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INDUSTRIAL USES OF PERLITE AND VERMICULITE

Perlite and vermiculite both have some interesting properties which make them useful in a number of industrial applications. They are lightweight, fireproof, non-toxic and non-hazardous. They can be produced in a number of different sizes, and expanded to different densities. And they can both hold water, and other liquids such as oils, nutrients, chemical mixtures, and special coatings.


Because of these rather unique properties, vermiculite and perlite are both used in a number of special industrial uses ranging from insulation in cryogenic tanks and trailers (perlite), to absorbent packing in lab packs (vermiculite), to filtration medias (perlite). They have been used as fillers in plastics, as aggregates in well cements, and as abrasives.

A complete listing of perlite and vermiculte's many "industrial" uses would be extensive. Nevertheless here are some basic applications which have been recognized throughout the world:

ABRASIVES
ABSORBANTS
AIR FILTRATION
AGGREGATE FOR EXPANDING CAULKS
ANIMAL FEED
CARRIER FOR FERTILIZERS
CARRIER FOR PESTICIDES
CARRIERS
CEILING TILES
CORE FILLER IN FIREPROOF DOORS
COSMETICS
CRYOGENIC INSULATION
CRYOGENIC INSULATION (EVACUATED)
CRYOGENIC LNG TANK CONSTRUCTION
EXOTHERMIC TOPPINGS
EXPLOSIVES
FILLERS
FILTER AIDS FOR AIR AND GAS
FILTER AIDS FOR LIQUIDS
FIRE PROOF BOARDS AND FORMS
FIRE PROOF SAFES
FIRE PROTECTION AND FIREPROOFING
FRICTION LININGS (BRAKES)
HIGH TEMPERATURE INSULATION
INCUBATING TURTLE EGGS IN VERMICULITE
LIQUID FILTRATION
LITTER MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT
OIL WELL CEMENTS
PACKING MATERIALS
PAINTS AND COATINGS
PLASTICS
POOL WATER FILTRATION
REFRACTORY BRICKS
SEALANTS
SIMULATED STONES
SLUDGE SOLIDIFICATION
SOAPS AND CLEANSERS
SODIUM SILICATE COMPOSITES
SPECIALTY EMULSIONS
STONEWASHING
TOPPING COMPOUNDS
TRACTION MATERIALS
UNDERGROUND PIPE INSULATION
UNDERFLOOR ACCOUSTICAL INSULATION
UNUSUAL, UNIQUE, AND UNEXPECTED USES



The Schundler Company and The Perlite Institute (www.perlite.org) have developed a number of "PERLITE PRODUCT GUIDES" which are listed below. Some of these we have converted to HTML format, and the others are available upon request from either us or The Perlite Institute:



Because we have added a few pages to this site,
you might find the following search engine helpful!

The Vermiculite Association www.vermiculite.org and The Perlite Institute www.perlite.org
also maintain interesting websites with more information about vermiculite and perlite.


For more information about these and many other uses of perlite and vermiculite,
please call or contact us at:

The Schundler Company 150 Whitman Avenue Edison, New Jersey 08817
(ph)732-287-2244 (fax) 732-287-4185
www.schundler.com
email: info@schundler.com

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