Al Amreya for chemicals and detergents ‘’kemak’’ specialized in the production of silicates and detergents established in the late 90s is considered one of earliest custom-made silicates producer in the Middle East. The company’s main aim at the beginning was targeting the Egyptian markets only. However by the time due to ensuring the best quality with adequate prices and rapid increase in customer satisfaction, the company’s goal changed to
Because the physical properties of silicates vary so widely, KEMAK makes available many different types of products. Among them are lump and powdered glass, liquid silicates, hydrous silicates, metasilicates, and potassium silicates. The raw materials needed to produce soluble silicates are silica sand, soda ash (or potash), and water.
Water glass, also called sodium silicate or soluble glass, a compound containing sodium oxide (Na2O) and silica (silicon dioxide, SiO2) that forms a glassy solid with the very useful property of being soluble in water. Water glass is sold as solid lumps or powders or as a clear, syrupy liquid. It is used as a convenient source of sodium for many industrial products, as a builder in laundry detergents, as a binder and adhesive, as a flocculant in water-treatment plants, and in many other applications.
The Chemicals Division of KEMAK manufactures inorganic water-based products based on the chemistry of Silicon, Aluminum, and Magnesium. Silicon chemistries are sourced from silica sand and include a range of products from Soluble Silicates to Silica Gels. While these KEMAK products each are very different chemically, the products have a wide range of industrial applications in common.