Products

Products

Vermiculite is a very versatile mineral because of its thermal stability and inertness. It is clean to handle, odourless and mould resistant and also sterile due to the high temperature to which it is subjected in production.

The coarsest grade comprises particles ranging between 8mm and 2.8mm, while the finest grade consists of particles between 0.710mm and 0.250mm in size.

Ore is blended from various parts of the mine in order to maintain a consistent and reliable product.

 

Palabora Vermiculite Grades

Grade Size
(mm)
Stock Location Mode of Transport Packaging Applications/End uses
Large -8.0 + 2.8 South Africa Container Bulk/IBCs Loose fill insulation/loft insulation, Packaging of chemicals, Lightweight concretes
Medium -4.0 + 1.4 Antwerp South Africa Container Ex-warehouse Bulk/IBCs Bitumen coated vermiculite screeds, Hydroponics - seed growth, Lightweight concretes, Loose fill Insulation
Fine -2.0 + 0.710 Antwerp Flixborough South Africa Container Ex-warehouse Bulk/IBCs Fire protection, Vermiculite Plasters and renders, Lightweight concretes, Hydroponics - seed growth Insulation in steelworks and foundries
Superfine -1.0 + 0.355 Antwerp Flixborough South Africa Container Ex-warehouse Bulk/IBCs Fire protection, Vermiculite plasters and renders, Lightweight Concretes, Refractory products, Chemically processed Vermiculite, Animal feedstuffs, Refractory products, Silicate bonded shapes and mouldings, Lightweight concretes
Micron -0.710 + 0.250 Antwerp Flixborough South Africa Container Ex-warehouse Bulk/IBCs Animal feedstuffs, Friction Linings, Building boards, Fire-lining plasterboards