Vermiculite Products

Vermiculite is a miracle mineral that has many applications and is used as a growing medium for plants, propagation of seedlings, improve root forming for cuttings, improves soil aeration and water retention and nutrient exchange, loosen heavy soils, loose fill loft insulation, light weight concrete, isolative roof and floor screeds, fire protection in chimneys and fire place installations, packaging of dangerous chemicals, carrier for animal feeds, medium for incubation of reptile eggs, fire proof boards and partitioning, fire proof plasters, cat litter, spill absorbent, insulation of pizza ovens, pertufa and sculpting, pot pouri, hydroponics, filtration, etc etc etc...."What would you like Vermiculite to do for you?"

Welcome to Eco Vermiculite

Vermiculite Products ImageEco Vermiculite is the supplier of all grades of premium vermiculite. We believe we can change the world for many people and make a difference in your life too!

Our purpose and mission is to share the miracle of versatile vermiculite to all our valued customers, and make vermiculite available at competitive and affordable prices to make a difference to the lives of many people.

Vermiculite is a miracle mineral that has many applications, including the following:

  • Growing medium for plants;
  • Loose fill insulation;
  • Light weight concrete;
  • Isolative roof and floor screeds;
  • Fire protection in chimneys and fire place installations;
  • Packaging of dangerous chemicals;
  • Carrier for animal feeds;
  • Medium for incubation of reptile eggs;
  • Fire proof boards and partitioning;
  • Fire proof plasters;
  • Many, many more . . . " What would you like vermiculite to do for you? "

 

 

Growing medium for plants

Vermiculite is well established as a growing medium. It is most commonly used in compost formulations, usually in combination with peat or coir. Vermiculite/peat or coir compost formulations provide ideal conditions for plant growth. The presence of vermiculite particles in the compost aids aeration, improves moisture retention and promotes the steady release of added fertilisers, whilst the vermiculite itself contributes potassium, magnesium and a number of minor elements. The air/water ratios for vermiculite/peat or coir composts are ideal for the stimulation of root growth, and hence the production of healthy young plants. The vermiculite is sterile when processed. If stored correctly it will need no further treatment before incorporation into composts. Vermiculite can also be used as a carrier and extender for fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides. It is also used in a ground form for encapsulating seeds. Exfoliated vermiculite can also be used as a packing material for storing fruit, bulbs and tubers. 

 

Loose fill insulation

Loosefill vermiculite can be used between joists in lofts for home insulation. The free flowing properties of exfoliated vermiculite make installation very simple. The insulating properties of vermiculite significantly reduce the loss of heat in cold weather and keep the interior cool in hot weather. It also functions as a sound absorbent material.

  • Loft insulation requires a layer of 5 cm thick
  • 100L bag will cover proximity an area of 1 and a half square meter

 

Light weight concrete

Vermiculite concretes are lightweight, have good insulating properties and are intrinsically fire resistant. Vermiculite concretes may be used for insitu roof and floor screeds and in the fabrication of pre-cast products. Vermiculite concretes can also be used around back boilers and as a fire back support material.

 

Isolative roof and floor screeds

  • Lightweight floor screeds insulating against cold 
  • A cushioning base for structural floors
  • to raise existing floor levels 
  • Fire proofing of floors , walls and roofs 

 

Fire protection in chimneys and fire place installations;

Vermiculite is recognised as a material particularly suited for fire protection. Vermiculite-based products range from factory made boards and panels to premixed coatings suitable for application by mechanical spray or by hand plastering techniques on a range of structures. These coatings have been used in the petrochemical industry and tunnel construction.

 

Packaging of dangerous chemicals

Exfoliated vermiculite is a useful packaging medium. Not only is it lightweight, clean and easily poured around irregular shaped objects, it also provides a good baffle against shocks caused by impact and improper handling. Being highly absorbent, it safely retains leaks from packed materials such as hazardous chemicals. As it is inorganic it does not present any potential fire hazards. Exfoliated vermiculite can also be used as a packing material for storing fruit, bulbs and tubers. Vermiculite degrades naturally, so is easily disposed of. Being soft and non-abrasive it has also been used effectively for insulation and cushioning the base of plastic-lined swimming pools.

 

Carrier for animal feeds

Vermiculite is free flowing, soft, sterile and absorbent. This means it has found a role as a support and carrying medium for a range of nutrients such as fat concentrates, vitamin preparations and molasses. The use of vermiculite gives a high volume yield and accommodates a high liquid uptake whilst retaining good handling characteristics, so simplifying the process of mixing with other materials. 

 

Medium for incubation of reptile eggs

Vermiculite is an old standby as an incubation media for reptile eggs, and with good reason. Vermiculite retains water, while slowly releasing it throughout the incubation process, providing your reptile eggs with valuable moisture while insuring they do not get overly saturated. Vermiculite is also sterile and inorganic, reducing the chances of fungal or mold growth. Vermiculite naturally has an alkaline pH that discourages fungal growth.

 

Fire proof boards and partitioning

Vermiculite is recognised as a material particularly suited for fire protection. Vermiculite-based products range from factory made boards and panels to premixed coatings suitable for application by mechanical spray or by hand plastering techniques on a range of structures. These coatings have been used in the petrochemical industry and tunnel construction.

 

Fire proof plasters;

PLASTERS Among the better known uses of perlite and vermiculite for fire-protection has been in fire-proof plasters. Traditionally "plaster" had been made from a mix of gypsum plaster and sand; and sometimes to strengthen the plaster reinforcing materials like horsehair was added. The problem with sand plaster is that in a fire the sand "explodes" and cracks, and can be easily destroyed.

In contrast, perlite and vermiculite plaster can offer a product which is both lightweight and fire-proof. For many years, these plasters were used primarily in large, urban construction where the combined benefits of weight reduction and fire-proofing were desired. They were especially used to fire-proof steel beams, columns, and floors.

 

Our vermiculite is of the best premium quality at affordable prices and we supply all grades of Vermiculite.