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What are rheology modifiers and how do they work?

When we look at creating the perfect formulation, there has to be an element of tweaking and refining to get it to the desired consistency. In order to achieve this, we’ll often look to incorporate rheology modifiers. Rheology modifiers are a common additive used in nearly every industry to alter the flow behaviour, rheology and mechanical properties of materials to…

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What are rheology modifiers and how do they work?

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Activated carbon for water filtration: How does it work?

In the quest for cleaner, safer drinking water, activated carbon has emerged as a hero in the world of water filtration. From simple jugs to complex reverse osmosis systems, activated carbon plays a crucial role in removing impurities and enhancing the taste and purity of our water supply. But what exactly is it about activated carbon that makes it crucial…

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Activated carbon for water filtration: How does it work?

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How Magsil® talc enhances coating formulations

Industrial coatings can be revolutionised with Magsil® talc, an exceptional product that can be used in a range of surface coatings.

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How Magsil® talc enhances coating formulations

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Polymer stabilisers: Antioxidants, light stabilisers, and UV stabilisers

Polymer stabilisers are use to mitigate the effects of degradation when polymer products are exposed to various environmental conditions.

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Polymer stabilisers: Antioxidants, light stabilisers, and UV stabilisers

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Types of flame retardant additives

Flame retardants are additives used in plastics and composites to reduce their flammability and slow down the spread of fire.  Plastics and composites are widely used in various industries due to their lightweight, durable, and versatile nature. However, they can be highly flammable, posing significant risks in terms of fire safety.  For this reason, flame retardants are an important tool…

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Types of flame retardant additives

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Enhancing plastics with barytes: Key benefits

Plastics have become an integral part of our modern lives, serving a multitude of purposes in a wide range of industries and applications. To enhance the performance and properties of plastics, additives like barytes are being increasingly utilised.  Barytes, also known as barite, is a mineral primarily composed of barium sulphate. Its unique properties make it a valuable additive in…

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Enhancing plastics with barytes: Key benefits

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Barytes and its uses within coatings

Coatings formulators are always looking to improve and enhance the durability, functionality, and aesthetic appeal of the coatings that they produce. One crucial ingredient that can have a significant impact on the performance of coatings is barytes, also known as barium sulphate.  RBH supply a range of high-purity white barytes under the trade names Supreme barytes, MicroSupreme, SintaBar® and AmBar®….

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Barytes and its uses within coatings

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What is activated carbon?

Activated carbon, sometimes known as active carbon or activated charcoal, is a versatile and powerful material that plays a crucial role in purification and filtration processes across many applications. Over recent years, the popularity of activated carbon has soared particularly in various industries where environmental regulations are stringent. The RBH Group is partnered with Donau Carbon to supply powdered, granular…

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What is activated carbon?

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Exploring the Min-U-Gel attapulgite range

Min-U-Gel® minerals are rheology modifiers with thixotropic thickening, derived from attapulgite clay. Learn more.

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Exploring the Min-U-Gel attapulgite range

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Merry Christmas to all of our customers

The whole team at RBH Group would like to take this opportunity to wish our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It’s been a fantastic year for us, and we’d like to thank you for your continued support throughout 2023. We look forward to working with you in the new year after a well-deserved Christmas break. Christmas…

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Merry Christmas to all of our customers

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We’re attending the Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe 2023

The RBH Group is rounding off our year of trade shows with a visit to Europe’s largest free trade fair and conference for industrial bonding products and manufacturing. We’ll be attending the Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe from 5 – 7 December 2023 at Messe Stuttgart in Germany. Featuring over 180 exhibitors and up to 50 professional speakers from across…

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We’re attending the Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe 2023

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RBH Group are attending Middle East Concrete 2023, Dubai

The Middle East’s largest concrete event is returning to the Dubai World Trade Centre this week, and the RBH Group are excited to be attending. The event runs from 4 – 7 December 2023 and presents a fantastic opportunity to explore the latest trends and cutting-edge products on the market, and network amongst 20,000 concrete professionals across the four-day exhibition….

