Other ways of usage
Like quartz, silica sol has an insignificant high temperature expansion number, due to this the solution has become an obligatory part of the refractory ceramic materials production. In addition to fire safety, the composition is characterized by low toxicity.
It is noteworthy that the rails which are treated with a silica sol, achieve better indicators of the locomotive traction force – this is due to an increase of the machine wheels adhesion coefficient of adhesion with the metal surface of the rails.
Finally, silica sol receives numerous usage in light industry and in everyday life. It is added in cleaning agents, adhesive compositions, fabrics and paper, it is also used in water purification systems.