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Bentonite

Bentonite Bentonite
IUPAC Name
HS Code
250810000
Formula
Al2O3 • 4(SiO2) • H2O
Appearance
White/Grayish Powder
Cas No.
1302-78-9
Common Names
Montmorillonite
Packaging
- -
- 25 kg / DRUM, 25 MT / 20' FCL
Category
  • Ceramics
  • Cosmetics
  • Food
  • Mining and Metallurgy
Sub Category
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Food
  • Metallurgy

Brief Overview

Bentonite is an absorbent aluminium phyllosilicate consisting mainly of montmorillonite. There are different types of bentonite such as potassium (K), sodium (Na), calcium (Ca), and aluminum (Al).

Manufacturing Process

Bentonite is manufactured by ore mining, sodium activation, drying, and milling.
 

Food and Cosmetics Industry

Decolorizing agent in mineral, vegetable, and animal oils

 

Metal Industry

Binder in metal casting

 

Medical Industry

Base for many dermatologic formulas

 

Other Applications

Adsorbent in wine
Sealant in landfills
Binder in ceramics