Why is Silicate used in cement?

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silicate used in cement

Silicate, often overlooked but incredibly important, plays a vital role in the construction industry. In this blog, we’ll explore why silicate is used in cement, its benefits, and how Bisley International, a leading supplier of raw materials for the construction industry, is making a difference.

Silicate’s Strength in Cement

  1. Chemical Reaction: Silicate undergoes a chemical reaction when mixed with other materials in cement, forming calcium silicate hydrate. This compound enhances concrete’s strength and durability.
  2. Environmental Friendliness: Silicate-based cement reduces carbon footprints by requiring less energy during production and emitting fewer harmful substances.
  3. Surface Hardening: Silicate densifiers strengthen and seal concrete surfaces, increasing resistance to wear and tear.

Silicate in Polished Concrete

Silicate finds a popular application in polished concrete floors:

  • Particle Sizes: Silicate densifiers contain small silica particles that penetrate and enhance the concrete surface.
  • Surface Area: These particles effectively react with the concrete.
  • Amorphous Silica: Silica particles transform into amorphous silica gel, filling concrete pores and voids.
  • Early Strength: This process provides both strength and faster project completion.

Bisley International: Your Raw Material Partner

Bisley International supplies a range of construction materials, including silicates and colloidal silicas, essential for strengthening and enhancing construction projects. Our commitment to quality and eco-friendliness ensures your projects exceed industry standards.


In summary, silicate is a game-changer in the construction industry. It strengthens concrete, boosts environmental friendliness, and creates stunning polished concrete floors. Bisley International, your trusted raw material supplier, offers the ingredients you need for durable, eco-friendly structures. Elevate your construction projects with our top-quality products. Contact us today to experience the Bisley International advantage and build better, greener structures.