Organoclay from Wego Chemical Group

Wego Chemical Group now can provide Organoclay


Wego has the capability to stock and sell Organoclay in the United States (USA), Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Turkey, and Europe. As a supplier of Organoclay, Wego provides supply chain solutions and specialists to find the right product for the different industries and applications.

Organoclay is a naturally occurring clay mineral that has been organically modified into a phyllosilicate. By exchanging the original interlayer cations for organocations (typically quaternary alkylammonium ions), an organophilic surface composed of covalently linked organic moieties is formed. The lamellar structure is identical to that of the parent phyllosilicate.

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Organoclay can be used to remove oil from water due to its large surface area and hydrophobic chains that emerge from the clay surface. It is also used in paint formulations and as a viscosifier in oil-based drilling fluids.

When organoclay is mixed with water, chemical reactions occur that allow the clay to dissolve hydrocarbons, which are organic chemicals made up of hydrogen and carbon, such as oil. This is due to the presence of amines, or ammonium compounds, which were added to the clay during the manufacturing process. It functions as a surfactant, lowering liquid surface tension and allowing them to mix with previously incompatible substances. Because of these chemical properties, oil cannot dissolve in water, but can dissolve in clay.

One type of technology used to treat groundwater near landfills is the permeable barrier. Organoclay is used to build a barrier around the problem area. Because the clay is porous, water can seep through the barrier and back into the groundwater. The chemical properties of clay, on the other hand, trap and dissolve organic compounds and pollutants. The barrier keeps contaminants out while allowing pure water to return to the environment.

Organoclay additives can be used to reinforce plastics, including plastic bags. When certain clay mixtures are added during the manufacturing process, they have been found to increase the strength and flame-retardant properties of plastics.

Organoclays also allow a formulator to incorporate unique rheological properties into a wide range of products in order to meet stringent consumer preferences. Although the demand for organoclay-based thixotropies has declined in recent years, the clays are still widely used in nail lacquer, antiperspirant, color-cosmetic, and skin-care products, providing crucial thixotropic flow properties.



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Posted on May 12, 2023