Bentonite is a soft, porous and easily shaped open rock, predominantly in colloidal silica structure, consisting of clay minerals (mainly Montmorillonite) with very small crystals formed by the chemical weathering or degradation of volcanic ash, tuff and lava rich in aluminum and magnesium.
Scientifically, it was formed as a result of devitrification of glassy igneous rocks, usually volcanic ash and molds, consisting of soft, plastic, porous, light colored smectite group minerals as the main mineral, containing colloidal silica.
Mine, which is a type of clay, is widely used in many fields:
• foundry sand and palletizing,
• paper industry,
• In drilling,
• tire industry,
• food industry,
• In Clarification process (Wine, Fruit juice, Beer)
• In the bleaching process (in the oil sector)
• Fertilizer Industry,
• Paint Industry,
• Ceramic Industry,
• cat litter,