550 and is used to prevent caking and clumping of food products in the manufacture of bakery products, milk powder, granulated sugar and other powdered products and food raw materials.
Liquid glass is added to soap, and is also used in the manufacture of powders and washing pastes. This substance is quite often used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic industry in the manufacture of shadows, loose powders and dusting agents. It is included in the composition of adsorbents, solid lubricants, and is also used in the production of slags, cement, concrete and refractories. It is used as a filler in the industrial production of paints, paper, rubber, varnishes.
An aqueous solution of sodium silicate is called silicate glue. It is used to impregnate wood and fabrics with the aim of imparting fire resistance and waterproof properties to them.