Our expanded perlite grades can be produced to fit your industrial requirements. Our product line ranges from of both coarse industrial and agricultural products to fine construction products. We can produce custom grades for any of your applications.
Benefits of Expanded Perlite
(Dicaperl) Expanded Perlite makes an essential filtration aid where an inert, lightweight filter is required. It has a low-density availability, performance, cost, inert nature, and environmentally friendly footprint. It’s also non-combustible.
How is Expanded Perlite Used?
Expanded perlite uses are so vast, many consumers are only a short distance away from something enhanced by the mineral, whether they know it or not, such as:
- Ceiling tiles
- Cryogenic insulation
- Decorative stone
- Fireplace chimneys
- Fire-rated door cores
- High-temperature insulation
- Joint compound, spackling
- Molten metal topping
- Specialty stoves
- Wood fired bread and pizza ovens
Expanded Perlite Products
Aero-Soil Horticulture Perlite
Dicaperl maintains the highest quality perlite standards. Our soil substrate is registered as an Organic Input Material (OIM) with the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Use Dicaperl Aero-Soil horticultural perlite as part of your commercial mix and as a more sustainable soil media option.
Microspheres Construction Filler
Perlite’s lightweight and fire-resistance structure make it the ideal product to ensure both construction safety and versatility, from sheetrock to ceiling tiles. It is commonly used as an aggregate in gypsum joint compound.
Cryogenic Grade Perlite
At Dicaperl, our expanded perlite is targeted to the insulation market. Our expanded perlite is extremely lightweight and well-suited for use in industrial storage vessels. Super-cold cryogenic fluids, such as hydrogen and helium, are typically stored in double-walled vessels with perlite-filled annular spaces.
Crushed expanded perlite particles present a maze of microscopic pathways that can be used for filtration and clarifying a wide array of liquids, beverages, and pharmaceutical products.