Vermiculite

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About

Exfoliated Vermiculite is an ultra-lightweight mineral available in a range of particle sizes.  The concertina-like structure gives the granules a very high surface area, while the microscopic inter-laminar air spaces impart superb thermal insulation properties over a very wide range of temperatures.  Exfoliated Vermiculite is also highly absorbant, making it an ideal carrier or low cost filler for compound formulations.

Medium Grade Vermiculite (2-8mm) is recommended for improving the drainage of heavy clay soils, while the Fine Grade (0.5-3mm) can be combined with peat to form seed-growing compost.

Manufacture

  
Exfoliated Vermiculite is manufactured from a naturally occurring soft micaceous ore.  The crude vermiculite is passed through a furnace, with a residence time just sufficient to ensure exfoliation.  The exfoliation occurs at right angles to the cleavage planes, causing the flakes to expand into concertina-shaped granules.  The vermiculite is then immediately evacuated from the furnace, air classified, cooled and packed.
  

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Loose Bulk Density

Vermiculite is available in 100 litre sacks (30 sacks per pallet).
 
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