Minerals

Bauxite

Bauxite is used primarily as aluminum ore. Aluminum smelters all over the world use Bauxite to produce aluminum which is second most widely used metal after Iron. Bauxite is also used to produce high grade calcine bauxite used in the paint industry. Its unique quality makes it suitable for giving the shine to paints and their stickiness quality. One grade of Bauxite is also used for making Cement which is called Lateritte is also mined in our miners.
We have strong relationship miners in the Indian state of Gujarat with delivery commitments to various countries in the Middle-East and China. Our strong position in the bauxite industry gives us a competitive advantage in managing the supply to Aluminum smelters and Cement industries.

 

Typical Specifications of Metallurgical Grade Bauxite

Sr. No. Elements Result PCT
1 Al2O3 44 - 49% Max
2 Fe2O3 9 - 15% Max
3 SIO2 5 - 10% Max
4 CaO 3 - 5% Max
5 MgO 0.3 - 0.60% Max
6 SO3 0.3 - 0.60% Max
7 Total Alkalies (Na2O+0.658 K2O) 0.30 - 0.35% Max
8 CI 0.18 - 0.20% Max
Sr. No. Elements Result PCT
9 P2O5 0.10 - 15% Max
10 TiO2 2 - 4.00 % Max
11 MnO2 0.10 - 0.15% Max
12 Quartz 0.8 - 1% Max
13 LOI 25 - 28
14 Moisture 5 - 8% Max
15 Size : 0-50 MM 100%
Bauxite

All cast iron, steel & malleable iron foundries are almost using Bentonite with cost efficient results, kutch region is famous for a very good sodium Bentonite for casting industries. For continuous mould making also kutch Bentonite is used successfully. Our foundry grade Bentonite powder gives good flow ability. Compact ability and thermal stability for the production of high quality castings.

 

We maintaining following parameter which help to make high quality castings
- High gelling time which gives high strength in less mulling time
- pH Maintaining
- Active clay maintaining
- High strength on good compatibility

Physical properties Unit Protocol unibond expobond maxbond Seabond
Base Exchange Capacity meq/100 gms IS 12446:1988 110 110 110 110
Methylene blue value mg of MB/gm IS 12446:1988 400 + 20 400 + 20 400 + 20 400 + 20
Swelling capacity cc IS 12446:1988 30 min 35 min 30 min 35 min
Gelling time sec IS 12446:1988 Instantaneous Instantaneous Instantaneous Instantaneous
Gel formation index ml IS 6186:1986 80 - 90 85 - 95 80 - 90 85 - 95
pH Value pH IS 6186:1986 9.0 - 10.0 9 - 10.2 9.0 - 10.2 9 - 10.5
Liquid Limit ml/100 gms IS 12446:1988 800 min 830 min 830 min 850 min
Green compressive psi IS 6186:1986 12 12.5 13 12
Strength using 40/60            
sand in the ratio 10:4 (B:W)            
Wet tensile strength (10:4 = B:W) N/cm2 IS 12446:1988 0.20 - 0.25 0.25 - 0.30 0.20 - 0.25 0.30 - 0.35
Sieve analysis (WET)   IS 6186:1986        
Passing 100 mesh %   99 min 99 min 99 min 99 min
Passing 200 mesh %   90 min 90 min 90 min 90 min

Bentonite is as a mud constituent for oil- and water- well drilling. Its role is mainly to seal the borehole walls, to remove drill cuttings and to lubricate the cutting head. The special higher mud yield results in using less quantity of Bentonite for the same standard mud. This results in lesser requirement of Bentonite.
- Retains thixotopic properties when met with brine and high temperature in deep drilling
- Gives high barrel yield
- Withstands formation pressure

API 13A Section – 4 Grade Bentonite Powder:(Physical Analysis)

PROPERTIES PROTOCOL UNIT REQUIRED RESULT
Viscometer Dial Reading at 600 rpm API Spec. 13A:2004/ ISO 13500: 1998 r/min 30 34
Yield Point / Plastic Viscosity Ratio API Spec. 13A:2004/ ISO 13500: 1998 - 3 Max 2.85
Filterate Volume API Spec. 13A:2004/ ISO 13500: 1998 ML 15 Max 14.4
Moisture Content API Spec. 13A:2004/ ISO 13500: 1998 % by weight 10.0 max 10
Dry Screen Analysis(Residue Greater than 75 Microns)% API Spec. 13A:2004/ ISO 13500: 1998 % by weight 4 Max 3.0 - 4.0

API 13A Section – 6 (OCMA) Grade Bentonite Powder:

PROPERTIES PROTOCOL UNIT REQUIRED RESULT
Viscometer Dial Reading at 600 rpm API Spec. 13A:2004/ ISO 13500: 1998 r/min 30 40
Yield Point / Plastic Viscosity Ratio API Spec. 13A:2004/ ISO 13500: 1998 - 6 Max 4.7
Filterate Volume API Spec. 13A:2004/ ISO 13500: 1998 ML 16 Max 15.4
Moisture Content API Spec. 13A:2004/ ISO 13500: 1998 % by weight 13.0 max 10 - 12
Dry Screen Analysis(Residue Greater than 75 Microns)% API Spec. 13A:2004/ ISO 13500: 1998 % by weight 2.5 Max 2.0

