Inorganic Materials

Overview

SNOWTEX® Plant (Toyama)

SNOWTEX® Products

Nissan Chemical has continuously supplied nano-colloids to a variety of industries for over 60 years using our unique particle control technology.

In 1951 Nissan Chemical Industries started production of its SNOWTEX® colloidal silica's for use in the treatment of textiles. Due to the unique properties of SNOWTEX® it was quickly adopted by other industries such as investment casting, paper, steel and refractory. More recently the use of SNOWTEX® has expanded into leading edge technologies for semiconductor polishing, display hard coatings and electrical insulation. SNOWTEX® is now considered an indispensable product for a wide variety of applications.

In 1996 with ever growing demand for SNOWTEX® and other inorganic materials such as ORGANOSILICASOL and CELNAX® Nissan Chemical built a production facility in Houston, Texas. The plant was built to serve markets in the United States and Europe which leads further establishing Nissan Chemicals position as a comprehensive supplier of inorganic materials.

What is colloid / sol?

 

Main Products

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SNOWTEX®
SNOWTEX® is Nissan Chemicals trade name for colloidal silica which is used in a wide range of applications such as paper, investment casting, anti-corrosion paints, textiles and refractory. More recently the use of SNOWTEX® has expanded into leading edge technologies for semiconductor polishing, display hard coatings and electrical insulation.
ORGANOSILICASOL
ORGANOSILICASOL is colloidal silica dispersed in various organic solvents. It can be mixed into resin systems improving functionality such as hardness, electrical insulation, CTE reduction, anti-scratch and abrasion resistance.
ALUMINASOL
ALUMINASOL is colloidal alumina for use in a wide range of applications such as paper, textile, steel, investment casting and refractory products. Recently this product has been used in batteries, for catalyst binder and ink jet paper coatings.
NanoUse®ZR
NanoUse® is a high purity zirconia metal oxide sol manufactured by innovative Nissan Chemical technology. The zirconia sol is commonly used as a high refractive index modifier for coatings or as a sintering binder.
 

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