CLAY INFORMATION

Clay consists of a wide range of aluminum silicate minerals of varying purities and properties depending on the buyer’s application.

 

Clay

Grades of Clay

Clay 80B

CLAY 80B INFORMATION

A naturally active, cost-effective bleaching absorbent for the physical refining of palm, palm kernel, sunflower and coconut oils.

Packing: 50 lb bags, with wooden pallets
Origin: USA

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TYPICAL PROPERTIES:
Free Moisture, wt.% @ 105° 14 – 18%
pH (5% solids in D.I.H2O 6.0 – 8.0
Packed Density 23 – 36 lbs./ft3 368 – 576
g/l  
PARTICLE SIZE:  
U.S. Standard Sieve:  
Through 100 Mesh (Less than 150 Microns) wt.% 100%
Through 325 Mesh (Less than 45 Microns) wt.% 82 – 88%
Clay Coarse Expanded

CLAY COARSE EXPANDED INFORMATION

This natural clay is completely changed when flash heated. The clay expands, reduces its density, increased its hardness, becomes impermeable to water, fixes its volume, and will not shrink further. It is used in applications where strong, lightweight fillers are required.

Packing: Bulk
Origin: USA

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TYPICAL CHEMICAL ANALYSIS:
SiO2 66.6
Al2O3 12.5
Fe2O2 6.8
CaO 3.8
MgO 2.5
K2O 0.6
Na2O 0.5
LoI 0.8
TYPICAL PHYSICAL ANALYSIS:
Color Tan
Unit weight 38.4 lbs/cu ft dry/loose
TYPICAL PARTICLE SIZE:
Passing .5000 100%
Coarser than .3750 inch 10%
Finer than .0470 inch 4%
Clay Fine Expanded

CLAY FINE EXPANDED INFORMATION

This natural clay is completely changed when flash heated. The clay expands, reduces its density, increased its hardness, becomes impermeable to water, fixes its volume, and will not shrink further. It is used in applications where strong, lightweight fillers are required.

Packing: Paper bags 50 pounds each on pallets Super Sacks or pure Bulk
Origin: USA

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TYPICAL CHEMICAL ANALYSIS:
SiO2 66.6
Al2O3 12.5
Fe2O2 6.8
CaO 3.8
MgO 2.5
K2O 0.6
Na2O 0.5
LoI 0.8
TYPICAL PARTICLE SIZE BY WEIGHT:
+8 mesh 10%
20 mesh approx. medium
-100 mesh 18%
TYPICAL PHYSICAL ANALYSIS:
Color Tan
Unit weight 49 lbs/cu ft dry/loose
Color impurities ASTM C-40 meets or exceeds
Frialles & Lumps ASTM C-142 0.4%
Stain index 20 very light
Shrinkage ASTM C-157 0.055% 28 days
Popout ASTM C-151 None
Magnetic Iron 0.6%
Absorb ASTM C128 33.4%
Granulated Clay 30/60 LVM

GRANULATED CLAY 30/60 LVM INFORMATION

A hydrated aluminum silicate, composed essentially of the clay mineral montmorillonite.
This item is fired to remove the volatile material. It is a hard and durable particle.

Packing: Paper bags 50 pounds each on pallets Super Sacks or pure Bulk
Origin: USA

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CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
SiO2 70%
Al2O3 14%
Fe2O2 5%
FeO 0.3%
MgO 6%
CaO 2%
Na2O 0.2%
K2O 1.3%
TiO2 0.6%
PHYSICAL ANALYSIS
Appearance Brown or Tan Granules
H2O Free 3.0% max
Density 28 – 36 lb/cu ft
Liquid Holding 33.0% min
pH 6.0 – 7.0
Particle Size
+18 mesh 0.1 % max
18 / 30 6.0 % max
30 / 60 90.0 % min
60 / 100 1.5 % max
-100 0.5 % max
Smectite Clay

SMECTITE CLAY INFORMATION

This highly purified smectite clay will produce nano particles when properly dispersed. The dispersion is relatively easy and uniform in water. The clay is used where very high surface area is important.

Origin: USA

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TYPICAL CHEMICAL ANALYSIS:
SiO2 63.00%
Al2O3 10.05%
Fe2O2 0.9%
MgO 10.5%
CaO 2.3%
TYPICAL PHYSICAL ANALYSIS:
Brightness 81
200 Mesh 30%
Moisture max  8 %
pH
Forms Gel? Yes
Swells High
Clay White Paper Coating

CLAY WHITE PAPER COATING INFORMATION

This is very white, Calcined Kaolin. It is used for filling and coating application in newsprint, coated ground wood, coated and uncoated free sheets, and top white linerboard. It can reduce the TiO2 demand.

Pack: Super sacks, pulpable bags, and slurry
Origin: USA

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Physical specification Typical Value
Brightness 92.5 GE
Finer than 2 micron 94%
PH 6.5
Residue on 325 0.005
Slurry up to 50% solids
LOI 0.5%
Einlehner abrasion 100 K 13
Advantages:
Reduces TiO2
Improved print appearance and strike through
Improved brightness
Improved ocapacity
Improved printability

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