The small size of Levasil Colloidal Silica particles allows them to be used as a dispersant in some applications. This is particularly useful to formulate highly concentrated, long-term stable, surfactant-free dispersions of pigments.

Benefits when using Levasil Colloidal Silica

  • Surfactant-free pigment paste
  • Easy to use
  • Safe handling
  • Not shear-sensitive
  • Stable suspension
  • Foam-free
  • Improved wettability

How it works


Dispersing is the creation of a uniform and consistent liquid formulation that resists settling or clumping through improved separation of particles. By improving the separation of particles, a uniform and consistent liquid dispersion that resists settling or clumping is created.
Thanks to consistent particle size and charge, colloidal silica is an ideal dispersing agent in a number of applications.

The particles act as a physical spacer, preventing re-agglomeration, and help keep the dispersed material separated by adsorbing on the surface.

Relevant applications for dispersing

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