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Founded in 1894, Zschimmer & Schwarz is a family business that supplies a wide range of industries with chemical auxiliaries and specialities. With more than 1,500 employees, 30 companies in 17 countries, 9 highly specialised business divisions and customers across all continents, Zschimmer & Schwarz stands for “chemistry tailor-made”.

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YOUR CERAMICS

The Zschimmer & Schwarz Ceramic Auxiliaries Division offers a wide range of customised products and services for the ceramics industry. In addition to process additives for classic ceramics segments such as tiles, tableware, sanitary ware and refractories, our extensive portfolio also includes technical ceramics, silicate ceramics and abrasives as well as glass and powder metallurgy.

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Ceramics Auxiliaries

TRUCOLOR 219 BLUE
TRUCOLOR 430 CYAN
TRUCOLOR 210 RED BROWN
TRUCOLOR 211 YELLOW
TRUCOLOR 217 BLACK
TRUCOLOR 393 BLACK
TRUCOLOR 209 PINK
TRUCOLOR 206 BEIGE
TRUCOLOR 236 ORANGE
TRUCOLOR 281 REDORANGE
TRUCOLOR 261 RED BROWN
TRUCOLOR 285 GREEN
TRUCOLOR 242 WHITE
TRUCOLOR 408 GOLDENYELLOW

TRUCOLOR EF 245
TRUCOLOR EF 389 MATT TRANSPARENT
TRUCOLOR 398 LUSTER
TRUCOLOR 402 GLOSSY
TRUCOLOR EF 432 TEXTURE
TRUCOLOR EF 438 TEXTURE MATT
TRUCOLOR EF 401 METALLIC

Dispersants

DOLAPIX PC 67Polycarboxylic acid, sodium salt
DOLAPIX SPC 7Preparation of silicate-polycarbonate
GIESSFIX 162Sodium disilicate
GIESSFIX ZSAlkali silicate

Filtration agents

DOLACAST 54Preparation of polyamines and synthetic polymers
DOLACAST 58Preparation of polyamines and synthetic polymers

Temporary binders

OPTAPIX AC 112Aqueous polymer dispersion, temporary binder for slip casting
OPTAPIX PS 17Modified polysaccharides in aqueous solution, temporary binder for sticking mud

Cleaning agents

GLYDOL 1161Polycarboxylate with anionic surfactants
GLYDOL 1190Polycarboxylate with anionic surfactants
GLYDOL 1196Polycarboxylate with anionic surfactants, latest development

Plaster additives

SILUBIT G 80Melamine preparation

Release agent

TRENNEMULSION W-165Emulsion of surface-active agents and mineral oils

Fixative for decals

DOLAFIX 88Polymers in aqueous solution; in combination with PRODUKT KD 8042, drying time can be adjusted
ProductViscosityDrying timeYield point
Rheological additives   
PEPTAPON 44mediumbasicmedium
PEPTAPON 52basicmediummedium
PEPTAPON 71 Sbasiclongbasic
PEPTAPON 88basicbasicmedium
PEPTAPON 99mediummediummedium
PEPTAPON 205highbasichigh
PEPTAPON 1615 EFbasiclongbasic
    
Temporary binders (CMC)   
OPTAPIX C 12 Gbasicbasic 
OPTAPIX C 50 Gmediummedium 
OPTAPIX C 1000 Ghighlong 

Biocides

PREVENTOL® P 301Aqueous formulation of bronopol and isothiazolinone
PREVENTOL® D 9 PLUSAqueous formulation of (ethylenedioxy) dimethanol and N-octyl-isothiazolinone

Dispersants

GIESSFIX G 1Sodium phosphate
GIESSFIX G 3Sodium polyphosphate
DOLAPIX G 10Polycarboxylic acid, sodium salt

Suspension aids

STELLMITTEL 279Polyammonium derivates
STELLMITTEL ZSMixture of electrolytes
ProductViscosity
approx. 15% in mPa*s
Pressing aidAntifoamForm of delivery
Binders    
OPTAPIX PA 51 5500Low contentHigh contentPowder
OPTAPIX PA 52 750High contentHigh contentPowder
OPTAPIX PA 53 850High contentHigh contentPowder
OPTAPIX PA 541100High contentHigh contentPowder
OPTAPIX PA 55400 High contentPowder
OPTAPIX PAF 24000High contentHigh contentLiquid
OPTAPIX PAF 461000 High contentLiquid

