Molasses is thick dark syrup that is a byproduct of sugar refining. It results when sugar is crystallized out of sugar cane or sugar beet juice. Molasses is sold both for human consumption, to be used in baking, and in the brewing of ale and distillation of rum, and as an ingredient in animal feed.
Molasses is used in a number of industrial applications where both its binding and beneficial biological properties have been effectively and innovatively utilized.
Molasses gives a consistent and stable performance as a binding agent for easier, safer and more efficient handling of fine clay.
SODIUM SILICATE LIQUID.
Sodium silicate, also called waterglass is an interesting compound that is used in a variety of things. Water glass is a glue, a high heat cement or refractory.
Sodium silicate is used in liquid form as an adhesive in manufacturing applications. It is used to bind items such as paper cores for paper towels and toilet tissue, fiber drums, corrugated board, paperboard laminates and angleboard. The liquid sodium silicate is typically applied via a transfer roller, by cascading the diluted solution on the material surface or by immersing the material in the adhesive solution. Some manufactures prefer sodium silicate as an adhesive because it is low cost, non-toxic and environmentally friendly