Bentonite referred to as either “Calcium Bentonite” or “Sodium Bentonite” is generally one of the most multi-functional minerals. Basically, the inherent physical properties in Bentonite provide a wide range of industrial applications and since the Middle East is specifically rich in this mineral resource; therefore you can locate the best quality of varied grades of Bentonite in here. The quality and grade of Bentonites modifies their applications in particular. However, the demand for Bentonite varies significantly from country to country.
Our expert commercial team in GSP is well-prepared to supply from “lump size” to “fine powder” in suitable packaging for different sizes. Here are the major application areas of Bentonite:
Foundry: Building agents for special molding sands, Bindings agents for synthetic molding sands, core sands, binding agents for anhydrous casting sands and for thickening blackwashes.
Drilling Industry: Borehole scavenging for saltwater/Thixotropic suspensions for borehole scavenging
Building Industry: Supporting suspensions for cut-off diaphragm wall constructions and shield tunneling/subsoil sealing (e.g. dumps) anti-friction agents for pagejacking and shaft sinking additive for soil concrete, concrete and mortar.
Ceramics Industry: Plasticizing of ceramic compounds, Improvement of strength, fluxing agents.
Paint and Varnish: Thickening, Stabilizing and anti-setting agents for paints, varnishes, coating materials, sealing cement waxes and adhesives.
Ore Production Industry: Binding agents for ore pelletizing.
Paper Industry: Pigment and color developer for carbonless copying paper/adsorption of impurities in the white water system.