Clay is a fine-grained sedimentary rock, dusty in a dry state and moldable when moist. The clay consists of one or more minerals of the kaolinite group (originating from the name Kaolin in China), Montmorillonite or other layered Aluminosilicates (clay minerals). It may also contain sand and carbonate particles. Typically, the rock-forming mineral in the clay is kaolinite. Clay composition: 47% (max) silicon oxide (IV) (SiO2), 39% aluminum oxide (Al2O3) and 14% water (H2O).
Bentonite Clay, which is commonly called bentonite, is a particular type of clay, with more than 70% of the minerals of the Montmorillonite group. Montmorillonite belongs to the group of highly dispersive alloy aluminium silicates. The composition defines the valuable properties of bentonite clay – its high wetting ability and broad application.
Bentonite clay powder has more than 200 applications.