Sepiolite and attapulgite are clay minerals that provide aqueous suspensions with viscosity. They are excellent binders for pelletized chemical fertilizers and ceramics and thickeners for cement slurry, paint and additives. We supply sepiolite of IMV Nevada (USA) and attapulgite of Floridin (USA).
- Sepiolite and attapulgite have crystalline structure incorporating channels like zeolite. They are also thixotropic (a clay that liquefies when kneaded and solidifies again when left standing) and calcinable (solidifies when heated) like kaolinite. That means, sepiolite and attapulgite have three properties at the same time: they can control moisture content as well as being thixotropic and calcinable.