Dicaflock is powdered cellulose obtained from mechanically disintegrated cellulose which is prepared by processing bleached or unbleached cellulose obtained as a pulp from fibrous materials, like wood or cotton. It occurs as a white, odorless substance and consists of fibrous particles that disperse rapidly in water.
When bone-dry, the white or bleached grades are at least 99.5% pure cellulose. It is available in various grades, exhibiting degrees of fineness ranging from a dense, free-flowing powder to a course, fluffy, non-flowing material.
Dicaflock cellulose filter aids are preferred when the application requires resistance to very high pH values or when a sustainable wood-derived filter aid is preferred.
Dicaflock’s Uses are Numerous and Span Many Industries
It improves dimensional stability, impact strength, and drying rate of stable foams. It also reduces green shrinkage. Applications include a wide variety of thermoset resins for injection molding and rubber compounds, ranging from floor tiles to shoe soles.
It can also be used as a plasticizer, bulking agent, arc intensifier, absorbent, and lubricant.
Because it is virtually ashless, it is used in the manufacturing of ceramics products as a burn-out agent and to provide controlled porosity.
You’ll also find it used as a binder, texturizer, and thickening agent in products, such as latex paints, texture, and adhesive compounds.