Laponite® SL25 is a ready-for-use liquid dispersion of synthetic layered silicate modified with a patented dispersing agent. Supplied at 25% solids content in water, Laponite® SL25 is a translucent and colourless low viscosity liquid dispersion. On addition to formulations containing e.g. resins, surfactants or pigments, highly thixotropic gels are formed rapidly. It is used to impart a shear sensitive structure to a wide range of waterborne formulations including DIY and industrial surface coatings, household cleaners, ceramic and agrochemical products.