Fine Silica enhances catalyst support.

Press Release Summary:

Pore structure, spherical shapes, and size distribution of SUNSPERA contribute to optimized finished polymer resins and productivity. SUNSPERA joins Solesphere™, Sunlovely™, M.S. GEL™, and Silica Gel, which provide catalyst support for cosmetics, film, and synthetic leather and serve as matting agent for paints and act as filler for coated printing papers. Fine silica products are available in mean particle diameters from 1.8–200 μm and with oil absorption capacities from 30–400 ml/100 g.

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AGC Chemicals Introduces SUNSPERA Fine Silica for Catalyst Support at 2015 Informex Show

AGC expands custom fine silica solutions to fulfill any application need

EXTON, Pa. – AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. will introduce SUNSPERA fine silica for catalyst support at the 2015 InformEx show, Booth 647, February 3 ‒ 5 in New Orleans. SUNSPERA’s precisely designed pore structure, spherical shapes and size distribution contribute to superior finished polymer resins and optimum productivity.

SUNSPERA joins AGC’s family of fine silica products — Solesphere™, Sunlovely™, M.S. GEL™ and Silica Gel — which provide catalyst support for cosmetics, film and synthetic leather, serve as a matting agent for paints and act as filler for coated printing papers.

“With the addition of SUNSPERA, AGC offers five grades of fine silica products. The ability for customers to select the sphere size, pore size and spherical structure allows us to provide custom solutions to fulfill any application need,” said Roderick Reber, business manager of fine silica products at AGC Chemicals Americas.

AGC’s fine silica products are available in mean particle diameters from 1.8 μm to 200 μm and with oil absorption capacities from 30 ml/100 g to 400 ml/100 g to suit any application. Surface areas are available from 40 to 800 M²/g.

At InformEx, AGC will also announce an expansion of its Fukui, Japan, fine chemicals plant and will present a paper on fluorochemistry for the agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals industries.

About InformEx

InformEx is a global event for the fine, specialty and custom chemical marketplace. The event brings together an international mix of motivated buyers and sellers of high-value chemistry for three days of sourcing, education and networking. For more information, visit

About AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.

AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Glass Company Ltd., a $13 billion multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, electronic displays and chemical products. The company was formed in 2004 through the merging of sister companies Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers USA and AGA Chemicals. Headquartered in Exton, Pa., AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pa., and warehouses located throughout North America.

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