Our Specialty Vermiculite brand is mined and processed in Enoree, South Carolina. We mine the vermiculite concentrate using an opencast mining technique where the ore is separated from other minerals and categorized into several particle sizes.
Our Specialty Vermiculite division is dedicated to making quality vermiculite products for a wide variety of customer needs and applications
Vermiculite is an ideal mineral that’s beneficial in many applications and products. It’s a hydrated magnesium aluminum sheet silicate mineral closely related to mica. When subjected to heat, vermiculite expands. The expanded particles are lightweight, and have thermal-resistant properties that make it ideal in these markets:
- Specialty coatings
- Swimming pools
Benefits of Vermiculite
Our vermiculite is produced in a variety of particle sizes and makes an excellent product in many applications. Vermiculite dispersions are used in high temperature coatings or binders for construction materials, gaskets, weld curtains, specialty papers/textiles, oxidation resistant coatings on carbon composites, and as barrier coatings for films. Some of the benefits include:
- Highly absorbent; soaks up to 3x its volume in water
- High cation exchange capacity
Vermiculite Products and Applications
|Product Guides||Grade||Production Facility||Application|
|SurePak and ProPak||Grade 3||Enoree, SC||Absorbent|
|Concrete Pool Base Aggregate (CPBA)||Grade 3||Enoree, SC||Construction, Swimming Pool|
|Pool Cushion||Grade 3||Enoree, SC||Swimming Pools, Vinyl Linings|
|Lightweight Insulating Concrete||Grade 3||Enoree, SC||Construction|
|Vermiculite Ore Concentrate||Grade 3, 4, or 5||Enoree, SC||Fire Retardant, Construction|
|Horticultural Vermiculite||Grade 3 or 4||Enoree, SC||Fine Horticultural/Agricultural|
|Industrial Vermiculite||Grade 3 or 4||Enoree, SC||Absorbent, Construction, Fire Retardant|
|Masonry Insulation||Grade 3 or 4||Enoree, SC||Construction|
|Verxite||Grade 4||Enoree, SC||Animal Feed|
|Fine Particle Size Vermiculite (FPSV)||Grade 4 Ground||Enoree, SC||Fire Retardant|
How is Vermiculite Used?
Vermiculite’s water-wicking, lightweight, and thermal-resistant properties make it ideal for many applications and products.
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A free-flowing dispersible powder that makes an excellent additive to coatings or composites where improved heat, fire resistance, and/or reinforcing stability are needed. A natural form filler that improves end product structural integrity by offering:
- Fire resistant fabrics
- Gas impermeable membrane
- High temperature barrier material
- Oxidation resistant coating on carbon based composites
- Protective coating or sizing for glass fibers
Contact us today to learn how we can help your processes, buy direct or from a distributor, or request a free sample of our products. We look forward to hearing from you.