Silicone Treated Perlite

Silicone Treated Perlite

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Welcome to the Silicone Treated Perlite section of NorCal Perlite, where innovation meets durability. Our silicone-treated perlite products are designed for superior insulation and moisture resistance, making them ideal for a variety of challenging applications. Here’s a closer look at what silicone-treated perlite is, its applications, and our specialized product grades.

EXPLORE OUR INDIVIDUAL SILICONE TREATED GRADES

SP100 GRADE

PURPOSE:
Engineered for robust insulation and temperature retention, SP100 is ideal for loose-fill applications where moisture resistance is crucial.

EFFECTIVENESS:
The special silicone treatment, applied at high temperatures and instantly cured, makes SP100 virtually impervious to water while maintaining superior insulation properties.

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SP16 GRADE

PURPOSE:
Specially harvested from the top layer of SP100 production, SP16 is designed for high-precision applications like oil spill containment.

EFFECTIVENESS:
Undergoes a rigorous silicone treatment, rendering it hydrophobic and exceptionally effective at trapping oil and other hydrocarbons while repelling water, making it an invaluable asset in environmental clean-ups.

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Applications

Silicone-treated perlite's ability to resist moisture and maintain insulation integrity makes it a preferred material for tackling challenging scenarios:
Building Materials

High-Performance Building Materials: Perlite is incorporated into high-performance building materials due to its lightweight, thermal insulating, and fire-resistant properties. It enhances the durability and energy efficiency of buildings, contributing to more sustainable construction practices.

Protective Coatings and Sealants

Protective Coatings and Sealants: Perlite is used in protective coatings and sealants to enhance durability and resistance against environmental factors. Its properties help in preventing moisture penetration and damage, extending the life of various surfaces.

Horticultural Application

Horticultural Applications: Perlite is extensively used in horticulture to improve soil structure, enhance drainage, and facilitate root aeration. Its neutral pH and sterile nature make it ideal for promoting healthy plant growth in diverse gardening settings.

Use Cases

Silicone-treated perlite's ability to resist moisture and maintain insulation integrity makes it a preferred material for tackling challenging scenarios:
insulated panel

Use Case: Silicone treated perlite is incorporated into high-performance building materials such as insulated panels and fire-resistant door cores. It enhances the thermal resistance and fireproof properties, making buildings safer and more energy-efficient.

protective coatings and sealants for roofing, walls

Use Case: This perlite is used in the production of protective coatings and sealants for roofing, walls, and other structural components. Its moisture-resistant properties prevent water infiltration, reducing the risk of mold and structural damage over time.

soil aeration and water retention

Use Case: Although primarily known for its industrial uses, silicone-treated perlite also offers benefits in horticulture, particularly in water-sensitive environments. It improves soil aeration and water retention, making it ideal for use in potting soil blends and specialized horticultural substrates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Silicone Treated Perlite is a special kind of perlite that has been treated to enhance its insulation and moisture resistance properties, making it tougher and more durable.

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