Easy to use and safe to handle, Levasil Colloidal Silica is the natural choice when making the switch from solventborne to waterborne coatings. It allows you to meet and stay ahead of regulations while offering your customers benefits such as a more attractive look and smoother surfaces as well as weather resistance and better durability.

A product of two natural ingredients – sand and water – Levasil Colloidal Silica improves key functionalities in a wide range of coatings, from durability in industrial coatings to performance of silicate paint and other architectural coatings. Colloidal silica can be used to enhance critical coating aspects such as hardness, pigment dispersion and anti-soiling properties, as well as allowing for better control of open time.

As you are starting to understand, Levasil Colloidal Silica is a truly versatile component that expands your possibilities.

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Levasil CC and Levasil CT application areas within coatings

Silicate paints

Improve durability, weather resistance and anti-soiling with Levasil Colloidal Silica.

More architectural coatings

Waterborne architectural coatings will look better and last longer with colloidal silica

Wood coatings

Adding Levasil Colloidal Silica creates smooth and scratch-resistant surfaces

Metal coatings

Levasil Colloidal Silica is an excellent binder that shields steel and prevents corrosion

More industrial coatings

Colloidal Silica improves performance of industrial coatings, including non-stick coatings.

Benefits of using Levasil Colloidal Silica in coatings


Improved surface hydrophilicity, resulting in better retention of waterborne inks


Interacts to produce a higher coefficient of friction on the treated surface


The particles act as a physical spacer, preventing re-agglomeration


Levasil Colloidal Silica is the perfect binder in a number of different applications.


The better a coating or a surface resist soiling, the fresher and cleaner they look.


Increase stackability by keeping coated surfaces from sticking together.


Improve heat resistance, shear strength and reduce drying time of waterborne adhesives

Abrasion & Scratch Resistance

Abrasion and scratch-resistant coatings last longer and require less frequent recoating

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