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Higel

Description 
HIGEL is a sodium bentonite for use in the formulation of foundry moldings for manufacture of castings by grey iron and steel foundries.
HIGEL has a very quick hydration time and gives good green strength to the molds while allowing easy de-molding.

Chemical Composition

SiO2

50 – 60 %

Al2O3

15 – 20 %

Fe2O3

2 – 4 %

MgO

4 – 6 %

CaO

0.5 – 1 %

Na2O

0.9 – 1.9 %

K2O

0.2 – 0.5 %

TiO2

0.2 – 0.5 %

Others

0.5 – 1 %

Moisture

10 % max.

Loss on Ignition

10 – 15 %

Physical Properties

Green Compression Strength (psi)

9-11

Swelling

8-10  times

Suspension

Above 10 times

Water absorption

5 times

Dry Particle Size

80% < 200 mesh

Wet Particle Size

80-90% < 0.5 micron

Residue 75 microns

4% max.


MATERIAL SAFETY DATA 

Hazard Identification
  • Non-hazardous to living organism and environment.

  • Does not irritate human skin.

  • Non-toxic.

  • May cause slippage if wet

  • Not for human use.

Handling 
HIGEL does not have a restricted classification for transportation by regulatory agencies. It is a non-combustible product.
Spilled material may cause slipping if wet. It can be washed with a stream of water. 

First Aid 
On Skin contact: Wash with plenty of water and soap. On contact with eyes: immediately wash affected eyes under running water and consult an eye specialist.

Storage 
HIGEL should be stored in a clean and dry environment. 

Packing 
50 Kg. Polypropylene bags.