Ceramics & Bricks
Replacing part of water with Sodium Silicate in the clay slurry in ceramic industry is impactful. They absorb on the clay surface making clay particles repel one another (deflocculation). This reduces the viscosity making pumping easier. Further it helps the tiles gain strength faster reducing the energy cost at the drying stage.
Adding Silicate in Brick composition results in faster setting & strength gain, prevents raw bricks from cracking, shrinking and deforming. This reduces rejection and reduces production time & energy cost.