Bentonite clay powder is a product of drying and fine grinding of natural material – clay, which has retained all its colloidal-chemical properties. It is widely used in the national economy:

in the mining industry – for the preparation of drilling fluids;

in foundry – as binding additives in the production of molding sands;

in ferrous metallurgy – for pelletizing iron ore concentrate;

in ceramic production – to impart high strength to products;

in construction – for the production of high-quality expanded clay;

in the food industry – for the purification of liquids;

in medicine and pharmacology – for the manufacture of medicines;

in agriculture – to improve the structure of the soil.

Bentonite is one of the most versatile and inexpensive natural products in which the mineral content of montmorillonite is 50% or more. From the point of view of practical use, alkaline ones are the best, since they can be used without additional processing.