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?"

What Is Vermiculite?

Vermiculite Products ImageVermiculite is a hydrated magnesium aluminum silicate mineral which resembles mica at first glance and undergoes significant expansion when heated. It is found in various parts of the world, including South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Kenya, Russia, Uganda, USA and Zimbabwe.

Vermiculite is mined using open-cast mining techniques where the ore is separated from other minerals and then screened or classified into several basic particle sizes. Great care is taken in mining operations to minimize the impact on the environment and to restore land to its natural condition when the mining operation ends.

Vermiculite, when subjected to heat, exfoliates to form elongated concertina-like particles which are lightweight, incombustible, compressible, highly absorbent, and non-reactive. Exfoliated vermiculite particles can have high cation exchange capacity and their surface chemistry may be modified.

Vermiculite has been used in various industries for over 80 years in a wide number of markets, including construction, industrial, horticulture and agriculture.