The Application of Titanium Dioxide in Paints & Coatings and PVC

Bisley InternationalFAQs

The Application of Titanium Dioxide in Paints & Coatings and PVC | Bisley International

Titanium is a metallic element used for multiple industrial processes. It naturally interacts with oxygen to produce titanium oxides, often found in indigenous dust, soils, and ores. Pure titanium dioxide (TiO2) primarily exists as a fine white powder that provides a white pigment used in various applications. TiO2 has been used for years as an additive in a variety of … Read More

The Role of Tin Stabilizers in PVC Manufacturing

Bisley InternationalFAQs

The Role of Tin Stabilizers in PVC Manufacturing | Bisley International

A tin stabilizer is a liquid made of an organotin mercaptide or carboxylate compound, commonly used for PVC heat stabilization. They offer enhanced transparency, thermal stability, color retention, and workability. It has several single and di alkyl salts combined in different ratios. The stabilizers essentially offer protection against heat damage during PVC processing. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the third most … Read More

Epoxy Curing Agents

Bisley InternationalFAQs

Epoxy Curing Agents | Bisley International

If you develop products for protective coatings, finding solutions to enhance performance and efficiency for your customers can be challenging. Therefore, you need to find a reliable and trusted supplier like Bisley International to ensure a constant supply of top-shelf epoxy curing agents for epoxy flooring, paints and coatings, and other applications. Epoxy curing agents for resins comprise a set … Read More

Is Lithium Silicate Toxic?

Bisley InternationalFAQs

Is Lithium Silicate Toxic? | Bisley International

Lithium silicate is preferred over sodium and potassium silicates for concrete surface treatments, specialty paints or coatings, and glazes just to name a few. It is an ionic compound that uses lithium to act as a transport agent for silica. While it comes in many forms, one of the most common uses is as a hardener and densifier. According to … Read More

How Do You Reduce Alkali-Silica Reactions in Concrete?

Bisley InternationalFAQs

How Do You Reduce Alkali-Silica Reactions in Concrete? | Bisley International

It can take years for an alkali-silica reaction (ASR) to show up in your concrete. Once it does, however, it cracks your concrete apart, causing extensive damage. This deleterious swelling reaction happens over time and is fittingly nicknamed “concrete cancer”. It is a form of alkali-aggregate reaction. It can take up to 10 years after construction for your concrete to … Read More

How Do You Make Dry Mortar Mix?

Bisley InternationalFAQs

How Do You Make Dry Mortar Mix? | Bisley International

Dry mortar is a combination of mixed raw materials such as sand and cement in dry form. This can also contain additives as well as polymers. Dry mortar is used in construction such as joining bricks together for a sturdy wall. Wet mortars are ready to use and only need to be mixed but this guide will help you make … Read More

How Do You Use Lithium Silicate?

Bisley InternationalFAQs

How Do You Use Lithium Silicate? | Bisley International

When it comes to concrete floor treatment, lithium silicate is the leading concrete densifier with multiple uses. In fact, lithium silicates have increasingly gained popularity in the recent past compared to sodium and potassium silicates. But if you haven’t used lithium silicate before, you might be wondering how it’s used. Still, you don’t need to worry; this guide discusses all … Read More

How Do You Use Ready Mix Mortar?

Bisley InternationalFAQs

How Do You Use Ready Mix Mortar? | Bisley International

Ready-mix mortar is a binding paste or powder used in numerous construction operations such as filling gaps and wall construction. For over twenty years, Bisley International has been a leader in the dry mixing sector. We have continuously supported numerous ready mix mortar operations, such as flooring, tile repairs, among others. If you are wondering how ready mix mortar can … Read More

What are Admixtures and What are Different Types of Admixtures?

Bisley InternationalFAQs

What are Admixtures and What are Different Types of Admixtures? | Bisley International

Admixture is defined as a material besides concrete ingredients like aggregates, water, cement, and sand, mixed with the concrete to improve some of its properties in a hardened or fresh state. The concrete properties that are commonly modified are the setting times, workability, air entrainment, dispersion, and rate of hydration. If you’re looking for superior-quality concrete admixtures, look no further … Read More

What is Admixture in Construction?

Bisley InternationalFAQs

What is Admixture in Construction? | Bisley International

Concrete is one of the most widely used construction materials globally. Generally, it’s prepared by mixing four ingredients—cement, water, sand, and aggregate. But this mixture is just regular concrete and doesn’t have any unique properties to satisfy modern construction needs. That said, admixture in construction is the addition of natural or artificial materials to concrete mixes to improve their quality.  At Bisley, … Read More