PEERLESS® 2 Clay Airfloated

An airfloated fine particle size South Carolina kaolin clay. Due to the particle structure it can be used as a major filler in coatings and adhesives without effecting formulation performance.

VEEGUM® CH Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

VEEGUM CH is a versatile water-washed natural smectite clay for personal care formulations. Like all VEEGUM clay products, VEEGUM CH is strongly synergistic with common thickeners such as VANZAN® Xanthan Gum and CMC.

VANATURAL® MC Bentonite Clay

VANATURAL MC is rapidly hydrating, water, washed bentonite clay, a pure and natural suspension stabilizer, emulsion optimizer and rheology modifier for all topical products. VANATURAL MC is tightly controlled for microbiology in conformance with personal care standards.  INCI name: Bentonite.

DARVAN® 670 Dispersing Agent

Sodium salts of polymerized alkyl naphthalene sulfonic acid.

DARVAN® 670 Dispersing Agent

A powdered form of sodium salt of condensed naphthalene sulfonic acid. It is very effective for prevention of settling and viscosity of mineral pigment slurries.

DARVAN® 7-NS Dispersing Agent

The powder form of DARVAN 7-N.

DARVAN® 7-NS Dispersing Agent

A high molecular weight sodium polymethacrylate powder for whiteware.

DARVAN® 7-N Dispersing Agent

A solution of sodium salt of a polymethacrylate acid. It is very effective for dispersing mineral fillers in latex paing formulas.

DARVAN® 7-N Dispersing Agent

A low foaming sodium polymethacrylate dispersing agent highly effective in dispersing mineral pigments in water.

DARVAN® 7-N Dispersing Agent

It is a high molecular weight sodium polymethacrylate solution for whiteware.

DARVAN® 811 Dispersing Agent

A low molecular weight sodium polyacrylate solution for whiteware.

DARVAN® 811 Dispersing Agent

A solution of sodium polyacrylate. It is a highly effective dispersant of mineral pigment slurries such as kaolin clay, calcium carbonate, wollastonite and TiO2.

DARVAN® 811 Dispersing Agent

A sodium polyacrylate dispersing agent. It is highly effective for dispersion for high solids, mineral pigment slurries such as TiO2, calcium carbonate or kaolin clay.

DARVAN® 811 Dispersing Agent

A sodium polyacrylate aqueous solution.

DARVAN® 811 Dispersing Agent

A low molecular weight sodium polyacrylate solution for whiteware.

DARVAN® 2 Dispersing Agent

Sodium lignosulfonate.

DARVAN® 1 Spray Dried Dispersing Agent

Sodium salts of polymerized alkyl naphthalene sulfonic acid.

DARVAN® 1 Spray Dried Dispersing Agent

DARVAN 1 Spray Dried is a powdered form of sodium salt of polymerized alkyl naphthalene sulfonic acids. It is highly effective to disperse a wide variety of powders including carbon black, inorganic pigments, organic pigments, and mineral fillers.

DARVAN® 1 Spray Dried Dispersing Agent

A sodium salt of polymerized alkyl naphthalene sulfonic acids that performs as a highly effective dispersing agent for mineral pigments in water.

DARVAN® C-N Dispersing Agent

A highly efficient anionic dispersing agent for mineral pigments and extenders used in both interior and exterior water-borne paints and coatings. Flat and semi-gloss finishes benefit from the use of DARVAN C-N.

DARVAN® C-N Dispersing Agent

A high molecular weight ammonium polymethacrylate solution for electrical ceramics.

CURE-RITE® 18/80 Dustless Powder Accelerator

For NR and synthetic rubbers. Provides more delayed action and faster cure rates than most benzothiazole sulfenamides. Used in tires, molded goods, hoses and conveyor belts. CURE-RITE® 18/80 is an 80% active form.

ACTIV-8® Drier, Stabilizer and Accelerator

A solution of 1,10-phenanthroline that is used as a drier accelerator in paints and coatings that dry by oxidative polymerization. ACTIV-8 functions as a chelating agent for the primary driers cobalt and manganese. Dry times are significantly improved by the addition of ACTIV-8. ACTIV-8 works in coating based on conventional alkyds, high solids alkyds, polyurethanes and uralkyds.

ACTIV-8® HGL Drier, Stabilizer and Accelerator

A solution of 1,10-phenanthroline in a water-miscible solvent that is used as a drier-accelerator in water-borne paints and coatings that dry by oxidative polymerization. ACTIV-8 HGL functions as a chelating agent for the primary driers cobalt and manganese. It helps to improve dry times and to stabilize water-reducible alkyd and alkyd emulsion paints against loss of dry on aging.

NACAP® Corrosion Inhibitor

A 50% aqueous sodium 2-mercaptobenzothiazole, is a corrosion inhibitor for water, alcohol and glycol systems. Particularly effective in preventing corrosion of copper and brass. It is an excellent corrosion inhibitor for aluminum in systems where aluminum is used in the presence of copper and copper alloys. NACAP is one of the standard copper corrosion inhibitors for the anti-freeze industry

PYRAX® ABB Pyrophyllite

A coarse grade of pyrophyllite produced in North Carolina. It can be used in interior primers and coatings where high brightness is not required. The platy nature contributes to film reinforcement.

PYRAX® ABB Pyrophyllite

Pryophyllite for use in agricultural dusts. Its natural pH makes it especially suitable for use with actives that exhibit instability in either acidic or alkline conditions.

PYRAX® MP Pyrophyllite

A white-firing pyrophyllite designed for fast-fire tile production; offers low moisture expansion bodies with uniform tile size control.

