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Bentolite L-3

Alternate Names: Bentolite

Description: White Firing Bentonite

Oxide Analysis Formula
SiO2 74.00% 11.18
Al2O3 14.00% 1.25
MgO 3.00% 0.68
Fe2O3 1.00% 0.06
CaO 2.00% 0.32
LOI 6.00%n/a
Oxide Weight 853.83
Formula Weight 908.33


BENTOLITE L-3 is a specially processed magnesium aluminum silicate additive ideally suited for use as a binder and plasticizer for plastic refractory mixes. Its neutral pH and low impurity levels make it the best choice for mixes requiring long shelf life without loss of plasticity. In comparison with mixes containing conventional sodium bentonites. Bentlite L-3 plastic mixes maintain their tackiness, plasticity and shelf life for an extended period.

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.

Related Information


Gel White Data Sheet
Bentolite information at Southern Clay Products
Materials Bentolite B
Materials BENTOLITE L10
Materials Mineral Colloid BP
Materials Bentolite H
Materials Veegum
A clay of incredibly small particle size. It has the highest plasticity of any known clay and acts as a suspending and gelling agent in slurries.
Materials Hectalite 200
Materials CMC Gum
CMC gum is indispensable for many types of ceramic glazes. It is a glue and is mainly used to slow drying and improve adhesion and dry hardness.
Materials Laponite RD
Materials Bentonite
Bentonite can make a clay body instantly plastic, only 2-3% can have a big effect. It also suspends slurries so they don't settle out and slows down drying.
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.
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