By BYK Additives Ltd
A synthetic clay, supplied as a fine white powder, which swells to produce a clear colourless thixotropic
gel when dispersed in water and is used in the conservation of stone, metals, organic materials, ceramics
and paintings. As described in some detail in issue 46, Nov 1991 of the UKIC's Conservation News,
LaponiteRD® has been successfully used to remove old water soluble adhesives (ie glue paste) and also
to soften ingrained dirt and facilitate its removal from the surface of stone and ceramic objects). pH 9.8 (2% suspension),
forms gels at 2% concentration,colloidal dispersion.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 08 November, 2010.