Pressing agents

ZUSOPLAST WE 50Wax dispersion
ZUSOPLAST 9002Polyoxyethylene preparation

Dispersants

DOLAPIX PC 67Polycarboxylic acid, sodium salt
DOLAPIX PC 187Polycarboxylic acid, sodium salt
DOLAPIX PC 207Polycarboxylic acid, sodium salt
PRODUKT KV 5202Polycarboxylic acid, sodium salt
DOLAPIX SPC 7Silicate-polycarbonate preparation
DOLAPIX PC 29Phosphonate preparation
GIESSFIX PT 88Phosphonate preparation
DOLAFLUX SP 11Huminate-silicate preparation
OPTAPIX GBinders for glazes
CONTRASPUMAntifoam agents
PREVENTOLBiocides
DOLACASTFiltration agents
GLYDOLCleaning agents
TRENNEMULSIONRelease agents

Flocculants

KERAFLOC AL FLUESSIGFlocculant for silica sole
KERAFLOC AL PULVERFlocculant for silica sole

Waterglass hardener

LITHOPIX P 26Controlled, irreversible precipitation of silicic acid

Wetting agents

GLYDOL 1195Blast furnace taphole bodies, carbonic ramming and extrusion bodies
GLYDOL N 1003Wetting agent and plasticiser for clay-containing bodies, ramming mixes
GLYDOL N 1055Wetting agent and plasticiser for clay-containing bodies, castables
GLYDOL N 2002Blast furnace taphole bodies, carbonic ramming and extrusion bodies

Setting accelerators / retardants

LITHOPIX LCACement-bonded bodies / retardant
SILUBIT BL 05Cement-bonded bodies / accelerator
SILUBIT P 67Cement-bonded bodies

Chemical binders

LITHOPIX AS 21Cement-free gunning mixes
LITHOPIX AS 85Neutral, cement-free vibration bodies
LITHOPIX P 1Bodies and bricks
LITHOPIX P 2Storable, workable bodies
LITHOPIX P 4Acidic ramming and gunning mixes
LITHOPIX P 5Basic vibration and casting bodies
LITHOPIX P 6Basic brick, ramming and gunning mixes
LITHOPIX P 8Basic brick, ramming and gunning mixes
LITHOPIX P 9Neutral brick, ramming and gunning mixes
LITHOPIX P 15Neutral bodies and mortars
LITHOPIX P 33Neutral brick, ramming and gunning mixes
LITHOPIX P 40Storable, workable bodies
LITHOPIX P 56Gunning mixes for hot repairing
LITHOPIX P 91Bodies and mortars from neutral raw materials
LITHOPIX P 92Ready-to-use mortars
LITHOPIX P 300Binder and thixotropic agent for vibration bodies
LITHOPIX S 2Mortars, gunning mixes and core sands
LITHOPIX S 3Mortars, gunning mixes and core sands
LITHOPIX S 12Tundish gunning mixes
LITHOPIX S 66Mortars, gunning mixes and core sands
LITHOPIX ST 5Insulating tundish gunning mixes
LITHOSOL 1530Ceramic fibres, castables
LITHOSOL 1540Ceramic fibres, castables
SILUBIT FB 10Binder and thixotropic agent for vibration bodies
SILUBIT FB 29Binder and thixotropic agent for vibration bodies
SILUBIT FB 70Binder and thixotropic agent for vibration bodies
SILUBIT H 19Low-cement gunning mixes

Plasticisers / Stabilisers

ZUSOPLAST C 39Pressing, ramming and extrusion bodies
ZUSOPLAST PS 1Pressing, ramming and extrusion bodies
PEPTAPON 5Stabiliser for pressing, ramming and extrusion bodies
PEPTAPON 9Stabiliser for pressing, ramming and extrusion bodies
PEPTAPON 71 SStabiliser for pressing, ramming and extrusion bodies