PYRAX® B Pyrophyllite

A medium fineness pyrophyllite produced from mines in North Carolina. PYRAX B has a mica type structure that gives good reinforcement properties in high build coatings like texture paints and block fillers, joint compounds and adhesives.

PYRAX® HS Pyrophyllite

A high sericite pyrophyllite for sanitaryware which aids in early mullite formation offering increased fired strength, faster firing cycles, and increased thermal shock resistance.

PYRAX® RG 140 Pyrophyllite

Foundry Washes: Pyrophyllite with low bulk density, low thermal conductivity, and low reversible thermal expansion. PYRAX RG is used in mold washes to prevent metal penetration into the mold. Insulating Firebrick: Pyrophyllite providing excellent dimensional stability. PYRAX RG is used to make refractories with superior hot load bearing ability, resistance to thermal shock and low coefficient of thermal expansion. Abrasive Products: Pyrophyllite with low bulk density, low thermal conductivity, and low reversible thermal expansion. PYRAX R is used in vibratory millstones, bonded wheels and polishing compounds.

PYRAX® WA Pyrophyllite

A coarser grade pyrophyllite than PYRAX B produced from mines in North Carolina. PYRAX WA has a mica type structure and gives food reinforcement properties in high build coatings like texture paints and block fillers and adhesives where fineness is not a major requirement.

VANATURAL® XGB Bentonite Clay

VANATURAL XGB Bentonite Clay is a tailored synergistic blend of high purity natural bentonite and xanthan gum that hydrates quickly, even with low shear mixing in unheated water. It imparts a pleasant application feel while reliably stabilizing water based suspensions and emulsions over a broad range of pH and storage temperatures. VANATURAL XGB is especially recommended for difficult to stabilize suspensions and emulsions. VANATURAL XGB is ECOCERT Greenlife and COSMOS listed. INCI name: Bentonite (and) Xanthan Gum.

VANATURAL® Bentonite Clay

VANATURAL is rapidly hydrating, water-washed bentonite clay - a pure and natural suspension stabilizer, emulsion optimizer and rheology modifier for all topical products. It is particularly suited for creams, lotions, suspensions and other personal care products marketed as organic or natural. VANATURAL is OMRI, ECOCERT Greenlife, and COSMOS listed. INCI name: Bentonite.

VANATURAL® XGB Bentonite Clay

A tailored synergistic blend of high purity natural bentonite and xanthan gum that hydrates quickly, even with low shear mixing in unheated water. Reliably stabilized water suspensions and emulsions over a broad range of pH and storage temperatures. Especially recommended for difficult to stabilized suspensions and emulsions. VANATURAL XGB is ECOCERT Greenlife and COSMOS listed.

VANATURAL® Bentonite Clay

Rapidly hydrating, water-washed bentonite clay. VANATURAL, is OMRI, ECOCERT Greenlife and COSMOS listed.

VANCHEM® NATD Vulcanizing Agent

A 30% aqueous disodium dimercapto thiadiazole, is a corrosion inhibitor and metal deactivator for nonferrous metals in aqueous systems. VANCHEM NATD is suggested particularly for protecting solder, aluminum, copper and copper alloys. It is stable and active at lower pH values than many mercapto compounds.

VAN GEL® SX Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

A smectite clay/xanthan gum blend for high thickening and suspension efficiency.

VAN GEL® B Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

The most economical high purity industrial grade.

VAN GEL® B Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

The most economical high purity industrial grade.

VAN GEL® ES Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

The most electrolyte tolerant grade.

VAN GEL® ES Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

Provides maximum electrolyte stability.

BISMATE® Powder Accelerator

NR, IR, BR, SBR accelerator for high-temperature, high-speed vulcanization.

BILT-PLATES® 156 Filler

A fine particle size (4 Hegman fineness) air floated kaolin clay from South Carolina. It is used in primers, crack fillers and caulking compounds. It can be used as a TiO2 spacer in coatings that do not require a high brightness filler.

BILT-PLATES® 156 Clay

An effective kaolin clay pitch control agent. It consists of an extremely fine particle size having high surface area platy particles. Its surfaces absorb soluble or dispersed depositable chemicals (pitch) from pulp slurries

CONTINENTAL® Clay

A very fine particle size kaolin for use in wettable powders and granules.

DIXIE CLAY® Filler

An airfloated ultra fine particle size South Carolina kaolin clay that can be used as a reinforcing filler in all types of coatings, adhesives, elastomers and latexes.

PEERLESS® 2 Airfloated Clay

Clean, medium grained, white/buff firing South Carolina Kaolin suitable for sanitaryware, art ware, general ware, floor tile, electronic procelain, chemical porcelain, fiberglass and specialty refractories. Excellent casting in sanitaryware. A clean, low iron clay that also provides some plasticity to cast ware. Excellent pressing qualities, low iron, white firing, suitable for dinnerware production. Excellent for casting as well as extruded porcelain bodies. Also useful as an intermediate clay where several kaolins are used in formulations.

PEERLESS® 2 Airfloated Clay

PEERLESS 2 Airfloated Clay is a medium grained kaolin with excellent casting. A clean, low iron clay that also provides some plasticity to cast ware.

PEERLESS® 2 Airfloated Clay

It is a moderate grained kaolin clay with excellent pressing qualities, low iron, white firing suitable for dinnerware production.

PEERLESS® 2 Airfloated Clay

It is a medium grained kaolin excellent for casting as well as extruded porcelain bodies. Also useful as an intermediate clay where several kaolins are used in a formulations.

VANZAN® Xanthan Gum

The general purpose grade suitable for most household, institutional and industrial applications.