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RBH Group are attending Middle East Concrete 2023, Dubai

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Barytes and its uses as a radiation shielding material

Barytes, also known as barite, is a mineral composed of barium sulfate (BaSO4). It has a high density, making it an ideal material for radiation shielding. In this blog post, we will discuss barytes and its uses as a radiation shielding material. What is Barytes? Barytes is commonly found in sedimentary rocks, especially limestone, and in hydrothermal veins. It is…

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Barytes and its uses as a radiation shielding material

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University of Birmingham Use Bariwall® Radiation Shielding

The use of Bariwall® in High-Flux Accelerator Bunker, University of Birmingham The nuBeam Accelerator The University of Birmingham is at the forefront of science and engineering on nuclear materials. The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy funded company Neutron Therapeutics, to install a new ‘nuBeam’ accelerator at Birmingham. The nuBeam accelerator is an innovative and compact neutron source and…

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University of Birmingham Use Bariwall® Radiation Shielding

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Sustainable Bricks- A Carbon Negative Manufacturing Process

Bariwall® Dense Aggregate Shielding Bricks are manufactured within the UK, with raw materials sourced locally. This minimises the environmental impact and associated carbon footprint of the Bariwall® range. The brick itself is a concrete brick, which are inherent CO2 absorbers as opposed to clay bricks which are manufactured through high energy firing of kilns. Clay Bricks vs. Concrete Bricks The…

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Sustainable Bricks- A Carbon Negative Manufacturing Process

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How Does Bariwall Compare to Lead at Shielding Radiation?

The Need for Lead Alternatives Traditionally, risks associated with X-ray scans, radiotherapy and radiology departments in medical facilities have always been combated with lead lined rooms. Lead is not only a hazard to human health when ingested but also to the environment as it is cumulative toxicant which remains in the atmosphere as dust. Moreover, lead is expensive to mine,…

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How Does Bariwall Compare to Lead at Shielding Radiation?

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Visit the RBH Group at the European Coatings Show 2023

The European Coatings Show is the leading international exhibition for the paint and coatings industry. What Should You Expect From The Show? The coatings community is set to gather in Nuremberg from 28–30th March 2023 for the European Coatings Show. International experts and key players from the coatings community are set to network with one another at the three-day event…

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Visit the RBH Group at the European Coatings Show 2023

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Protected: Why you Should Use Activated Carbon

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Protected: Why you Should Use Activated Carbon

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High-purity, soft and non-abrasive talc perfect for personal care

EOT Talc from RBH Our Magsil® range of EOT talcs can be used in a variety of pharmaceutical, personal care and cosmetic products to enhance the quality and reduce formulation costs. What is EOT Talc? The mineral, hydrated magnesium silicate, and has been used throughout history for its softening and absorbency properties. They provide a range of benefits including moisture absorption…

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High-purity, soft and non-abrasive talc perfect for personal care

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Lower Environmental Additives for Golfing and Agronomy

Zeolite Clinoptilolite® How can zeolite lower the environmental impact of golfing and agronomy? It all comes down to the natural cage-like structure and high Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) of the mineral. This cage structure absorbs water molecules, increasing the water retention capacity of the soil. The high CEC allows nutrients from fertilisers to be retained within the soil, reducing fertiliser…

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Lower Environmental Additives for Golfing and Agronomy

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Min-u-Gel® for Drilling & Construction Groundwork Technologies

Attapulgite Clay vs. Bentonite How to solve issues with construction and drilling in brackish water environments? Choosing the right components and additives for drilling fluids and clay slurries is essential during construction groundworks and oil and gas well drilling. Oil and Gas A water-based drilling fluid, containing clay, is used to aid the drilling of deep wells for oil and…

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The Future Belongs To Biocide-Free Paints

Why should you replace your co-thickener like HEC with Acti-Gel® 208? Reformulate with Acti-Gel® 208 to meet the safety standards your customers and regulators now expect Driver For Change Due to the market trend towards water-based coatings systems, the need for coating preservation systems has also been on the rise. Biocides are used for in-can preservation and have been brought to…

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The Future Belongs To Biocide-Free Paints

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6 Non-Toxic Materials for Crop Protection & Stable Yields

A guide to greener and more sustainable agronomy Hydroseeding Mulch Manufactured from recycled wood fibre and straw, Terra FSP® by CIUR, is a high-performance hydroseeding mulch. Terra FSP® promotes accelerated growth through enhanced seed protection, improved water retention and excellent anti-erosion stability. Zeolite Clinoptilolite Zeolite is a mineral with natural cage-like structure and High Cation Exchange (CEC). This structure absorbs water, increasing…

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6 Non-Toxic Materials for Crop Protection & Stable Yields

