Industrial Coatings HDK® Pyrogenic Silica for Rheology Control

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Learn to control the rheology of your formulated product with WACKER’s HDK® pyrogenic silica.


Basic knowledge of chemistry


  • Definitions and basics of practical rheology
  • The chemistry, structure and properties of fumed silica
  • The use of WACKER’s HDK® pyrogenic (fumed) silica as a rheology modifier
  • Hands-on training with viscosity measurement and the use of fumed silica

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Seminar objectives

This seminar combines theoretical classroom training with hands-on experience to show the importance of rheology control in many formulated products such as coatings, adhesives and products for personal care. Flow and anti-settling properties, sag resistance and many product attributes defined by rheology control will be discussed.

Target audience

Recommended for chemists and process engineers as well as others who need a better understanding of how WACKER’s DEHESIVE® silicone release coatings can provide optimum solutions for your release coatings.

Fee (includes value-added tax)

Charges applicable

Number of participants

5 - 8


Dr. Yu-Chin Li

Dr. Yu-Chin (Angel) Li holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Texas A&M University, as well as both a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Chemistry from National Taiwan University. After working for 3 years as a research associate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, she worked at Preferred Sand as a research scientist and then an R&D manager. Angel joined WACKER in 2019 and is currently the technical manager in the Fumed Silica business team responsible for technical support of fumed silica and leading the applications laboratory in Charleston, Tennessee.


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