VANSIL® W-40 Wollastonite

A fine particle (5 Hegman fineness) powder grade of wollastonite that can be used as a general purpose mineral filler in a wide range of paint and coatings where the good film smoothness of a finer product than VANSIL W-10, VANSIL W-20 or VANSIL W-30 is required.

VANSIL® W-50 Wollastonite

The finest of the powder grades of VANSIL (6+ Hegman fineness). It is used in semi-gloss architectural coatings as a TiO2 spacer and extender.It yields smoother films and improves gloss.

VANSIL® WG Wollastonite

A coarse particle, high aspect ratio acicular wollastonite. It is used in high build coatings such as texture paints and mastics to improve mud crack resistance and give film reinforcement.

VEEGUM® T Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

VAN GEL B and VEEGUM T are industrial grades of magnesium aluminum silicate (smectite clay). These clays impart thixotropic properties with good anti-settling characteristics to paper coatings. These thixotropes are bacterial and enzymatic resistant.

VEEGUM® T Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

A clean, water-washed low iron, white-firing smectite clay: excellent for viscosity/plasticity modifications and glaze suspensions. An excellent plasticizer for extruded and pressed ware. The high plasiticity provided by VEEGUM T is necessary when clays of higher iron and titanium content such as ball clays cannot be used.

VEEGUM® PRO Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

A chemically modified smectite clay and with high thickening and suspension efficiency.

VEEGUM® HV EP Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

A higher viscosity grade used in pharmaceutical suspensions, topical emulsions and other personal care products. VEEGUM HV EP is USP/NF Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Type IC. Vanderbilt manufactures VEEGUM R, VEEGUM F, VEEGUM HV and VEEGUM K in compliance with the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)/National Formulary (NF) monograph for Magnesium Aluminum Silicate. In addition, Vanderbilt also produces similar grades which comply with the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) monograph for Aluminum Magnesium Silicate. While complying with different monographs, the performance of each product is exactly the same, grade to grade.

VEEGUM® R EP Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

The original and most widely used grade. It is used in all types of cosmetics and personal care products. VEEGUM R EP is USP/NF Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Type IA. Vanderbilt manufactures VEEGUM R, VEEGUM F, VEEGUM HV and VEEGUM K in compliance with the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)/National Formulary (NF) monograph for Magnesium Aluminum Silicate. In addition, Vanderbilt also produces similar grades which comply with the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) monograph for Aluminum Magnesium Silicate. While complying with different monographs, the performance of each product is exactly the same, grade to grade.

VEEGUM® K EP Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

Provides good suspension at low viscosity. It has low acid demand and high acid and electrolyte compatibility. It is used in acid pH pharmaceutical suspensions and in hair care formulas containing conditioning agents. VEEGUM K EP is USP/NF Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Type IIA. Vanderbilt manufactures VEEGUM R, VEEGUM F, VEEGUM HV and VEEGUM K in compliance with the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)/National Formulary (NF) monograph for Magnesium Aluminum Silicate. In addition, Vanderbilt also produces similar grades which comply with the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) monograph for Aluminum Magnesium Silicate. While complying with different monographs, the performance of each product is exactly the same, grade to grade.

VEEGUM® K Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

Provides good suspension at low viscosity. It has low acid demand and high acid and electrolyte compatibility. It is used in acid pH pharmaceutical suspensions and in hair care formulas containing conditioning agents. VEEGUM K is USP/NF Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Type IIA.

VEEGUM® HV Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

A higher viscosity grade used in pharmaceutical suspensions, topical emulsions and other personal care products. VEEGUM HV is USP/NF Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Type IC.

VEEGUM® HS Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

Provides maximum electrolyte stability and minimum acid demand. It is used in acid pH pharmaceutical suspensions, in hair care formulas containing conditioning agents, and in face masks. Its relatively low viscosity contribution allows it to be used at levels high enough to enhance skin cleansing. VEEGUM HS is Purified Bentonite N.F.

VEEGUM® D Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

The preferred dentifrice binder because it ensures a stable and short paste or gel, regardless of temperature, with excellent brush stand-up, flavor release and rinseability. It works synergistically with organic gum binders, allowing the fine-tuning of dentifrice properties with minimal inhibition of fluoride recovery. The incorporation of soluble pyrophosphate with VEEGUM D maximizes fluoride bioavailability.

VEEGUM® CER Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

Smectite clay/CMC blend; high efficiency suspension stabilizer.

VEEGUM® CER Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

A smectite clay/CMC blend; high efficiency suspension stabilizer.

VEEGUM® R Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

The original and most widely used grade. It is used in all types of cosmetics and personal care products. VEEGUM R is USP/NF Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Type IA.

VEEGUM® Pure Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

Complying with the standards for ecological and organic cosmetics VEEGUM® Pure is listed in the following certificates: To view the listing documents OMRI, click here and ECOCERT Greenlife and COSMOS listed version, click here of VEEGUM R Magnesium Aluminum Silicate NF Type IA.

VEEGUM® Ultra Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

A unique acidic smectite clay that produces dispersions in the 4.2 - 5.2 pH range for optimum compatibility with the naturally acidic pH of the skin. VEEGUM Ultra is a designer product, white and bright, slightly acidic for personal care applications and is the easiest of all the grades to hydrate.

VANZAN® D Xanthan Gum

VANZAN D is surface-treated to make it temporarily insoluble. This facilitates dispersion and prevents the gum from dissolving until the surface treatment is removed by raising the pH of the system to 9 or greater. It is particularly convenient for systems where the final pH is alkaline.

VANZAN® D Xanthan Gum

An anionic polysaccharide (xanthan gum) produced from the fermentation of carbohydrates by the microorganism xanthomonas compestris. It is a creamy white powder which yields pseudoplastic colloidal solutions in water. VANZAN D has exceptional thickening, suspending and stabilizing properties over a wide pH range. VANZAN D is formulated to promote ease of dispersion and fast wetting at alkaline pH.

