SiLiBeads® Type S

Polished glass beads Type S as grinding bead, dispersing ball, filling bead, reflex bead, blasting glass ball The glass beads made of soda-lime glass in the size range between 0.05 and 5 mm are produced in special thermal forming processes. The production process of glass beads differs from conventional melting processes due to the extremely low energy consumption.

Grinding and dispersing beads
Due to their properties, SiLibeads Type S glass beads are ideally suited as grinding and dispersing beads in horizontal and vertical agitator bead mills for wet grinding of dyes, pigments, ink, agrochemicals, minerals, fillers for chemicals, paper and plastics. Particle sizes of less than 10 microns can be achieved easily. The low wear on the agitator disc and machine lining enables extremely economical use of SiLibeads glass beads type S.

Filling Beads
SiLibeads Type S are used as fillers in the chemical, paper and plastics industries. The filling beads increase the physical properties in thermoplastics and thermosets.

Reflex glass beads
Glass beads play a decisive role in road safety. Retroreflection causes the vehicle’s headlight to be reflected back to the driver, causing the road markings to “shine”.

Blasting glass beads
SiLibeads type S are used for mechanical surface treatment (bead blasting) of various materials such as wood, metal or plastic.

The cost-benefit ratio is unsurpassed.

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    A 150 years old Company with each production batch undergoing strict Product Quality checks (diameter, sphericity, corrosion behaviour, internal structure and specific weight).

    SiLi also deal intensely with wet grinding technology, being constantly in contact with all the world’s leading mill manufacturers. The wear and tear rate of our micro-bead grinding media is among the best in the industry.



    ISO 9001:2008 Certification

    Protocols conforms with DIN ISO 15378 for pharmaceuticals Glass beads are conform to EC regulation 1935/2004/EC