Bentonite production – Private Joint Stock Company “Weighting Plant”.
Natural clay mineral with a number of valuable unique physical and chemical properties, as well as non-toxicity, chemical resistance and rich composition, plays a comprehensive role in many areas of human activity: industry, medicine, agriculture, construction and environmental protection.
Bentonite is a colloidal clay of volcanic origin, which has adsorptive, binding properties, dispersion, water absorption. It contains elements such as calcium, sulfur, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, manganese and others.
The best raw material for benetonite is mined in the Grigorievsky mine.
Due to all these properties, bentonite clays have become widely used in advanced economies in recent years. The main raw material base in Ukraine is a high-quality bentonite deposit, which is located in the Donetsk region of the Artyomovsky district
– this is the Grigorievsky Mine. It has been in operation since 2002. Annual production is 150 thousand tons. Remaining license reserves – 4.9 million tons. Clays of the alkaline earth type, after modification, were used for the production of pellets, drilling fluids (clay powder TU U 320.00136751.032-99) and as molding raw materials.