Lithium Silicate is the smallest stable Silica on earth. One Silicon dioxide (SiO2) molecule is attached to a Lithium atom.
- Lithium Silicate forms a stable high ratio, low viscosity solution.
- Once dried, Lithium Silicate is relatively insoluble compared to Potassium and Sodium Silicates.
- Efflorescence Scale: Li < K < Na
- Refractoriness: Lithium Silicates have higher melting point and may change the refractory properties of Sodium and Potassium Silicates.
- Adhesion: Addition of Lithium Silicate to Sodium or Potassium Silicates may improve the adhesion to various different surfaces.
- Concrete Surface Treatment – Densification and Waterproofing
- Coatings, usually as part of the binder system
- Welding Rod Binder Additive