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Zeolite Clinoptilolite: an excellent choice for healthier and stronger grasses & crops

Naturally mined Zeolite is an essential component for achieving strong and deep-rooted grasses & crops by retention of those important nutrients, and due to its unique structure finds extensive use today underlaid artificial grass surfaces. The Zeolite we offer, from stocks in our UK warehouses, originates from Turkey and is of the highest quality. Available in a range of mesh…

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Zeolite Clinoptilolite: an excellent choice for healthier and stronger grasses & crops

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ViviOn From USI Corporation in Medical Plastics Magazine

ViviOnTM – a novel thermoplastic polymer for optical & diagnostic mouldings from USI Corporation We featured ViviOnTM in an advertisement that ran in the March/April issue of Medical Plastics magazine, where we looked to illustrate some of the unique properties of this novel CBC thermoplastic polymer. The ability of ViViOn to withstand repeated sterilisation and retain both its optical, biocompatibility…

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ViviOn From USI Corporation in Medical Plastics Magazine

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Magnesium Oxide-Based Cements/mortars: An eco-friendly product

Consuming energy to produce magnesia is less demanding than Portland Cement. MgO based cement has the potential to absorb CO2 from the air to achieve resistance and strength development, which makes it a promising and favourable carbon-neutral cement, free of steel reinforcements. RBH’s MgO products RBH offers a range of MgO consisting of Light Burned through to Dead Burned Magnesite….

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Magnesium Oxide-Based Cements/mortars: An eco-friendly product

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Innovative PCC product from Nordkalk

Nordkalk is the leading limestone company in Northern Europe, providing a range of products to the polymer related industries, also to agriculture, construction and water treatment. The new and novel Enrich® C, P & A are ultrafine precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) products engineered to provide high surface area, nano scale primary particle size coupled with ease of dispersion. The Enrich®…

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Innovative PCC product from Nordkalk

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Smart co-polyester and polyurethane solutions from Bostik

These materials are available in a range of grades; solvated and non-solvated, crystalline and amorphous and with a range of properties. Particularly effective for inks, adhesives and lamination. This is a high-performance product range. They are extremely versatile offering a good balance of properties from low temperature flexibility to high temperature resistance. They can be blended or used by themselves…

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Smart co-polyester and polyurethane solutions from Bostik

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Tosoh Zirconia: The all-in-one construction material

Zirconium is a transition metal discovered in the 18th century and it was suggested as a modern construction material for hip head replacement instead of titanium or alumina. From dental to environmentally products, zirconium is used in variety of fields due to unique corrosion resistance. Technical ceramics Zirconia is a uniquely advanced high-quality ceramic ― a chemical compound having the…

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Tosoh Zirconia: The all-in-one construction material

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Clinoptilolite: An ancient mineral with a wide range of benefits

Zeolite Clinoptilolite is a natural type of Zeolite equipped with a cage-like structure and high Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC), making it incredibly effective in attracting and trapping positively charged ions. At RBH Ltd, we offer a pure high quality of Clinoptilolite (82% by mass on average), where it is one of the most efficient types of Zeolite. An overview of zeolite clinoptilolite’s…

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Clinoptilolite: An ancient mineral with a wide range of benefits

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Attapulgites for Exceptional Rheology Modification and Syneresis Control

Highly effective Min-U-Gel® & Acti-Gel® gel grade attapulgite clays provide exceptional syneresis control that deliver fast thixotropic recovery without fading even under repeated or prolonged shear. RBH is proud to supply these grades, which are produced by Active Minerals International , in a range of particle sizes and purities  which are tailored to various applications and to facilitate ease of…

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Attapulgites for Exceptional Rheology Modification and Syneresis Control

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The use of functional minerals in resin flooring

Resin flooring is used within a wide range of commercial and industrial settings including: production units, workshops, laboratories, exhibition spaces and hospitals. Key additives often include functional minerals used to optimise the physical properties of flooring systems, whilst creating anti-slip effects in situations where safety is a key. Meanwhile, pigments and modifiers help meet the decorative and application demands of…

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The use of functional minerals in resin flooring

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IRC & Adhesion

We are delighted to announce that we will be presenting at both IRC 2019 and Adhesion 2019 this year. Key forums in two of our most important markets – Adhesive & Rubber – we will be presenting some of our latest products in collaboration with our principals. We are delighted to announce that we will be presenting at both the…

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