Mining, Manufacturing, & Minerals
As a fully integrated business here at Absorbent Products Ltd. that is involved with a variety of different industries and business sectors, we are involved with mining and the manufacturing industrial minerals. We own a total of four mines, with three of them being home to us in British Columbia, while the other mine is located in Oregon (United States). From our four mines, we are able to supply a variety of different materials and mineral sources such as Diatomaceous Earth, Leonardite (Brown Coal), Calcium Bentonite, and Sodium Bentonite. It does not just end there though, as we have a joint venture partner for Zeolite, which is a secure industrial mineral source.
List of Industrial Minerals
Diatomaceous Earth: These materials are a soft and crumbly sedimentary deposit that is formed from the fossil remains of diatoms. Diatomaceous Earth materials are used for such as abrasives for toothpaste, metal polishes, and even some facial scrubs, as well as other materials such as pest control insecticides and many other agricultural uses.
Leonardite (Brown Coal): These minerals are a soft, waxy, shiny, and vitreous mineraloid that is easily soluble in alkaline solutions. These minerals are oxidations products of lignite, which is naturally formed from either compressed vegetation or organic matter. One of the major uses for this mineral is soil amendment within the agricultural industry.
Calcium Bentonite: These materials have a unique composition that can absorb negatively charged toxins. They tend to be a compound that is an absorbent kind of clay that typically forms after volcanic ash ages over a long period of time. These minerals have been used for centuries as a way to detoxify the body, improve digestion, and even improve skin tone.
Sodium Bentonite: These minerals have a natural sealant that can temporarily help stop leaks until a permanent repair can be completed (depending on the situation) as the ingredients build a clumping effect. These industrial materials are generally used for sealing stock, feed binders, recreational ponds, dairy and sewage lagoons, and even city landfills.
Zeolite: These are minerals that contain a base of aluminum and a variety of silicon compounds. Zeolites are mainly used as a drying agent for detergents and for commercial water purification.
Learn More About Our Industrial Minerals
To get more information and read more about our involvement in mining and the industrial mineral side of our business, you can take the time to read through this link. In addition, you can always reach out to us here at Absorbent for any specific questions or inquiries at our contact page on our website. We look forward to helping you out and answering any questions you have about our Industrial Minerals!