VANZAN® NF Xanthan Gum

General purpose grade suitable for most animal care, pharmaceutical and personal care applications. It conforms to the USP/NF Xanthan Gum monograph. INCI name: Xanthan Gum.

VANSIL® W-30 Wollastonite

Wollastonite, a natural calcium silicate mineral; an excellent calcium source for glazes without the C02 gas evolution associated with carbonates. A very clean, white-firing wollastonite that also improves color stability in glazes.

VANSIL® W-30 Wollastonite

A medium fineness (4 Hegman fineness) powder grade of wollastonite that can be used as a general purpose mineral filler in a wide range of liquid coatings and powder coatings where a finer product than VANSIL W-10 or VANSIL W-20 is required.

VANSIL® W-20 Wollastonite

A relatively coarse (1 Hegman fineness) powder grade of wollastonite that can be used as a general purpose extender pigment in most coatings where ultra-fineness is not required. Due to the natural acicular structure and brightness of VANSIL W-20, it can be used as a reinforcing filler in architectural paints where good film reinforcement is required.

VEEGUM® Ultra Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

A unique acidic smectite clay that produces dispersions in the 4.2 - 5.2 pH range for optimum compatibility with the naturally acidic pH of the skin. VEEGUM Ultra is a designer product, white and bright, slightly acidic for personal care applications and is the easiest of all the grades to hydrate.

VEEGUM® T Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

A general purpose, industrial grade that is particularly useful in high pH formulations.

VANSIL® W-20 Wollastonite

Wollastonite, a natural calcium silicate mineral; an excellent calcium source for glazes without the C02 gas evolution associated with carbonates. A very clean, white-firing wollastonite that also improves color stability in glazes.

VANSIL® HR-1500 Wollastonite

A short-needle, high aspect ratio wollastonite (3¼ Hegman fineness). It can be used in architectural coatings where the high aspect ratio yields smooth finish and good film reinforcement.

VANSIL® W-10 Wollastonite

A coarse powder grade of wollastonite (0 Hegman fineness) that can be used in high build coatings where fineness is not a prerequisite. Due to the natural acicular structure and brightness of VANSIL W-10 it can be used as a reinforcing filler in coatings, adhesives, caulks and sealants.

VANSIL® W-10 Wollastonite

Wollastonite, a natural calcium silicate mineral; an excellent calcium source for glazes without the C02 gas evolution associated with carbonates. A very clean, white-firing wollastonite that also improves color stability in glazes.

VAN GEL® O Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

For use as a thickener and suspending agent in bleach cleaners.

VAN GEL® H Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

High efficiency thickener for alkaline formations.

DARVAN® 821-A Dispersing Agent

A low molecular weight ammonium polyacrylate solution for electrical ceramics.

DARVAN® 670L Dispersing Agent

A liquid anionic dispersing agent for the preparation of aqueous dispersions of colored pigments, dyes, extender pigments, etc. that are used in the manufacture of water-borne paints and coatings. It is effective for viscosity reduction of high solids dispersions of red iron oxide and similar pigments. It functions as a pitch control agent for pulp and papermaking, and is useful in the recovery of tall oil from pulp mill black liquor. DARVAN 670L also acts as a secondary dispersant and emulsion stabilizer in emulsions of synthetic rubber products.

VAN GEL® B Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

VAN GEL B and VEEGUM T are industrial grades of magnesium aluminum silicate (smectite clay). These clays impart thixotropic properties with good anti-settling characteristics to paper coatings. These thixotropes are bacterial and enzymatic resistant.

DARVAN® PMS Dispersant

DARVAN PMS is a sodium polymelamine sulfonate (PMS) type superplasticizer for use in the production of concrete. It is an effective dispersing agent, fluidizer and high-range water reducing agent. It is recommended for use in high and ultra-high performance concrete, pumped concrete, marine and architectural concrete, precast concrete, etc. It may be used to increase the mechanical properties of concrete, especially flexural and compressive strengths. DARVAN PMS imparts very high strength, good workability and good durability. The water-to-cement ratio can be reduced to 0.3 to 1 or less with the use of DARVAN PMS. Concrete fluidized with DARVAN PMS remains workable for approximately 90 minutes at 68°F.

DARVAN® PNS-Ca Dispersant

DARVAN PNS-Ca is a calcium polynaphthalene sulfonate (PNS) type superplasticizer for use in the production of concrete. It is non-alkaline with low sulfur content. DARVAN PNS-Ca is a major ingredient in many different types of superplasticizer formulations. It is recommended for use in high and ultra-high performance concrete, pumped concrete, marine and architectural concrete, precast concrete, etc. DARVAN PNS-Ca imparts very high strength, good workability and good durability to concrete. It is a potential high-range and ultra-high range water reducer for the readymix and precast markets. The water-to-cement ratio can be reduced to 0.3 to 1 or less with the use of DARVAN PNS-Ca. Concrete fluidized with DARVAN PNS-Ca remains workable for approximately 90 minutes at 68°F.

DARVAN® PNS-Na Dispersant

DARVAN PNS-Na is a sodium polynaphthalene sulfonate (PNS) type superplasticizer for use in the production of concrete. DARVAN PNS-Na is a major ingredient in many different types of superplasticizer formulations. It is recommended for use in high and ultra-high performance concrete, pumped concrete, marine and architectural concrete, precast concrete, etc. DARVAN PNS-Na imparts very high strength, good workability and good durability. It is a potential high-range, mid-range and low-range water reducer for the ready-mix and precast markets. The water-to-cement ratio can be reduced to 0.3 to 1 or less with the use of DARVAN PNS-Na. Concrete plasticized with DARVAN PNS-Na remains workable for approximately 90 minutes at 68°F.