OCMA DFCP – 4 Grade Bentonite Powder:(Physical Analysis)

PROPERTIES PROTOCOL UNIT REQUIRED RESULT
Yield OCMA DFCP-4 bbls/2000lbs 90 min 99 - 115
A.P.I. Filterate Loss OCMA DFCP-4 ml 15.0 max. 13 - 14
Moisture Content API Spec. 13A:2004/ ISO 13500: 1998 % by weight 15 Max 10.0 - 12.0
Dry Screen Analysis 100 Mesh Sieve OCMA DFCP-4 % by weight 98.0 min 98.5
Wet Screen Analysis 200 Mesh Sieve residue OCMA DFCP-4 % by weight 2.5 max 1.75

Construction Grade Bentonite Productrs Manufacturer and Supplier

Bentonite in civil engineering applications is traditionally used as a thixotropic, support and lubricant agent in diaphragm walls and foundations, in tunnelling, in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and pipe jacking. Bentonite, due to its viscosity and plasticity, is also used in Portland cement and mortars.

PROPERTIES PROTOCOL UNIT RESULT
Liquid Limit IS:12446-1988 ml/100 gm 400 - 450
Moisture Content API Spec. 13A:2004/ ISO 13500: 1998 % by wt. 12.0 Max
Dry Screen Analysis (residue on 75 um sieve IS:6186-1986 % by. Wt. 10.0 max.
Free Swelling Volume 2gm/100ml ASTM D 5890:1995 ml 30 - 35
PH Value of 5% gel IS:6186-1986 pH 9.5 - 10.0
Loose Bulk Density IS:7589-1974 gm/ml 0.85 – 1.0
Gel Time 2.5gm/25 ml IS:12446-1988 second Instant
Filterate Volume API Spec. 13A:2004/ ISO 13500: 1998 ml 20 max
Viscosty at 600 rpm API Spec. 13A:2004/ ISO 13500: 1998   30 min
Methylene Blue Value API spe 131:2004/ ISO 10416:2002 mg/gm of clay 350 - 400

Iron Ore Palletizing Bentonite Productrs Manufacturer and Supplier

Our bentonite is unique Sodium based Bentonite. Our IOP grade bentonite is extraordinary solution for Iron Ore Pellet binding and it can also withstand higher temperature since it contains more percentages of metal. The grade is also having higher natural percentage of Iron which is ideal in isolating ore pellets with the maximum percentages of Iron. The Iron Ore Pelletization plant can able to maintain active clay levels with reduced additions of Bentonite since IOP grade bentonite is having high Mont values. It also offers more superior thermal durability.

PROPERTIES PROTOCOL UNIT REQUIRED
Moisture Content API Spec. 13A:2004/ ISO 13500: 1998 % by wt. 10.0 – 12.0
LOI IS:2000(P-1)-1985 % by wt 2.85
Free Swelling Volume 2gm/100ml ASTM D 5890:1995 ML 30 – 35
PH Value of 5% gel IS:6186-1986 pH 9.0 – 10.0
Plate Water Absorption (18 hours) ASTM E 946 % 700 min
Gel Time 2.5gm/25 ml IS:12446-1988 second Instant
Methylene Blue Value API spe 131:2004/ ISO 10416:2002 mg/gm of clay 400 - 450
Dry Mesh % Passing 200 B.S.S IS:6186-1986 % 90 Minimum
Sea Salt

Sodium chloride or common salt is the chemical compound NaCl, composed of the elements sodium and chloride. Salt occurs naturally in many parts of the world as the mineral halite and as mixed evaporates in salt lakes. Seawater has lots of salt; it contains an average of 2.7% (by weight) NaCl, or 26 million metric tons per Cubic kilometer, an inexhaustible supply.
Major Uses of Sea Salt:
- Chloro Alkali Industry (80%)
- Edible (Food) Industry (15%)
- De-icing road
- Softening Hard water

 
INDUSTRIAL SALT

Industrial salt produced contains NACL: 99.10 by WT, Calcium(Ca): 0.15% Max, Magnesium(Mg): 0.08% Max, Sulphate(S04): 0.40% Max, Water insoluble: 0.20

HIGH GRADE INDUSTRIAL SALT

High Grade Industrial salt produced contains NACL: 99.53 by wt, Calcium(Ca): 0.08% Max, Magnesium(Mg): 0.04% Max, Sulphate(S04): 0.25% Max, Water insoluble: 0.10% Max

 

Limestone

Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the minerals calcite and/or aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3).

 

Uses Of Limestone
- It is the raw material for the manufacture of quicklime (calcium oxide), slaked lime (calcium hydroxide), cement and mortar.
- Geological formations of limestone are among the best petroleum reservoirs .
- Glass making industry uses limestone.
- It is added to toothpaste, paper, plastics, paint, tiles, and other materials as both white pigment and a cheap filler.
- Used in blast furnaces, limestone extracts iron from its ore