Levasil CB8 is an alkaline, aqueous dispersion of colloidal silica that is approximately 50% solids by weight. The silica dispersion is sodium stabilized and the amorphous silica particles carry a negative surface charge. The silica particles are discrete, have a smooth, spherical shape, and are present in a wide particle size distribution. The physical appearance of the dispersion is a white liquid, slightly more viscous than water. Levasil CB8 is produced for world-wide distribution.