DARVAN® SPC Dispersant

DARVAN SPC is a sodium polycarboxylate (PCE) type superplasticizer for use in the production of concrete. DARVAN SPC contains a stable antifoaming agent. It is recommended for use in precast applications where high water reduction and high early strength are required. Other areas of use include high and ultra-high performance concrete, pumped concrete, marine and architectural concrete, etc. DARVAN SPC imparts very high strength, good workability and good durability to concrete. It is a potential high-range, mid-range and low-range water reducer for the ready-mix and precast markets. The water-to-cement ratio can be reduced to 0.3 to 1 or less with the use of DARVAN SPC. Concrete plasticized with DARVAN SPC remains workable for approximately 90 minutes at 68°F.

DARVAN® 670 Dispersing Agent

A sodium salt of polynaphthelene sulfonic acids. It prevents settling and controls viscosity of mineral pigment slurries.

VAN GEL® B Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

VAN GEL B and VEEGUM T are industrial grades of magnesium aluminum silicate (smectite clay). These clays impart thixotropic properties with good anti-settling characteristics to paper coatings. These thixotropes are bacterial and enzymatic resistant.

VEEGUM® T Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

VAN GEL B and VEEGUM T are industrial grades of magnesium aluminum silicate (smectite clay). These clays impart thixotropic properties with good anti-settling characteristics to paper coatings. These thixotropes are bacterial and enzymatic resistant.

VANZAN® Xanthan Gum

VANZAN D is an anionic polysaccharide (xanthan gum) produced from fermentation of carbohydrates by the microrganism xanthomormas campestris. It is supplied as a creamy-white powder which gives pseudoplastic colloidal solutions in water and is insoluble in most organic liquids. VANZAN has exceptional thickening, suspending and stablizing properties in the presence of acids, bases and salts, and at elevated temperatures. Two grades of VANZAN are available for paper coating applications: VANZAN and VANZAN D. The latter is specifically treated to promote its easy dispersion and accelerated hydration when the pH is increased to >7.

VANZAN® D Xanthan Gum

VANZAN D is an anionic polysaccharide (xanthan gum) produced from fermentation of carbohydrates by the microrganism xanthomormas campestris. It is supplied as a creamy-white powder which gives pseudoplastic colloidal solutions in water and is insoluble in most organic liquids. VANZAN has exceptional thickening, suspending and stablizing properties in the presence of acids, bases and salts, and at elevated temperatures. Two grades of VANZAN are available for paper coating applications: VANZAN and VANZAN D. The latter is specifically treated to promote its easy dispersion and accelerated hydration when the pH is increased to >7.

PYRAX® RG 200 Pyrophyllite

Foundry Washes: Pyrophyllite with low bulk density, low thermal conductivity, and low reversible thermal expansion. PYRAX RG is used in mold washes to prevent metal penetration into the mold. Insulating Firebrick: Pyrophyllite providing excellent dimensional stability. PYRAX RG is used to make refractories with superior hot load bearing ability, resistance to thermal shock and low coefficient of thermal expansion. Abrasive Products: Pyrophyllite with low bulk density, low thermal conductivity, and low reversible thermal expansion. PYRAX R is used in vibratory millstones, bonded wheels and polishing compounds.

PEERLESS® 2 Airfloated Clay

South Carolina kaolin used as an excellent alumina source in manufacturing firebrick. PEERLESS Clay is clean, low iron, and uniform in chemistry.

PEERLESS® 3 Airfloated Clay

South Carolina kaolin used as an excellent alumina source in manufacturing firebrick. PEERLESS Clay is clean, low iron, and uniform in chemistry.

VANSIL® W-10 Wollastonite

Wollastonite, a natural calcium silicate mineral; used for in-casting mold flux applications: lubricant - a high temperature processing aid used for molten viscosity properties in metal casting process; slag mixtures.
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VEEGUM® Ultra Magnesium Aluminum Silicate provides support to this popular blemish balm cream.
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VANATURAL® - The Essential Mineral for Personal Care

VANATURAL® - The Essential Mineral for Personal Care

VANATURAL® Bentonite Clay is pure, natural, water-washed bentonite for personal care formulations. It disperses easily, hydrates rapidly and performs consistently. Learn more about this clay and review a list of basic formulations.
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DARVAN 811D for insulating firebrick.
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PEERLESS® Clay

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PEERLESS Clay 2 Airfloated is a clean, white/buff firing South Carolina Kaolin suitable for sanitaryware, art ware, general ware, floor tile, electronic porcelain, chemical porcelain, fiberglass...
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Increased Mechanical Strength and Dimensional Stablity with VANSIL® Products

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VANSIL Wollastonite is a high brightness calcium silicate mineral used as a filler and reinforcing agent in thermoplastic and thermoset resins. The high aspect ratio grades contribute to increased mechanical strength and dimensional stability.
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VANSIL® HR-325 Wollastonite for those ThermoPlastic Applications

VANSIL® HR-325 Wollastonite for those ThermoPlastic Applications

VANSIL HR-325 has Micro-needle, 2.5 μm median size, high aspect ratio wollastonite used as a functional filler and fiber replacement in adhesives, sealants, elastomers and plastics.
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Alkyd Modified Acrylic Latex Maintenance Primer

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Alkyd Modified Acrylic Latex Maintenance Primer DARVAN® 7-N Dispersing Agent, VAN GEL® ES Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, ACTIV-8® Drier Accelerator and Stabilizer
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Water-borne Alkyd Emulsion Red Iron Oxide Primer