Porosity-inducing agents

CELLOTIN PP 6Dewatering aid
CELLOTIN ZZ 8/1Insulating tundish gunning mixes, also used as a separation inhibitor
GLYDOL N 1058Foam ceramics
PORLAT KTargeted adjustment of pore size, pore volume and pore distribution

Pressing agents

ZUSOPLAST 126/3Dry pressing bodies and extrusion bodies
ZUSOPLAST 5012Basic dry pressing bodies, also water-free
ZUSOPLAST O 59Dry pressing bodies and extrusion bodies
ZUSOPLAST E 1 Basic dry pressing bodies, also water-free

Dust-binding agents

ZUSOPLAST S 13 SPEZIALGunning mixes

Temporary binders

LITHOPIX LCAIncrease of green and dry strength
OPTAPIX AC 15Increase of green and dry strength
OPTAPIX AC 51Increase of green and dry strength
OPTAPIX PAC 60Mortars
OPTAPIX PAF 35Increase of green and dry strength

Release agents

TRENNEMULSION W 165Release agent for refractory parts
ZUSOPLAST O 59Clay-containing pressing, squeeze and extrusion bodies

Deflocculants / dispersants

DOLAPIX CE 64Oxidic bodies, also cement-bonded
DOLAPIX FF 1Oxidic bodies, also cement-bonded
DOLAPIX FF 7 SPEZIALOxidic bodies, also cement-bonded
DOLAPIX FF 26Free of microsilica, also cement-bonded
DOLAPIX FF 44Contains microsilica, also cement-bonded
DOLAPIX FF 54Contains microsilica, also cement-bonded
GIESSFIX PT 88Oxidic bodies, also cement-bonded
SILUBIT FB 70Binder and thixotropic agent for vibration bodies

Others

ZUSOPLAST G 112Anti-freezing solution for cement, silica sole and waterglass-containing bodies

Wetting agents

GLYDOL N 2002 Preparation based on Dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid, monoethanolamine salt
GLYDOL N 1055Polyarylsulfonate
GLYDOL 1144Preparation of polymers in solvents

Pressing agents

ZUSOPLAST WE 8Non-ionic wax dispersion
ZUSOPLAST WE 50Non-ionic wax dispersion
ZUSOPLAST 52Non-ionic wax dispersion

Lubricants

ZUSOPLAST 91/11Preparation of surfactants
ZUSOPLAST 126/3Fatty acid preparation with non-ionic emulsifier
ZUSOPLAST O 59Low-hazardous hydrocarbons

Temporary binding agents

OPTAPIX PS 94Polysaccharide preparation
OPTAPIX PS 224Polysaccharide preparation
OPTAPIX PS 202Polysaccharide preparation
OPTAPIX AC 112Aqueous polymer dispersion
OPTAPIX AC 15Polycarbonic acid preparation
OPTAPIX AC 51Aqueous polymer dispersion

Porosity-inducing agents

PORLAT K 85Polymethyl methacrylates
PORLAT K 86Polymethyl methacrylates
PORLAT K 87Polymethyl methacrylates
PORLAT K 88Polymethyl methacrylates
PORLAT K 89Polymethyl methacrylates
PORLAT K 90Polymethyl methacrylates
ProductViscosityDrying timeYield point
Rheological additives   
PEPTAPON 71 S basiclongbasic
PEPTAPON 88 basicbasicmedium
PEPTAPON 205mediumbasichigh
    
Temporary binders   
OPTAPIX C 50 Gmediummedium 
OPTAPIX C 1000 Ghighlong 
OPTAPIX G 35neutralneutral 

Wetting agents

PRODUKT KG 9046Improvement of the overglazing properties of difficult surfaces

Granulate application

DOLAFIX 1032Glaze fixative to fix granules on dry and wet surfaces
GRANICER 6000Ideal for dry application of grit
GRANICER 7068Ideal for low quantity of grit per square metre
GRANICER 7070Ideal for high quantity of grit per square metre
ProductMixing waterPlasticityDry breaking strength (MOR)Moisture in quarry clay
CLAYFORM B 2x x 
CLAYFORM B 62x x 
CLAYFORM V 7x   
CLAYFORM V 13x   
CLAYFORM V 65x   
CLAYFORM V 67x   
CLAYFORM P 2xx  
CLAYFORM P 17 xx 
CLAYFORM P 51 xx 
CLAYFORM GF PS   x
  Shaping process

