The Magic of Sipernat® 22

Many industries rely on silica as an ingredient in sealants and adhesives. Variations of specialty silica, such as Sipernat® 22, are ideal for flow (rheology) control, stabilization, and reinforcement of materials. Bell Chem, the Jacksonville ingredient supplier, stocks this versatile additive for its customers.

Industrywide, it has been noted that sticky and/or thick liquids are difficult to manipulate. Given a choice, many consumers would consider an easily flowing powder. This is a distinct possibility when Sipernat 22 is combined with the officious liquid. By absorbing liquids to create a “dry liquid”, the product that was once nearly impossible to work with is now much simpler to manipulate. Sipernat 22 is considered a porous precipitated silica ideal for many applications.

  • Since the 1930s, precipitated silica has been added to automobile tires to reinforce and improve performance. Likewise, Sipernat 22 is added to a wide array of rubber and plastic products as a filler and softener and, as a bonus, gives these products longevity.

  • The pharmaceutical industry adds Sipernat 22 as a thickener and anti-caking agent to aid in the even flow of medication and to transform liquids into powders.

  • In personal care products, Sipernat 22 is added to toothpaste to thicken the product as well as polish teeth. It also works well in detergents.

  • In adhesives and sealants, Sipernat 22 reduces caking and gives users an easy-to-use, pourable powder rather than a heavy, sticky solid to manipulate. It is often added to body repair adhesives and polyacrylate sealants. Its basic pH of 10.5 neutralizes acids and stabilizes polychloroprene adhesives.

  • Because Sipernat 22 is highly absorptive, traces of surface liquid are removed from powders when it is an ingredient. Furthermore, Sipernat 22 is hydrophobic, maintaining a distance between particles as it reduces cohesive forces.

  • Sipernat 22 works as an anti-caking agent in inorganic salts, construction chemicals, plaster, rubber, and cellulose derivatives.

  • As a carrier silica, Sipernat 22 is ideal in melamine resins, powder coatings and defoamers, and rubber and plastic additives. 

Small or large businesses can benefit from the addition of Sipernat 22 to your chemical lineup. Bell Chem is a Jacksonville ingredient supplier based in Longwood, FL (just north of Orlando) with hundreds of products stocked in their 50,000+ square-foot warehouse. You can expect the highest quality products, expedited shipping options for maximum efficiency, and unrivaled personalized customer service. Let our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives and accounting staff handle all your needs by calling 407-339-BELL (2355) or send us an online message.