With the growing awareness of the threat posed by CO2 emissions, a number of research projects are moving towards the development of new, more environmentally friendly materials.
In addition to this environmental trend, the evolution of technologies requiring more fire-resistant materials is also leading to the development of new materials. Geopolymers are emerging as a promising alternative to traditional materials.
The complexity of their formulation is mainly linked to the wide variety of basic materials that make them up. For example, there are many hardeners with very different chemical and mineralogical compositions.
Xatico and its partner Woellner, a supplier of alkali silicates, have developed expertise in the field of geopolymers, and we are at your disposal to guide you in the formulation of these matrices.
On top, Xatico's portfolio includes all the basic materials needed to formulate these matrices:
- The activating solution: silicate binders: Geosils® (Woellner)
- The hardener: aluminosilicates: Metakaolin’s, blast furnace slag (a by-product of steel production), etc.
- Fillers: quartz, wollastonite, mica, feldspar, basalt fibers and powders, etc