Bavand Chemical Industries

Bavand chemical co.

Trustworthy Source for Sodium Silicate: Meeting the Needs of Discerning Consumers

Tons of sodium silicate Liquid


In recent years, Bavand Chemical Industries Co., in partnership with foreign investors and leveraging world-class technology from PQ and Capitan companies, has established itself as a trusted supplier to prominent consumer companies. With a daily production capacity of 500 tons of liquid sodium silicate, the company is also actively working on designing and planning the production of potassium silicate and powders, while continuing to produce various other products.

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Bavand Chemical co.

Sodium Silicate

Sodium silicates are produced by melting silica sand (SiO2) and soda ash (Na2CO3) in a furnace, typically at temperatures ranging from 1100 to 1300 degrees Celsius. The resulting molten liquid is then cooled down and fragmented into solid sodium silicate lumps. The composition of these lumps can be varied to yield different ratios and alkalinity levels by adjusting the proportion of soda ash and silica in the mixture. Sodium silicate is commercially available in both solid (lump) and liquid (dissolved solution) forms.

The manufacturing process involves manipulating the ratio of soda ash to silica to achieve specific properties in the sodium silicate product. This versatility allows for the production of sodium silicates with diverse applications, catering to various industrial needs. Whether in solid or liquid form, sodium silicates find utility across a spectrum of industries due to their unique chemical properties and adaptability.

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Potassium Silicate

Potassium silicates consists of silica sand (SiO2) and potassium carbonate (K2CO3) which are heated in furnaces of temperatures 1100-1300 Celsius. The calcination process results in molten potassium silicate which is cooled and sold as lumps or the lumps are dissolved in water and sold as a liquid solution.

Potassium silicates are mainly used in two industries:

Welding Electrodes

Potassium silicates are mainly used as a binding agent for welding electrodes and functions as a fluxing agent. Its use as an additive for welding electrodes can also decrease sputtering and boost slag mobility. It can also help provide an improved tensile strength for the metal.


The agricultural industries also make use of potassium silicate solutions in fertilizers in making the soil more alkaline. The potassium silicate helps improve the strength of the plant cell walls making it more resistant to insects, fungi and other pests. It boosts plant growth and also reduces hydric stress

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Health & Safety Procedures

Health & Safety Values

Bavand values and prioritizes the following in its handling of its work environments:

  • Strict compliance with laws, rules and regulations
  • Report and take measures to prevent near misses and accidents
  • Create a safe and comfortable work environment for staff
  • Focus on the physical and mental wellbeing on staff
  • Adapt and implement the top technological safety systems

Handling & Storage

There are multiple safety precautions required when handling silicates which has already been
implemented by Bavand. While sodium silicates are non-toxic and non-flammable, the alkalinity
of the silicates are potentially harmful to skin and eyes. Goggles are a necessity to prevent any
harm caused by sodium silicate solutions making contact with eyes. Additionally protective
clothing and gloves should be worn to prevent silicates from irritating and burning skin. It is
essential to read the material safety data sheets of each grade while handling them. Goggles &
protective clothing are also to be worn when storing and unloading sodium silicate solution from steel drums and tank cars.

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