thixotropic thickener, anti-settling agent, syneresis control, rheology modifier and binder in a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications. Attapulgite are electrically charged rod-shaped particles that form a lattice structure that trap and suspend liquids and particles, which imparts thixotropic thickening, suspension and syneresis control. Typical markets for products containing Attapulgite include: paint and coatings, building products, oil well drilling mud, agricultural suspensions, catalyst and molecular sieves
Attagel 50 is an inert powdered gelling grade of attapulgite. It is finely pulverized to effectively form colloidal gels in ionic and non-ionic aqueous solutions to provide thixotropic thickening and suspension. This product is recommended for use in paint and coatings applications where sag resistance, spatter control, and syneresis control is required. In most organic liquid systems, Attagel50 can impart thickening and suspension when dispersed with an appropriate surfactant. It is also used in agriculture suspension products for suspending the active formulation ingredients.
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