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Private Joint Stock Company "Weighting Plant" is a Ukrainian leader in the production of bentonite products. The raw material base of the enterprise is the best bentonite clay deposit in Ukraine - "Grigorievsky mine". Our sixty-five years of experience in the industry and high quality of raw materials - the key to successful work of the plant with the consumer. We are a specialized enterprise for the production of bentonite, products for oil and gas, foundry and metallurgical enterprises, where bentonite is used for drilling fluids, for the preparation of molding mixtures and the production of iron ore pellets.

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The composition of bentonite clay produced at our enterprise.
The composition of bentonite clay produced at our enterprise.

The composition of bentonite clay produced at our enterprise.

This clay contains about 70% of the mineral component, which belongs to the class of smectite minerals. These are montmorillonite, nontronite, beidellite, hydromica, kaolinite, carbonate, quartz, as well as some other components.

This material has a layered structure and moisture, getting into it, allows the material to swell several times.

In addition to the above components, it has bentonite and other minerals in the composition: sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron oxide, as well as some others. At the same time, it is indicated that the properties of the entire mixture will depend on the amount of one or another component.

So, a suspension with a large amount of sodium will have the highest swelling rate, but calcium bentonite will be significantly inferior to it according to these indicators.

Clay bentonite also has the following properties:

Sedimentation 0%;
Density up to 1.048 cm3 per gram;
Viscosity up to 25 sec;
Volumetric weight up to 0.9 g/cm3.

Bentonite clay of our production is a material of natural origin
Bentonite clay of our production is a material of natural origin

Bentonite clay of our production is a material of natural origin, which is distinguished by the fact that it can be used almost everywhere. Its main component is montmorillonite. It is thanks to him that it acquires such outstanding properties of hydrophilicity and swelling.

It was noted that if you limit the amount of liquid poured into it, as well as the space, then it is possible to obtain a gel that repels moisture from it.

Bentonite has amazing waterproofing properties, which is why it is applicable in a huge number of areas.
In addition, it also has the following characteristics:
Water purification;
The ability to prevent mechanical impact;
Acceptance of any form without the use of any complex mechanisms;
Detention of not only toxins, but also moisture.
In addition, it is noted that at rest, bentonite is able to liquefy, while when used, its density thickens significantly. This explains the wide scope of application of clay of this type.

Application of bentonite clay
Application of bentonite clay

The range of use of bentonite clay is incredibly wide. So, this includes the following areas of application:
Production of ceramics;
The medicine;
Swimming pools, including industrial ones;
Capacities and reservoirs of gas stations;
Waste landfills;
Agricultural sphere;
Roads built on soft ground;
artificial reservoirs;
Construction, including underground;
Manufacturing of lacquer products;
Wine production.
But the main scope is the use of this material in well drilling. A special liquid is made from it, with the help of which flushing work is carried out, which makes it possible to get rid of residues in the cavity of the rock well. At the same time, non-activated or activated solutions will differ significantly in quality.

The mechanism of action of such a gel-like liquid from bentonite is quite simple. It envelops the cavity of the well with the thinnest layer that prevents gas or oil from entering it. This process is called claying and it allows you to exclude the possibility of oil flowing from the well, and also allows you to speed up the drilling process.

Advantages and disadvantages of bentonite clay
Advantages and disadvantages of bentonite clay

Advantages and disadvantages of bentonite clay
The positive side of bentonite is not only the possibility of wide application, but also its ability to independently restore the smallest damage.

You can also highlight other advantages of bentonite clay:

Withstanding many cycles of freezing and thawing;
The ability not to change its properties during operation;
Waterproofing properties;
Ensuring excellent adhesion of soils;
Relatively simple process for making mortar and assembling products from bentonite;
The disadvantages of the material, compared with other types, are few. So, the "fat" type of bentonite clay has the ability to crack when dried. This can be prevented with special treatments, but still this feature can be considered a disadvantage.
Price. Based on its own properties, the material has an acceptable cost;
Practicality. The list of all those applications in which you can use bentonite clay is really amazing. Few materials can simultaneously be used both in cosmetology and in metallurgy;
Appearance. It does not include any impurities that can make it look too bad;
Ease of manufacture. Mining in a quarry, of course, does not present any difficulties, however, due to the wide range of applications, bentonite will need several types of processing, which will somewhat complicate the extraction process;
Labor intensive when using. Does not require any additional measures, can be used immediately after purchase;
Environmental friendliness. Not just eco-friendly, but also a very useful material, which is even considered a good dietary supplement for domestic animals. The composition of the clay is unique due to the large amount of minerals and is not capable of doing any harm.