Garolite® is a range of high activity and medium activity magnesium oxides widely used throughout the rubber and adhesives industries.
Magnesium oxide is primarily used as an acid acceptor for such polymers as polychloroprene, chlorosulfonated and chlorinated polyethylene, and fluoroelastomers to prevent pre-vulcanisation during the mixing and processing stages. In fluoropolymers magnesium oxide is often used in combination with calcium hydroxide (Fluorox® E).
Garolite® prevents compound pre-vulcanisation and helps maintain finished product consistency by providing uniform and reproducible cure characteristics.
Garolite® also finds application as a thickening agent in polyester resins.
The benefits of Garolite® include:
Garolite® is available in bags and low melt sachets, either of standard weight or to customer specific requirements, thus making the handling and weighing process safer, easier and quicker.
Garolite® is produced at our purpose-built factory near Hull, England (Humber Plant)
Garolite® is supplied to over 30 countries worldwide through a global distribution network made up of both Omya Group companies and specialist national distributors.