sodium bentonite

What is Bentonite?

Bentonite can be defined as a transported stratified clay which has been formed by weathering of volcanic ash approximately 66 million years ago. It consists of a hydrated aluminium silicate or montmorillonite and is a member of the smectite group of minerals. Bentonite can contain either sodium or calcium as exchangeable cations absorbed on the…

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Uses of Bentonite

Bentonite is a uniquely and extremely versatile material. It can be used in a Foundry for Ore Pelletising in Oil Drilling Muds as Cat Litter, in Animal Feeds in Wine, Juice and Oil Clarification in Refractories Ceramics for Piling and Other Civil Applications for Dam Sealing in Water Treatment in General Binding Applications and Brick Making.