Sepiolite - Products

Sepiolite is a natural sedimentary clay mineral with unique chemical and mineral characteristics.

Unlike other clays that have plate-like particle structures, sepiolite particles have a needle-like morphology.

Chemically, sepiolite is a hydrated magnesium silicate.

Characteristics :

  • Non-swelling
  • Lightweight
  • High specific surface area
  • Hydrophilic nature (due to the high density of silanol)
  • Low cation exchange capacity (CEC)
  • High porosity
  • Remarkable adsorption and absorbion capabilities. It can absorb vapors, odors, and approximately its own weight of water and other liquids
  • The granules of sepiolite do not disintegrate even when saturated with liquids
  • Act as a good suspension agent
  • Sepiolite-based rheological additive provide viscous fluids with thixotropic behavior when dispersed in water or other liquid systems

Applications :

  • Moisture control agent
  • Industrial spill absorbent
  • Waste treatment absorbent for toxic and hazardous wastes
  • Chemical transportation aid
  • Additive in animal feed
  • Used as cat litter
  • Construction: Sepiolite enhances thixotropy, preventing sagging and improving the quality of finishes in mortars, plasters, and concrete.
  • Filler in polymers and elastomers: to improve stability, mechanical properties, and thermal resistance.
  • Used in fertilizers: to enhance stability and suspension of fluid fertilizers during spraying or fertigation applications.

Why Xatico?

With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Xatico operates as a specialized wholesaler and distributor of industrial mineral fillers in Europe.

  • High technical expertise
    in the field of industrial mineral fillers
  • Numerous industrial sectors
    Large and small companies throughout Europe
  • Proactive support
    From product development to production
  • Customer-oriented service
    Efficient logistics and fast delivery throughout Europe
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