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Bentolite L

Alternate Names: Bentolite

Oxide Analysis Formula
SiO2 72.70% 11.31
MgO 2.70% 0.63
Al2O3 13.70% 1.26
Fe2O3 0.70% 0.04
CaO 2.00% 0.33
Na2O 0.20% 0.03
K2O 0.10% 0.01
TiO2 0.20% 0.02
Oxide Weight 863.14
Formula Weight 935.14


Bentolite L is a white smectite powder produced from native, colloidal aluminum silicate materials. much whiter burning than a typical raw bentonite, but it is also less plastic, test to confirm the amount you might have to use to see if it is cost effective as a body plasticizer.

In glazes, when used in combination with carboxymethylcellulose, Bentolite provides for improved rheology, solids suspension, glaze adhesion, sprayability, and acceptance rates.

This is less viscosity modifying than CMC gum, Hectalite, Veegum and Mineral Colloid BP.

Related Information


Gel White Data Sheet
Bentolite information at Southern Clay Products
Typecodes Clay Other
Clays that are not kaolins, ball clays or bentonites. For example, stoneware clays are mixtures of all of the above plus quartz, feldspar, mica and other minerals. There are also many clays that have high plasticity like bentonite but are much different mineralogically.
Materials Bentonite
Materials Laponite RD
Materials CMC Gum
Materials Hectalite 200
Materials Veegum
Materials Bentolite H
Materials Mineral Colloid BP
Materials Bentolite L-2
Materials Bentolite B

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