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Inorganic & Organic Binders

Inorganic & Organic Binders Physical State Binder Types:

Liquid- i.e., water, oil, and sodium silicate

Solid- i.e., bentonite and corn starch

Semisolid- i.e., tar

Chemical Type Binders:

Organic -
a) Hydrophobic- i.e., tar, pitch & bitumen
b) Hydrophilic- i.e., starch, lignosulfonate & molasses

a) Insoluble- i.e., cement, clay & lime
b) Soluble- i.e., sodium silicate

Common Binders Available From READE:

Alumina silicate

Fly ash



Portland cement

Calcium aluminate


Corn starch

Cellulose gum

Fuller's earth



Hydrated lime


Sodium silicate


Waste paper, finely ground



Specialty Binders (common or best known trade names not owned by READE):

Brewex- Modified- starch brewery by-product

Alcotac- Synthetic polymers in solid, solution, or dispersion form

Peridur- Cellulose-derived, water-soluble polymer powder

PVA- Polyvinyl alcohol powder

Terravest- Liquid polybutadine emulsion

LFI / SIVIA- Calcium aluminate

Covol- Monomers of acrylonitrile and polyvinyl alcohol

Fuller's earth- Silicous clay material

CAFA- Fly ash chemically activated with alkaline materials

Gilsonite- Natural asphalt mineral

Avicel, Omnicel- Microcrystalline cellulose powder

Xtra-Dry- Calcium silicate composite powder

Krystal Bond- Alumina silicate

Inorganic & Organic Binders Physical Properties Available: Sometimes available as a flake, granule, or powder.

Typical Binder Characteristics: Produce strong final agglomerates, permanently bond particles, withstand the rigors of storage, handling, packaging & shipping

Inorganic & Organic Binders Synonyms: Binder, inorganic binder, organic binder, food grade binder, USP binder, FCC binder, pharmaceutical binder, film binder, chemical binder, matrix binder, bulk solid agglomeration, additive, enlargement, viscous bonding

Inorganic & Organic Binders Packaging: Multiply bags, drums, super sacks, or loose bulk

Inorganic & Organic Binders TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Varies. For further information please call the E.P.A. at 1.202.554.1404