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Water-borne Alkyd Emulsion Red Iron Oxide Primer VAN GEL® SX Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, DARVAN® C-N Dispersing Agent, VANSIL® W-30 Wollastonite, ACTIV-8® Drier Accelerator and Stabilizer
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Soothing Day Cream (O/W) by C.H.Erbslöh

Soothing Day Cream (O/W) by C.H.Erbslöh

VEEGUM® Ultra is used as a stabilizer in this white, viscus and fragrant emulsion.
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Fluoride-Stable Toothpaste No. 613

Fluoride-Stable Toothpaste No. 613

VEEGUM® D is often the product of choice for dentifrice products.
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Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cream No. 610

Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cream No. 610

VEEGUM® Ultra Magnesium Aluminum Silicate was specifically designed for acid skin treatment formulas. When combined with VANZAN® NF Xanthan Gum excellent formula stability and skin feel are achieved.
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Bismuth Subsalicylate Suspension No. 596

Bismuth Subsalicylate Suspension No. 596

VEEGUM® HS Magnesium Aluminum Silicate and VANZAN® NF Xanthan Gum stabilize this version of a popular liquid stomach medication.
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Acid Cleaner No. 540

Acid Cleaner No. 540

VAN GEL® ES Magnesium Aluminum Silicate and VANZAN® Xanthan Gum provide thickening to this cleaner for stability and surface cling.
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“Green” Waterless Hand Cleanser No. 615

“Green” Waterless Hand Cleanser No. 615

VAN GEL® SX Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Vanderbilt's new smectite clay/xanthan gum blend, provides a powerful viscosity and stability to this hand cleaner.
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Liquid Cleanser No. 580

Liquid Cleanser No. 580

VAN GEL® B Magnesium Aluminum Silicate and VANZAN® Xanthan Gum provides body to this basic cleaner.
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Liquid Foundation No. 602

Liquid Foundation No. 602

Liquid foundations have long used Vanderbilt's clay products. This formula utilizes VANATURAL® XGB for thickening and suspension of pigments.
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Organic Skin Lotion No. 594

Organic Skin Lotion No. 594

VANATURAL® Bentonite Clay is listed with OMRI® and ECOCERT allowing for formulas to be considered labeled as containing organic ingredients.
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Personal Care and Household Wipes

Personal Care and Household Wipes

Find out how our clay and xanthan gum products can impart stability to a creamy aqueous formula prepared for coating or impregnation onto a wipe sheet.
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VANZAN® Xanthan Gum for Animal Care Preparations

VANZAN® Xanthan Gum for Animal Care Preparations

VANZAN® Xanthan Gum is a polysaccharide that is widely used as a rheology control agent for aqueous systems. It increases viscosity, helps to stabilize emulsions, and prevents the settling of solids in a wide variety of applications such as liniment, hoof cleaner, veterinary cream, washing gel, sulfur and salicylic acid shampoo and toothpaste.
Natural Stabilizers for Animal Care Products

Natural Stabilizers for Animal Care Products

VEEGUM® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate and VANATURAL® Bentonite are natural smectite clays that are recommended for use in Dental Care, Topical and Internal Suspensions, and Topical Emulsions.
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VEEGUM® CH Clay For your "Instant Success"

VEEGUM® CH Clay For your "Instant Success"

VEEGUM® CH is a custom milled purified smectite clay, that enables the formulation of consumer friendly reconstitutable personal care products.
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Vanderbilt Minerals: Kaolin, Pyrophyllite, and Wollastonite

Vanderbilt Minerals: Kaolin, Pyrophyllite, and Wollastonite

The addition of the correct Vanderbilt mineral filler to a compound not only decreases product cost but can also increase its physical properties. The addition of mineral fillers can increase the viscosity, opacity and weight of the compound, and reduce shrinkage and cracking. The use of mineral fillers will also affect physical strength and vibration damping.
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VEEGUM®, VAN GEL® and VANZAN® Product Lines

VEEGUM®, VAN GEL® and VANZAN® Product Lines

The use of VAN GEL® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate and VEEGUM® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (smectite clay) as a suspending agent can significantly reduce challenges associated with the stabilization of aqueous dispersions. These clays can be used with other suspension stabilizers, such as VANZAN® Xanthan Gum, for even greater control over stability, viscosity and flow properties.
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DARVAN™ SBO Latex Surface Conditioner

DARVAN™ SBO Latex Surface Conditioner

DARVAN™ SBO is a latex surface conditioner that helps to lower the surface tension of the latex, which helps to eliminate surface striations that sometimes appear in films, improving the appearance of the finished article. This product is manufactured using a more sustainable process, while still providing the same performance as DARVAN® SMO Surfactant, all at a lower cost to the customer.
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VANSIL® Wollastonite

VANSIL® Wollastonite

Paint & Coatings of Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC offers mineral fillers, thixotropes and chemical additives for Solvent-Borne and Water-Borne Interior and Exterior Architectural Paints and Coatings. Primers and top coats can be formulated with our products. Refer to the Architectural Formularies for examples of the use of our mineral fillers, thixotropes and chemical additives.
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DARVAN® C-N Dispersing Agent

DARVAN® C-N Dispersing Agent

DARVAN C-N is a high molecular weight ammonium polymethacrylate dispersant.
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Test Ceramics Promo

FInd the components you need from our extensive range of products.
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Architectural Paints

Architectural Paints

Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC has functional extender offerings which include VANSIL® Wollastonite, BILT-PLATES® 156 Clay, PYRAX® Pyrophyllite. We also have specialty additive offerings such as ACTIV-8®; Drier Accelerator.
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Architectural Floor Finishes

