Minerals & SaltBentonite is a highly colloidal clay mineral which gets its name from the place where its presence and usages were first discovered вЂ“ Fort Benton, America. The multiple properties of bentonite namely hydration, swelling, water absorption, viscosity, thixotropy make it a multi-application product for diverse industries. Primarily two varieties of bentonite are available вЂ“ sodium bentonite (high swelling, gelling and thermal durability) and calcium bentonite (more commonly available worldwide but with less swelling)
These are in different forms such as dried & crushed lumps, granules, powder to micronized powder, catering to diverse needs of clients. Our Bentonite products cater to a wide range of industries starting from the conventional usage areas of Iron Ore Pelletisation, Drilling, Metal Casting, Construction, Pet Litter etc. to value added areas such as paper, detergents etc.
Bentonite is a highly versatile mineral. When processed carefully, it caters to a wide range of industries, from traditional usage areas such as metal casting, iron ore pelletizing, civil engineering, drilling, pet litter to speciality application areas such as paper, detergents, cosmetics etc.
However being a versatile mineral it has a wide range of industrial applications. Drilling fluids for oil, gas, mineral and water exploration binding agents for foundry and iron ore palletisation operations consume a large amount of bentonite each year.