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Friday, May 18, 2012

Calcium Silicate

  • Calcium silicate (often referred to by its shortened trade name Cal-Sil or Calsil) is the chemical compound Ca2SiO4, also known as calcium orthosilicate and sometimes formulated 2CaO.SiO2. 
  • It is one of group of compounds obtained by reacting calcium oxide and silica in various ratios.
  • Calcium silicate is commonly used as a safe alternative to asbestos for high temperature insulation materials. Industrial grade piping and equipment insulation is often fabricated from calcium silicate.

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