Architectural Floor Finishes

Improve dry time of solvent-borne alkyd varnishes with ACTIV-8® Drier, Stabilizer and Accelerator prevents loss of dry of water-borne uralkyd varnishes with ACTIV-8 HGL.
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DARVAN® 7-N Dispersing Agent

DARVAN® 7-N Dispersing Agent

DARVAN 7-N is a high molecular weight sodium polymethacrylate solution.
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VEEGUM® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

VEEGUM® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

VEEGUM Magnesium Aluminum Silicate is for white firing smectite clays in porcelain bodies.
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DIXIE CLAY® Filler

DIXIE CLAY® Filler

Reinforcing filler and extender for all elastomers and latices. Used as a filler in non-black stocks and as an extender in black stocks. Reinforces and stiffens uncured and cured stocks. Controls shrinkage in adhesive compounds. Used in coatings, primers, crack fillers and caulking compounds.
VEEGUM T

VEEGUM T

VAN GEL B and VEEGUM T are industrial grades of magnesium aluminum silicate (smectite clay). These clays impart thixotropic properties with good anti-settling characteristics to paper coatings. These thixotropes are bacterial and enzymatic resistant.
BILT-PLATES 156

BILT-PLATES 156

BILT-PLATES 156 kaolin clay is an effective pitch control agent. It consists of an extremely fine particle size having high surface area platy particles. Its surfaces absorb soluble or dispersed depositable chemicals (pitch) from pulp slurries.
DARVAN 1 Spray Dried

DARVAN 1 Spray Dried

DARVAN 1 Spray Dried is a sodium salt of polymerized alkyl naphthalene sulfonic acids that perform as a highly effective dispersing agent for mineral pigments in a water.
VEEGUM® / VAN GEL®

VEEGUM® / VAN GEL®

VEEGUM Magnesium Aluminum Silicate and VAN GEL Magnesium Aluminum Silicate products are natural water-washed smectite clays used worldwide to thicken and stabilize a wide range of cleaning, polishing and finishing products.
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VAN GEL® B Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

VAN GEL® B Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

VAN GEL B is a general purpose, most economical grade, for use in a variety of hard surface cleaners and polishes.
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VANZAN® Xanthan Gum

VANZAN® Xanthan Gum

VANZAN is the general purpose grade suitable for most household, institutional and industrial applications.
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Increase Curing Activity with AGERITE® Resin D® Antioxidant

Increase Curing Activity with AGERITE® Resin D® Antioxidant

For NR and synthetic rubbers. Non-blooming; retards oxidation, heat degradation under severe aging. Up to 3% used in specification compounds. Increases curing activity of Neoprene. Standard antioxidant in peroxide crosslinking.
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PYRAX® RG Pyrophyllite

PYRAX® RG Pyrophyllite

PYRAX RG is pyrophyllite providing excellent dimensional stability. PYRAX RG is used to make refractories with superior hot load bearing ability, resistance to thermal shock and low coefficient of thermal expansion.
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DARVAN 7-N

DARVAN 7-N

DARVAN 7-N is a low foaming sodium polymethacrylate dispersing agent highly effective in dispersing mineral pigments in a water.
BILT-PLATES®

BILT-PLATES®

BILT-PLATES 156 kaolin clay is an effective pitch control agent. It consists of an extremely fine particle size having high surface area platy particles. Its surfaces absorb soluble or dispersed depositable chemicals (pitch) from pulp slurries.
VAN GEL®

VAN GEL®

Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC can supply a variety of products to meet your need for EMULSION / SUSPENSION STABILIZERS AND THICKENERS in your Household, Industrial and Institutional Cleaning Compounds applications. VEEGUM and VAN GEL magnesium aluminum silicate products are natural water-washed smectite clays used worldwide to thicken and stabilize a wide range of cleaning, polishing and finishing products.
Perfect for Emulsions and Optimized Flow Properties

Perfect for Emulsions and Optimized Flow Properties

VEEGUM® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate and VAN GEL® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate products are natural smectite clays that have been water-washed to optimize purity and performance.
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DARVAN® WAQ Dispersant Has a Wetting Agent

DARVAN® WAQ Dispersant Has a Wetting Agent

DARVAN WAQ has a nionic stabilizer for NR, SR, and CR latexes. Wetting agent and emulsifier for latices. Mold and internal lubricant.
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McNAMEE® Clay

McNAMEE® Clay

McNAMEE Clay is an airfloated kaolin clay (hydrated aluminum silicate). This product can be used as an extender pigment in coatings and as a filler for primers, alkyd flats and latex paints. It is compatible with water and solvent systems.
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PYRAX® WA Pyrophyllite for Mud Cracking

PYRAX® WA Pyrophyllite for Mud Cracking

PYRAX WA gives maximum brightness of all the PYRAX products. Imparts
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PAR® Clay for the Reinforcer

PAR® Clay for the Reinforcer

PAR Clay is similar to DIXIE CLAY® Filler except for particle size. Reinforcer and inert filler for all elastomers. Used in nonblack compounds of all types.
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PYRAX® Pyrophyllite

PYRAX® Pyrophyllite

PYRAX RG is pyrophyllite providing excellent dimensional stability. PYRAX RG is used to make refractories with superior hot load bearing ability, resistance to thermal shock and low coefficient of thermal expansion.
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DARVAN® Dispersing Agent

DARVAN® Dispersing Agent

DARVAN Dispersing Agent is for ceramic bodies and glazes.
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PYRAX® RG Pyrophyllite

