Available in granular and powder based forms, Bentonite is the transformed version of volcanic ash. It is a type of clay which is procured by quarrying. Its application can be noticed in different industries. In foundries, this clay is used as suitable bonding agent for producing steel, iron and non ferrous metal castings. Besides using in drilling, oil refining and construction arena, this clay is also used in agricultural field. Enriched with silica, Bentonite also contains minerals like manganese, iron, calcium and magnesium in precise amount. Accurate composition, balanced ph level, long storage life, non toxic content, non hazardous quality and black color are its main attributes. It does not dissolve in water directly, rather it tends to disperse in water gradually.
Bentonite is basically a clay mineral comprised of Montmorillonite, Beidellite and Nontronite. It can be majorly found in Indian Kutch region. The application of this clay mineral are many, for instance agriculture, foundry, iron ore palletising, drilling fluids, cat litter, drilling, environmental markets, paper, detergent, paints, pharmaceuticals, oil/ food markets, construction & civil engineering, etc. In agriculture, this clay mineral is used in producing animal feed pellets. It can work to improve and condition soil, when used as an ion exchanger. Companies also use it as a porous ceramic carrier for many pesticides and herbicides, after treating it thermally. Farmers can use it as crop protection chemical and also for improving soil, cleaning soil, manufacturing animals bedding. It can efficiently eliminate impurities from soil, like fluid synthetic materials, petrochemicals, coke products, resins, and vegetable-based fluids.
- Neutral ph level.
- Non hazardous by nature.
- Bentonite has high water absorption capacity.
- The minerals present in the clay material determine it's quality.
- This clay is basically volcanic ash that contains a number of minerals.
- This category involves, bentonite granules as well as roasted granules and powder.
- Its utilization can be noticed in different industries where it plays multipurpose roles.