Vermiculite is the mineralogical name given to hydrated laminar magnesium-aluminum iron silicate which resembles mica in appearance.Vermiculite is commonly used worldwide in construction, agricultural, horticultural, fire proofing, heat insulation, dangerous goods packing and many other industries since more than 30 years ago.
Vermiculite is a versatile mineral which can be develop into many different kinds of beneficial products, because of its thermal stability and inertless. It is clean to handle, easy to use, light weight, odorless, non-toxic and not harmful to environment.
We supply different grade of exfoliated vermiculite , which includes:
Grade Superfine, Grade Medium, Grade Large
Vermiculite is widely used as a loose fill packaging material. It pours easily around irregular shaped objects and acts as a cushion against impact, shock and rough handling. Lightweight, absorbent, nonabrasive, vermiculite packing material is ideal for shipping hazardous waste, flammable liquids and industrial products, especially when leakage could occur. Being inorganic, vermiculite is fireproof. Vermiculite is UN approved for use in transporting hazardous liquids and materials.
THE USAGE OF VERMICULITE - Fireproofing
The fireproofing characteristics of vermiculite concrete are recognized nationwide by insurance companies, state rating bureaus and local building officials. Underwriters’ Laboratories have assigned up to 4-Hour ratings to systems that employed vermiculite as one of the components. A range of products, from boards and panels to spray applied plasters, use the excellent fire resistance properties of exfoliated vermiculite.
THE USAGE OF VERMICULITE - Agriculture and horticulture
Vermiculite is well established as a growing medium.It is most commonly used in compost formulations, usually in combination with peat/soil. Vermiculite /peat compost formulations provide an ideal condition for plant growth. The presence of vermiculite particles in the compost aids aeration, improves moisture retention and promotes the steady release of added fertilizers while vermiculite itself contributes potassium, magnesium and a number minor elements.
THE USAGE OF VERMICULITE - Incubating Reptile Eggs
Vermiculite has been used in the incubation chambers and for the bedding material for newly hatched reptile eggs and has proven to be very successful.
THE USAGE OF VERMICULITE - Light weight concrete Mix
Exfoliated vermiculite can be used as a replacement for dense aggregates to produce a lightweight insulating concrete. These systems will use a lightweight concrete consisting of portland cement, water and vermiculite concrete aggregate.Vermiculite concrete systems allow architects, engineers and contractors to be more versatile in design, It is high performance and at a reasonable cost.