 

ProductChemical basisPressingExtrusionCasting
Temporary binders    
OPTAPIX ACAcrylateStandardStandardStandard
OPTAPIX PACAcetateStandardStandardStandard
OPTAPIX PAFPolyvinyl alcoholStandardStandard 
     
Pressing agents    
ZUSOPLAST EOil emulsifiableStandardStandard 
ZUSOPLAST GPolyoxyethyleneStandardStandard 
ZUSOPLAST OHydrocarbonsSpecial applicationStandard 
ZUSOPLAST WEWax emulsionStandardStandard 
     
Plasticisers    
ZUSOPLAST CCellulose derivative Standard 
ZUSOPLAST PSPolysaccharideSpecial applicationStandard 
     
Dispersants    
DOLAPIX AAmino alcoholStandardStandard 
DOLAPIX CACarboxylic acidStandardStandard 
DOLAPIX ETCarboxylic acid esterStandardStandard 
DOLAPIX PCSynthetic polyelectrolyteStandardStandard 

Screenprinting medium for glass in automotive

PRODUKT KD 2926Preparation of polymers in solvents

Thermoplastic printing medium for glass

PRODUKT KD 5090Preparation of polymers in fatty alcohols

Interlayer for fire protection panes

GEVARSIL 2270Colloidal silicic acid preparation
GEVARSIL 2264Colloidal silicic acid preparation

Oxidation inhibitors

METAMAX I-15Minimises oxidation in water

Pressing – temporary binders

METAMAX B-508Polymer, inhibitor
METAMAX B-129Polymer, inhibitor
METAMAX B-4Wax dispersion
METAMAX B-26Polymer, high edge stability
METAMAX B-17Wax dispersion for China & USA

Pressing – other additives

METAMAX S-10Wetting agent
METAMAX S-20Suspension stabiliser
CONTRASPUM K 1012Antifoam agent
CONTRASPUM K 1045Antifoam agent

Extrusion – temporary binders

PRODUKT KM 4128Humectant, binding agent

Extrusion – plasticisers

METACEL 7026Cellulose ether
METACEL 16Cellulose ether
METACEL 35Cellulose ether, with a low fibre content

Extrusion – pressing agents and lubricants

METAMAX L-09Pressing agent, emulsifiable
METAMAX L-10Pressing agent and lubricant
METAMAX L-201Pressing agent, emulsifiable

Pressing

METAMAX G-26Temporary binder
METAMAX L-09Pressing agent, emulsifiable
METAMAX L-10Pressing agent and lubricant
METAMAX L-201Pressing agent, emulsifiable

Release agents for sinter carriers

METAGRAF CGraphite dispersion
METAGRAF AAl₂O₃-dispersion
METAGRAF ZZrO₂-dispersion
METAGRAF YY₂O₃-dispersion

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Zschimmer & Schwarz develops tailor-made solutions for customers across the globe. Our competencies in the international application technology laboratories in the fields of chemistry and ceramics ensure consistently high product quality. In addition to innovation, research, reliability and quality, we are also highly focused on sustainability. As part of this, Zschimmer & Schwarz continuously works on optimising all production steps and conserving precious resources: with material efficiency, minimisation of process water requirements, energy efficiency and the use of renewable raw materials, we are shaping the future.

Zschimmer & Schwarz offers a comprehensive measurement service covering all areas of developing innovative process additives. The wide variety of ceramic preparation processes is also reflected in the modern laboratory equipment. This enables us to offer special solutions for all customer-specific challenges.

All substantial ceramic shaping processes can be simulated in our laboratories. In this way, we ensure optimal transfer to our customers' production processes.

With the help of our comprehensive laboratory equipment for research and analysis of our process additives and their mode of action, we are in the position to provide targeted and customer-specific product recommendations. Together with our customers, we develop novel, innovative and sustainable solutions.

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