Elkem Microsilica® products for fibre cement applications
Products for Fibre Cement
Elkem Microsilica® has been an important additive for the fibre cement industry for many years. It is particularly beneficial in the Hatschek process when asbestos is replaced with alternative fibres.
Elkem Microsilica® acts as a dispersion aid in the wet recipe, improves plastic properties in ‘green’ sheets and then increases hardened performance. Elkem Microsilica® improves overall durability and performance in fibre cement products.
Fibre Cement applications of Elkem Microsilica® include:
- Flat and Corrugated sheets
- Slates and Tiles
- Siding Boards
- Pipes and Mouldings