A synthetic clay, supplied as a fine white powder which swells to produce a clear, colourless thixotropic gel when dispersed in water. For use in the conservation of stone, metals, organic materials, ceramics and paintings. Laponite RD has been successfully used to remove old water soluble adhesives (i.e. glue paste) and also to soften ingrained dirt and facilitate its removal from the surface of stone and ceramic objects. pH 9.8 (2% suspension),. Forms gels at 2% concentration, Colloidal dispersion.
"LAPONITE" is a registered trademark and product of BYK Additives Ltd.