Thanks to high temperature tolerance our Levasil® colloidal silica products are used as a binder in foundry applications.

PIC - precision investment casting

Producers of components used in hi-tech industries know that customer tolerance for imperfection is non-existent. Precision investment casting processes need to produce nearly flawless products.

Levasil® colloidal silica offers several advantages. Besides increasing the capacity for greater mold intricacy, colloidal silica can withstand temperatures of 1500°C with little shrinkage and good resistance to thermal shock.

All components created with PIC can benefit from using colloidal silica including turbine blades for aerospace engines, turbines and turbo fans, components for the automotive industry and household appliances, and medical instruments and implants.

Production of aircraft. Worker standing in front of the aircraft engine. Thanks to high temperature tolerance, Levasil colloidal silica is perfect as a binder in precision investment casting used when making the blades for a turbo-jet engine.

RFB - refractory fiber bonding

Manufacturers within the RFB and ceramics industries know that the tolerance to high temperatures is of paramount importance.

Levasil® colloidal silica offers the perfect functional profile for these purposes thanks to its ability to withstand continuous operating temperatures of 1500°C with little shrinkage, excellent tolerance to thermal shock, and chemical inertness.

Commonly used as a binder in the manufacturing of large, molded, high-temperature insulation parts/blocks – mainly for steel, aluminum and glass industries and manufactured in a vacuum-forming process – colloidal silica will also increase the strength and resistance of products to oxidation and corrosion.

feets on a pillow warming up by the fire with glowing logs

Related applications

Levasil® colloidal silica your key to unlocking functionality

Our portfolio covers the full range of properties from particle size, surface area, size distribution to surface modification. This allows us to deliver the perfect product for your application.

Discover our broad portfolio

Get in touch!

For more information about our Levasil® colloidal silica products, please contact our experts. We look forward to hearing from you.



If you prefer to call us you can reach us at:

China, Shanghai: +86 21 22205000
Brazil, Jundiaí: +55 11 45894800
Germany, Cologne: +49 221 995850
India, Mumbai:+91 22 6842 6700
Japan, Tokyo:+81 356436001
Singapore: +65 6635 5327; 6635 5203
Sweden, Bohus: +46 31 587000
Taiwan - Greater China, Taichung: +886 4 23270520
USA, Houston: +1 312 3206109

Levasil® is a registered trademark of Nouryon in several countries worldwide.

We respect your privacy.

We use essential and non-essential cookies to provide, secure, analyze and improve our services. Click 'Agree' to accept or learn more about our Cookie Policy and edit your preferences. 

You can change settings at any time.