PYRAX® RG Pyrophyllite

PYRAX RG is pyrophyllite with low bulk density, low thermal conductivity, and low reversible thermal expansion. PYRAX RG is used in mold washes to prevent metal penetration into the mold.
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VANSIL® Wollastonite

VANSIL® Wollastonite

VANSIL Wollastonite, a natural calcium silicate mineral, is used for in-casting mold flux applications: lubricant - a high temperature processing aid used for its molten viscosity properties in metal casting processes; slag mixes.
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VANSIL® 1500 Wollastonite is Ideal for Thermoset Applications

VANSIL® 1500 Wollastonite is Ideal for Thermoset Applications

VANLSIL 1500 contains short needle, 9 μm median size, high aspect ratio wollastonite used as a functional filler and fiber replacement in adhesives, sealants, elastomers and plastics.
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Improved Resilience with VANAX® PY Accelerator

Improved Resilience with VANAX® PY Accelerator

Chemical conditioner for butyl rubber. Improves resilience, processing safety and electrical properties. Increases cured and uncured modulus. Decreases cold flow and increases
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DARVAN™ L Mold Lubricant

DARVAN™ L Mold Lubricant

DARVAN™ L is a mold lubricant for rubber stock. Removes surface tack from freshly mixed stock. Corrosion inhibitor.
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McNAMEE® Clay

McNAMEE® Clay

McNAMEE is an air floated kaolin clay (hydrated aluminum silicate). This product can be used as an extender pigment in coatings and as a filler for primers, alkyd flats and latex paints. It is compatible with water and solvent systems.
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DIXIE CLAY® Filler

DIXIE CLAY® Filler

Reinforcing filler and extender for all elastomers and latexes. Used as a filler in non-black stocks and as an extender in black stocks. Reinforces and stiffens uncured and cured stocks. Controls shrinkage in adhesive compounds. Used in coatings, primers, crack fillers and caulking compounds.
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VAN GEL® B Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

VAN GEL® B Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

VAN GEL B is derived from a naturally-occurring colloidal magnesium aluminum silicate that has been highly refined to produce uniform thixotropic aqueous dispersions at low concentrations.
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Find the Additives You Need

Find the Additives You Need

Superior Performance in Demanding Applications- Read through our Quick-Scan Application/Function Guide to find the right additive for the job.
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Safe and Natural Stabilizers

Safe and Natural Stabilizers

VANATURAL® Bentonite Clay and VEEGUM® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate smectite clays: Safe & natural stabilizers for baby care formulations.
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Looking for an OMRI and ECOCERT listed Product?

Looking for an OMRI and ECOCERT listed Product?

Our VANATURAL® Bentonite Clay products which are OMRI and ECOCERT listed; for stable, elegant organic and natural emulsions.
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The Clearly Natural Choice.

The Clearly Natural Choice.

VANZAN® NF-C Xanthan Gum: For clear and natural formulations without boundaries.
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Better Suspending Agents

Better Suspending Agents

Our VEEGUM® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate NF and Purified Bentonite NF are suspending agents for stable, palatable oral suspensions.
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For Topical Emulsions

For Topical Emulsions

Our VEEGUM® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate NF and Purified Bentonite NF: For stable and elegant topical emulsions.
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DARVAN® Dispersing Agents for water based sprays.

DARVAN® Dispersing Agents for water based sprays.

DARVAN® Dispersing Agents for suspension concentrates, wettable powders and dispersible granules.
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When Quality Matters

When Quality Matters

Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC is the formulator's source for products to control the rheology and stability of pharmaceutical and personal care products.
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Safe and Effective

Safe and Effective

Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC is the formulator's source for products to control the rheology and stability of animal care products.
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Adjuvants for Fluid Suspension

Adjuvants for Fluid Suspension

Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC has a line of adjuvants for stable fluid suspension concentrates.
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Controlling Pests

Controlling Pests

Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC supplies a variety of chemicals and minerals that assist the pesticide formulator.
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Solid Dosage Forms

Solid Dosage Forms

VEEGUM® F Magnesium Aluminum Silicate NF: Binder, disintegrant and API release modifier in solid dosage forms.
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Stomach Relief with VEEGUM® and VANZAN®

Stomach Relief with VEEGUM® and VANZAN®

Successfully stabilize palatable suspensions with VEEGUM® HS and VANZAN® NF.
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Antacid Relief with VEEGUM® and VANZAN®

Antacid Relief with VEEGUM® and VANZAN®

Successfully stabilize palatable suspensions with VEEGUM® HS and VANZAN® NF.
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The Ideal Smectite Clays for Pharmaceuticals

The Ideal Smectite Clays for Pharmaceuticals

VEEGUM® - the ideal natural excipient for use in solid dosage forms. Learn more about using smectite clays for solid dosage forms.
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Natural Clay Binder Products

Natural Clay Binder Products

VANATURAL® Bentonite Clay: A natural clay binder for pet toothpaste.
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Natural Clay Binders

Natural Clay Binders

VANATURAL® Bentonite Clay: A natural clay binder for pet toothpaste.
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PYRAX® MP Pyrophyllite

PYRAX® MP Pyrophyllite

PYRAX MP Pyrophyllite is for fast-fire tiles with low moisture expansion and uniform tile size control.
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For Stable Equine Care Products

For Stable Equine Care Products

VEEGUM® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate: A natural smectite clay for equine care formulations.
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For Stable Equine Care

For Stable Equine Care

VEEGUM® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate: A natural smectite clay for equine care formulations.
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Superior Suspension

Superior Suspension

VEEGUM® Magnesium Aluminum Silcate: A superior suspension for oatmeal shampoos.
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