Fumed Metal Oxides

Versatile performance additives, comprised of fumed silicas and fumed aluminas, are used in a range of applications such as adhesives, pharmaceuticals, food and coatings.

We offer a wide portfolio of fumed metal oxide products to meet your performance requirements. Our CAB-O-SIL® fumed silicas are powders that are available with either hydrophobic or hydrophilic surfaces. The versatility of our CAB-O-SIL fumed silicas is due to key product attributes, such as high surface area, surface chemistry, aggregated structure and purity, all of which lead to excellent performance.

They are extremely versatile and used in a variety of applications, including:

Our SpectrAl® fumed aluminas are high surface area particles with unique characteristics of crystallinity and high purity. In powder form, fumed alumina is a fine, white powder. However, when dispersed in many liquids and polymers, it appears colorless and clear. SpectrAl fumed alumina enhances several properties in a formulation, including hardness, optical and thermal properties.

Our line of CAB-O-SPERSE® aqueous dispersions are highly stable and electrostatically stabilized dispersions of fumed silica and fumed alumina. CAB-O-SPERSE products deliver mechanical, rheological and optical properties to your formulations in an easy-to-use water-based system that reduces formulation processing time. The preserved state of dispersion in formulation enables very efficient use of the added metal oxide particles for the final application.

Upcoming Events

2015 Adhesive & Sealant Convention

Adhesive & Sealant Council Spring Convention

April 20-22, 2015
Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee, USA

This three day event will include concurrent technical sessions focusing on business development and market trends, government relations issues, and new/advanced technology.

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European Coatings Show

European Coatings SHOW

April 21-23, 2015
Exhibition Centre in Nuremberg, Germany
Booth 418, Hall 1

The demands placed on paint and coatings for use in the automotive industry, construction chemicals, mechanical engineering, aerospace or shipbuilding are growing all the time. Decision-makers and thought leaders in the coatings industry face great challenges. The European Coatings SHOW gives them the opportunity to meet the innovation leaders and discuss the latest developments in nanoparticles, pigments, additives, production equipment or application equipment.

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Eastern Coatings Show

Eastern Coatings Show

June 1-4, 2015
Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

The 2015 show has expanded to include panel discussions, more exhibit space for up to 150 exhibitors and two tracks with over 40 technical papers. This is an ideal platform to meet with raw material, packaging or equipment suppliers and attend technical presentations and panel discussions on the latest technologies in the coatings industry.

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All of our fumed metal oxide products are primarily used to provide the following performance benefits: anti-settling, thickening and sag resistance; reinforcement; scratch and abrasion resistance; free-flow and anti-caking; corrosion resistance; and adsorption.